In the fall of 2007, neighbors Marty Coressel and Josh Wolf had the idea that the two-acre CalTrans parcel on the northwest corner of Beale and Bryant Streets at the base of the Bay Bridge could be turned into a more functional strip of land for the neighborhood. Marty and Josh founded the Bay Bridge Base Beautification Group (also known as the B4 project).
The corner had been used for surface parking in the past, but concerns about potential acts of terrorism at the base of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge left the land fenced and overtaken by weeds.
Now, it’s a gorgeous park for dogs and their caretakers. It’s a place where dogs spend time running around and relaxing and the people who support them make friends.
Caltrans and San Francisco Public Works generously provide the space, supplies and support to keep the park operating and safe. Rincon Hill Dog Park is a registered member of Street Parks, a land stewardship program co-managed by Public Works and Parks Alliance that works with community members to convert city-owned parcels into green open space, verdant gardens, wildlife habitat, neighborhood gathering spaces, and more.
The East Cut Community Benefit District provides support as the non-profit fiscal sponsor to the Rincon Hill Dog Park Volunteers, a community group dedicated to the stewardship of the park. The East Cut works to advance the neighborhood’s quality of life, enhance its public realm, and reinforce the viability of its economic base.
Gain local Community commitment to maintain the Open Space / Dog Park as part of their residential neighborhood in partnership with SF Public Work’s Street Parks Program.
Continue efforts to establish sponsorships that will provide support and funding for park maintenance and community activities.