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SOMA's New Park + Secret Oasis Opens This WeekendSOMA’s New Park + Secret Oasis Opens This Weekend
By - posted 4/15/2021
Brand New, City Discoveries, Community, New Parks, What's Closed / What's Open

Once a parking lot, this brand new Filipino-inspired art & wellness pop-up and free garden for the community opened on April 14th and celebrates is grand opening weekend on April 16-17. Built by 350 volunteers during the depths of the pandemic, Kapwa Gardens is the newest attraction in San Francisco’s Filipino more...

SoMa's New Filipino "Kapwa Gardens" Opens April 14SoMa’s New Filipino “Kapwa Gardens” Opens April 14
By - posted 3/30/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Discoveries, COVID Testing, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

SoMA’s brand new Filipino-inspired community space designed for social distancing, complete with a garden of Philippine calamansi fruit trees that are free for taking, is opening in April.  Kapwa Gardens — a city-owned parking lot turned art & wellness pop-up and healing space for the community — will open to the public on more...

SF's New Presidio "Tunnel Tops" Park Soft Opens in Fall 2021SF’s New Presidio “Tunnel Tops” Park Soft Opens in Fall 2021
By - posted 3/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

Presidio’s brand new park, Tunnel Tops, will wrap up construction on schedule and on budget this fall. Presidio Trust has just announced they’ll then have an extended “soft opening” through the fall and winter months as they prepare to offer safe and welcoming experiences when the new attraction opens to all more...

SF's Brand New "Tunnel Tops" Park Coming This WinterSF’s Brand New “Tunnel Tops” Park Coming This Winter
By - posted 2/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco

In addition to Presidio Tunnel Tops, there’s more good news on the horizon. Battery Tunnel Tops, located along Lincoln Boulevard across from National Cemetery, is set to open in winter 2021. Visitors will enjoy sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, picnic tables, grills, benches, trails, and room to roam. Battery Tunnel Tops In more...

Golden Gate Park's $2.4 Million Renovated Dog Park OpensGolden Gate Park’s $2.4 Million Renovated Dog Park Opens
By - posted 2/6/2021
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

Calling all woofers, puppers, and doggos… The $2.4 million renovation of the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area is complete, making it the premier puppy play area in the city. The trans-fur-mation includes brand new play surfaces, natural play equipment, pet drinking fountains and more. San Francisco’s largest fenced dog park more...

Bay Area's 1,400-acre "Foothills Park" Finally Open to Public After 51 YearsBay Area’s 1,400-acre “Foothills Park” Finally Open to Public After 51 Years
By - posted 12/31/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, What's Closed / What's Open

A gorgeous 1,400 acre park in Palo Alto that had been off limits for non-city residents finally opened to the general public last week after 51 years. Foothills Park, a park and nature reserve in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains opened in 1965 but in 1969 a restriction more...

The Presidio Unveils Its Brand New Trail & Restored Wetland EcosystemThe Presidio Unveils Its Brand New Trail & Restored Wetland Ecosystem
By - posted 12/15/2020
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

The Presidio is getting a massive makeover that’ll be completed in fall 2021, but its newest section is opening this week. On December 18, the Presidio Trust will unveil to visitors seven acres of restored tidal marshland and a new pedestrian trail near San Francisco Bay, marking a significant milestone in more...

SF’s Newest Beach & Waterfront Park Now OpenSF’s Newest Beach & Waterfront Park Now Open
By - posted 12/13/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Discoveries, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

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 more...

SF Reopens Renovated 6-acre Park in Western AdditionSF Reopens Renovated 6-acre Park in Western Addition
By - posted 10/31/2020
Brand New, City Insight, New Parks, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Margaret Hayward Playground reopened on Friday, October 30, following a $28 million renovation that transformed the beloved 6-acre park in the heart of the Western Addition into a modern hub for recreation, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced. The park’s transformation was funded largely by the San more...

The Bay's Brand New 45-Acre Shoreline Park OpensThe Bay’s Brand New 45-Acre Shoreline Park Opens
By - posted 10/21/2020
Brand New, New Parks, What's Closed / What's Open

After decades of regional cooperation and planning, the Bay Area has a new shoreline destination opening for the public to enjoy. The new shoreline park is located at the eastern touchdown of the Bay Bridge and provides spectacular views of the entire bay and new eastern span of the Bay more...

SF Parking Lot Becomes New Garden w/ Free Citrus TreesSF Parking Lot Becomes New Garden w/ Free Citrus Trees
By - posted 9/8/2020
Brand New, New Parks

The Non-profit & incubator Kultivate Labs, illustrator & art director Andre Sibayan, and landscape practice CAMO Design Studio, are transforming a city-owned parking lot in SOMA Pilipinas  into Kapwa Gardens.  The project on Mission Street between 5th and 6th Street is planned to become an art and wellness pop-up designed as more...

SF's Newest Mini Park Opens TodaySF’s Newest Mini Park Opens Today
By - posted 7/20/2020
Brand New, New Parks, What's Closed / What's Open

Guy Place Mini Park, a new and peaceful open space amid the skyscrapers of Rincon Hill, is now open starting July 20th. Guy Place Mini Park is located at 4-8 Guy Place near 1st Street, just behind Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant. Located on Guy Place near the approach to the more...

A Newly Renovated 5-Block Park is Coming to Western AdditionA Newly Renovated 5-Block Park is Coming to Western Addition
By - posted 5/26/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks

Buchanan Mall is an underutilized city park that runs through a five-block section of San Francisco’s Western Addition, adjacent to the African-American Arts and Culture Center, the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, and many apartment buildings. San Francisco has worked with local residents to plan, design, and build new park more...

Construction on SF's Newest 4.5 Acre Park has RestartedConstruction on SF’s Newest 4.5 Acre Park has Restarted
By - posted 5/24/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks

Funcheap Needs Your Help Our goal is to stay open during the crisis and, more importantly, when we come out of this. If you love Funcheap, can you help us stay alive? Learn more at GoFundMe Construction on SF’s new “Francisco Park” has finally been restarted after being paused under the City’s more...

A 145-acre Golf Course in SF Has Been Turned into a Public ParkA 145-acre Golf Course in SF Has Been Turned into a Public Park
By - posted 4/28/2020
Bay Area Updates, Community, New Parks

Thanks to Business Insider for sharing the news that a closed public golf course in SF was turned into a public park to open more outdoor space. The 145-acre Presidio Golf Course was ordered to closed during the region-wide shelter-in-place order. Last weekend, the closed golf course instead served as a more...