Public Amenities

Alchemy by Alta includes three publicly-accessible amenities that are available to everyone, not just residents, to use and enjoy.  We are proud to offer these public amenities as part of an In-Kind Agreement (documents available below for review), in lieu of paying a required development impact fee to the City and County of San Francisco. The Alchemy team, alongside City agencies and various community groups, worked together to determine what types of public spaces would be best suited to the site and the community at large. These include:

WALLER PARK is a one-acre publicly accessible open space that runs through the property from Buchanan Street to Laguna Street and helps to connect the Lower Haight neighborhood to Market Street. Come experience this space by hanging out at the picnic tables and benches throughout the park, on the stairs and amphitheater seating, or use it to walk between neighborhoods. The views from any point are wonderful!  Bike racks are available at each end.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN GARDEN is accessible to the public and has 56 plots available to any resident of San Francisco.  Eager to exercise your green thumb and garden within the city? Please email us by clicking here to learn more about the gardening program and add your name to the wait list for a plot. The Community Garden is open for everyone to enjoy, come have a picnic on the grass in the lovely plum tree orchard.

THE HAIGHT STREET ART CENTER is a public nonprofit art gallery and state-of-the-art printmaking studio that offers: museum caliber art exhibits, printing classes, demonstrations and workshops as well as a variety of community events. HSAC’s dynamic exhibition spaces and their acclaimed assortment of art shows excite and delight visitors of all types: children to seniors, residents and tourists, master artists and novices. The Center is a must-see example of public art’s ability to attract, inform and connect people, and a genuine cultural foundation for community in San Francisco. HSAC is located in a renovated historic building at 215 Haight Street. To learn more about the Center and its free, public, programming visit


Waller Park: 7am to 7pm (October 1st– March 31st); 7am to 9pm (April 1st– September 31st)

Community Garden: Open daily, from dawn to dusk.

Haight Street Art Center: 11am to 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday


Please No Smoking, No Skateboarding.
Leashed dogs welcome.


Click below for more information on the In-Kind Agreements and partnerships with the City of San Francisco:
Information on In-Kind Agreements (from San Francisco Planning Department)
In-Kind Agreement (12/14/12)
Waller Park Operations Plan (3/22/16) 
Community Garden Operations Plan (3/22/16)

Haight Street Art Center (Woods Hall Annex) Operations Plan (5/19/16)
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