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Crescent Pool Improvements Underway

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The Beautiful Crescent Pool at Yerba Buena Gardens will undergo improvements beginning in late November, 2017. When this upgrade begins, the Gardens, Upper Terrace, all businesses and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial + Waterfall will remain open during all construction activity.

Business as usual

This work to improve the crescent-shaped pool atop the Upper Terrace Garden is expected to last until late spring 2018. The project at the 260-foot-long pool involves replacing its waterproofing so that it lasts for many years to come.

All businesses in and around Yerba Buena Gardens, and the Garden’s public areas, will remain open during the improvement project.

The Gardens, Upper Terrace, All Businesses and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial + Waterfall Remain Open During Construction


The decorative crescent-shaped water feature is located above the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial + Waterfall overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens, and on the same level as popular B Restaurant and Samovar Tea Lounge.

Visitors will still be able to walk along the terrace and enjoy B Restaurant and Samovar Tea Lounge and their outdoor dining areas. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial also will be open and its waterfall will be operational except for brief periods as necessary to complete the work on the crescent pool. Public events also will be unaffected.

Crescent Pool | Yerba Buena Gardens

The Crescent Pool will undergo improvements beginning in late November, 2017


Easily accessible

Visitors can enjoy Upper Terrace Gardens restaurants by using the ramp on the west side, closer to Metreon, and by using stairs on the east and west sides of the pool. A ramp on the east side nearest to Third Street will be closed during construction. While the work is underway, a large white tent will cover the pool.

An award-winning urban park

The project area involves a small portion of Yerba Buena Gardens, which is a five-acre park located in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of downtown San Francisco and is surrounded by world-renown museums and art galleries, hotels, entertainment and shopping.

The Gardens facilities sit above parts of Moscone Convention Center and a Marriott Hotel. The Gardens also are home to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Metreon and restaurants. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is located behind the largest waterfall fountain on the West Coast, and consists of large, etched glass excerpts of Dr. King’s speeches in the languages of San Francisco’s sister cities.

Join us today in the Cultural Heart of SF

Yerba Buena Gardens is a a great place for family fun and activities, finding green relief from urban noise and congestion, free performances, a bite to eat and so much more.

Come on by on and see all of the changes in the works. We look forward to seeing you soon!

About Julie McCarthy

As the Site Manager for Yerba Buena Gardens, I act as the first point of contact for park visitors, tenants, vendors and contractors. I am also involved in all aspects of the day to day operations of the park.
Connect with Julie at Yerba Buena Gardens or on LinkedIn.

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