The Gardens’ are a collection of urban mixed-use spaces and structures that include both private uses (i.e., commercial retail properties) and public uses (i.e., cultural facilities, performance venues, recreational venues, and significant amounts of public open space with garden areas, plazas, children’s play areas, artwork, a historic carousel, and fountains).
The Gardens function as a self-financing entity, where surrounding developments are required to financially support the operation and maintenance of its public parks and cultural facilities. Combined integrally with the Moscone Convention Center, this mixture of multiple uses make the Gardens a unique and vital urban oasis for visitors, residents of the Yerba Buena neighborhood, and the entire City.
The mission of Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy is to sustain the integrity and interconnectedness of Yerba Buena Gardens. The Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy ensures that:
Yerba Buena Gardens operate and are maintained as a vibrant, accessible, public space in the urban heart of San Francisco, and
Yerba Buena Gardens continue to provide interconnected and sustainable cultural resources, open green space, and supporting commercial amenities for central city neighborhoods and the communities of the City of San Francisco.