A group of parents started the Tenderloin Community Business District’s Safe Passage program 15 years ago because they wanted their kids to be safe walking to and from school in one of the city’s grittiest neighborhoods.
On Sunday, the community celebrated the anniversary of the effort at Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park.
The gathering was also part of the Sunday Streets’ third annual Phoenix Day celebrations, which included block parties, a community open house and a fall festival, as well as a self-guided bike ride between several city neighborhoods.
Photo: “Corner captains” pose alongside community members and Tenderloin Community Benefit District officials at a community gathering at Boeddeker Park’s clubhouse on Sunday. | Source: George Kelly/The Standard