Drone photo credit: John Coen
Lakeside Landing is a new community space created by temporarily closing an under-utilized parking lot. The goal is to attract new shoppers and revitalize Lakeside Village. Funded by our District 7 Supervisor, with support from SF Planning, Public Works, and SFMTA who own the parking lot, Lakeside Landing features a mural by artist Mike Ritch, Nature Exploration Area for kids and landscaping by Markos Major of Climate Action Now! alongside many family-friendly amenities such as Giant Chess. Lakeside Landing may return to cars when business picks up and empty buildings are leased. In the interim, it is a welcoming gateway to Lakeside Village where families can gather safely outside during COVID-19.
To book the large open area for an event or activity and to learn more about Lakeside Landing, please read on!
Family fun and education
Activity for everyone
Book the large open area that is part of the shared space
Please use this link to book Lakeside Landing for activities or events, following these important guidelines:
Costs: There is no charge by Friends of Lakeside Village, a non-profit of volunteers who help operate Lakeside Landing. You can select any 2-hour open increments from 8AM to 6PM (or more for a longer event although the intent is to share the space with the community). You are responsible for cleaning up after your event!
Event types: Many types of activity are encouraged on the octopus (yoga, meditation, tai chi, art classes, fitness bootcamps, studying, chess, learning to ride scooters, walking on the tentacles etc.). Some events are prohibited during COVID-19 or require additional permits and insurance (see below).
Booking policy: In order to give everyone a chance to book Lakeside Landing, please schedule up to ONE event per month in advance, and email email@example.com if you would like help with publicity (Lakeside newsletter, bulletin board, flyers, Next Door, Instagram etc.). For pop-up activities during the same week, you are welcome to book any open time spots as often as you would like!
Shared spaces: During your event, please note that the shared spaces will remain open to everyone in the community, including the Nature Exploration Area, tables and chairs for dining, giant chess set etc. You are also welcome to use these resources but they are first come, first served. If you want an exclusive, quiet, private space, Lakeside Landing may not be your best choice!
Amenities: There are many restaurants and cafes in Lakeside Village for participants to enjoy. Please note that Lakeside Landing does not have restrooms.
Sidewalk access: The sidewalks around Lakeside Landing must remain accessible to pedestrians at all times.
COVID-19: You must comply with all San Francisco COVID-19 public health orders including wearing a mask and social distancing.
Additional permits: Lakeside Landing has obtained a permit for amplified sound from 1PM to 7PM every day until the end of June 2021. You are responsible for obtaining separate permits from the relevant city agencies if your events involve built structures (stage, tents etc.), alcoholic beverages, entertainment or sound, food trucks, or cooking (e.g. barbecues). It is your responsibility to run a zero-waste event. Please note that permits for farmers markets or food trucks will require you to rent temporary restrooms.
Insurance: Some activities are prohibited because they are not covered by insurance. Do not plan events involving animals (rodeos, petting zoos, or exhibitions), athletic contests, carnivals, circuses, fairs, festivals, parades, powered rides or amusement attractions (climbing walls, slides, mechanical bulls, bungee jumping), firearms or weapons, trampolines, bounce houses, inflatable suits (for amusement, sports, wrestling or combat), skateparks, or fireworks.
Large events: For events with over 500 people, you must provide at least 30-days notice to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will be required to purchase additional insurance.
Learn more about the natural world at Lakeside Landing!
Giant Pacific Octopus