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  • Safe Passage Park Opening Day Celebration

    17 July 2021

    Envelope and Studio O were honored and humbled to join with the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, project partners, and the larger community in celebrating the opening of Safe Passage Park – SPark! The product of neighborhood determination and nimble design strategies, this new public open space demonstrates the power of everyday people to transform the place they call home.

    SPark adds 1,800 square feet of community open space to the 200 block of Turk Street. This means more safe walking space for kids and seniors, much-needed access to outdoor play areas for local youth, and more room for arts and health classes or simply relaxing with neighbors. There’s also play areas for our four-legged friends.

    Hats off to the broad coalition of organizations, civic leaders, and neighbors who made SPark possible:

    The 200/300 Turk Street Block Group, Chinatown Community Development Center, Cross Cultural Family Center, and Salvation Army Kroc Center and the partnership of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco - Tenderloin Clubhouse, Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Human Rights Commission, La Voz-Latina, Livable City, Office of District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney, Nita Kirby, SF Covid Command Center, SF Department of Public Works, SF Healthy Streets Operation Center, SF Fire Department, SFMTA, SF Paratransit, SF Police Department, SF Recreation & Parks, Streets Team Enterprise, Tenderloin Community School, and Urban Alchemy. San Francisco Office of Economic Workforce and Development has been a tremendous supporter and funder of this work, bringing in the Envelope / Studio O team to deliver transformative public space projects in collaboration with the Block Groups. Generous donations have been provided by BioBag, Broadmoor Landscape Supply, DEKA Fabrication, KA Lau Construction, Pacific Nurseries, Sloat Garden Center, and Smart Building.