Yerba Buena Garden

Yerba Buena Garden is the most beautiful place at Mission. Yerba Buena Gardens is the name for two blocks of public parks located between Third and Fourth, Mission and Folsom Streets in downtown, San Francisco, California. The first block bordered by Mission and Howard Streets was opened in 1993. The second block, between Howard and Folsom Streets was opened in 1998. A pedestrian bridge over Howard Street connects the two blocks, sitting on top of part of the Moscone Center convention center.

In Yerba Buena there are lots of art to see there. The memorial of Martin Luther King Jr. is one of them. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is situated behind a majestic waterfall fifty (50) feet high and twenty (20) feet wide which cascades over Sierra granite. There are poems in there that are translated into 13 different languges. There more arts in Yerba Buena like Green Glass Ship ­ Deep Gradient/Suspect Terrain, Shaking Man, and the Urge.

The Urge is a robotic sculpture that is half man and half woman is located in the Children’s Garden near Howard Street. If you sit on the bench in front of the globe (and weigh 130 lbs or more) you will trigger urge to sit down and when you try to stand up, Urge will follow suit. Urge combines technological and human traits, in the way it moves, gestures, and greets visitors.

Places to hang out at Yerba Buena

  • Go ice-skating
  • Go bowling
  • Ride on the carousel
  • Relax on the grass
  • Watch a movie in the Metreon
  • For a parent who wants to spend time with their kids they can bring their kids to the park at the south block.
Yerba Buena is located between Third and Fourth, Mission and Folsom Streets in downtown, San Francisco, California.