Dolores Park

For this journal, I took myself down to the mission district of San Francisco. The Mission district is full of great culture and wonderful scenery full of beautiful murals and street art. The weekend that I chose to visit was over presidents day weekend, so this area was extra busy and full of energy the entire weekend.  While I was visiting this area, I chose to spend the majority of my time at one of San Francisco’s most famous parks, Dolores Park. Dolores Park is one of San Francisco’s most famous parks because of its beautiful and well-kept scenery, and the spectacular views of the city. From the peak of one of the hills at the park, you are able to see the San Francisco skyline that spans above the park’s lushes palm trees. What draws a lot of people to this location is the abundance of activities that the park offers. The park includes many areas for people to play games and socialize, including a soccer field, basketball court, and a multitude of tennis courts. These activity areas seem to pull in a lot of people due to the fact that they are very inviting to the public and kept in very clean condition. The majority of the people at the park will find themselves picnicking, playing games, or conversing with the other park dwellers. During my visit, I filled up most of my time playing Frisbee with my friends and exploring everything the mission district had to offer. Over this weekend in particular, the park saw one of its biggest turnouts ever. Over the president’s weekend, the park had around two thousand people visit it. While this might seem like an overwhelming crown for some, the park offers so much open space and fun activities that it seems to be able to handle and amount of people that is thrown at it. During these peak times of the park, the whole park has a very communal feel to it and everyone seems to share the park space in a harmonious fashion that never feels too crowded or overbearing. Overall, I would highly recommend Dolores Park to anyone who wants to relax with their friends and discover one of San Francisco’s most historic neighborhoods.

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