Improving our Sewer System and Benefiting the Community
The Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting project will daylight the ephemeral historic Yosemite Creek to manage flows from 110 acres of McLaren Park. The creek will flow along the northern edge of McLaren Park from Yosemite marsh through Louis Sutter Playground and along the southern edge of University Mound Reservoir.
The project will feature a creek channel to convey stormwater and alleviate localized flooding issues as well as storage and infiltration facilities. This project is the first creek daylighting project initiated by the City and will reintroduce natural habitat and provide opportunities for community learning and beautification.
The project team is working closely with the SF Recreation and Park Department to integrate the creek into existing park uses.
Project Area Map
Currently, the project is in the conceptual planning phase before
detailed design can begin. Construction is scheduled to be complete by
During the planning phase of this project public workshops and multiple smaller community group meetings have been held to solicit public input and feedback on the project. Two online planning websites were provided for additional public feedback.
Conceptual Rendering: Wayland Street facing Oxford Street
Maintenance plans within green infrastructure will include removal of trash and debris, plant establishment and care, and related maintenance activities. The maintenance schedule and frequency of activities will vary based on the site conditions and needs of the green infrastructure technology employed. The SFPUC will monitor the green infrastructure facilities for proper functioning over time and update maintenance needs and schedules as appropriate.
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