This Bay Area island has an impressive new park with beautiful views of the bay

SAN FRANCISCOIt offers a beautiful 360 degree view of San Francisco Bay.

The city’s newest public park, located on Yerba Buena Island, opened this month as it marked a milestone in the revitalization of the island’s former naval base.

Located on the westernmost peak of Yerba Buena Island, Panorama Park was built to provide visitors with an “unparalleled” unobstructed view of landmarks, such as Alcatraz, that attract tourists from around the world.

“Anyone who looks in any direction will witness the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area, our impressive San Francisco skyline and iconic locations such as the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges,” Mayor London Breed said in a press release.

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The park features a towering monumental sculpture of 20 meters high. The Point of Infinity sculpture was installed late last year by internationally recognized artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.

It is designed as a monumental sundial, reminiscent of the Tower of the Sun sculpture from the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island, according to the San Francisco Arts Commission.

The sculpture is the first permanent public artwork commissioned by the Treasure Island Arts Program, which aims to bring pieces to the island that weave art with nature, taking into account the island’s history, ecology and breathtaking views.

The park’s opening comes as the city moves forward in developing a new neighborhood on the island with plans to build 8,000 new homes, as well as new parks, trails and designated open space. The development also calls for new restaurants, shops, a school and a library.

City officials said a housing boom is already underway on both Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands, with more than 1,000 homes opened or scheduled for completion this year.

“Projects like this will help achieve our housing goals and I’m inspired to see how it’s already making a difference in people’s lives,” said Supervisor Matt Dorsey, whose district includes Treasure Island.

The park’s opening marked the first of what will become a 300-acre network of public space, which city officials said will be accessible via bike paths and walking trails.

“We are in the midst of unprecedented investments being made in Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands,” said City Manager Carmen Chu. “The beautiful Panorama Park is the newest addition to this neighborhood and will certainly be one of the city’s most scenic and iconic locations.”