The Francisco Park site was the first reservoir for Hetch Hechy water serving the City of San Francisco. The park is located on the north side of Russian Hill overlooking Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf. The Francisco Park Conservancy, led by twelve private board members, are involved in fund-raising and design review for the new park.
The extreme site topography is a challenge for walks, open space and park activities. The CEQA documents required preservation of the brick flooring and elements of the old plumbing system. The reservoir will be filled in to create on oval lawn.
BFS became involved with the project in April of 2018 after the initial site permit set was approved and have been the lead design firm since. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2020.