Client: City of San Francisco
Collaboration: CMG Landscape Architecture
Location: San Francisco, California
Construction Budget: $250,000 to $500,000
Situated in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighbourhood, this busy and well-loved inner city playground is scheduled for re-development. Named after a local Chinese American basketball star from the 1950’s, this dragon and phoenix-themed play area is collaboratively designed with CMG Landscape Architecture and the City of San Francisco.
The dragon and phoenix are a classic Chinese folk pairing. On this multi-tiered playground, a huge playable water dragon sculpture wraps itself around a two-level tower and slide. Look closely to see the dragon emerging from the blue water. Its form transitions from its 3D body to 2D tail as it wraps around the tower base. A fiery phoenix sculpture bridges the junior and senior play challenges.