New outdoor space, The Crossing at East Cut, opens in downtown SF

The 3.5-acre block where Transbay’s temporary terminal was located has been transformed into a new outdoor community and entertainment destination called The crossing to East Cut. It opened earlier this month with the aim of bringing people together with fun activities and supporting the well-being of the neighborhood.

Run by the nonprofit The East Cut Community Benefit District (East Cut CBD), which worked for three years to activate the site. The organization provides cleaning, security and maintenance of parks and open spaces in District 6 of San Francisco. The design process for The Crossing at East Cut included partnering with the office of District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney to survey over 1,200 neighbors, asking respondents about their preferences for on-site programming.

The first phase of opening of this project, located between Howard and Folsom, between Beale and Main Street, includes a family-friendly beer garden, bar, soccer fields, a mural on the ground, as well as food trucks on site. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Two mini soccer fields are open for league competitions and certain times will be open to the public for free play. Street football USA helps set up the two state-of-the-art football pitches that will host other sporting events.

The Crossing community area includes 5,000 square feet of indoor space, which can be reserved free of charge by local community groups. There is also a community fitness area dedicated to individuals and coaches. Group and individual lessons will be offered by LuxeFit.

Future upgrades to come include an outdoor cinema with help from Noise, as well as food and retail kiosks, a community market and more play areas. See below for full site equipment layout.

East Cut Landing Partners (ECLP) is a partnership between East Cut CBD, Nestory Park, Real Active, and Street Soccer USA.

Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo