Residents of San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood Saturday celebrated the reopening of Cayuga Playground following a $9.4 million renovation, according to city officials.

The playground, a 4-acre space that sits between the BART tracks and Alemany Boulevard, features a large collection of wooden sculptures by Demetrio “Demie” Braceros, a longtime city gardener who worked in the park for 22 years.

The sculptures, formed with chainsaws and carving tools, depict local personalities including Willie Brown and Herb Caen as well as animals and birds.

The park renovation was financed by a $185 million 2008 bond that has helped pay for the renovation of dozens of neighborhood parks.

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