When Dolores’s social distancing circles debuted, they were the butt of countless jokes — but their ingenuity is undeniable. This month, SF Parks Alliance is putting a light-hearted spin on those chalked circles as part of a new fundraising drive to show appreciation for our city’s green spaces.
The India Basin Park Project will welcome healthy waterfront access, robust cultural programming, recreational amenities, and diverse community uses while reflecting the rich ship building history, culture and art of the Bayview-Hunters Point community.
The project connects three San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks (RPD) spaces which will create a contiguous 1.7-mile network of open space around the Basin. It further connects these spaces to the Blue Greenway—a portion of the San Francisco Bay Trail that would provide pedestrian and bicycle connections from the northern end at the Embarcadero all the way to southeastern edge of Candlestick Point. Of the 14.2 acres to be renovated, only 2.4 acres, or 11% of the space, is not currently functioning as a park. Renovations will create a single unified park comprising large open lawns, barbecues and picnic areas, a myriad of courts, docks and recreational infrastructure, a flexible community hub which will serve as a visitor center, Class I bikeways, and new restrooms. The project addresses significant environmental contamination and physical blight left by historic, industrial uses at 900 Innes and reimagines the other two isolated, under-performing park spaces–India Basin Open Space and India Basin Shoreline Park.
|Infrastructure Type||Waterfront / Waterway|
|Status||Advocacy & Design|
|Design Team||GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol)|
The San Francisco Parks Alliance, the San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the A. Philip Randolph Institute of San Francisco
|Project Leader||Drew Becher|
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