Dolores Heights, a San Francisco neighborhood, is bordered by Dolores Park as well as the Castro, Noe Valley and Upper Market districts. The hilly neighborhood has many cul de sac streets that are connected by steep walkways. The area's elevation provides beautiful views of the city.
As an added perk, San Francisco's Twin Peaks, two hills in the geographic center of the city, block most of the strong winds and fog, so Dolores Heights stays relatively warm and sunny making the neighborhood popular with morning walkers and joggers.
Dolores Heights was named after the nearby Mission Dolores Park. The park offers many activities for residents and visitors looking for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Some of the features include: several tennis courts, a soccer field, a basketball court, a dog play area, a playground, and clubhouse with public restrooms. The park also provides remarkable views of the San Francisco Bay and East Bay hills.
Dolores Park has hosted several events through the years including live performances, festivals and political rallies. It is also the starting point for the annual San Francisco Dyke March and the Trans March.
Dolores Heights is within walking distance of the Castro area that offers a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment.