Seward, Mini-Park, San Francisco

The park was atop a path called Acme Alley
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To access the park, take the L, M, or K light rail line to the Castro Station. Walk downhill two blocks along Castro to 19th Street. Turn right on 19th Street at Buffalo Whole Food & Grain Co. internal link Proceed uphill about four blocks to Douglass Street. Turn left and walk two short blocks to Seward Street. Turn right onto Seward. The park is just up the short hill and on your left.


Seward Mini-Park San Francisco   •  Seward Street At Acme Alley, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:13:18 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131318_1227BCX
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Closed Sunset to Sunrise with assorted other rules
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Note the usual green paddle of rules almost ready to swat the first offender. Also note the pink floral buds of a tree returning to spring.


Seward Mini-Park San Francisco   •  Seward Street At Acme Alley, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:13:46 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131346_1229BCX
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A restful bench at the base of the slides
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A restful bench at the base of the slides


Seward Mini-Park San Francisco   •  Seward Street At Acme Alley, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:13:58 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131358_1231BCX
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Two teens prepared to slide down
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Two teens prepared to slide down


Seward Mini-Park San Francisco   •  Seward Street At Acme Alley, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:14:26 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131426_1233BCX
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Three stump-like benches at the top
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Three stump-like benches at the top


Seward Mini-Park San Francisco   •  Seward Street At Acme Alley, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:15:12 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131512_1237BCX
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Two folk prepared cardboard before sitting
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History of the slides were documented in this newspaper article external link.


Seward Mini-Park San Francisco   •  Seward Street At Acme Alley, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:15:20 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131520_1238BCX
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Patterned after the old Playland At The Beach slides
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Patterned after the old Playland At The Beach slides


Seward Mini-Park San Francisco   •  Seward Street At Acme Alley, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:15:30 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131530_1239BCX
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Cardboard was dried after the recent rains
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Most of the people sliding used cardboard. One young lad used just his pants. Nothing hi-tech, such as waxed paper, was in evidence that day.


Seward Mini-Park San Francisco   •  Seward Street At Acme Alley, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:15:52 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131552_1242BCX
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The top of the slides
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The top of the slides


Seward Mini-Park San Francisco   •  Seward Street At Acme Alley, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 February 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:16:08 Sunday 7 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131608_1243BCX
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