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Alta Plaza Park, San Francisco

#44 of 70 in Parks in San Francisco
Garden · Hidden Gem · Park
Alta Plaza is a park in San Francisco, California and caps the top of the western edge of Pacific Heights. It falls under the jurisdiction of the City's Supervisorial District 2. The park is served by several San Francisco Municipal Railway bus lines.Alta Plaza consists of four square blocks at the top of Pacific Heights and overlooks much of San Francisco's Marina and Cow Hollow Districts, the Presidio, Fort Mason and Alcatraz. It is bordered by Jackson Street on the north, Clay Street to the south, and with Steiner and Scott Streets on its east and west edges, respectively. The plaza cuts off the East-West continuation of Washington Street and North-South continuation of Pierce Street. The plaza provides three hard surface tennis courts and a small playground in its center and has a large grass park on its northern half and terraced lawns on it southern half.The steps at Alta Plaza are featured in the 1972 film What's Up, Doc?. They were used without permission and were badly damaged during filming, and the damage can still be seen today.
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  • Alta Plaza was my neighborhood park when growing up in San Francisco. I played many games of tennis, walked my dog and met with neighbors. This park is still a good place to take kids, have a picnic.....  more »
  • I have never seen a playground with views like Alta Plaza Park....spectacular! Plenty of room to run around with kids and pets.  more »
  • A very nice park with a great view. I would come here to relax and have lunch while overlooking the city. For the most part Kid friendly. surrounded by cute buildings. I didn't like that people just go around with their dogs off leash and I saw and picked up/threw away some broken glass bits which is obviously bad for both kids and dogs.
  • I liked the atmosphere at this park, lots of people milling walking their dog or laying on the grass. And there is a great view available everywhere you look. But it is windy!

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