Nestled between Mission Bay and SoMa, Mission Creek Harbor has served a diverse community of San Francisco mariners, floating home dwellers, and gardeners for 60 years.
Since 1959, Mission Creek Harbor has supported 35 berths for pleasure boats, and 20 berths for floating homes. An infrastructure upgrade to the 3rd Street Bridge means that currently the only vessels who can navigate from the Harbor to the Bay are those that can fit underneath the 4th and 3rd Street bridges. This project is slated to conclude in 2020. Click here to learn more about Mission Creek Harbor's pleasure boat berth availability and wait list.
Huffaker Park is an approximately one acre public park along Mission Creek's shoreline, with decomposed granite pathways, open lawn areas and picnic tables. It has a relaxed feel among the flowering plants and trees, including many native plantings. A variety of birds forage and nest in the park and herons, cormorants, bat rays, fish and sea lions can be seen in the creek.
For more than thirty years, Mission Creek Harbor has maintained a Community Garden along the shoreline. The Garden is in the process of relocating from its creekside home since the 1980s to an adjacent parcel to allow for Mission Creek Park's expansion.
The Mission Creek Conservancy is a public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation, dedicated to preserving and enhancing the tidal community at Mission Creek.
The Conservancy has been working to preserve and protect Mission Creek for more than 35 years.
Formed in 1959, Mission Creek Harbor is home to Mission Bay's oldest surviving community. But Mission Creek has been used for maritime, industrial, and military purposes for centuries. The Mission Creek Conservancy's historical overview is available here. Interested in learning more? We highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of Vanished Waters, the most comprehensive history of Mission Bay. It's available for checking out at the Mission Bay Library Branch.
Mission Creek is home to a diverse bird population, including many species for whom Mission Creek is their sole habitat in San Francisco.
As Citizen Scientists, Mission Creek residents have collected data on the local bird population for nearly a decade for the Audubon Society.