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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  • Nice Park where stroll and admire downtown by far. The people are nice and relaxed. Starting point pleasant to visit 18th Street, Mission etc...
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  • The locals go there to enjoy the sunset, feel free and relax in this very Californian hyppie Park!
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  • Recent Park well groomed downhill which allows views of the entire central part of the city until the Bay Bridge. You can make great photographs. Then you can walk in the District of Mission especially for the many murals. Great break from the usual paths.
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  • A beautiful park with a fantastic view. An oasis in the middle of a fast paces urban enclave. Nice park benches available for people to sit and read, or simply people-watch. Lots of mothers and nannies with strollers walking around. I understand sometimes they have special events. For example celebrations during Gay pride week, school outings and even movie nights. Some people leave pet poop which is not cool.
  • This is by far my favorite park in San Francisco. We make it a point to spend time here every time we're visiting. We stop my a grocery store, pick up some good bread and cheese, buy some drinks (I like wine) and lay out our blanket and enjoy the sun and people watching. Everyone has always been so nice. On weekends, you'll be able to enjoy fresh cut coconuts and rum and delicious "truffles" (they have marijuana) offered up by the locals for decent prices. Great place!
  • This place really gets packed on the weekends and holidays! Excellent place to mingle and people from ALL over. Awesome playground for the children, and even turns into an adult playground after dark! Police seem to enforce smoking inside the park but totally ok with wine bottles and other alcoholic beverages. A great place to people watch, break for lunch, and meet great dogs also. From sun up to sun down, you can see so many different breeds of dogs being played with, doing tricks, and enjoying the park's open space. Definitely a hangout for the city.
  • Park is huge, full of grass you can use for outdoor games and activities or just simply lay down and have a picnic. On the Southwest corner of the park right on top of the playground there is the area with the best view with a nice sight of San Francisco downtown. This is a must visit.
  • Beautifully redesigned landscape. The playground area for kids is safe and open for parents to keep an eye on their children. The basketball and tennis courts are nice. The negatives at the park is the drug use and homeless population. The Muni J-Line is a great transportation benefit. The park is located near the Castro and Mission which provides many great food choices.

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