Crocker-Amazon Park - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 42.797 W 122° 26.007
10S E 549934 N 4174154
Quick Description: Crocker-Amazon is a park in the Excelsior District of San Francisco, California. It is named after the Charles Crocker land holdings that once made up the area, and Amazon Street in the Excelsior.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2012 5:35:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMF0RV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
In 1933 this area belonged to the Public Utilities Commission and was known as Crocker Amazon Reservoir site. In 1957, the PUC granted the Recreation and Park Commission the right to "occupy, use and improve it."

Since then a number of State Park Bonds and grants have led to many improvements in the outdoor facilities at the park. In the late 1980s, new irrigation, new lighting, reforestation, fencing, a new playground on the Moscow Street side and a new parking lot on the park's east side were completed. In 2000, 3 newly renovated softball fields were dedicated. In 2002 a newly built footballfield, funded by the San Francisco 49ers, opened at the park. In 2008 the replacement of the grass soccer fields with artificial turf, redesigned to accommodate five full-size soccer fields was completed.

Name: Crocker-Amazon Playground

Street Location: 701 Moscow Street at Geneva Avenue

Local Municipality: San Francisco

State/Province, etc.: California

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Charles Crocker, whose land holdings that once made up the area

Date Established: 1934; reborn as playground in 1957

Picnic Facilities: picnic tables and restrooms

Recreational Facilities:
5 Astro-turf soccer fields 4 baseball diamonds 3 tennis courts 2 bocce ball court big open meadows


Monuments/Statues: None noticed

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

Fountains: None noticed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: None

Traditional Geocaches:
GC2JGM1 - Futbol Bears - 2010 Champions! GCJY1T - Crocker Puppy Park


Special Events: Not listed

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