SF Zoological Society and Gardens
COASTAL CONSERVATION ZONE
Restored Biodiverse Coastal Paradise
At San Franciscos South West corner resides hundreds of acres a biodiverse and environmentally fragile critical ocean front space. This park and beach was administered by numerous public agencies in a relatively disconnected manner. MKThink in collaboration with the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens, Recreation and Park Department, the Public Utilities Commission, and SPUR created a viable vision to connect the 200 acre zoo park with Ocean Beach. This led to the creation of a 50 acre coastal conservation zone within the joint Zoo and PUC grounds. The project was born from the previous Strategic Campus Plan that MKThink had created for the Zoo. It followed the plan's vision to create a natural sanctuary for a range of endangered and displaced northern Pacific and Arctic animals while providing seamless public access across previously inaccessible land.