San Francisco Mini Parks Plans and construction supervision for 10 mini parks for the Department of Public Works of the City of San Francisco. 1. Cayuga Street Minipark Providing a disabled accessible way to connect two streets with an 11 foot difference in elevation.  The design created a sitting area for mothers with toddlers and a sand box with rocks as a climbing structure.  The planting, consisting of native trees and ground cover, mimics the landscape of the hills surrounding this residential district. 2. Army/Cesar Chavez Street exit The design of a narrow walkway minipark adjacent to the freeway and a housing project.  The freeway columns and the fence were painted to provide color and interest to a dark and bleak area.  The mural on the fence evoked the planting and the forms of the play equipment. 3. Joost St. Minipark A steep, narrow, 40 foot wide space between buildings with an elevation difference of over 40 feet, was turned into a stepped walkway, planted with native and draught tolerant plants that provide an abundance of flowers at throughout the year and create a view of the surrounding landscape. Employer: Public Works Department, City of San Francisco.
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