Complaint calls about Heritage Park have ranged from illegal use of alcohol to fights, and even public urination. It’s a situation that has property owners in the area fed up.
We spoke with Dwaine Thill who owns two houses across the street from Heritage Park, and he says the indecent and illegal behavior at Heritage Park is only getting worse. He feels the close proximity to the Bishop Dudley House is leading to an increase of people at the park. Thill says he’s concerned not only for his property, but keeping his tenants as well.
Photos taken from a neighbor in the area show people drinking alcohol and even urinating on her property.
“It’s the scrud of the city, coming over here and they have a place to congregate, drink, shoot up, and whatever else they want to do out there,” Property Owner Dwaine Thill said.
But not according to the SFPD. Just ignore the number of calls, the neighbors, the violations and that we have a homeless shelter close by;
In June and July, police responded to 141 calls at the park. Â Even though the crimes at the park are minor, Clemens says police are keeping an eye on the area to prevent any dangerous situations. While some people are calling Heritage Park the new Van Eps Park, Clemens says this isn’t the case.
I think Mr. Thill has the best suggestion to fixing the problem;
Even so, Thill wants the city to do something about it.
“If the mayor wants to have them up in his area, more power to him. I’d like to have him live beside them awhile,” Thill said.
The streets in that neighborhood are so nice, the homeless would be scared to walk on them.