India Basin Shoreline Park

India Basin Shoreline Park

Located in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, the India Basin Shoreline Park presents a unique opportunity to create a multitude of connections: to unite the historic boatyard of 900 Innes and the underutilized India Basin Shoreline Park into one park; to complete 1.5 miles of accessible shoreline along the San Francisco Bay linking to the Bay Trail and the Blue Greenway; and to foster better accessibility from the neighborhood to the water and the community to the site’s history via the restoration of the Shipwright’s Cottage.

We framed our approach around three big ideas. First, to replace hard edges, a blurred gradient of upland and marine landscapes merge into each other and wrap around the entire cove to create the “Big Soft Edge.” Second, we introduce a series of perpendicular, human-scaled crossings that connect the hills with the water to create a “Walkable Cross-Grain.” Our third design principle is to celebrate the authenticity and beauty of the single remaining original shoreline in San Francisco at the Historic Boatyard anchored by the charismatic gem of the historic Shipwright’s Cottage. This heart of India Basin’s heritage and culture is this “Neighborhood Center.”


Location: San Francisco, CA
Size: 9.6 acres
Client: San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, The Trust for Public Land
Completion Date: 2016 (concept design)

Project Team

GGN, Project Lead
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Civil Engineering
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop, Architecture
Rana Creek, Ecological Design
Greenlee & Associates, Horticulture
Fratessa Forbes Wong, Structural Engineering
Alta Planning + Design, Transportation Planning

Services Provided

Design Competition, Concept Design



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