Category: Open Spaces

363 6th Street will add shadows to 1 of SoMa’s 3 public parks

Harming kids with degrading their playgrounds and open space seems to be a fond hobby of the Planning Department and Recreation and Parks Department these days. The 5M project (Chronicle owner’s property at 5th and Mission Streets) was approved despite adding shadows to Boedekker Park in the Tenderloin a few weeks ago. This Thursday at […] Keep reading

October 2, 2015 Event Closure of Portion of Embarcadero Promenade

Please note a temporary planned closure of the waterside of the Embarcadero Pedestrian Promenade on the evening of Friday, October 2, 2015 from about 7pm to 11pm in front of the Waterbar and Epic Steak restaurants.  The restaurant group was very kind enough to give us plenty of advance notice so neighbors can be aware […] Keep reading

Online survey about Gene Friend Rec. Center renovation

We only have 3 (4 if you count the Howard Langton Gardens) truly public parks/open space/recreational facilities owned by the public and operated by the Recreation and Parks Department in the South of Market. Of the 3, only one has enclosed recreational facilities, and that is Gene Friend Recreation Center at 6th and Folsom. The […] Keep reading

Rincon Hill Streetscape Plan Up for Adoption This Week


Click this link for a template e-mail in which you just need to add your name at the bottom and send to show your support – the more individuals sending e-mails, the better! From the Rincon Hill Streetscape Plan – Mid-Block Crossing on Main Street between Folsom and Harrison: Details from Paul Chasan at the […] Keep reading

Risking our (Privately Owned) Public Open Space (POPOS)

The following documents resulted from a sunshine request to the Planning Department and BOS Clerk to help community members learn about the POPOS program changes in a section of SoMa being proposed by Supervisor Jane Kim. The Planning Commission is hearing the legislation on February 12, 2015 in Room 400 of City Hall at Noon. […] Keep reading

Public Art Proposals for the Guy Place Mini Park


Public Art Proposals for the Guy Place Mini Park on Display Public Art Proposals for the Guy Place Mini Park On view at Guy Place Mini Park on the street-facing fence until Friday, August 8, 2014 Where: 4-8 Guy Place, San Francisco, CA 94105 – See more at:   The San Francisco Arts Commission […] Keep reading

Guy Place Mini Park Community Meeting

San Francisco’s Rec and Park Dept invites to you a community meeting to review plans for the development of a new ‘mini’ park to be located at 4-6 Guy Place (off of First Street between Folsom and Harrison Streets). The community meeting is scheduled for Thursday February 13th at 6:00pm Meeting Location: South Beach Harbor […] Keep reading

MEETING POSTPONED – Opportunity to Ask for a Playground at 75 Howard!


Update as of August 26, 2013: Friends: Last week, I invited you to a community meeting to be held this Wednesday, August 28, to discuss programming the triangle lot at Spear, Steuart and the Embarcadero, in front of the proposed development at 75 Howard. Our team has been hard at work developing ideas and options […] Keep reading

VIDEO: Announcing Emerald Park in South of Market’s Rincon Hill Neighborhood


Alastair, Oz, and Peter of Emerald Fund reminded us why it is fantastic to have locals helping to oversee the development and build out of our community. Emerald Fund is based in the Rincon Hill neighborhood, sharing a building with the Consulate of Mexico on Folsom near Essex. Today, in partnership with the non-profit San […] Keep reading

VIDEO: Sue Bierman Park Playground Opening


Subscribe to the South of Market Journal channel on Vimeo at and follow @SoMaJournal on Twitter! SoMa Journal July 21, 2013 – Sue Bierman Park Playground Opening Celebration from SoMa Journal on Vimeo. This episode goes slightly north of Market to share the Saturday, July 20, 2013 celebration of the opening of the brand […] Keep reading

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