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Buena Vista Park - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 46.069 W 122° 26.487
10S E 549193 N 4180201
Quick Description: Buena Vista Park is the oldest park in San Francisco. Buena Vista means "Good View" and this park in central San Francisco has good views of the city in all directions.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2010 11:34:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM8Y1G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
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Buena Vista Park was named Hill Park in 1867, and later renamed in 1894 to be Buena Vista Park. It is a 37 acre park, located on a forested hill near the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco. The park climbs from 300 feet on the northern Haight Street boundary up to 575 feet at the top, where there is a small grassy plaza. There are hiking walking paths criss-crossing the park hillsides. There are two tennis courts within the park.

There is street parking around the park and there are multiple entrances into the park.

Downtown View Golden Gate Bridge View

Eastern Entrance North-East Entrance

Southern Entrance View from the Grassy Plaza at the Top

A Bend in the Path Walled Pathway

Paved Pathway Sutro Tower View Stone Drinking Fountain

Name: Buena Vista Park

Street Location: Surrounded by Buena Vista Avenue and Haight Street

Local Municipality: San Francisco

State/Province, etc.: CA

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: No

Date Established: 1867

Recreational Facilities:
Walking trails, Tennis Courts


Monuments/Statues: None found

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None found

Fountains: Only Drinking

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: None

Traditional Geocaches:
Currently None


Picnic Facilities: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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