Citywide Public Space Initiative

The City of San Francisco, through the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance are piloting a new program that helps communities improve their public spaces.

The program supplements the City’s critical cleaning and safety services with regular activation, beautification projects and community engagement.

Mendell Plaza, Bayview

Mendell Plaza is a transit hub, and it serves as a crossroads for kids on their way to the rec center, seniors on their way to the library, commuters on their way to work, and countless trips to local businesses.

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Gene Suttle Plaza, Fillmore

Gene Suttle Plaza is a large open plaza that serves as the front door to many neighborhood businesses. It is a crossroads for people on their way to the grocery store, the Fillmore’s restaurants and stores, and community institutions.

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Our methodology

We have an approach for lasting change in public space management that’s based on what we know works here and around the nation. We’re rolling out service through a pilot program, by providing unique and customizable public space services and solutions.

We believe the building blocks for for great public spaces can be summed up into the ABCs – active, beautiful, and community.

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We’re working hard to bring activation, beautification, and community engagement services to neighborhoods across San Francisco. Sign up below to get regular updates on our program.
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We know that great public spaces involve the communities they serve. How can we partner with you to make your local space great?
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