Civic Center Commons

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Fostering community in the heart of the city’s central public spaces

The Civic Center Commons (the Commons) includes United Nations (UN) Plaza, Civic Center Plaza, and Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Main Public Library. These spaces play a critical role in our civic life and provide a commons where San Franciscans come together to connect – and unite – around our shared values.

Neighbors, community and cultural organizations, and City agencies are now working together alongside people who frequent these plazas to foster a unified gathering space and make a daily commons experience possible. The Civic Center Commons Initiative (the Initiative) is our collective effort to bring more positive and inclusive activity to the area through interactive art installations and play structures, public space stewardship, new workforce development partnerships, and more frequent activities and events.

Download the Civic Center Commons Initiative Overview

Coming soon, this website will feature up-to-date information about what’s happening in the Commons, future plans and other milestones!

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Civic Center
Public Realm Plan

For more information about the City’s long-range plan to redesign the Civic Center’s parks, plazas and streets, visit

Helen Diller Civic Center

For more information about the upcoming events at the Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds, visit

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