August Member Walk: Parks and Plants in the Dogpatch Green Benefit District
August 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Dogpatch neighborhood isn’t just growing thousands of new residents, offices, or apartments. It’s also coming alive with greenery, parks, and plazas.
More than half of the greenspace in Dogpatch has been created by neighbors from Caltrans and Caltrain verges and unused public right of ways. The Dogpatch & NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District was created to expand, improve and maintain those areas, an increasingly important task as the neighborhood’s population quadruples over the next six years. The once sleepy industrial area, with its web of unaccepted streets and missing infrastructure, is now teaming with the Minnesota Street (arts) Project, chocolatiers, brewers, grow houses, robotics companies, trendy restaurants and bars, and a train station with the fastest-growing ridership in the state of California. As Mission Bay, Chase Center, Pier 70 and other waterfront development pushes in, one of the GBD’s prime goals is to create and sustain a walkable Dogpatch neighborhood.
The GBD Dogpatch loop tour is slightly less than 1.5 miles on relatively flat terrain and includes the newly upgraded 22nd St, Angel Alley, the new Rope Walk mid block crossing, the Tennessee St and Pennsylvania Ave temporary sidewalk experiments, Minnesota Grove, Progress Park, the remodeled 22nd St train station entrances, Esprit Park and potential under freeway projects. Those interested can join us on a final walk to the new Chase Center.
This evening walk will be led by Julie Christensen, the Executive Director of the Dogpatch & NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District, a former SPUR board member and a parks advocate involved in the renovations of Pioneer Park at Coit Tower, Joe DiMaggio Playground, the North Beach Pool and Library and Helen Wills Park.
Monthly walks are free to Walk SF members, and $10 for non-members. Extreme weather cancels – we’ll still walk in light rain.
Photo: San Francisco Public Works