Sutro Heights Park
Sutro Heights Park is where the Pacific Ocean meets the San Francisco Bay. The twenty fourth mayor of San Francisco, Adolph Sutro owned about a tenth of the property in the city during the late 19th century. He built the famous Sutro Baths, Sutro Heights Park and The Cliff House. The above photo depicts the gazebo located within the park area.
Near the main entrance you will find the above photographed stone ram sculpture. The park hosts various stone statues to include the lions situated at the main entrance to the park located at 48th Avenue and Point Lobos.
Adolph Sutro built the park for his own pleasure. This was basically his backyard park. He enjoyed walking through the exotic trees and flower gardens while picnicking and exercising. The stone sculptures were his babies.
There rests in the park a cornucopia of tree and plant species as well as colorful flower beds and lush foliage. From within the confines of the park you can get an aerial view of the Cliff House, Ocean Beach and the San Francisco Bay. The views on a clear day atop the park are spectacular.
This photo was taken at the park looking down upon the outer Richmond District, along the great highway and with the outer Sunset District in the distant background.
Although these sights are not your typical tourist attractions, they are definitely something you should experience. You can get to Sutro Heights park, The Cliff House and Ocean Beach in one day. There are also some good restaurants in that area which I will be writing about soon. For transportation inquiries please comment and I will get back to you.