All of our Awardees

In 2015 Lincoln Park Steps was awarded the Public Program Award. This award recognizes inspirational grassroots action. The Lincoln ParkContinue Reading
In 2015 Pit Stop was awarded the Public Program Award. This award recognizes a program or project of the City of San Francisco that hasContinue Reading
In 2015 Excelsior Action Group was awarded the Activation Award. This award recognizes those who convert under-utilized spaces into vibrantContinue Reading
In 2015 Esmeralda Slide Park Renovation was awarded the Seven Hills Award. This award recognizes those who have made a significantContinue Reading
In 2015 Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District Formation Committee was awarded the Partnership Award. This awardContinue Reading
In 2015 Marianne Horine & Sheree Kaslikowski were awarded the Unsung Hero Award. This award recognizes an individual or team that hasContinue Reading
In 2015 Annie Plaza was awarded the Placemaking Award. This award recognizes contributions that have created a sense of place or identityContinue Reading
In 2015 Nature in the City was awarded the Golden Gate Award. This award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to theContinue Reading
In 2014 San Francisco Veterans Mural was awarded the Placemaking Award. Amos Gregory founded Veteran’s Alley in San Francisco’sContinue Reading
In 2014 Livable Streets was awarded the Best Public Program Award. The SFMTA’s Livable Streets Subdivision encompasses the agency’sContinue Reading
In 2014 Portola Neighborhood Association for Burrows Park was awarded the Activation Award. Previously, this public parcel was a dead endContinue Reading
In 2014 Protect Coit Tower was awarded the DIY Award. Protect Coit Tower sponsored the successful Proposition B in June 2012 which requiresContinue Reading
In 2014 Far Out West Community Garden was awarded the Activation Award. Far Out West is a community garden that recently sprang to lifeContinue Reading
In 2014 Kathleen Russell was awarded the Unsung Hero Award. Kathleen Russell has been gardening at the Fulton and Stanyan corner of GoldenContinue Reading
In 2014 Ney Street Neighborhood Watch was awarded the Partnership Award. The Ney Street Neighborhood Watch came together because of aContinue Reading
Since 2003, Gideon Kramer has taken personal responsibility for completely rehabilitating and maintaining a 400 ft length of planter bedsContinue Reading
The Pavement to Parks Program successfully manages and implements multi-agency projects across San Francisco. Meant to be temporary,Continue Reading
Karin has forged and galvanized a vast network of department heads and city officials that have yielded partnerships with SFHOT andContinue Reading
This project at the heart of the Outer Sunset neighborhood seeks to reuse Francis Scott Key Annex, a San Francisco Unified School DistrictContinue Reading
For 35 years this farmer’s market has improved on every Wednesday and Sunday year-round at San Francisco’s United NationsContinue Reading
Founded in 2011, BRITE (Bayview Residents Improving Their Environment) has been bringing the Bayview Hunters Point community together andContinue Reading
The grassy islands that divide Dolores Street are one of the most visible casualties of San Francisco’s drought. Withered brown patchesContinue Reading
Solana Foo and a handful of neighborhood artists created a beautiful mural for the Tenderloin People’s Garden on the side of theContinue Reading
In 2000, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the restoration of McKinley Square Park as a wonderful urban oasis on Potrero Hill with aContinue Reading
In 2003, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Alice Fong Yu School Garden with a Beautification Award. This garden is standard-settingContinue Reading
In 2003, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Asian Art Museum with a Beautification Award. The museum, located at 200 Larkin StreetContinue Reading
In 2003, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Corwin Street Community Garden with a Beautification Award. The Koshland family gifted thisContinue Reading
In 2003, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Daniel E. Koshland Park and Community Garden with a Beautification Award. The KoshlandContinue Reading
In 2003, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Glen Canyon Park Habitat Restoration with a Beautification Award. This project was managedContinue Reading
In 2003, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Ocean Avenue Beautification Project with a Beautification Award. Federal funds and supportContinue Reading
In 2004, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Adah Bakalinksy with a Beautification Award. Since childhood, Adah Bakalinsky has lovedContinue Reading
In 2004, San Francisco Beautiful recognized The Villas Parkmerced with a Beautification Award. Parkmerced comprises 144 acres in theContinue Reading
In 2005, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum and Learning Center with a BeautificationContinue Reading
In 2005, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Randall Museum with a Beautification Award. The Friends of the Josephine Randall JuniorContinue Reading
In 2005, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the San Francisco Zoo with a Beautification Award. The San Francisco Zoo has been revitalizedContinue Reading
In 2005, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Shotwell Greenway with a Beautification Award. Plant SF’s Jane Martin and her neighborsContinue Reading
In 2005, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Sylvester House Restoration with a Beautification Award. In 1978, Linda Blacketer found theContinue Reading
In 2006, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years, San FranciscoContinue Reading
In 2006, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Candlestick Point Beautification Project with a Beautification Award. Beyond the vastContinue Reading
In 2006, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Greening Our Street Medians with a Beautification Award. Mayor Gavin Newsom’s vision ofContinue Reading
In 2006, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Octavia Boulevard with a Beautification Award.  Octavia Boulevard is a wide and leafy openContinue Reading
In 2006, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Quesada Gardens Initiative with a Beautification Award.  This block of Quesada in the BayviewContinue Reading
In 2006, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Yerba Buena Gardens with a Beautification Award. In the heart of SOMA and near the FinancialContinue Reading
In 2007, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the 24th Street Mini Park with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years, San FranciscoContinue Reading
In 2007, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Friends of Duboce Park and Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association, with a BeautificationContinue Reading
