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What's Out There Weekend San Francisco Bay Area

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Drawing on the Bay Area's rich cultural landscape legacy, this weekend will feature free, expert-led tours.

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Drawing on the San Francisco Bay Area's rich cultural landscape legacy, this weekend of free, expert-led tours will feature dozens of sites, including gardens, campuses, plazas, public parks, and cultural institutions. An online city guide and printed guidebook will be produced in tandem with the Weekend.

COMING SOON: DETAILED MEETING POINT FOR EACH TOUR.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

5:00-9:00 PM

SWA San Francisco 530 Bush Street, 6th Floor San Francisco, CA 94108

TOUR SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Morning

9:00-10:00 AM

  • Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden (San Francisco) | Stephen Pitsenbarger (SF Rec and Parks)

9:00- 10:15 AM

  • Golden Gate Bridge Plaza, Pavilion and Trail (Golden Gate National Recreation Area) and Golden Gate Overlook (San Francisco) | John Skibbe and Nick Gotthardt (Surfacedesign)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Stanford University (Palo Alto) | John Wong (SWA) and Andrea Cochran (Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture)

10:15- 11:30 AM

  • Music Concourse (Golden Gate Park) and New de Young Museum Gardens (San Francisco) | Doug Nelson (RHAA) and John Dennis (SF Public Works)

10:45 AM- 12:00 PM

  • Clement Street (San Francisco) | Andrea Dumovich (ICF)
  • Fort Baker and Cavallo Point (Golden Gate National Recreation Area) (Sausalito) | John Skibbe
  • Greenwood Common (Berkeley) | Ted Korth (KSH)

Afternoon

1:00- 2:30 PM

  • UC Berkeley (Berkeley) | Veronica Wong
  • Marin Art and Garden Center (Ross) | Steven Schwager

1:00- 3:00 PM

  • Crissy Field and Tunnel Tops (San Francisco) | Claire Mooney (GGNPC) and Michael Boland (Presidio Trust)

1:30- 3:00 PM

  • Civic Center Plaza (San Francisco) | John Dennis (SF Public Works), Nicholas Perry (SF Planning), and Jorgen Cleeman (SF Planning)

2:00- 3:30 PM

  • Golden Gateway and Sydney G. Walton Park and One Maritime Plaza (San Francisco) | Adam Greenspan (PWP)

3:30- 4:45 PM

  • Lands End (San Francisco) | John Skibbe and Nick Gotthardt (Surfacedesign)

4:00- 5:30 PM

  • Salesforce Park (Transbay Center) (San Francisco) | Ashley Langworthy (BRV) and Adam Greenspan (PWP)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Morning

9:00- 10:15 AM

  • Justin Herman Plaza/Embarcadero ( San Francisco) | Hannah Simonson (Page & Turnbull)
  • Sigmund Stern Grove ( San Francisco) | Koa Pickering (SF Public Works)

10:30 AM- 12:15 PM

  • Mills College (Oakland) | Vonn Marie May with Karen Fiene

10:45 AM- 12:45 PM

  • Ghirardelli Square and Fort Mason and Aquatic Park and Jefferson Street (San Francisco) | Rene Bihan (SWA) and Fran Hegeler (SWA) Please note: Steep terrain

11:00 AM- 12:15 PM

  • VMWare Campus (Palo Alto) | Jay Swaintek (PWP)

Afternoon

12:45- 2:15 PM

  • Kaiser Center Roof Garden and Lake Merritt (Oakland) | Jonathan Rusch (ICF) and Cathy Garrett (PGAdesign)

1:30- 3:00 PM

  • Joe DiMaggio Playground and Fay Park and Pioneer Park (San Francisco) | Lizzy Hirsch (SF Public Works), with Julie Christensen (neighborhood advocate). Please Note: Hilly Terrain

2:45- 4:00 PM

  • Oakland Museum of California (Oakland) | Paul Peters (Hood Design Studio)

3:30- 4:30 PM

  • South Park (San Francisco) | David Fletcher (Fletcher Studio)

3:30- 5:00 PM

  • Warriors Stadium and Mission Bay public spaces and Daggett Park (San Francisco) | Rene Bihan (SWA) and Chris Guillard (CMG)
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