Salesforce Park and Salesforce Transit Center, a $2.2 billion project 20 years in the making has officially reopened to the public. The milestone occasion was highly anticipated by residents across the city but particularly here at 181 Fremont, the only residential building with direct access to the park by way of a private sky-bridge.
A significant convenience for residents of the East Cut neighborhood, five of the building’s six stories are devoted to San Francisco’s new transit hub, which services major bus lines in the area including Muni, AC Transit, Greyhound, and more. Bus service has not yet resumed at the Transit Center. Please check with your bus operator for a start date. Bus operations remain at the Temporary Transbay Terminal. With open skylights, an impressive public art display and a futuristic interior, the modern transportation center is an architectural marvel itself, but it’s the urban park in the sky on the sixth floor that really sets the structure apart.
In an area where spacious greenery is highly coveted, the proposal to add park space to the rooftop of a one-million square-foot transit center was the kind of innovation the city yearned for. The landscaped 5.4-acre park is a community space for all, whether it’s a yoga class on your lunch break, enjoying a concert with friends or simply enjoying the fresh air.
With curved walkways lined with benches, picturesque fountains, various plant and flora in abundance, children’s play areas and even an amphitheater for events, there’s no shortage of things to appreciate and explore. Here’s a glance at some of the park’s most unique attributes:
Salesforce Park will play host to a variety of weekly events which including rotating food trucks, pop-up retail vendors and free performances and activities for all ages to encourage community engagement. Enjoy a Tai Chi class on the Central Lawn, a writing workshop on the Main Plaza or even a meditation class in the Amphitheater. Check the center’s website here for programming information, as it’s regularly updated. Along with the reopening is the start of gondola service, which takes people up two stories from the corner of Mission and Fremont.
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