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California Set to Get First New State Park in 13 YearsCalifornia Set to Get First New State Park in 13 Years
By - posted 5/25/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

California is hoping to get a new state park. The site, now known as the Dos Rios Reserve, is a 2,500-acre property just a 20-minute drive from Modesto, and may be open to the public by next year if Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget is approved. The non-profit River Partners, which spent more...

SF is Getting a Huge New "Campfire Circle" in the PresidioSF is Getting a Huge New “Campfire Circle” in the Presidio
By - posted 4/29/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco’s most anticipated park, Tunnel Tops, is getting a huge new campfire circle. The Presidio Tunnel Tops bridges over the newly tunneled Presidio Parkway (formerly Doyle Drive), which for years has separated the historic Main Post from the highly popular waterfront below, including Crissy Field and Crissy Marsh. The Tunnel more...

SF's Brand New Dog Run Opens at Civic Center's UN PlazaSF’s Brand New Dog Run Opens at Civic Center’s UN Plaza
By - posted 4/26/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco has just opened a brand new dog run in Civic Center. The UN Plaza Dog Run is open 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm. Bring your pup down for some off-leash fun. You can find it in UN Plaza at McAllister St., adjacent to Arsicault more...

SF's New 4.5 Acre Park w/ Amazing Views "Francisco Park" Opens (April 27)SF’s New 4.5 Acre Park w/ Amazing Views “Francisco Park” Opens (April 27)
By - posted 4/24/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Every week it seems like San Francisco is getting a brand new park, and this week is no exception. The brand new 4.5 acre Francisco Park peers over the hillside above Aquatic Park and is one of the few privately-funded parks (along with Stern Grove and South Park) that has more...

A Brand New Park is Coming to SoMa in 2025A Brand New Park is Coming to SoMa in 2025
By - posted 4/23/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Over 100,000 new households are projected to move into San Francisco by 2040, with much of the coming growth to be concentrated in SoMa. This dense, urban area is expected to see significant population growth northwest of the project site with the proposed Hub initiative within the Market & Octavia more...

New I-80 Freeway "Urban Forest" Coming to SF in 2023New I-80 Freeway “Urban Forest” Coming to SF in 2023
By - posted 4/7/2022
Brand New, City Insight, Good News, Green, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Uplifting

Thanks to the SF Examiner for letting us know that the litter-strewn entrance to the Bay Bridge in SoMa is soon going to be converted into an “urban forest” and tree nursery which will take root (he he) new freeway offramps. According to the San Francisco Department of Public Works, the more...

SF's Brand New "Presidio Tunnel Tops" Park Opens July 17SF’s Brand New “Presidio Tunnel Tops” Park Opens July 17
By - posted 3/30/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The most anticipated visitor attraction ever planned for the Presidio of San Francisco – Presidio Tunnel Tops – now has an official opening date. The new national park destination welcomes all visitors starting Sunday, July 17, 2022, revealing a spectacular “must see” San Francisco park for Bay Area locals and visitors more...

Berkeley's Brand New "Brickyard Cove" Waterfront ParkBerkeley’s Brand New “Brickyard Cove” Waterfront Park
By - posted 3/28/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Berkeley has a brand new waterfront park that offers sweeping views of the Bay. Brickyard Cove at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park is now open with new parking, bike racks, picnic tables, restrooms, water fountains, interpretive signage, walking paths, and bike connection to the San Francisco Bay Trail. Brickyard Cove provides magnificent more...

SF's Newest Park "Battery Bluff" Opens April 23SF’s Newest Park “Battery Bluff” Opens April 23
By - posted 3/24/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The Presidio’s brand new “Battery Bluff” park is opening on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Please note that Battery Bluffs is different from “Tunnel Tops” park on the eastern side of The Prsidio which does not yet have a specific opening date other than “Spring 2022.” This six-acre spot along the Presidio Promenade trail more...

SF's Brand New 4,500sqft Tai Chi Court Opens in McLaren ParkSF’s Brand New 4,500sqft Tai Chi Court Opens in McLaren Park
By - posted 3/22/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco officials opened the city’s first dedicated tai chi space on Saturday, March 19 in McLaren Park. The Mansell Tai Chi Court sits on a converted parking lot with sweeping views of downtown and low berms offering protection from the wind. The $1.6 million project was funded through the 2012 Clean more...

This is Alameda's Brand New Waterfront ParkThis is Alameda’s Brand New Waterfront Park
By - posted 3/9/2022
Brand New, East Bay, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

After years of work and development in the burgeoning Alameda Point Waterfront District, Alameda’s Waterfront Park located on the former naval base gets its official launch on Saturday, April 9 with the Waterfront Park Launch Fest. The free, designed-for-all-ages event will bring together some of the Bay Area’s most talented musicians and dance more...

SF Just Opened a Brand New 26,000sqft Public Park in SoMaSF Just Opened a Brand New 26,000sqft Public Park in SoMa
By - posted 3/1/2022
Brand New, New Parks, San Francisco

City leaders, arts organizations and community groups recently celebrated the grand opening of Brookfield Properties’ transformative 5M mixed-use cultural arts district with ceremonies at The Parks at 5M, downtown San Francisco’s newest park. “I am so excited to open 5M just as we are seeing more residents, workers, and visitors coming more...

SF's New "Battery Bluff" Park Opens in the Presidio Spring 2022SF’s New “Battery Bluff” Park Opens in the Presidio Spring 2022
By - posted 1/12/2022
New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

This spring, The Presidio is getting ready to unveil a new visitor destination on top of the Presidio Parkway tunnels along Lincoln Boulevard near San Francisco National Cemetery. As part of the project, they’re also restoring surrounding parklands from the new 6-acre Battery Bluff down to Cavalry Bowl and the more...

This is SF's Newest Public Plaza in SoMaThis is SF’s Newest Public Plaza in SoMa
By - posted 12/16/2021
Brand New, New Parks, San Francisco

On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) opened the newly redesigned public plaza outside the San Francisco Federal Building, at 90 Seventh St., to the general public. The new space was designed with community and tenant input, offering a space that features gathering and seating spaces more...

SF's New 12,000sqft Kid-Designed Nature Exploration Area Opens Nov. 1SF’s New 12,000sqft Kid-Designed Nature Exploration Area Opens Nov. 1
By - posted 11/1/2021
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

City officials, children, and the Bayview-Hunters Point community will celebrate the opening of a 12,000-square foot Nature Exploration Area at Heron’s Head Park on November 1, 2021 with a ribbon cutting, speaking program, and fun designed to ignite creativity and imagination. The Nature Exploration Area was designed with input from local more...