East Cut Sports & Dog Park: Project Updates

For more information about the project’s design and partnership campaign, please visit our project page.

Latest update, February 7, 2024:

  • The park is halfway through Design Development and on track to move to Construction Documentation in Q2.
  • The East Cut CBD and CMG (landscape architecture firm) are now in contract with Volume Inc., a wayfinding signage consultant, to develop the comprehensive signage plan for the park, including donor recognition signage.
  • The East Cut CBD is working to find a temporary home to the art deco “hot-dog stand”, a historical building structure that is included in the final park design.

October 25, 2023:

  • On October 19th, The East Cut CBD hosted a Park Gala with generous support from The Avery. Over 50 guests joined this intimate soirée and raised over $70,000 to support the park!
  • The contract for the project’s landscape architecture firm (CMG) was officially renewed by OCII for the next phase of work.

September 7, 2023:

TJPA, OCII, CMG, and The East Cut CBD met to go over wayfinding signage contract scopes. The East Cut CBD is responsible for the contract (or portion of the contract) that pertains to signage recognizing park donors.

August 21, 2023:

TJPA, OCII, CMG, and The East Cut CBD met to confirm assumptions regarding security measures (i.e. bollard types and placement, cameras, etc.) as East Cut Sports & Dog Park commences the Design Development phase.

July 1, 2023:

The East Cut CBD officially meets its first fundraising milestone of $1.2 million! The East Cut Sports and Dog Park fundraising efforts have received a significant boost as Amazon steps up as its first official non-board-member corporate supporter (read article), in addition to recent donations from neighborhood stakeholders, which The East Cut CBD matched up to $50,000!

With the milestone achieved, OCII is moving the project forward to its next stages, starting with Design Development Drawings led by CMG Landscape Architecture and expected to take six months to complete.

June 29, 2023:

Today, The East Cut CBD and TJPA hosted a ceremony to celebrate the approval of the park’s schematic plan by the OCII Commission and the TJPA Board, on one of the future park parcels!

Thank you to Mayor London Breed, State Senator Scott Wiener, Supervisor Dorsey, Director Van de Water, Director Kaslofksy, and to all the partners and community stakeholders who joined us! (Linkedin post)

June 8, 2023:
Schematic Design Approved for The East Cut Sports & Dog Park!

With the park’s schematic design approved, The East Cut CBD is now $140,000 away from moving the park to its next pre-construction phase, Design Development. To help complete our first fundraising milestone, The East Cut CBD, with the authority of its Board of Directors, matches contributions made to the park up to $50,000!

To celebrate the project moving forward this summer, we are inviting all East Cut stakeholders and San Francisco lovers to our Design Approval Ceremony kicking off the East Cut Sports & Dog Park moving to its next development phase!

Join us and meet elected officials, City departments, and project partners working to transform San Francisco and its Downtown core!

East Cut Sports & Dog Park Design Approval Ceremony
Thursday, June 29th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
32 Clementina St. (future dog park location)
Pet-friendly event 🐶
RSVP Link

April-June 2023 Update:

The East Cut Sports & Dog Park’s Schematic Design is approved as of June 8, 2023! The park is ready to move to Design Development in July and Construction Documentation later this year.

  • On April 27, 2023, OCII Transbay CAC members voted to approve OCII staff advancing the East Cut Sports & Dog Park Schematic Design to the Commission on Community Investment & Infrastructure in June 2023 for approval (read the meeting minutes).
  • On June 6, 2023, OCII Commissioners voted in favor of approving the East Cut Sports & Dog Park Schematic Design (meeting recording; staff memo; item slides).
  • On June 6, 2023, TJPA Transbay CAC members reviewed the park’s schematic design.
  • On June 8, 2023, TJPA Board members reviewed and approved the park schematic design (watch the meeting; item memo & slides).

Congratulations to the designers, architects, and engineers at CMG Landscape Architecture, Y.A. Studio, and ARUP.

November 3, 2022:
On October 26th, 2022, The East Cut CBD gathered nearly one hundred stakeholders comprised of government elected officials, park project partners, neighborhood property owners and residents, and local companies for an exclusive showcase of the East Cut Sports & Dog Park designs. The event was hosted in one of the most unique residences in the world, The Grand Penthouse at 181 Fremont, by our partners at Jay Paul Company. Read the full story here.

December 10, 2021:
The East Cut Community Benefit District launches its largest fundraising initiative to date, to save and build East Cut Sports & Dog Park, the most important park space in the neighborhood! For the next two years, The East Cut CBD will work to raise funds needed to operate and maintain East Cut Sports & Dog Park between the years 2025 and 2030. Those funds must be raised and set aside, in order for the City of San Francisco and public sector partners to advance the park development and deliver it by Q3 2025.

The first of two significant milestones is the fundraising of $1.2 million by the end of March 2022. The East Cut CBD already approved releasing $470,000 in reserve funds toward the goal, giving a substantial headstart to our effort.

The first of two significant milestones is the fundraising of $1.2 million by the end of March 2022. The East Cut CBD already approved releasing $470,000 in reserve funds toward the goal, giving a substantial headstart to our effort.

Through December 31, 2021, at midnight, The East Cut CBD Board of Directors will match donations from neighbors, up to $20,000!