Skate Park and Dog Park to Open in SoMa

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim today announced the opening of a new skate park and dog park located in the South of Market neighborhood, as well as a new public plaza set to open on August 1.

Both the 72,000 square foot skate park and the 7,000 square foot dog park are located beneath the Central Freeway between Valencia and Otis Streets. The skate park is decorated with an expansive mural done by San Francisco-based artist Jovi Schnell, officials said.

The McCoppin Hub Plaza, located at the end of McCoppin street, will serve as a community gathering place hosting music, food services and cultural events starting in August. The mayor’s office stated that the hub will feature art installations by the artist group MoreLab.

“These improvements add life and provide opportunities for people in the community to joint together for both passive and active recreational activities,” Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru said in a statement.

The newly opened parks and the developing plaza are part of the SoMa West Improvement Projects, a collaboration between the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, San Francisco Public Works and the Recreation and Park Department.

Andrew Dickey, Bay City News

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