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SF’s Newest Beach & Waterfront Park Now Open

Crane Cove Park is a 7-acre bayfront park with a rich history
By - posted 12/13/2020 No Comment

A brand new park has opened in San Francisco.

Linking the Mission Bay and Dogpatch neighborhoods, Crane Cove Park is a 7-acre bayfront park in the Port’s Southern Waterfront that’s transformed an inaccessible industrial shoreline into a stunning vista. The park is part of the Blue Greenway, a necklace of waterfront public access connecting the City to the shore via pathways, parks and open spaces.

Located near the new Chase Center, the park has a rich history. During WWI and WWII, iron workers fabricated ships from on one of Crane Cove’s sloping ramps that extend into the water. Then in the 1960s, workers fabricated the BART Transbay Tubes. Now, the area is home to a beautiful new park.

The park is opening in stages; the first phase opened on September 30 which includes a new sandy beach.

The park includes two historic cranes, as well as the last remaining shipbuilding slipway, which – when complete – will transform into a central plaza and gathering space; a two-acre multi-purpose lawn with picnic and barbecue areas; a new beach to support water recreation; two distinct children’s play areas; a 6,000 sq ft dog run; an aquatic center for boaters with restrooms and a small café. The garden areas also treat stormwater and they’ll have historic interpretation about the rich history of Pier 70.

The Park is built for the future; it’s designed for 50 years of predicted sea level rise and safety in major earthquakes.