A new leather-themed
cruising ground park may soon be coming to the city by the bay.
The proposed park, which is being called the “Eagle Plaza,” would be located in the heart of the city’s SOMA neighborhood, an area known for its gay leather bars and nightclubs, as well as for hosting kinky events like Folsom Street Fair and Dore Alley.
“This would provide an active hub for the LGBTQ community and added green space for the immediate neighborhood,” said project manager Hannah Smith.
The block-long “active hub” would be built right outside the Eagle bar and would be appropriately decked out in the colors of the leather flag–blue, black, white and red. It would feature spots for food trucks, picnic tables and chairs, benches, planters, and “jungle gyms” (wink, wink.)
“I am super excited about it,” said District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, whose office participated in the initial talks about the proposed plaza. “I think it is beautiful.”
As an added bonus, across the street, developers hope to build an apartment complex, which would be perfect for voyeurs and leather daddies alike. Between the apartment, the park, and the Eagle bar, they’d never have to leave the neighborhood.
“There is a lack of public space like this in this area,” said Alex Montiel, a co-owner of the Eagle bar. “Something like this is very much needed for anybody who lives around here. There are no parks nearby.”
h/t: Bay Area Reporter