Noe, Courts Playground

A pocket of shade just one block long
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A pocket of shade just one block long


Noe Courts Playground   •  Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:50:44 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135044_1291BCX
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A wide lawn edged with other activities
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A wide lawn edged with other activities


Noe Courts Playground   •  Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:51:16 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135116_1292BCX
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An old-style fence bordered the park
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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."


Noe Courts Playground   •  Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:52:04 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135132_1293BCX
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The lawn was a dog play and exercise area
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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.


Noe Courts Playground   •  Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:52:04 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135204_1294BCX
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The restrooms were behind the basketball courts
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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.


Noe Courts Playground   •  Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:52:16 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135216_1295BCX
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Basketball was being played that day
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The basketball hoops appeared ragged and the courts were unlined so play must be casual.


Noe Courts Playground   •  Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:52:04 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135222_1296BCX
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A large playground was at the 24th Street corner
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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.


Noe Courts Playground   •  Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:52:34 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135234_1298BCX
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A small park with only one tennis court
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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.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135304_1299BCX
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Mature trees provided significant areas of shade
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Mature trees provided significant areas of shade


Noe Courts Playground   •  Douglass at Elizabeth, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 9 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:53:18 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135318_1300BCX
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The park was almost hidden from 24th Street
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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.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135358_1301BCX
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