San Francisco - Parks & Nature
Following last year’s untimely death of her mate Blue Boy, 28-year-old mute swan Blanche has gone on to the great lagoon in the sky, as the swan who lived nearly her whole life at the Palace of Fine Arts died last Thursday.
A fenced-off patch of land began its transformation Wednesday into the 10-acre, $140 million India Basin Waterfront Park, a crown jewel that will give Bayview a waterfront park, and build a bike and walking trail between the Embarcadero and Candlestick Point.
Highly anticipated Presidio Tunnel Tops park opens this weekend with celebrations both Saturday and Sunday
The ribbon-cutting for the long-awaited Presidio Tunnel Tops park is Saturday, then Sunday’s Grand Opening features a food truck rally plus DJs, live music, and ranger walks.
Announced on Earth Day last week, SF Parks Alliance — San Francisco’s only citywide nonprofit dedicated to the municipality’s parks — relaunched its Heart Your Parks campaign that first debuted in 2020 to celebrate and show appreciation for SF’s 220 parks and open spaces.
Mission Bay is getting five new ‘street room’ sculptures, including one by former KPIX anchor Dana King
The Giants’ ballpark area will soon have a statue to the first woman who played for the SF Sea Lions in the Negro Baseball Leagues, plus four other new “street room” installations at the Mission Rock development.
Brickyard Cove became the newest public space inside the 1,833-acre McLaughlin Eastshore State Park over the weekend, adding a list of amenities — picnic tables, walking paths, bike racks, and more — to the area, as well as easier access to the SF Bay Trail.
The SF Planning Commission approved a plan Thursday to beautify Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square, and the most popular part of the plan is getting rid of that ugly pedestrian bridge above Kearny Street.
Mayor Breed blasts Sup. Chan over car-free JFK: ‘You seem to have a problem with the existing process’
In a theatrical performance at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Connie Chan made hay over her car-free JFK Drive proposal, and the mayor called Chan’s comments ”not a responsible way” to decide the matter.
Something called the Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project could render nearly a mile of the Great Highway car-free, regardless of what happens in the broader car-free Great Highway debate.
For the first time since 2019, nearly 600 bird watchers will take to Bay Area parks, shorelines, and their backyards over the next two weeks for the Golden Gate Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC).