Project Location, State


Reimagining San Francisco’s Oldest Park

Fletcher Studio was honored to have been selected to reimagine San Francisco’s oldest public space. The award-winning design, transformed what was once an English strolling garden into a richly integrated and multi-faceted community space. Close collaboration with neighbors, community groups, and City agencies yielded a design that it totally unique to the park. The park is now universally accessible, due to careful consideration of circulation and topography. South Park succeeds as an ecologically and socially sustainable park, setting the stage for use, connection, and delight while creating a space that is both magnetic and evolving.


South Park, San Francisco

Neighborhood: SOMA South of Market
Date: 2017 Completed
Size: 1.2 acres
Client: The South Park Improvement Association
Role: Landscape Architecture
Features: Comprehensive Design, Playground, Green Infastructure
Awards: Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize, ASLA National Honor Award, ASLA Norcal Honor Award


San Francisco Chronicle
Latest South Park rendition a place for all
By John King,  March 25, 2017

Marin Magazine
Playing With Noguchi: A 20th-century’s interactive art for playgrounds
By Zahid Sardar

Metropolos Magazine
The World’s Best Design Cities 2017
Metropolis editors choose 15 cities around the globe that set the bar highest for progressive design and good living.  

SF Curbed
San Francisco’s oldest park gets a new facelift
Featured in such films as “Rent” and “Blue Jasmine,” South Park is finally ready for its closeup
By Brock Keeling, March 8, 2017

Cottages & Gardens
Landscape Architect David Fletcher Shares His Vision for a Green City
By Lydia Lee

South Park, San Francisco
June 27, 2017