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An Award-Winning Public Space

Yerba Buena Gardens is an award-winning Public Space
Yerba Buena Gardens is a safe, clean, vibrant and award-winning public place.


Since it opened in 1993, Yerba Buena Gardens has been recognized by dozens of organizations from around the globe as an award-winning example of how to develop and manage urban public space. For example, it has been heralded for its ability to create continuous programming that fosters community participation and pride. Years of insights and learning have resulted in a public space that is welcoming, vibrant and sustains long-term community value for visitors, tenants, area residents and business partners. The success of Yerba Buena Gardens is documented in awards from local, regional, national and international organizations highlighted here.

Yerba Buena Alliance
Organizational Champion Award

2013

SF Tourist Attractions

2010

SF Tourist Attractions

2009

SF Tourist Attractions

2008

San Francisco
Beautiful Award

2007

Environmental Improvement
Decade Award

Professional Landscape Network
2005

Bay Area
Parent Magazine

Family Favorite Winner – “Best Family Day Trip Destination” in San Francisco/Peninsula
2005

SF Guardian
Best of the Best

2005

Excellence in Urban Environment
The Rudy Brunner Award

Gold Medal for Design, Management & Community Development
1999—Present

Downtown Outstanding Improvement Awards
International First Place

Design & Management
1999

Large Commercial Maintenance
Achievement Award

California Landscape Contractors Association
1999

SF Guardian
Best of the Bay

1998

City of San Francisco
Environmental Achievement Awards

First place Green Ribbon Panel
1997

Large Commercial Maintenance
First Place

California Landscape Contractors Association
First Place
1996

Environmental Improvement
Grand Award

Associated Landscape Contractors of America
1995


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