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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 Francisco Parks Alliance, our friends at Emerald Fund announced their very generous decision to irrevocably dedicate the 1/2 acre green space in front of their Rincon Green apartment building as a publicly accessible park.

I took the day off of work so that I could witness the announcement, and I present you with the full news conference in the embedded video below:

 

SoMa Journal July 25, 2013 – Emerald Park Announcement from SoMa Journal on Vimeo.

This is the full length press conference for the announcement of Emerald Park at 333 Harrison Street (Rincon Green apartments) in the SoMa District's Rincon Hill neighborhood.

Emerald Fund's Alastair Mactaggart and Oz Erickson along with Matthew O'Grady and Rosemary Cameron of San Francisco Parks Alliance as well as San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee are the speakers.

Emerald Park will be open for the public to use in a few weeks. By the end of 2013, a children's playground will also be available at the park.

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If you’re looking for the short version, check out Jonathan Bloom from ABC 7’s segment:

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

  1. Thank you for making the video available! I couldn’t get off work but am so excited to hear this news. I have two small children and live on Rincon Hill so this is means so much. My son loves to run around on “the new grass” but due to the sign, we’ve been trying to stay off of it. I can’t wait for the new playground.