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Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco

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Mission Dolores Park, often abbreviated to 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.

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. On its eastern, southern and western sides, the park is surrounded by residential buildings of two to four stories, in various architectural styles. South of the park is a hillside area known as "Dolores Heights," while The Castro neighborhood is located a short distance to the west. The park's topography is characterized by a strong slope from the southwest down to the northeast, offering an unobstructed northeast-looking view of downtown San Francisco, in particular from the southwest corner.
Dolores Park offers several features including many tennis courts, a basketball court, a multi-purpose court, a soccer field, a pissoir, 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. The Muni Metro J-Church streetcar line runs through the park along its western border.

The park lies east of Twin Peaks in the warm and sunny microclimate of the Mission neighborhood, which was named one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world in 2016. In recent years, the park's popularity among San Franciscans looking for outdoor relaxation and recreation has increased, and as of 2016 it was attracting up to 7,000–10,000 people on a sunny weekend day.
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  • The Mission Dolores Park is one of the most beautiful outdoor places in the City o f San Francisco, CA. This Park is controlled by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks, and is a mandatory place to... 
    The Mission Dolores Park is one of the most beautiful outdoor places in the City o f San Francisco, CA. This Park is controlled by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks, and is a mandatory place to...  more »
  • This park is extremely popular and located in a densely-populated area, so expect crowds. It is located in one of the sunniest parts of town, so often good weather. Great for sun bathing and for a.....  more
    This park is extremely popular and located in a densely-populated area, so expect crowds. It is located in one of the sunniest parts of town, so often good weather. Great for sun bathing and for a.....  more »
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  • Such a cool park. The playground was super fun for my daughter AND me! It was busy on a Saturday, but still super cool. Every one seems chill. Cool vibes. Climb to the highest part and you can get a great view of the city. Love!!!
  • Dolores Park is a classic park to get the true SF experience. It overlooks the city in this almost surreal pool feeling park atmosphere that feels as though it distorts reality. Sit and enjoy yourself. Bring a beer or a joint or come sober. Just do you- it's the SF way. Check out the mission while you are here and definitely stay in the park to end your day with a bomb sunset.

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