Along with info. on Dolores Park, please enjoy some photos I snapped of it and the Helen Diller Playground – the highlight of the park for me and my daughter.
Dolores Park is located 2 blocks south of Mission Dolores, on the Western edge of the Mission district in San Francisco. It encompasses nearly 16 acres and is a Leave no Trace city park. This means that it adheres to these 7 principles:
- plan ahead and prepare,
- travel and camp on durable surfaces,
- dispose of waste properly,
- leave what you find,
- minimize campfire impacts,
- respect wildlife,
- be considerate of other visitors.
Street parking was pretty easy during the week. Mid-morning on a beautiful Wednesday (the better the weather, the more people the park attracts), we were able to park 1/2 a block away. I’m not sure how parking would be on the weekends, since street parking is the only option. Just to be safe, I’d recommend taking the Muni to the park. The J-Church line runs right along side the park and stops at it.
|Hours:||6:00am to 10:00pm|
|Features:||Spectacular City Views|
|Helen Diller Playground||2 Off-Leash Dog Play Areas|
|Free WiFi (#SFWiFi)||Tennis Courts|
|Basketball Court||Soccer Field|
Being one of San Francisco’s most popular destinations, this park hosts many festivals, performances, and other cultural events.
The Helen Diller Playground, specifically, has several highlights of its own, including the following:
- 45 foot long super slide,
- Sand Garden,
- Play Mound,
- Wood Cluster Climber,
- Shipwrecked Boat,
- Natural Climbing Stone,
- Lateral Net Climber, and
- Swing Set Play Areas.
Any questions on visiting this park? Let me know!
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