SPUR Walking Tour: SF Great Streets demonstration projects

"Tour the newest great public spaces in San Francisco, created as part of the City’s Pavement to Parks Initiative. Planning Department staff will guide you through the process of how these new, instant trial "parks" came to be, as well as their future. Sites on the tour will include Castro Commons, a trial plaza at 17th Street and Castro, Guerrero Park, a community space at the intersection of San Jose and Guerrero Avenues, and Showplace Triangle, a new plaza at 8th & 16th Streets." 


Mayor Newsom Unveils SF’s First Pavement to Parks Plaza

Supervisor Dufty and Mayor Newsom at the 17th St. plaza dedication cerimony, via Jamison on Flickr Standing before a crowd of more than 100 people, many of them city staff who had worked to realize the transformation of an underutilized street into a "Pavement to Parks" pedestrian refuge, Mayor Gavin Newsom dedicated the first of […]

A Tale of Two Plazas

Artist’s rendering of the proposed plaza on the south side of Noe and 24th Streets. Image: Planning Department. While public reaction to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Pavement to Parks plazas and parklets has been generally positive and the city is about to make the Castro trial more permanent, the proposal to close a Noe […]

San Francisco’s Two Newest Trial Plazas Nearly Complete

San Jose/Guerrero plaza. Photo: Michael Rhodes San Francisco’s two newest Pavement to Parks trial plazas are both on track to open by Thursday, with only the finishing touches remaining. Jane Martin, who helped about 40 neighbors plant trees and shrubs in the planter beds at the San Jose/Guerrero plaza this Sunday, said the space has […]