San Francisco Department of Public Works
Public Works is a world-class public works organization that contributes to making San Francisco a beautiful, livable, vibrant, safe and sustainable city. We enhance the quality of life in San Francisco by providing outstanding public service.

We design, build, operate, maintain, clean, green, and improve the city's infrastructure, public rights-of-way, and facilities with skill, pride, and responsiveness, in partnership with the San Francisco community.

We are guided by the department’s Strategic Plan, which is a three-year road map to direct the agency in achieving its vision and mission and a living document that informs policy, budget, and daily program decisions and provides all levels of the department with guidance on how each of our actions support our department’s mission.
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San Francisco Department of Public Works

The transformation of Bartlett Street in the heart of the Mission District will be celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon, March 16, coinciding with the seasonal opening of the popular Mission Community Market.

The new Bartlett Streetscape Improvement and Mercado Plaza project, on Bartlett Street between 21st Street and 22nd Street, features architecturally intriguing pergolas that bring a distinct look to this residential and commercial block.

Other improvements include wider sidewalks, new bike parking, sidewalk gardens, pedestrian-scale lighting, new trees and a new roadway design to slow traffic to make the stretch safer for people who live, walk and bike here.

The community-driven design involved residents and merchants, the Mission Community Market Collaborative, San Francisco Public Works, the Planning Department, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and design firm Gehl Studio. District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen, and her predecessor, David Campos, have provided key support to bring this project to life.

The reimagined street was built to provide a vibrant and safe public space for the outdoor community market, art fairs, cultural performances and other neighborhood-friendly activities.

“This revitalization of Bartlett could not have happened without the strong partnership among neighbors, community stewards and the City. The realization of our shared vision to create a welcoming place for the community to gather certainly is worth celebrating,” said San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru.

More information on the project can be found at: sfpublicworks.org/project/bart...

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Posted Mar 18, 2017
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Party with the Rabbits
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 5:00pm - 9pm
Civic Center Plaza (in front of City Hall)

The San Francisco Arts Commission presents INTRUDE, a large-scale public artwork by Tasmaninan artist Amanda Parer. The highly acclaimed installation features five monumental, inflated rabbits that are illuminated at night. The public artwork will activate the Civic Center Plaza and be available to all of San Francisco residents and visitors to enjoy 24 hours, 7 days a week beginning April 4th through April 25th, 2016.

A civic dedication ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 5 at 9 a.m. on the Polk Street steps of City Hall across from Civic Center Plaza. Off the Grid is a partner for Intrude and will provide food trucks and music programming in the evening of April 5th from 5-9 p.m. and a small selection of food trucks for lunch and dinner for the entire duration of the exhibit.

This presentation of Intrude was made possible by the Office of the Mayor, the Recreation and Park Department, in addition to private contributions from MJM Management and Another Planet Entertainment.

Special thanks to Zaragunda, Inc. and the Civic Center Community Benefit District.

Learn more: partywiththerabbits.splashthat...

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San Francisco Department of Public Works

Join us for Art Night in UN Plaza 5-9pm on 10/22 - www.artnightsf.com/

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Posted Oct 2, 2015
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This project is now under construction: www.sfdpw.org/index.aspx?page=...

"The Bartlett Street/Mercado Plaza project lies between 21st and 22nd Street in the heart of the San Francisco Mission District. Building on the ideas of the Mission Streetscape Plan, a 2-year community-based effort led by the San Francisco Planning Department (2008-2010) and the more recent placemaking efforts of the Mission Community Market, the Bartlett Streetscape Improvement Project will provide a beautiful, safe and much needed public space for a wide variety of community programs and bring diverse communities together. The goal for the project is to create a flexible urban space that can provide opportunities for gathering, meeting neighbors and enjoying the vibrant life of the Mission District."

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Posted Jul 12, 2015
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Jul 13, 2015

Love seeing this project coming together!

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Volunteer with the Community Clean Team and celebrate the Lunar New Year
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 9:00am - 1pm
Portsmouth Square, Kearny Street & Clay Street

The Community Clean Team and Giant Sweep are back for 2015 and we need your help to keep our city clean, green and beautiful. Show your love for San Francisco and join the 40,000 people who already have volunteered over the past 14 years by participating in landscaping and gardening projects, painting over graffiti and cleaning up litter in our neighborhoods.

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Community Clean Team
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00am - 1pm
UN Plaza at Civic Center, Market Street between 7th and 8th Streets

The Community Clean Team and Giant Sweep are back for 2015 and we need your help to keep our city clean, green and beautiful. Show your love for San Francisco and join the 40,000 people who already have volunteered over the past 14 years by participating in landscaping and gardening projects, painting over graffiti and cleaning up litter in our neighborhoods.

Sign up to volunteer: volunteer@sfdpw.org
Learn more: sfdpw.org

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San Francisco Department of Public Works

Soma Skatepark is open - holla!

The SoMa West Improvement Projects include the development of a skate park and dog play area on the Caltrans right of way parcels located underneath the Central Freeway, between Valencia and Otis streets. In order to authorize the City to build, operate, and maintain the sites and facilities, an agreement was negotiated with Caltrans and the owners of the property. The leases were approved by the Board of Supervisors. The construction of both the skate park and dog play area were bid as one project and are currently under construction.

In March 2009, Public Works initiated the conceptual planning phase for the skate park by meeting with the community and the designer, Newline Skateparks, Inc. Guided by community input, Newline presented three design concepts to the community in April 2009. Meeting attendees requested the designer fuse selected features from each concept into one final design and in May 2009, Newline presented the final skate park design to the community.

The City will redesign a dog play area that will retain its original size and relocate City parking to the area between Stevenson and Valencia streets under the Central Freeway. The design reflects the desire of neighbors to keep a dog play area in their community and meets the obligation of the City to pay rent to Caltrans.

Schedule
Both the skate park and dog play area construction started in Fall 2013 and are anticipated to be completed by July 2014.

Cost / Funding
Skate park: $2,258,300
Dog park: $1,064,100

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Posted Jul 2, 2014
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Jul 7, 2014

Sweet!

Posted by Stephanie Ciancio on Jul 7, 2014
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