Yerba Buena repaired and improved the landscape of an east-facing hillside overlooking San Francisco’s Aquatic Park so the National Park Service could reopen it to the public. Atop the bluff are several historic homes that once housed Army officers from Fort Mason. In the late 1800s, pathways and gardens led down the hillside, but in the ensuing years, the area became neglected and overgrown. When the Park Service took over in the 1970s, it closed the property because of safety concerns.

Yerba Buena repaired and replaced deteriorated concrete stairs and walkways, installed new overlooks, replaced handrails; added pathway lighting; and restored a historic stone retaining wall. We repaired landslides; installed a new storm drainage system; improved irrigation; installed a cobbled swale; planted 8,000 donated plants; and added wildflower and native grass seed to help restore the historic gardens.

  • Project Name: Rehabilitate East Black Point Landscape, San Francisco, CA
  • Category: Civil Construction; Trails, Parks, and Playgrounds
  • Client/Owner: National Park Service
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Dollar Amount: $2,783,980

Project Features:

  • Concrete stairs and walkways
  • Drainage and irrigation
  • Historic stone retaining wall
  • Landscape and washout repair
  • Earthwork and grading
  • Helical piles and tiebacks
  • Cobble-lined swale
  • Pathway lighting
  • Pedestrian railings
  • Planting, tree pruning and removal
  • Erosion control
  • Wooden fencing