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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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  • I hiked to the top of Mission Dolores Park at dawn; what a view! Downtown was wrapped in a low-hanging fog, the tops of skyscrapers peeking out. The old Mission looked majestic & rock-solid. Rush-hour...  read more »
  • By chance I came by on a walk through the town park. Here looking for tourists I believe in vain, it is a park in the dogs can run free without a leash. When you stand up, because where the monument one has a wonderful view over the city. You can switch off, relax and who has children, here is also a nice playground the children's hearts beat faster determined and parents relax lets :-)
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  • You have good location, not far away from market Street, in sunny weather a super view over San Francisco, the Park is cozy, inviting to the relax, lie just on the Green and enjoy, the thought just free rein.
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  • This is the park you want to hit up to chill and relax w friends or just to kick back, read or people watch by yourself. Wonderful skyline views of the city and filled with good vibes and cool people spread out on the grassy hills. Easy to get to, good public restrooms, safe and inviting. Bring a blanket, bottle of wine or lite food and picnic or 420. San Fran's equivalent to NY's Central Park Sheep Meadow.
  • My fav park in Sf. I love that there's 2 sides of the park, left side.. more PG, you can bring kids there, they do movie in the park there.. and thennnn there's the right side (down the hill) where most of the "activities" are at. So depending on the group that I'm with, I can always pick a side that works best for us.
  • I went one intimate night with a friend pre renovation. It was like being a teen again. I felt safe like we were in our bedroom playing make forward to when the first section reopened and I had a marvelous time dancing at the silent disco! It was the most beautiful perfectly sunny day. The bathrooms are my new fab FAV and I hope that all who come shall keep them that way.
  • I think this is one of the best parks in the area. It's one of the largest and most well maintained. The people here on weekends are always lively and it's a family friendly environment.
  • A relaxing, refreshing green space in the city, Dolores Park attracts all ages and groups. Several restaurants, boba tea shops, and bakeries are nearby. This is the perfect place to bring your snacks and do some destressing.
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