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Yerba Buena Gardens Businesses and Attractions Open During Pedestrian Bridge Construction.

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New pedestrian bridge for Yerba Buena Gardens is in the works.

A new pedestrian bridge connecting Yerba Buena Gardens is in the works. | Artist rendering

Construction is underway of the redesigned pedestrian bridge linking Yerba Buena Gardens over Howard Street.

Businesses and attractions at the Gardens will remain open and operating under their normal business hours. The new Park Bridge is replacing the Howard Street crossing between Moscone North and South, which closed in mid-April for demolition.

The new Park Bridge is scheduled to debut in Winter 2018, along with a redesigned Carousel Plaza, new Learning Garden, and a new tot-lot in the Children’s Garden and Playground area.

New and Best Access Routes

For now, it’s still easy to get to and from Yerba Buena Gardens attractions at both the ground and upper levels of Moscone North and Moscone South. The North side is home to the Children’s Creativity Museum, Leroy King Carousel, Pin Up Café, and the Yerba Buena Ice Center and Bowling Center. The Carousel Café is now located at the ice rink. On the South side, enjoy METREON, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival events, and great places to eat and unwind.

To get to both areas of the Gardens:

  • At street level, simply cross Howard at 4th streets.
  • From the upper level of Moscone North, there’s an elevator and stairs to Howard Street.
  • From the upper level of Moscone South, take the ramp to from the Carousel Plaza to Howard Street.

New Yerba Buena Gardens bridge access routes

It’s still easy to get to Yerba Buena Gardens attractions at both the ground and upper levels.

Designed to connect and inspire

Designed by SOM, in association with Mark Cavagnero Associates, and CMG Landscape Architects, the Park Bridge will be an attraction itself. With natural materials, landscaping, seating and viewing areas, and public art, the wider pedestrian thoroughfare will provide a more direct connection to the places we all love at Yerba Buena Gardens.

In the end, the improvements underway occurring from the expansion of Moscone Convention Center, will make the cultural heart of San Francisco—Yerba Buena Gardens—even more inspiring.

Join us today in the Cultural Heart of SF

It’s a great place for family fun and activities, finding green relief, free performances, a bite to eat and so much more. Embrace your every mood today at Yerba Buena Gardens.

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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