These past two Fridays June 17th and June 24th from 4-7 pm, we had the pleasure of talking with the community about our latest project, Parklab at SF’s newest food truck park, SPARK Social SF. Parklab is a new interim use park that will activate a vacant 4-acre stretch of land running through the center of Mission Bay, one of San Francisco’s most rapidly growing neighborhoods. This new green space will serve as a social junction where people and place intersect. From it, we hope notions of community can continually be discovered. We spoke with a lot of people from various locations both locally and throughout the Bay Area!
During these events, we enjoyed the opportunity of gathering more insight as to what people would like to see in that space. Currently, we are in the early stages of ideation, and all input is appreciated. Eco hot tubs, pollinator gardens, community gardens, art residency yurts, community workshop spaces, an outdoor incubator kitchen, a roller rink, and rotating shop kiosks, are just a few of the many great ideas that we have heard from the community. Possibilities are endless!
On June 24th, we celebrated pollinator week by handing out wildflower seed balls in the form of Seedles to the community. Seedles are a mix of wildflowers that are pollinator friendly, such as California Poppy, Tidy Tips, Mountain Phlox and more! Each ball contains about 5-25 wildflower seeds! Pollinators, such as bees, birds, and butterflies are an extremely important part of our ecosystem, and we hope to spread the love and knowledge of these important creatures. By planting more wildflowers, and using permaculture principles we at BASE hope to help create as much healthy habitat as possible in our city in vacant and underutilized spaces. We also celebrated using chalk art as a medium for children of all ages to be a part of the action.
Natalie (designer at BASE) and Sara (summer intern at BASE)
Parklab Overall Concept Plan
Parklab Concept Plan Close up of block p-15.
Stay tuned in our journey to share your vision and get involved! We would love to see you at the next event.