Our treasured San Francisco landmark is rapidly deteriorating and will close unless swift action is taken to restore it.
A Citizen Initiative to Save Aquatic Park Pier
Partnering with the SF Maritime National Park Association and National Park Service.
SF Maritime National Park Assoc.
The San Francisco Maritime National Park Association is a 501(c)3 non profit organization located in San Francisco, CA. It was founded in 1950 by a group of dedicated citizens who sought to preserve and protect San Francisco’s vibrant maritime heritage.
Save Aquatic Park Pier
The Save Aquatic Park Pier Committee is a group of concerned citizens working directly with the SF Maritime National Park Association and coordinating with the National Park Service to raise public awareness and identify funding to rebuild the endangered city landmark.
National Park Service
The National Park Service is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all U.S. national parks, many American national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
``Losing the pier will cost us a unique public space, and a treasured crown jewel on the San Francisco waterfront.``
– Superintendent Kevin Hendricks
SF Maritime National Historic Park
Thank you for supporting our effort to save a piece of San Francisco’s treasured and historic waterfront.
ABOUT AQUATIC PARK PIER
Built in 1933 to create a protected cove where city residents could swim and recreate, the pier is now a crumbling historic landmark requiring restoration. Although built strong, decades of standing against winter storms, pounding waves and a lack of upkeep have weakened this 1400-foot walkway over San Francisco Bay. The beloved pier remains open for fishing and strolling, but unless replaced it will close soon and disintegrate into an embarrassing eyesore.
The pier was designed for recreation, but it also incorporated an innovative baffle system that functions to mitigate the effects of the bay currents on the cove. Failure to replace will cause severe damage to our cherished Aquatic Park.
Streetlights are located at even intervals along the length of the pier. Few of the original streetlights function, and in some cases fixtures have been broken or removed and only the poles remain.
Between 1942 and 1948, an Army tug crashed into the pier, causing severe structural damage. The pier was again seriously damaged when, in a thick fog it was rammed by a freighter in February 1953.
The convenience station at the end of the pier was less than 50 percent complete when the WPA turned the project over to the city. These structures remain unfinished today. Only the rough concrete exterior ever got constructed.
You Can Help
Support our effort to replace the Aquatic Park Pier – Let’s restore a piece of San Francisco history!
We all love San Francisco’s iconic landmarks and the unsurpassed views they provide. It’s now time for citizens to pull together to save a piece of its storied past and protect it for the enjoyment of future generations.
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Whether you can contribute financially or have a few hours of time and expertise to lend, you are encouraged to get involved in the citizen-led campaign.
Giving your time and skills will help generate interest and enthusiasm throughout the community. There’s much to do, so don’t hesitate to join our outreach efforts.
Our government officials need to be reminded of our desire to fund the replacement of the pier. Call and write to tell them this critical infrastructure project requires their attention.
Every dollar will assist our community-led effort. Our modest budget covers communications, organizing, and research efforts. Please consider a contribution today.
Visit the Aquatic Park and see for yourself its crumbling condition. Take photos and share across your social media channels. Help us spread the word! #SavethePierSF
Spread the Word
Your words are powerful tools so writing & posting to media outlets expressing a strong desire to rebuild the pier to protect the park will have a positive impact.
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