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Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco
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Dolores Park is a city park in San Francisco, California. It is located two blocks south of Mission Dolores at the western edge of the Mission District. South of the park is a hillside area known as "Dolores Heights," while The Castro neighborhood is located a short distance to the west. Dolores Park is bounded by 18th Street on the north, 20th Street on the south, Dolores Street on the east and Church Street on the west. The northern end of Dolores Park is located directly across the street from Mission High School.Dolores Park offers several features including many tennis courts, a basketball court, a soccer field, a children's playground, and a dog play area. The southern half of the park is also notable for its views of the Mission district, downtown, the San Francisco Bay and the East Bay. Also notable is the routing of the Muni Metro J-Church streetcar line through the park.The park lies east of Twin Peaks in the warm and sunny microclimate of the Mission neighborhood. In recent years, the park's popularity among San Franciscans looking for outdoor relaxation and recreation has increased, and as of 2016 it is attracting up to 7,000-10,000 people on a sunny weekend day.
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  • great oark and superb view, also really liked this neighbourhood, used to be a bit dodgy but now many new initiatives and small restaurants 
  • a great park for music event in weekend. You see the real San Francisco. A lot of young people and hippies. 
  • If you travel with children, the playground of Mission Dolores Park is sensational and very well taken care of. In addition, the square has a beautiful view of San Francisco and is a great place for picnics.
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  • Great view of the downtown. Good for human watching. Feed your eyes with candies like half naked people. They are everywhere here, and that's why you hardly see any in the rest of the city(just kidding). The city is kinda cold most of the time and being half naked needs a thick skin. Recreational stuff is often seen here too. You can smell weed from any corner.
  • There's a lot to say about Mission Dolores Park. Its basically a big open area with one of the most beautiful views of the city you can find. The park is in the bustling Mission district of San Francisco, so there is almost always plenty of people around. There's quite a few things for the kids to play on, as well as Tennis courts for the adults. If you're enjoying the park on a warm, sunny day then you should check out Bi-Rite Creamery! It's just across the street from the park and has some of the best ice cream that I've had since I moved here!
  • I moved from Canada to the Mission mid September, and after a hard first week working at a fast growing startup, I wandered up 20th St and came upon what looked like the Garden of Eden on Saturday morning. I took a few pics and returned that evening to take more when the sun was setting. This place is BEAUTIFUL and I've never seen anything like it in the central core of any other city I've ever been to. Of course Dolores s not an expansive nature preserve like GG park but it's lovely, perfectly maintained, and makes me feel much better about paying high rent to live in the Mission. Some evenings on the weekend there are free movies on a giant screen and the whole neighborhood comes out to watch...
  • Delores Park is a welcome oasis of calm in a busy, fun, vibrant area of San Francisco - the Mission. On any given day, depending on the weather, it can be packed full of people taking in the sun, playing games, or simply taking a break. I fell in love with the steep, compact park, and I suspect when you visit, you will too!
  • Mission Dolores Park, my dog Wolfy should really be doing this review as he is the reason I go there. Plenty of other friendly dogs and early is better here. But it looks good if you're up for tennis or basketball as wl