Angel Alley is bordered by a street-side garden featuring palm trees, succulents and reclaimed granite curb benches. The narrow alley offers a critical bike and pedestrian link along the Tennessee St. right of way between 22nd and 23rd Streets.
Angel Alley is named after the famous Frisco Hell’s Angels whose long-standing clubhouse anchors the south end of the alley at Tubbs St. Old pictures show a pond there in the 1800s. The street was narrowed in the 1970s when the adjacent MUNI facility was built. The alley became covered in trash, needles and overgrowth. As the population of residents and businesses began to grow, local neighbors and business owners worked with the Hell’s Angels to clean up the street. Dogpatch neighbors, led by Sari Stenfors and Kristin Swanson, applied for a Community Challenge Grant in 2015 to beautify the street. After months of hard work and numerous volunteer hours Angel Alley neighbors held a ribbon cutting ceremony with Supervisor Malia Cohen in April of 2016.
Angel Alley was adopted in a unanimous vote by the GBD in 2016. Pedestrians and bikes have replaced vagrancy and a site filled with roadside refuse has become a landscaped hill with a handsome gabion retaining wall. The GBD provides weekly landscape maintenance and janitorial service to this important pedestrian corridor.
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Park stewards: Sari Stenfors, Kristin Swanson, Susan Eslick