SF Beautiful initiated the Green Schoolyards Alliance (now known as Education Outside). The Alliance led the successful campaign to secure nearly $14 million in city bond funding to design and construct green schoolyards at 84 public schools throughout San Francisco—one of the largest green schoolyards systems of any school district in the country.
In 2012, the newly installed Parklet at 46th Ave and Noriega was honored for its innovative design. As the first perpendicular parklet, this project is (de)paving the way for future public placemaking design breakthroughs. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character […]
Pavement to Parks
In 2011, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the city’s Pavement to Parks Program with a Beautification Award. With a focus on activating our streets and sidewalks, the San Francisco Planning Department, the Department of Public Works and the Municipal Transportation Agency are reclaiming underutilized spaces in the public realm by creating vibrant, beautiful gathering spaces. For more than […]
In 2010, San Francisco Beautiful gave a Beautification Award to the Pennsylvania Garden, a volunteer-created project that transformed a blighted lot in Potrero Hill into a garden. Creative vision, ingenuity, knowledge of horticulture and the inspirational leadership of Annie Shaw and a group of volunteers have transformed a leftover freeway “no man’s land” into an extraordinary […]
In 2010, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Mint Plaza revitalization project with a Beautification Award. This former alley is now a public pedestrian plaza, donated to the City by the Martin Building Company, and maintained and managed by the non-profit Friends of Mint Plaza. With movable chairs for frequent events, this sophisticated design provides a new […]
Visitacion Valley Greenway
In 2008, San Francisco Beautiful gave a Beautification Award to the Visitacion Valley Greenway Project, a re-purposed blighted property that was converted into a public park. This series of six publicly-owned parcels functions as an outdoor classroom and recreation area beautifying the landscape and uniting the diverse groups of Visitacion Valley. Park features include a native plant […]
Golden Gate Music Concourse
In 2008, the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse received a Beautification Award. The Music Concourse is a destination for locals and visitors alike as they come to Golden Gate Park to visit the De Young Museum, Academy of Sciences, and Japanese Tea Garden. Thanks to the efforts of the City and volunteers the Music Concourse […]
San Francisco Airport Gateway Garden
In 2007, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the San Francisco Airport Gateway Garden with a Beautification Award. 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.
Mt. Sutro Native Plant Garden and Trail Network
In 2007, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Mt. Sutro Native Plant Garden and Trail Network with a Beautification Award. 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.
Yerba Buena Gardens
In 2006, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Yerba Buena Gardens with a Beautification Award. In the heart of SOMA and near the Financial District, Yerba Buena Gardens is a formal green space amidst bustling convention, visitor and business enclaves and a growing residential population. The Redevelopment Agency created Yerba Buena Gardens as a center for recreation, relaxation […]