In 2015 Lincoln Park Steps was awarded the Public Program Award. This award recognizes inspirational grassroots action.

The Lincoln Park Steps sit at the edge of Lincoln Park on the Western end of California Street and date back to the early 1900’s. In 2007, Friends of Lincoln Park founders, Anna Yatroussis and Meg Autry, had the vision for a complete design and structural renovation of the Lincoln Park steps, an iconic staircase that had seen decades of neglect and decay.

With their vision articulated and a plan in place, they built a core team. The San Francisco Parks Alliance was brought on board as the fiscal sponsor. Jim Westover of William Duff Architects and Gerry Agosta of BV Builders joined the effort, providing pro bono services for this seven-year project. Renowned local artist Aileen Barr was hired to design and create the steps. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department awarded the project key grants that made the structural repairs and improvements possible. The result is a magnificent beaux arts-inspired public art installation that will serve San Francisco for decades to come.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.

In 2015 Pit Stop was awarded the Public Program Award. This award recognizes a program or project of the City of San Francisco that has made a significant contribution to the beauty and livability of San Francisco.

San Francisco Public Works operates the Pit Stop program, which provides clean and safe public toilets, sinks, used needle receptacles and dog waste stations in San Francisco’s most impacted neighborhoods

For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.

In 2015 Excelsior Action Group was awarded the Activation Award. This award recognizes those who convert under-utilized spaces into vibrant useful spaces.

Excelsior Action Group is a volunteer-driven, community-based, nonprofit organization that leads and implements a variety of projects on the corridor, including both large and small events, capital improvements, beautification, and safety work. Today, they continue to respond to the community’s ideas and energy around neighborhood’s economic viability and diversity.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.

In 2015 Esmeralda Slide Park Renovation was awarded the Seven Hills Award. This award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the creation of unique neighborhood character.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.

In 2015 Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District Formation Committee was awarded the Partnership Award. This award recognizes an outstanding job of creating connections and building relationships between diverse groups and individuals, which have resulted in successful stewardship of public places.

The DNWPH GBD is an innovative way for residents to directly invest in the beautification and greening of the Dogpatch & NW Potrero Hill neighborhoods neighborhood. Our GBD funds maintenance and improvements of neighborhood parks, playgrounds, plazas, sidewalks and a wide range of other public space amenities.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.

In 2015 Marianne Horine & Sheree Kaslikowski were awarded the Unsung Hero Award. This award recognizes an individual or team that has provided a service to the City that is largely unrecognized but makes a significant contribution to creating, enhancing, and protecting the beauty and livability of San Francisco.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.

In 2015 Annie Plaza was awarded the Placemaking Award. This award recognizes contributions that have created a sense of place or identity in a public space.

Annie Street is an important pathway for pedestrians connecting Market Street and Mission Street. The Plaza makes it safer for high volumes of pedestrians who use the alley every day to travel from Market Street to Mission Street – where there are numerous museums, galleries, and other community institutions.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.

In 2015 Nature in the City was awarded the Golden Gate Award. This award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the union of nature and the built environment.

Nature in the City is San Francisco’s first organization wholly dedicated to ecological conservation, restoration, and stewardship of the city’s bioregions. Our membership reflects San Francisco’s reputation as a leading center for safeguarding urban species and restoring their habitats.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.

In 2014 San Francisco Veterans Mural was awarded the Placemaking Award.

Amos Gregory founded Veteran’s Alley in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District in October 2011. The mural project uses public art to tell the story of war in the voices of veterans. Veteran’s Alley Mural Project beautifies a previously-blighted space and serves as an inspiration to the community.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.

In 2014 Livable Streets was awarded the Best Public Program Award.

The SFMTA’s Livable Streets Subdivision encompasses the agency’s Bicycle, Pedestrian, Traffic Calming, and School Area Safety programs. This year the Livable Streets Program raised the bar for bicycle infrastructure by implementing the innovative Polk Street Contraflow.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.