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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
The 13th St. Commons is a public space initiative created by members of our Downtown community that aims to support local merchants, visitors and residents by radically reimagining 13th street as a community gathering space that plays host to small b... more
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The West Alameda Business Association is excited to announce the opening of a new outdoor drinking and dining venue - The Al Fresco Dining Park. This project is a collaboration between our organization, The Fireside Lounge, The Hunter Public House,... more
West Mall Square is a green space in front of Alameda City Hall West, in Alameda Point. 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
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Escape the city streets on this six-block landscaped greenway, dotted with play structures and benches. Buchanan Street Mall borders Rosa Parks Senior Center and Ella Hill Hutch Community Center. more
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Located in downtown Sausalito, Cascais Plaza is owned by the city, after the plaza and adjacent building were bought from Bank of America after the closing of the local branch. The plaza is now the home of many Sausalito public events. 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
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Oakland City Center is truly the heart of Oakland's steadily growing downtown business district. An ideal location with easy access to area freeways and BART coupled with the right mix of dining, retail and essential business amenities makes Oakla... more
This little plaza / park in downtown Santa Clara features the Mission Library Family Reading Center. more
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Civic Center Plaza is one of the main gathering spots for rallies, celebrations, protests and gatherings of all kinds take place. The plaza area also flows into Fulton Plaza, the area between the main library and the Asian Art Museum. more
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Located in downtown Cloverdale, Cloverdale Plaza is an outdoor space that hosts community events and music. more
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A great open air plaza that is host to many events in Downtown Redwood City. ~~~~~~~~ Redwood City is a city on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California's Bay Area, approximately 27 miles (43 km) south of San Francisco, and 24 miles (... 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 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
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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
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
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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
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An open air area at the end of market, just across from the Ferry Building, where arists, skaters, tourists and others congregate -- if the weather is nice -- to enjoy the happenings and beautiful scenery. more
Hayward City Hall is the place to visit if you have official business to conduct. Otherwise, the https://www.hayward-ca.gov website is probably your best starting point if you are interested in any details about moving to, doing business in, or want... more
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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
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Jessie Plaza is 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
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Lakeside Landing is a community space created in 2020 by temporarily closing an under-utilized parking lot. 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 headquarters of Levi Str... more
The Town Plaza is located at the corner of W. Main Street and Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Los Gatos. This quaint park features an interactive water fountain, planters, benches, lawn area and walkways. 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
The dead-end street of McCoppin that's sandwiched in between the Octavia off ramp and Valencia Street is in the middle of a redesign that will remake the area into a food court and park of sorts. more
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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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Established in 1999, the Mexican Heritage Plaza / Centro Cultural de San José, officially opened its doors to the residents of East San José and to its surrounding communities on September 9, 1999. The Plaza is owned by the City of San... 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 leash. more
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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 short walk from Moscon... more