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San Francisco Sights

Ina Coolbrith Park

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  • California Poppies, Flowers, Ina Coolbrith Park, San Francisco, California, USA

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brockney/3625135856/">California Poppies</a> by Karen Brockney

Updated 01/29/2015

Fodor's Review

If you make it all the way up here, you may have the place all to yourself, or at least feel like you do. The park's terraces are carved from a hill so steep that it's difficult to see if anyone else is there or not. Locals love this park because it feels like a secret no one else knows about—one of the city's magic hidden gardens, with a meditative setting and spectacular views of the bay peeking out from among the trees. A poet, Oakland librarian, and niece of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, Ina Coolbrith (1842–1928) introduced Jack London and Isadora Duncan to the world of books. For years she entertained literary greats in her Macondray Lane home near the park. In 1915 she was named poet laureate of California.

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Vallejo St. between Mason and Taylor Sts., San Francisco, California, 94133, United States

Updated 01/29/2015

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