Designs for Heron's Head Park (click to enlarge) [Photo: SF Port]
Yesterday Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials celebrated improvements to Hunters Point's Heron's Head Park. The project was funded by the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood G.O. Bond, and includes an off-leash dog run and a new dedicated bike lane leading up to the park. Heron's Head was created in 1999 and contains the EcoCenter, a public education facility focused on renewable energy and pollution reduction (the building itself operates off of the city's energy grid and is powered by solar panels and wind turbines). It sits on the location of what was supposed to be Pier 98, but construction of the pier stalled in the 1970s and a salt marsh emerged, attracting shorebirds, waterfowl and aquatic wildlife - the park is now home to more than 100 different bird species. Grab your binoculars and check it out.
· City Officials Celebrate Improvements To Hunters Point Park [SF Appeal]
· Heron's Head Park [SF Port]
· Heron's Head Park Improvement Designs (pdf) [SF Port]