Noe, Courts Playground
A mini park with tennis, basketball and a dog run
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A pocket of shade just one block long
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Noe Courts Playground
Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)
(Photo taken 13:50:44 Sunday 7 February 2010)
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A pocket of shade just one block long


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A wide lawn edged with other activities
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Noe Courts Playground
Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California
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(Photo taken 13:51:16 Sunday 7 February 2010)
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A wide lawn edged with other activities


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An old-style fence bordered the park
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Noe Courts Playground
Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)
(Photo taken 13:52:04 Sunday 7 February 2010)
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Two signs specified remarkably sparse rules: "Dogs must be held on leash. Guardians must pick up after their dogs." and "Park closed 10 P.M. TO 6 A.M."


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The lawn was a dog play and exercise area
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Noe Courts Playground
Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)
(Photo taken 13:52:04 Sunday 7 February 2010)
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Dogs were required to be on-leash, but all were off leash that day. The area was fenced, but the gates were not spring loaded so could accidently be left open. Water was evident, but no poo-bag dispensers were present.


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The restrooms were behind the basketball courts
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Noe Courts Playground
Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)
(Photo taken 13:52:16 Sunday 7 February 2010)
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This restroom module was built in 1930. A study made by the Park and Recreation Department determined in 2009 that the facility was in poor condition.


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Basketball was being played that day
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Noe Courts Playground
Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)
(Photo taken 13:52:04 Sunday 7 February 2010)
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The basketball hoops appeared ragged and the courts were unlined so play must be casual.


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A large playground was at the 24th Street corner
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Noe Courts Playground
Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)
(Photo taken 13:52:34 Sunday 7 February 2010)
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A newly refurbished playground (ten times larger than the original) lay at the corner of 24th Street and Douglass, closest to the main shopping area. A fence separated the dog play grass from the playground.


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A small park with only one tennis court
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Noe Courts Playground
Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)
(Photo taken 13:53:04 Sunday 7 February 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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The sign said, "No Dogs Allowed," but one large dog slept inside the courts that day (out of frame). Probably the companion of the players.


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Mature trees provided significant areas of shade
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Noe Courts Playground
Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)
(Photo taken 13:53:18 Sunday 7 February 2010)
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Mature trees provided significant areas of shade


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The park was almost hidden from 24th Street
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Noe Courts Playground
Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)
(Photo taken 13:53:58 Sunday 7 February 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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Most San Francisco parks have entrances at the corners. This park requires one to either walk left up the hill to a gate, or right along the level to a playground entrance mid-block.


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