Detroit Steps Cleanup Day

On Sunday August 9th, a crew of dedicated volunteers again met to tackle the weed growth on the Upper Steps north of Monterey Blvd. They also worked on installing some terracing on the steeply sloped narrow strip that flanks the stairway. This is the beginning of developing a larger landscaping and viewing area. A big thank-you to Bart, Sebastian, Daryl, and Ian for their hard work. This local community project will help make Sunnyside shine.

Read more about the Detroit Steps Project here.

Upper Detroit Steps, cleanup day. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
Upper Detroit Steps, cleanup day. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

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New signs for the Detroit Steps Project

For more information about the Detroit Steps Project, visit this overview page. 

This two-block set of steps on either side of Monterey Blvd at Detroit Street is undergoing gradual changes on its way to becoming a beauty spot. New signage was installed this month. Read previous posts about the project here. Read a summary of the project here.

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Lower Detroit Steps.
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Detroit at Monterey.

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Detroit Steps Project on Hoodline

For more information about the Detroit Steps Project, visit this overview page. 

Detroit Steps in the news! Good coverage by journalist Nikki Collister/Hoodline, about the excellent work being done by Rosaura Valle, Suna Mullins, and the Detroit Steps Project. Read it here: https://hoodline.com/2020/03/detroit-steps-beautification-project-makes-progress-with-help-from-local-students

Suna Mullins (left) and Rosaura Valle of the Detroit Steps Project | Photo: Nikki Collister/Hoodline
Suna Mullins (left) and Rosaura Valle of the Detroit Steps Project | Photo: Nikki Collister/Hoodline

Detroit Steps Project announces landscape design winner

For more information about the Detroit Steps Project, visit this overview page. 

Detroit Steps Project Selects Landscape Design Winner

Ideas on what to plant along Detroit Steps blossom!

Three final drawings from Thomas Wang’s Landscape Design class at City College of San Francisco were showcased at the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association Quarterly Meeting on February 3rd. It was a long time in the making to finalize the top three drawings.

In October, armed with pencils, smartphones, clipboards and creativity, Mr. Wang’s students visited the Detroit Steps to learn about the vacant and recently cleaned space located midway along the upper steps. They listened to Detroit Step Project (DSP) members’ hopes and each sketched designs proposing how to use the space. Ideas ranged from a “Mushroom Village” to “Sun & Moon,” with many clever and imaginative designs. Continue reading “Detroit Steps Project announces landscape design winner”

Feb 15: Big workday for Circular Ribbon Garden

Please join the usual crew of noble volunteers–and a special contingent of workers form SF Parks Alliance–for a day of beatification (and trash pickup) on the Circular Ribbon Garden.

The next workday is Saturday February 15th, from 9 AM to Noon. Meet at Congo Street and Circular Avenue. There will be tools and gloves, but if you can, please bring your own. Go green while greening–don’t forget your reusable water bottle!

 

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Trash haul from February 2019 workday at the Circular Ribbon Garden. Photo: Bill Wilson

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