Glen Park Greenway
San Francisco, CA
Under the stewardship and with the support of the Friends of Glen Park Greenway Trail and the San Francisco Parks Alliance, BASE Landscape has designed a neighborhood trail to improve and formalize an existing footpath that links the southern end of Glen Park with the Glen Park Bart Station. Construction is about to begin on three blocks of the trail on City owned land between the St. John Catholic School and Archdiocese and Brompton Avenue.
The intent of the trail design is to provide clear delineation to both make the trail more noticeable and to limit visitors’ straying into vegetated areas. The trail is carefully graded to preserve the roots of existing mature trees and provide gentle slopes, and laid out to connect with the Greenway Trail monument sign erected by volunteers from the neighborhood. Stabilized decomposed granite with corten steel edging will replace the existing soil and mud path, and smooth surface irregularities. With native trees and shrubs methodically planted by neighbors and volunteers, the new trail will eventually serve as an extension of Glen Park into the residential neighborhood, and will provide easy access to the park from public transit nodes.
client. San Francisco Parks Alliance
team. BASE Landscape Architecture
year completed. Ongoing