Marina Yacht Harbor Renovation Projects

Marina Yacht Harbor

The San Francisco Marina is composed of two harbors, known as East Harbor (Gashouse Cove) and West Harbor. The East Harbor consists of 342 boat slips, the City Yachts sales and fuel concession, and parkland, which includes a restroom and two parking lots. The West Harbor consists of the West Harbor marina, the Saint Francis and Golden Gate Yacht Clubs, the Harbor Office Building, and parkland that includes restrooms, a concession stand, and four parking lots. The West Harbor currently includes approximately 326 slips.

The Marina Green, a part of the marina and a major city park, is situated between the East and West Harbors.

The San Francisco Marina facilities have existed in their present configuration since 1963. The floating docks and gangways are made of timber and have degraded over time. The on-dock utilities have degraded as well as become obsolete.


The San Francisco Marina Renovation Project consists of renovations to facilities in both the East and West Harbors of the San Francisco Marina. The project includes waterside improvements over the entire 39-acre waterside portion of the marina and on 12 of the total 19 landslide acres. Phase I of the project, renovation of the West Harbor, is complete and open.  Phase 1 of the project, renovation of the East Harbor, is in progress.
West Marina renovations included:
– Two new breakwater segments;
– Removal of one breakwater structures (mole) near the foot of Scott Street;
– Reconstruction of portions of the degraded riprap slopes around the interior shorelines;
– Replacement and reconfiguration of the floating docks and slips;
– Renovation of existing pump out facility;
– Construction of a guest dock and hand boat launch;
– Maintenance dredging;
– Code upgrades to the harbor office, restrooms and boater showers; and
– Landscaping, site and public access improvements.
East Marina renovations shall include:
– Replacement and reconfiguration of the floating docks and slips;
– Repairs to the existing sheet-pile breakwater;
– Reconstruction of portions of the degraded riprap slopes around the interior shorelines;
– Maintenance dredging;
– Landscaping, site and public access improvements; and
– One new wave attenuation structure (contingent upon funding).

sf marina east harbor renovation

Environmental Impact Report, San Francisco Marina Renovation Program (January 2007)
SF MYH Renovation Conceptual Plan
NEW!  REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Design Services for the San Francisco Marina East Harbor Renovation (July 2015)
Addendum No. 1: Revised Appendix C (07/31/2015)
Pre-Proposal Conference Sign-In Sheet (08/05/2015)
Addendum No. 2 Revisions to Section 12 (08/05/2015)
Staff Report 8/5/2015
Addendum No 3: Revisions to Section 7 (08/17/2015)



May 2009 Consulting engineers for the West Harbor Renovation project hired.
May – December 2009 Development of preliminary design, plans, and specifications, including coastal engineering environmental, and geotechnical elements.
January – June 2010 Development of Bid Documents, and permitting.
July – December 2010 Bidding, permitting and pre-construction activities.
2011 – 2013 Project construction delivered in phases over the course of two years.


Winter – Spring 2015 Site investigation, including sediment sampling and analysis will be performed.
Summer 2015 Consulting engineers selected for East Harbor Renovation project will be hired.
Fall  2015 Development of project plans, and specifications, including harbor plans, coastal engineering, environmental, and geotechnical elements.
2016 Development of Contracting Documents and securing of required Permits.
Spring 2017 Bidding and pre-construction activities.
Summer 2017 –  Winter 2019 Project construction delivered in phases over the course of one to two years.

New Marina Policies

The Recreation and Park Commission has adopted new policies for the management and operation of the San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor.  New Marina Rules & Regulations were adopted on April 19, 2012, which are now in effect.  Also, the Commission adopted a New Post Renovation Berthing Assignment Policy for the re-population … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activities – April 2012

Phase 2 in-water construction is currently underway.  The Contractor completed demolition or C and E Docks [those accessed off the West Mole] during the first two weeks of April.  Intense construction activities in the vicinity of the West Mole will continue throughout the month.  Work in the area will include … Continue reading

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