The GBD is thrilled to welcome Angel Alley, a brand new San Francisco Street Park, as an official GBD public space that will be supported and maintained with GBD resources. In addition to providing regular greening and cleaning, the GBD is reimbursing the cost of new solar lighting to the garden.
Previously, this half-block of Tennessee Street between 22nd Street and Tubbs was a neglected, trash-filled and overgrown dead-end street. With no street lighting, it provided a haven for illicit and threatening activity at night.
But during the day, Angel Alley has been a favorite pass-through for pedestrians, bicyclists, strollers, skateboarders, and dog walkers. With thousands of new residents moving into Dogpatch, and a new pedestrian path being built to connect Tennessee and 3rd Street, pedestrian traffic in the Alley will soon multiply.
Determined to make Angel Alley a welcome place at all hours, a group of 60 residents and six local businesses launched a grassroots effort to transform the space. Their goal: to make neighbors, workers, and visitors feel safe and uplifted by an attractive landscaped garden and pedestrian gathering space. They set out to realize their vision, formed a board, applied to the City’s Community Challenge Grant Program, and brought in professional landscapers and project managers.
Angel Alley is now a sublime and pleasant palm tree and succulent oasis. We applaud their success and are proud of the spirit, energy, and dedication to our community.