joseph conrad square


Joseph Conrad Square, also known as Conrad Park, is a small triangular-shaped park at Columbus Avenue and Beach Street, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. The park was founded in 1971. While the park is in an ideal location and has excellent potential, the previous design of the park made it underutilized and poorly connected to the surrounding streets and buildings. The Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District (FWCBD) has been working since 2009 to find a solution for both curbing illegal activity in the park and revitalizing the park with innovative and engaging elements.

Joseph Conrad Square drawing

In 2015 the FWCBD was able to secure funding to hire a local landscape architecture firm, Carducci & Associates, to create a detailed design for the park. In January 2020, working from the Carducci & Associates design and with the talented team from Rec and Parks, the park was pruned, replanted, and revitalized!

SF Recreation & Parks logoThe new design for the park includes better lighting to discourage criminal activity at night and a low-growing and interesting plant palette to reduce "hiding". Additionally, the new plants are drought-resistant and require low maintenance.

To view the project documents including designs click here  

To view the Joseph Conrad Square project page on the Carducci & Associates website click here

To view the Recreation and Parks Joseph Conrad Square page click here