China Basin Park

San Francisco, CA
  • Park
  • Waterfront
  • Resilience / Climate Adaptation
  • Greenway / Streetscape

Foregrounding the living systems of the San Francisco Bay, China Basin Park is a 5-acre waterfront park and the cultural centerpiece of the planned Mission Rock neighborhood—a new mixed-use community just across McCovey Cove from Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

Inspired by the unique ecosystems of the Bay Area, each piece of the park magnifies a local landscape. The Great Lawn is framed with windswept cypress trees that reference the drama of the region’s headlands. Plant species, like the Arbutus that shade the Gathering Grove, were chosen for their unique relationship to the city. The Shoreline Sands, as well as pavements and materials across the site, echo the various gradients of coastal edges along San Francisco’s shoreline. The park offers diverse amenities such as sunny open plazas, active Stadium Seats, and a massive immersive Stormwater Garden that filters, conveys, and treats runoff from the entire development. The Bay Trail weaves through the park, completing a key piece of the 350-mile system that spans the region.

Designed to reduce risk from sea level rise and storm events, the park mitigates the threats of climate change while enhancing connections to the water and providing immersive views for all to enjoy. The park embodies all that Mission Rock stands for: fostering an inclusive community, building resiliently, and creating an iconic destination for San Francisco.

Learn more:


  • Mission Rock Partners (San Francisco Giants, Tishman Speyer, Port of San Francisco)


Min Design
Miller Company
Pine & Swallow
Pannu Larsen McCartney
BKF Engineers
Urban Design Consulting Engineers
Peterson Associated Engineers
PritchardPeck Lighting