Walk SF Monthly Walk: SoMa – Mean Streets, Green Streets

From Walk SF:

Join Walk SF for one of our most popular monthly walks. The walk will be lead by Katy Liddell, a member of Southern Stations SFPD Community Advisory Board, a former Walk SF board member, and an active SoMa community member, and Barbara McMillin, a Southern Stations SFPD Community Advisory Board member and former Yerba Buena Community Benefit District board member.

Explore South-of-Market to discover the hidden parks, gardens, and open spaces of this industrial neighborhood. Experience the contrasts between SoMa’s dangerous high-speed streets and its greened alleys and public spaces that provide pedestrian refuges. Be part of a conversation to discuss opportunities to create more “Green Connections” to help people walk safely to green space. Listen as guest speakers share their stories about the history of South Park and the community-led creation of other small parks and gardens on this urban adventure.

If you’re hungry afterward, join walk leaders for an optional lunch at Extreme Pizza (across the street from the walk’s last destination on Folsom).

Saturday, July 20

10 – 12:30 p.m.

Rincon Hill Dog Park

486 Beale Street (between James Lick Fwy & Bryant St) for starting point

Review these tips before you RSVP:
– Two and a half mile, two and a half hour walk, includes one easy hill ascent at the beginning of the walk
– Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes with good treads
– Carry raingear and sunhat as needed – we’ll go ahead rain or shine, barring high winds or dangerous weather conditions
– Bring sunblock, water, and personal snacks

Please arrive promptly by 10 a.m. to sign in. For questions, call Walk San Francisco at (415) 431-9255.

Space is limited — RSVP now at http://bit.ly/MeanGreenStreets

This walk is free for Walk SF members, $10 for non-members. Not a member yet? Join today at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/wsf/

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