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Meet SF’s Newest Park

A Mission parking lot is now a 32,000 sq. foot park with garden & concert stage
By - posted 6/23/2017 No Comment

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will celebrate the opening of a new park at 17th and Folsom Street.

Formerly a parking lot, the site has been transformed into a park, with features and amenities designed by the community members living and working in the surrounding area.

The new name for the Park will be unveiled at the park opening.

17th & Folsom Park Opening Celebration
Friday, June 23, 2017 | 3:30pm
17th & Folsom, SF

3:30p –  Inaugural Planting at Community Garden and Park Name Unveiling Ceremony
4:30p –  Games and Activities
5:00p –  Mayan Blessing Ceremony
5:30p –  Percussion Drumming, Aztec Dance, and Live Performance
8:00p –  End of Event

In addition to a name unveiling ceremony, there will be many festive activities offered by members of the community to celebrate the special occasion including a Mayan blessing ceremony, percussion drumming, Aztec Dance, and other live performances throughout the evening.

The 31,850 square foot neighborhood park now features a central lawn area with outdoor stage ad performance space; a children’s play area; an interactive water feature to commemorate the Mission Creek that once ran through the site; and adult fitness equipment area; a community garden and drought tolerant landscaping and trees to provide wildlife habitat.