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Buena Vista Park, San Francisco

#28 of 70 in Parks in San Francisco
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Buena Vista Park is a park in the Haight-Ashbury and Buena Vista Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco, California. It is the oldest official park in San Francisco, established in 1867 as Hill Park, later renamed Buena Vista. It is bounded by Haight Street to the north, and by Buena Vista Avenue West and Buena Vista Avenue East. The park is on a steep hill that peaks at 575 feet (175 m), and covers 37 acres (150,000 m2). The lowest section is the north end along Haight.

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  • We went to Buena Vista Park. It is a nice green park with lots of trees. It is in the Haight-Ashbury and Buena Heights districts. It is the oldest park in San Francisco and has been a park since...  more »
  • This journey is not for the unfit because it’s a long way to the top, and fairly steep inclines. That said, if you are able to reach the pinnacle the views over San Francisco on a clear day are...  more »
  • Gorgeous very steeply graded park which once had fantastical gnarled trees and roots out of some other worldly movie. Some years ago these were messed with because of the "illicit" (read: lewd) activities going on in the park. But now former state almost completely renewed. Treat yourself to a "back to the past" psychedelic mind type experience...just by going! (Such substances not required for this.)
  • This is a beautiful park with lots of stairs and inclined paths but with exceptional views, as its name suggests. It also has plentiful blackberry bushes - I have no idea whether any pesticides etc are used, so I am not recommending eating any ripe blackberries that happen to fall into your hand, especially without washing them. However, at the start of July, the berries were not quite ripe but still tasted 1,000% better than store bought ones. Or so I heard. :-)

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