Huffaker Park was built in the early 1990's largely by harbor members' volunteer labor and generous grants from the city's Mayor's Office, the San Francisco Estuary project and San Francisco Beautiful.
The Mission Creek Conservancy worked with developers to install habitat enhancement plantings including a wetlands on both the creek banks from 4th St to 7th Street. Conservancy volunteers installed plantings along the banks of Huffaker Park.
Several educational groups have found the park a stimulating site for learning including CAC class crafting ecological art pieces and the SF Friends School second grade classes creating wildlife and history signs for visitor education.
A park renovation project is planned for a newly expanded park to be installed by the Mission Bay Development Group with more pathways, flowering plants, a new irrigation system. The Harbor will retain an area along the banks focusing on bird, butterfly and bee plantings to maintain wildlife and two wildlife interpretive panels will be added.