Islais Creek Walk

Chris Sollars

Islais Creek Walk

Meet: 10:30 AM sharp at the Elk Street entrance to Glen Canyon Park
Walk ends: 1:40 PM at Islais Creek Park Boat Launch Fishing Pier
Lunch: 1:40–3:30 PM at Islais Creek Park
FREE and open to the public

Note: This creek walk is 5.1 miles in length. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get wet!

Islais Creek Walk Route (1 hour 38 minutes):
10:30 AM - Gather entrance of Glen Canyon
11:00 AM - Depart at top of the Canyon source of Islais Creek
11:15/20 AM - Exit Woods Glen Park Canyon Green Field
11:35 AM: Downtown Glen Park (Diamond and Kern St.) / Glen Park Station
12:00 PM - Alemany Community FARM Arrival (Feeder Spring, Islais)
10-20 minute break
12:15/20 PM - Alemany Community FARM Departure
12:35-45 PM - Alemany Flea Market Arrival
1:10-15 PM - Google Bus Parking Lot (Lux Bus America) Toland at Galvez Ave
1:25-30 PM - SF Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant
1:30-40 PM - Islais Creek Park Boat Launch Fishing Pier
1:30-3:30 PM - Lunch on and along Islais Creek, Ferry people on and off Water Shed

Tracing the hidden path of Islais Creek, Chris Sollars leads a walk from source to Bay while carrying a rope that references the length of one city block. Beginning in Glen Park Canyon, the group will journey through downtown Glen Park, the Alemany Farm, Alemany Flea Market, a Google bus parking lot and the Southeast Treatment Plant. Stopping at various points along the way, the walk ends in Islais Creek Park to enjoy food and drink gathered along the route. There, participants will be ferried onto and off of Water Shed, a floating shed-like structure.

The Islais Creek Walk is part of Southern Exposure’s Off Shore, running May 28 through July 3. Abandoning the limitations of solid ground, five artists create new projects considering the boats, creeks, nautical communities and very edges of San Francisco. Through off-site excursions and gallery-based installations, these projects bring historical waterways to light, celebrate a space for outsider communities and imagine the possibilities of water as an expanded territory.

Water Shed Crew: Haegen Anthony-Crosby, Matt Shapiro, Nolan Jankowski & Tim Kopra
Camera Crew: Rod Hartzog, Courtney Costello
Food Sponsors: Alemany Farm & Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

Support for Chris Sollars' Water Shed project is generously provided by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Cultural Equity Grant Program through their Individual Artist Grant.