In 2007, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Kids Serve Youth Murals, “A Sign of Hope”, with a Beautification Award. For moreContinue Reading
In 2007, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Mt. Sutro Native Plant Garden and Trail Network with a Beautification Award. For more thanContinue Reading
In 2007, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Palace of Fine Arts Lagoon Restoration with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years,Continue Reading
In 2007, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the San Francisco Airport Gateway Garden with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years,Continue Reading
In 2004, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Parque Ninos Unidos with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years, San FranciscoContinue Reading
In 2004, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Market Street RAilway Mural at 15th and Church with a Beautification Award. For more thanContinue Reading
In 2003, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the 16th Street BART Plaza with a Beautification Award. BART, with various funding sources,Continue Reading
In 2003, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the improvements to Mid-Embarcadero/South Beach with a Beautification Award. These areasContinue Reading
In 2004, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Monroe Elementary School with a Beautification Award. Monroe Elementary is located in theContinue Reading
In 2004, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Pier 1: The Embarcadero with a Beautification Award. When the Ferry Building was closed forContinue Reading
In 2004, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Bayview Hill Natural Area Restoration with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years,Continue Reading
In 2005, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Brooks Park with a Beautification Award. Volunteers reclaimed this neglected park from drugContinue Reading
In 2005, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Kid Power Park with a Beautification Award. Kid Power Park is a kid-initiated play space atContinue Reading
In 2012, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Dolores Park Works with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years, San Francisco BeautifulContinue Reading
In 2006, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Stern Grove restoration with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years, San FranciscoContinue Reading
In 2013, San Francisco Beautiful gave a beautification award to Emerald Park, a newly created half acre park that was formed through aContinue Reading
In 2012, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the San Francisco Department of Public Works: Khaleed Shehadeh, Carla Short, Tom Smith, andContinue Reading
In 2013, San Francisco Beautiful recognized #cleanstreets with a Beautification Award. Every Friday staffers from Square meetup withContinue Reading
In 2012, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Octavia Boulevard Pop-Ups, a project of Hayes Valley Art Coalition and Envelope A+D with aContinue Reading
In 2012, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Bayview Opera House preservation with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years, SanContinue Reading
In 2011, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the renovation of the Sunnyside Conservatory with a Beautification Award. A 100-year oldContinue Reading
In 2011, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Heron’s Head Eco-Center, a project of Literacy for Environmental Justice, with aContinue Reading
In 2011, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the city’s Pavement to Parks Program with a Beautification Award. With a focus onContinue Reading
In 2011, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Off the Grid with a Beautification Award. Off-the-Grid brings high-quality food to people inContinue Reading
In 2010, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Mint Plaza revitalization project with a Beautification Award. This former alley is now aContinue Reading
In 2010, San Francisco Beautiful gave a Beautification Award to the Pennsylvania Garden, a volunteer-created project that transformed aContinue Reading
In 2009, San Francisco Beautiful recognized La Playa Park with a Beautification Award. La Playa at 48th Avenue in the Outer Sunset hasContinue Reading
In 2009, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Clementina Cares with a Beautification Award. The landscaping and ongoing maintenance ofContinue Reading
In 2009, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Piers 1 1/2, 3 & 5 with a Beautification Award. The restoration of these historic pierContinue Reading
In 2009, San Francisco Beautiful recognized San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Urban Center with a BeautificationContinue Reading
In 2009, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Proposition J with a Robert C. Friese Award for Neighborhood Conservation for creating aContinue Reading
In 2009, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Superintendent Brian O’Neill with an In Memoriam Lifetime Achievement Award. BrianContinue Reading
In 2008, San Francisco Beautiful gave a Beautification Award to the Visitacion Valley Greenway Project, a re-purposed blighted propertyContinue Reading
In 2008, the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse received a Beautification Award. The Music Concourse is a destination for locals and visitorsContinue Reading
In 2006 San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Visitacion Valley Playhouse with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years, SanContinue Reading
In 2010, San Francisco Beautiful gave a Beautification Award to the Tenderloin National Forest. Two decades in the making, this alley inContinue Reading
In 2008, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the restoration of Alvord Lake, located at the southeast of Golden Gate Park, with aContinue Reading
In 2004, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Mountain Lake Restoration Project with a Beautification Award. Between Lake Street and theContinue Reading
In 2008, the restoration of Immigrant Point, a scenic overlook in the Presidio,  received a Beautification Award. Immigrant Point OverlookContinue Reading
In 2012, the newly installed Parklet at 46th Ave and Noriega was honored for its innovative design. As the first perpendicular parklet,Continue Reading
In 2013, the Fisherman’s Wharf Public Realm Plan was honored for building community consensus on: New streetscape designs for theContinue Reading
In 2010, the Land’s End and Coastal Trail Revitalization Project was honored for their contribution to open space in San Francisco.Continue Reading
In 2013, the Clement Street Pole Gardens Project was honored for their creativity in bringing beauty to unexpected public spaces. TheContinue Reading