1150 Carroll Avenue
Candlestick Park State Recreation Area
This mural is on the side of the Candlestick Park Rangers Office. The area in front is the Candlestick Point Community Garden.
The theme of the mural, expressed through symbolism, shape and color shows the various stages of the gardening experience. The mural 30′ x 100′, took four months to complete. It was designed in 1982, by five artists and graduate students from San Francisco State University. Barbara Plant, Gary Mathews, Eric Graham, James Adams and Maria Gonzalez.
Rather than using the wall surface as a canvas to be covered, the artists incorporated the exposed pebble wall into the design and purposely left areas unpainted.
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area was the first California State Park unit developed to bring state park values into the urban setting. From historic wetlands to landfill to landscaped park, Candlestick Point demonstrates major land use changes of the San Francisco Bay. Its name is derived from 19th century locals who thought the burning of nearby abandoned sailing ships and their flaming masts in the bay resembled lighted candlesticks.