It’s always a little foggy and chilly in the park, regardless how warm it is in the Mission District. We rode our bikes from the Lower Haight, primarily to stretch our legs, but also to see if there was anything worth seeing in the park on a Saturday. Someone gave us a flyer Friday night outside of Bi-Rite on Divis for the festival, so it seemed like fate. The festival wasn’t very crowded. Typical to most Golden Gate Park gatherings, there was a strong hippie presence and Indian food. Most entertaining was the hip hop artist who specialized in a style of music I can only describe as educational/children’s/hip hop.
I’ve always loved the juxtaposition between the calm peacefulness of the beach and the violence of the churning ocean. This is especially true at Ocean Beach, which is often called the most dangerous beach in the nation. Never turn your back on mother nature – she’s a bitch.
We randomly drove past Alta Plaza Park in Pacific Heights today and decided to stop. I’ve only been to here once before and it was many years ago on an extremely long and poorly planned walk home with the dogs from the Marina. I think we were on at Crissy Field watching the Blue Angels. The park covers the highest hill in the neighborhood and offers spectacular views of both the Bay to the north and the city in all other directions. Tinder Without FacebookIt was the former site of a quarry in the late-1800s which explains the steep tiered hillside. I’d give the playground an 8/10 as far as San Francisco playgrounds go. There’s something for both old and new kids and it’s fenced in so no one wanders over the hillside.