About

Founded by Bay Area natives and sisters, Jessica and Abbey Herman, Park and Pond is the source for awesome, creative, useful, and well-designed goods. Merchandise includes jewelry, stationery, gifts, home items, art, and bath and body products. All goods available at Park and Pond are produced within 100 miles of San Francisco!

 

 

Our Story:

Abbey Herman has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Francisco State University and worked in Nonprofit Fund Development before deciding that what she really wanted to do is work for herself in a retail environment where she could support her local community and provide products that customers could feel really good about purchasing. It was all just a fantasy, though, until Abbey asked Jessica if it was something that she would be interested in pursuing.

Jessica, who holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Washington, was a classroom teacher of emotionally and behaviorally disabled students before developing her own business working as an educational consultant. Jessica, without hesitation, said “yes” to Abbey’s proposition and the sisters began working on making their fantasy a reality.

In August 2011, the sisters finally got to see the fruits of their labors with the opening of Park and Pond on Grant Avenue!