San Francisco Recreation and Park Department - Victoria Manola Draves Park
Victoria Manalo Draves Park, a two acre park in SOMA, opened in October, 2006. It is located on Folsom Street between 6th and 7th streets. The park features a ball field, basketball court, bathrooms, a childrens' play area featuring a teepee-style jungle gym and a slide, a community garden, a landscaped area, picnic area, and play field. Recently featured in the park was an awesome piece of public art: Stan, Submerging Man. The Friends of VMD Park partnered with Black Rock Arts Foundation to bring the sculpture into the new park for a few months in 2007. The sculpture, designed by Finely Fryer, is a 18-foot-tall sculpture of a bell diver, covered with 45 rpm vintage records. The park also includes a cement lounge furniture that replicates couches and living room furniture.