Capital Projects

SF Parks Alliance partners with communities and city agencies to make permanent improvements for San Franciscans. We work to ensure they are built after deep community engagement and have a maintenance plan for the long term.

The Blue Greenway

The Blue Greenway is an incredibly exciting project that brings together some of the best organizations within the city to transform a stretch of underutilized shoreline in the Southeast corridor of San Francisco into a 13 mile destination park.

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Crane Cove Park

Crane Cove Park is a new park along San Francisco’s Central Waterfront. Linking the Mission Bay and Dogpatch neighborhoods, this unique 7-acre park transformed an inaccessible industrial shoreline into a stunning vista. When complete, Crane Cove park will include a new beach; two distinct play areas; a dog run; an aquatic center for boaters with restrooms and a small café.

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Let’sPlaySF!

Let’sPlaySF! is a partnership between the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department and SF Parks Alliance to transform 13 of San Francisco’s most timeworn playgrounds into dynamic hubs for creativity and family life. Public funds, combined with contributions from generous donors, will ensure that this initiative transforms all 13 playgrounds by the end of 2022.

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Eagle Plaza

Eagle Plaza

Eagle Plaza will transform a 13,000 square foot pedestrian-oriented plaza, replacing asphalt and concrete with trees, vegetation, seating and the ability to close the plaza to cars for community events. It will become a destination outdoor venue for local events and festivities and a cultural landmark celebrates the neighborhoods rich Leather & LGBTQ heritage.

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Stevenson Alley

Located mid-Market, Stevenson Alley has long been plagued by illicit activity. In response, neighborhood stakeholders have banded to create a culture of safety, activation, and inclusivity. The Parks Alliance is supporting these efforts by convening neighbors to create a light installation to make the neighborhood more vibrant. To learn more, subscribe to our newsletter.

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Center

SF Parks Alliance, along with partners SF Rec & Park and the Tennis Coalition of SF, worked together to complete a $27 million upgrade of the legacy tennis courts in Golden Gate Park. Players of all ages can now enjoy 16 new regulation tennis courts, 5 pickle-ball courts, an expanded clubhouse, a garden and patio, and 20,000 additional hours of annual play.

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Market/Octavia

The removal of the Central Freeway demonstrated San Francisco’s commitment to creating vibrant, livable neighborhoods, and is now regarded as a model for sustainable cities. This project will explore, design and implement a physical commemoration of Central Freeway’s existence, and the importance of its removal in Market/Octavia neighborhood.

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India Basin

India Basin is a bay front inlet currently comprised of India Basin Shoreline Park, Heron’s Head Park, India Basin Open Space, and the former PG&E Hunters Point Power Plant. For almost 150 years, this waterfront has been defined by boat builders. The next 150 years will be defined by a new park along the shoreline.

Development plans for the site will connect the various parcels of land to create one of the largest waterfront open spaces in the city.

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Aerial Photo of Moss St

Moss Metamorphosis

SF Alliance was recently awarded grants for the improvement of Moss Street. Over the course of the next year, we will be working closely with neighbors to collectively decide on what the community would like to create in this space.

The goal is to make Moss Street a safe and welcoming habitat for local plants, animals, and humans alike!

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Recently Completed Projects

Dog Patch Arts Plaza

Dogpatch Arts Plaza was previously a dead-end street, and has since been transformed into an arts-focused public pedestrian plaza, located at 19th and Indiana Streets in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.

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Hickory Alley

Hickory Alley had long struggled with litter, graffiti, dumping, and safety issues. In the last year, SF Parks Alliance partnered with neighbors and local organizations to revitalize and improve the space, resulting in a beautiful mural and pedestrian thoroughfare that connects Hayes Valley and Civic Center Plaza.

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Tompkins Stairway Garden

Once a trash-covered hillside, San Francisco’s Tompkins Stairway Garden is now a safe and welcoming street park, featuring a drought-tolerant garden in year-round bloom and a colorful tiled stairway. With the support from SF Parks Alliance, dedicated attention from surrounding neighbors has transformed the site into a community greenspace and pedestrian corridor serving the Alemany Farmers’ Market and nearby schools and shopping districts.

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Linden Alley

Linden Alley is one of San Francisco’s foremost “living alleys.” Once an unremarkable side street in Hayes Valley, the alley has been transformed into a pedestrian-oriented destination featuring seating, beautiful landscaping, and local businesses. Linden Alley has been hailed as a successful model for shared public spaces in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Phil Arnold Trail (Oak Woodlands)

Formerly named for the remnant Oak Woodlands forest, the newly renovated trail in Golden Gate Park was dedicated in honor of Phil Arnold, a longtime advocate for parks, open space and trail opportunities in the greater Bay Area. The trail welcomes pedestrians and bicyclists that begins at JFK Drive just west of McLaren Lodge and continues past knolls, horseshoe courts, and ends at 6th Avenue. The trail also connects Golden Gate Park to the Bay Area Ridge Trail from Twin Peaks and Mount Sutro.

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