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Tunnel Top Park

Art, plants and vistas vie for attention at this special communal parcel

Opening onto spectacular vistas towards the Portola and Bayview, for many years this remnant piece of land was used as an informal dumping ground.


Then a local grassroots initiative by residents in the Potrero-Dogpatch transformed this abandoned stretch above the southern portal of the Caltrain tunnel into the perfect canvas for a tremendous outpouring of talent.

The black & white mural on the tunnel top reproduces a 1930s linoleum cut print of the tunnel by Charles Surendorf who lived on Potrero Hill at the time, and who became world-famous for his prints of California’s gold country. More on him at  

Visit to join the community fun as our gift to you during this year's "holidays at home" Shelter in Place.

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