A New Waterfront Promenade for The Public
Located between Pier 39 and Pier 35, East Wharf Park is situated at a unique point on San Francisco’s Embarcadero pedestrian promenade, where the historic pier bulkhead buildings give way to larger open space with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the North Bay and a lively marina. Between the waterfront promenade and the Embarcadero three new public amenity areas are linked from west to east: a destination play area, and bay-side urban ecology; a picnic area; and a community dog park. New water access areas are proposed at both the east and west plazas. These spaces will allow direct access to the bay and will enhance educational programs associated with the Aquarium of the Bay. The most significant improvements include elevating the experience of the promenade at the water’s edge. New connections and multiple points of access to the promenade create enhanced physical and visual connections to the Bay.
The Plan serves as a guide and provides criteria for future project sponsors to develop design and construction documents for the improvement of the public open space. CMG continually collaborated with BCDC and Port of San Francisco to arrive at the final concept plan.