SoMa To Get Leather-Themed Public Park?

eagle-plaza-1.jpgApparently a plan has been taking shape for several months to install a parklet/plaza on the block of 12th Street outside the Eagle Tavern in SoMa that would recognize the neighborhood’s history in the gay leather community. As the BAR is reporting, preliminary design ideas for “Eagle Plaza” include decorative pavers in the colors of the leather pride flag (blue, black, white, and red), and benches that double as monkey bars. What, no bondage pinwheel?

There have been some community charrettes about the design going back to September, and the owners of the Eagle are fully behind the idea, despite the fact that it will mean the loss of some street parking. For her part, Supervisor Jane Kim says, “I am super excited about it. I think it is beautiful.”

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