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DETAILS

LocationSan Francisco, California, United States
ClientSan Francisco Maritime National Park Association
Size250 acres

The Aquatic Park and Pier Vision Study is a community-led effort examining new possibilities along San Francisco’s northern waterfront. Prompted by the need to replace the disintegrating Aquatic Park Pier — a historic, curvilinear structure that shelters shoreside water for swimmers and boaters — the Vision Study looks beyond the immediate boundaries of the Maritime National Park to envision ways in which the park and pier can better connect to the rest of the city and to its waterfront neighbor, Fort Mason. The study’s goals are to remediate infrastructure, improve accessibility and connectivity, and enhance visitors’ experience of this special waterfront site.

In partnership with National Parks agencies and community groups, the Vision Study process utilized a wide variety of outreach tools, including a video that employed “cartoon” renderings to encourage engagement from diverse participants. The resulting vision for Aquatic Park is documented in the study and will be used to secure funding, support future partnerships, and guide implementation of the vision.

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