What’s missing in San Francisco’s fastest-growing neighborhood? A park that can serve all living and working in the East Cut and adjacent neighborhoods. That’s where the Sports & Dog Park comes in. Creatively designed under and around freeway ramps, the park will provide workers, families, and visitors with access to fitness facilities, public space, gathering areas, and one of the largest dog parks in the city. Most of the project funding has been secured. However, The East Cut CBD is responsible for about 10% of the costs and is generating this revenue through community fundraising and corporate partnerships.
The East Cut Sports & Dog Park’s Schematic Design is approved as of June 8, 2023 and The East Cut CBD met its first fundraising milestone of $1.2 million!
With this, the park is moving to Design Development in July and Construction Documentation early 2024.
Make the Park a Reality
90% of the project’s $50 million funding is secured. However, The East Cut CBD is responsible for about 10% of the costs and is generating this revenue through community fundraising and corporate partnerships.
The remaining $5 million will close the gap in funds needed to operate, maintain, and program the park for the first five years of operations. Some funds must be raised by June 2023, and some by June 2025, in order for public-sector partners to begin the development process of East Cut Sports & Dog Park, which includes construction documentation and the construction itself.
We have met our first goal of $1.2 million and are onto the next one: $3 million by the summer of 2025!
Companies Can Participate and Receive Benefits!
The East Cut CBD invites all area companies to consider joining the East Cut Parks Coalition and contributing to this innovative park system to receive exclusive benefits through the park opening. In addition, we are offering three lead/naming sponsor positions—for the Sport/Fitness facilities, the Dog Park, and the public gathering pavilion.
East Cut Sports & Dog Park (temporary project name) is a 2.4-acre park space planned in the East Cut. The park spans four blocks and will connect to a hotel, residences, and six different streets. The park features a large fenced dog run, two multi-sport courts, lawn spaces, an outdoor fitness area, a beer garden, three affordable retail spaces, a two-way cycle lane, and so much more! Whether you live or work in the area, whether you have children or pets, this is the park for you. East Cut Sports & Dog Park is the most connected park in the East Cut and will increase mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists. This is the large, clean, safe, and central space for public life we all need!
Summer 2023: Design Approval (Success!)
At Schematic Design Approval, The East Cut CBD must raise $1.2 million to enable City partners to begin the processing of construction documents and permits. By completing this first fundraising milestone in the summer of 2023, we will secure a groundbreaking in the summer of 2025.
Summer 2025: Groundbreaking
At the completion of the construction documentation, The East Cut CBD must raise a total of $3 million to enable City partners to begin the construction of East Cut Sports & Dog Park.
Summer 2027: Completion
The park opens to the public; The East Cut CBD begins operations, maintenance, and programming. At opening, The East Cut CBD’s goal is to have raised a total of $5 million, to fully fund the park for the first years of operations.
Advocate for the Park
Learn how you can help secure the park’s development by advocating at public meetings.
Visit the Park Advocacy Page
Thank you to our campaign donors, early supporters, and long-time partners for joining us in advancing the most important upgrade in the neighborhood and the most exciting park project in San Francisco!
Thank you to our partners at Amazon, Boston Properties (Salesforce Tower), Hines, Jay Paul Company (181 Fremont), and Related (The Avery), for their generous contributions.
Thank you to our board members Jonathan Shum, Lauren Post, Leah Edwards, Katina Johnson, Dan Esdorn, Dan Coming, Tony Birdsey, Larissa Acosta, Jessica LeGault, Wendy Lieu, Katie Darling, Hugo Santana, Matt Lituchy for their seed donations to the fundraising campaign.
Thank you to community members Michael Clark, Adeyemi Ajao, Deborah Udin, Ruth and Glenn Shaber, Chris Chang, Roger and Adrienne Bamford, Nancy and Chris Meyer, Shirley and Steve Cookston, Judy Heyboer and Brian Shally, Shweta Gohil and Kaushal Patel, Daniel Kahn and the Kahn Family, Marsha and David Veit, Alana Montanari, Jenefer Hutchins, and Chris Jaksa for their continued generosity.