A green roof, amazing views and a place to chill!
It was a cold and foggy day, but that didn't stand in the way of the excitement I had for my tour of Salesforce Park. This was my first up close and personal viewing after watching the monster project for the past several years.
The 5.4-acre rooftop park stretching four city blocks features many activities for everyone in this neighborhood. The year-round open public space features an outdoor amphitheater, beautiful well thought out gardens with more than 600 trees, 16,000 plants, trails, open grass areas, children's play space, a (future) restaurant and a gondola for the public. There will also be free exercise classes, concerts, WIFI, DIY crafts and dance parties.
One of my favorite features was the 1200 ft long "Bus Jet Fountain" designed by Ned Kahn. When a bus moves through the terminal, shooting jets of water follow the buses movement in the park above. I am not exactly sure how it works, but it was definitely working while we were all there and a couple of people had to move out of the way!
The amount of construction and traffic has been overwhelming since this project started. Many thought it would never be complete, but I have to say, this should be a welcome sight to everyone who lives in the Rincon Hill, South Beach, Yerba Buena and South of Market neighborhoods.
The opening party is on August 11 from noon - 4:00 pm. There will be food trucks, live music, shopping and of course.... the views!