Experience a Car-Free Valencia Street at Sunday Streets Mission on March 8

Sunday Streets Mission by J Perez


San Francisco –  The 2020 season of open streets in San Francisco kicks off with Sunday Streets Mission on March 8, when Valencia Street transforms from 26th Street to Duboce into a car-free temporary park for all from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Roll out to reclaim our city streets as public spaces for health and human connection at the first of eleven Sunday Streets this year.

“Sunday Streets is all about public health — from opening up the streets for pedestrians and bicyclists to connecting with neighbors and community,” said Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health. “The Department of Public Health supports Sunday Streets because neighbors can get blood pressure screenings, have a dance party, blow bubbles and access health resources, all on the same street. It’s uplifting, fun and good for your health.”

In addition to over a mile of open space for hula-hooping, bike-riding and community connection, two Activity Hubs at 24th and 16th Streets feature live music, interactive art projects, cultural performances and more. 

In partnership with Mission Housing, a pop-up Play Streets block party in front of Valencia Gardens brings sports games, bubbles, fun activities and more for residents and neighbors to come together.

Between 15th and 16th, the SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) will host a Summer Pop-Up Resource Fair. At 24th Street, Northgate Christian Church brings free community arts activities, and Community Youth Center partners with Livable City’s Neighborfest Program to invite residents to map their neighborhood resources and build community resilience. Learn about the 2020 Census with SF Counts, who will be on hand to sign people up, answer questions and offer free live screen-printing.

Each Sunday Streets is as unique as the neighborhood it serves, with small businesses, residents, nonprofits and local groups bringing activities, volunteers and performances to the car-free streets and contributing a distinctive character and energy to the day. 

Sunday Streets 2020 Season Schedule + Companion Events

March 8 – Mission 1

March 29 Excelsior 1

April 19Tenderloin 1 + Thai New Year and Southeast Asian Food Festival in Little Saigon

Date and Route TBA Bayview 

June 7 Sunset/Golden Gate Park

Date and Route TBADogpatch/Mission Bay

July 19Mission 2

August 23SoMa + Undiscovered SF Creative Night Market Pop-Up

September 13 Tenderloin 2 + Getting There Together: A Celebration of Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

September 27 Western Addition

October 28 Excelsior 2

The Sunday Streets 2020 season is made possible by the following sponsors: The Sunday Streets 2020 season is made possible by the following sponsors: Bay Area Air Quality Management, Spin, Jump, iHeartMedia, SF Department of Public Works, Scoot, and SF COUNTS 2020 Census and Event Sponsor Mission Housing Development Corporation and San Francisco Spine Pain Relief

About Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets is a program of the nonprofit Livable City, presented in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Shape Up SF Coalition. Additional City support comes from the Department of Public Works, Recreation & Parks Department, SF Police Department, SF County Transportation Authority, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and her offices and the SF Board of Supervisors.

Livable City produces an annual season of Sunday Street events that reclaim car-congested streets for community health, transforming them into car-free spaces for all to enjoy.  Sunday Streets’ mission is to:

  • Create temporary open space and recreational opportunities in neighborhoods most lacking
  • Encourage physical activity
  • Foster community-building
  • Inspire people to think differently about their streets as public spaces