The One Burrows Pocket Park in San Francisco is Now Open!

The One Burrows Pocket Park in San Francisco is Now Open!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 08, 2014
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Phase 2 of the One Burrows Pocket Park project is officially complete! 

Yesterday, 7 August 2014, we celebrated the opening of the run-down cul-de-sac turned community park with representatives from the Lincoln Motor CompanyArchitectural Digest, the Portola Neighborhood Association, and the City of San Francisco along with many community volunteers, designers and contractors.

It was a gorgeous afternoon in San Francisco as the people of Portola paused from their usual routine, gathering on Burrows Street to enjoy live music, good food from local pastry shop Les Elements, and warm beverages courtesy of Four Barrel Coffee, all while discovering the new and beautiful features of their once under-utilized space. 

It's projects like this that remind you why it's important to re-evaluate and re-imagine the corners of communities that become neglected over time. There's just nothing like watching a community band together to bring new life to old spaces. 

Thanks to all involved on this inspiring project, and congratulations to the community of Portola!

Learn more about this project on the Open Architecture Network.