Guy Place Mini-Park Construction Project

Guy Place Mini Park RenderingDescription

4-8 Guy Place, one of the very few undeveloped pieces of property in the Rincon Hill district, is a relatively small lot (approximately 4,000 square feet). The parcel is located off First Street near the approach to the Bay Bridge. Guy Place is a quiet, low-traffic side street immediately surrounded by lower-scale residential and commercial buildings. The site slopes down from Guy Place to a flat pad, is generally unpaved other than a concrete ramp from the street. The property was last used for private surface parking.

With funding through the Rincon Hill Community Improvements Fund, this vacant property was purchased by the City in March 2007 following a joint approval by the Planning and the Recreation and Park Commissions and subsequently by the Board of Supervisors in May 2007.

Proposed Use

The park is designed for passive use as a respite from the urban environment. It offers contemplative space for quiet enjoyment as well as an opportunity for small-group gatherings. To optimize the use and maximize accessibility, the design raises the existing sloped terrain with engineered retaining walls to create a level site. The design is characterized by three outdoor "rooms" that compose the parking space, contain bench seating areas, and are framed with a variety of ornamental plants selected for habitat value to pollinators, seasonal interest, and pleasant fragrance. Nine new trees are included as part of the design. 

The park is notable in its use of high-quality materials such as granite unit paving, a large ornamental granite slab, and a fence along Guy Place designed by San Francisco artist Adriane Colburn, which is the enrichment component of the project selected by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

In coordination with the Planning Department’s streetscape improvements planned for Guy Place and nearby Lansing Street, a bulb-out is included in front of the park entrance. This area of widened sidewalk contains a park identification sign as well as permeable a dog relief area with a pet fountain. The bulb-out and pet relief area are eagerly anticipated by the community and are funded from add-back funds secured by the Office of Supervisor Kim.

Funding Source

Funding for this project comes from development impact fees and an add-back from Supervisor Jane Kim’s Office, all totaling $4.3 million.

Additional Information

For more information, email Alexis Ward, Project Manager or call 415-581-2549.

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  1. Capital Project Update

    Guy Place Construction Update

    Work continues on Guy Place at this time. Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    GUY PLACE PROJECT UPDATE FEB 21 2020

    Earlier this week, the contractor installed the new sidewalk in front of the park. Please note that this weekend Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    GUY PLACE ROAD CLOSURE FEB 19 2020

    The contractor for Guy Place Park, may need to close a portion of the road in front of the park on Wednesday, February 19, from 10:00am-3:00pm Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    GUY PLACE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FEB 2020

    We are making some good progress on-site and the contractor has installed the granite stone Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    GUY PLACE STREET UTILITIES

    Construction progress has been intermittent over the past few weeks due to a unexpected conflict with street utilities Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    NEW GUY PLACE SIDEWALK BULB-OUT COMING SOON!

    A new sidewalk bulb-out (a widened area of sidewalk) is under construction in front of Guy Place Mini Park Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    ORNAMENTAL GRANITE WALL ARRIVES AT GUY PLACE MINI PARK

    A fourteen foot slab of granite arrived at Guy Place Mini Park this week. The contractor is currently preparing to install it Read on...
  1. Alexis Ward

    Project Manager
    Phone: 415-581-2549