Mission Bay Mariposa Park Plan

Hot on the heels of Mission Bay’s only Children’s Park which is slated to open this May, the 2.4-acre “Mariposa Park” under construction on the southern most portion of Mission Bay, to the north of Mariposa Street, between Interstate 280 and UCSF’s new Medical Center, is slated to be completed in June.

In addition to a large multi-use lawn in the middle, Mariposa Park will include a plaza and picnic area on its northeast corner, a small children’s play area near the Medical Center, and gabion rubble wall benches throughout.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Anon

    this is going to be so awesome

  2. Posted by curmudgeon

    For some reason I thought this site was originally targeted for sports fields. Or am I thinking of something else in Mission Bay?

    [Editor’s Note: Perhaps you’re thinking of Parcel P7, near the roundabout to the north, which is slated to become a little league/softball diamond?]

    • Posted by gribble

      UC long ago was saying it would put in a soccer field a little north of the current child care facility. I think those plans were long ago scrapped in favor of more student and faculty housing.

    • Posted by Jake

      A softball field is planned for P7 south of the creek and next to 280 (one page map of MB open space at namelink).

  3. Posted by woolie

    I was over there last week. The huge freeway gives it great ambiance.

  4. Posted by BobN

    I can’t wait to see one of those rock-cage benches after a few years of highway grime settle in.

  5. Posted by LoPo

    We need this with so little open space in the area. But yeah, the rock cages are just weird.

  6. Posted by

    What a lovely space for young and old alike to breath in the benzene-rich diesel exhaust plumes of Caltrain equipment motoring out of the train yard. Makes for a wonderful one-two punch of COPD combined with the asbestos and metallic brake dust raining from the overhead freeway and inbound Caltrain equipment approaching the train yard. Is the goal to create a farming system for UCSF clinical trials?

    • Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

      At least Caltrain will be weaned off of diesel within a decade.

    • Posted by Anon

      Asbestos rains from freeways? No, it doesn’t.

    • Posted by Amewsed

      You don’t need human subjects for clinical trials anymore. Benzene exposure causes anemia and other forms of blood cancers I believe. UCSF @ Mission Bay has advanced robotics (inpatient pharmacy, roaming the halls to deliver meals and meds to hospital patients) which is really cool. I can’t wait for a kiosk type machine (available 24/7 like an ATM) to scan my arm and precisely draw blood thereby obviating the need for phlebotomists.

  7. Posted by Paul

    The BAAQMD measures dramatic improvements in air quality in Mission Bay over the last 5 years due to truck emissions rules.. CalTrain is going electric in 4 years. The only stinky thing left will be the MUNI diesel buses.

    [Editor’s Note: With respect to the Caltrain, keep in mind it’s going to be at least another 6 years until the service is electrified, possibly 10.]

  8. Posted by 100 PCT Absentee Owner SF ASAP

    Each Park should come with one micro apartment for a homeless techie.

  9. Posted by Adam

    Forget the park- at long last, a straight shot from the Mariposa off ramp down to 16th Street!!

  10. Posted by jb

    What a difference between two cities. The mission bay park while great is more like an after thought while B.C. makes community it’s primary focus.

  11. Posted by anon

    “Rubble walls” aka Hescos? What is this, a forward operating base in Afghanistan? Might as well add a 50 cal and some mortars.

  12. Posted by Pablo

    Mariposa = butterfly in Spanish. Butterfly park. Hopefully fully the City is planting some milkweed (Asclepias) in this park. Pretty much zero Monarch butterfly’s are left in SF.

  13. Posted by oliver_closoff

    Given the location and size this is a really weak attempt to provide a park. Too small for any organized activities, and not really big enough to support other than sitting and taking a smoke break. Its clear that this parcel was too small to fit any serious development.

    This is a ‘pocket park’ thrown out to say UCSF complied with open space requirements.

    What happened to the 4 full soccer fields planned next to Bakar?

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