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A plaza at the foot of a the 600 ft. building at 101 California Street. The plaza features a planted, terraced sitting area where workers can sit and take their lunch. Photo by K. Papai more
On the former Mare Island Naval Base in Vallejo is a lush and old fashioned-looking circular park, centered around a quaint, 19th-century bandstand—that, and a 28-foot intercontinental ballistic missile launched from a Cold War-era nuclear-powered su... more
The Arrillaga Family Pavilion and Freidenrich Community Center on the Oshman Family JCC campus feature a lush playing field, outdoor seating, conference and class areas, fitness opportunities and a performance venue. more
The Cannery Courtyard is a place for events, pop up markets and live music. Event calendar: https://www.cannerycourtyard.com/workshops/ more
Cesar E. Chavez Plaza is a city park in Sacramento named after César Chávez. For more than a century the downtown square has been a focal point for community activities, including the Farmers' Market, music concerts, and community ralli... more
This little plaza / park in downtown Santa Clara features the Mission Library Family Reading Center. more
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The Civic Center Plaza continues to evolve as an open space where rallies, lectures, concerts, protests and gatherings of all kinds take place. more
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A great open air plaza that is host to many events in Downtown Redwood City. more
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Located in downtown Santa Rosa, California, in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, Courthouse Square offers plentiful dining, shopping and year round events. more
A small public square where you can meet friends before heading out for dinner in Mill Valley.   The square is home to an occaisional event and has:  benches, bathrooms in the Depot Building, a Cafe, picnic tables and dogs are permitted on... more
A little bit of extra sidewalk on the corner of Market and Sansome in front of the E-Trade Center. more
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Eagle Plaza will transform a portion of 12th Street between Harrison and Bernice Streets in San Francisco's Western SoMa neighborhood into a new pedestrian plaza with a shared public way, in which traffic calming features create a safe space for peop... more
Spanning six blocks in the heart of San Francisco's prime commercial district, Embarcadero Center is one of the largest mixed-use complex in the Western United States. With a unique history, EC offers four million square feet of office and retail spa... more
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Embarcader Plaza (formerly Justin Herman Plaza) is located at the foot of Market Street at the Embarcadero, just behind the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It is just across the street from the Ferry Building. You can take BART or Muni to the Embarcadero Stati... more
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In between the high-rise city that has transformed Rincon Hill, a half-acre patch of green gives residents and workers a semblance of calm. more
A small little plaza in Downtown San Rafael.   The plaza is a gathering place for seasonal events, Thursday night farmers markets, and summertime concerts. more
Fruitvale Village is a planned community: public transit, ground-floor retail, upper-level apartments, a library, children's and senior centers, even a school. more
 An open area and plaza that connects to Mike Day Memorial Park. more
The cute little park is the center of town.  It's the perfect little rest stop if you're just visiting town.  It's ringed by restaurants, shops, wine bars, galleries and more.   more
A nice plaza/park that features the "Remember Them: Champions for Humanity" sculptures; recognizing 25 political and humanitary figures of the recent past:  Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Maya Angelou, Susan B. Anthony, Ruby Bridges, Cesar Cha... more
The little open space that closed off 17th Street traffic, serves as a wonderful place to meet up with friends.   Part of the Pavements to Parks program.  Thank you.   Tired of seeing people run across the street as cars race to beat t... more
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The Japantown Peace Plaza is an outdoor court which connects the Miyako and Kintetsu Malls. Created in the mid-1960s as a complement to the Japan Center Mall during redevelopment, the initial plaza design featured a 17th century "eternal flame" that... more
An open space area in front of the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco, across the street from Yerba Buena Gardens and next to Saint Patrick Church.   A good spot to meet up with friends or just to have lunch and listen to music. more
A nice little stretch of greenery, along with an open plaza, hidden away, right off the Embarcadero.    Levi Strauss Plaza, also known as Levi Plaza or Levi's Plaza, is an office complex located in the Embarcadero. It houses the headquart... more
An open area in Palo Alto. In the early 1960s, Lytton Plaza was developed by Bart Lytton across the street from his Lytton Savings and Loan office. It was intended to be a venue for outdoor events such as art and crafts shows. After years of uncerta... more
A little alley like open area near the Transamerica Building. more
McCoppin Square features a playground that has both a Tot Lot and school-aged play areas, ADA accessible pathways with site lighting, a baseball field with bleachers, a half basketball court and tennis court, a contemplative garden with seating, and... more
The Mechanics Monument, also known as The Mechanics, Mechanics Statue, or Mechanics Fountain since it originally featured as the centerpiece of a pool of water at the base during the first five years, is a bronze sculpture group by Douglas Tilden, lo... more
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Prime Location Framed by historic architecture and the Old U.S. Mint, and lined with cafés and restaurants, Mint Plaza offers over 13,000 square feet of open outdoor event space in the heart of San Francisco's downtown district, just a shor... more
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The waterfront area in Napa that used to be a quiet area to sit next to the meandering Napa River now includes Oxbow Riverstage. So on some days, the area becomes an open air music venue featuring some of the top national touring acts. more
Pershing Square is named after General John "Black Jack" Pershing.   The open area is located next to the Main Post in the Presidio. In the early years of the twentieth century, General John "Black Jack" Pershing was commander of the Presi... more
Point Tiburon Plaza is within walking distance of Tiburon's main street, the ferry to San Francisco and numerous amenities including a shoreline park, tennis courts, a wildlife sanctuary and a public library. more
A cute little plaza to take a break from shopping.   There's often a musician or band playing on weekends. more
One of the best kept secret rooftop gardens we’ve gone and blown up now—sorry, deck vets—but it’s time. This partially-shaded 15th-floor deck is complete with a sundial sculpture and epic views of the Transamerica Pyramid and... more
Our 3000 seat solar-powered outdoor live music venue is the most unique and enjoyable live performance venue in the North Bay. Located at the SOMO Village Event Center and just 40 miles north of San Francisco. 2016 concert dates are available at htt... more
Sydney Walton Square is a public park located just west of the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California, United States. The park is named after San Francisco banker Sydney Grant Walton. The 2-acre park was designed by Peter Walker. It was created as... more
The Great Wall of Oakland is a non-profit organization and a 100′x100′ projection installation in Oakland’s Uptown District. The Great Wall provides high-quality art production for the general public, along with contributing to the... more
The Space Station is an innovation in museum exhibits in that vacant commercial space is filled and the public gains a new education venue in their local neighborhood through private contributions. It is located in the Pacheco Plaza, a shopping cente... more
2.5 downtown acres between Salvio Street, Willow Pass Road, Grant Street and Mt. Diablo Street. Dedicated to the people of Concord by town founder Don Salvio Pacheco more than 125 years ago. There is a turfed area with large trees, colorful flowers,... more
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United Nations Plaza was built in 1975 as part of the Market Street Reconstruction Project in conjunction with the subterranean installation of BART. United Nations Plaza is a 2.6-acre pedestrian mall extending from Market Street to Hyde Street in Sa... more
The Unity Plaza is a public open space west of the City College Terminal. The fully accessible plaza is landscaped with trees and plants, includes benches, pedestrian lighting, special artistic pavement, a domed climbing structure and photography dis... more
An central, open space area for festivals and events in Antioch. more
The terrace is an open space and good alternative to the food court.   Very urban, different views from above Market Street. more