Kite Hill Open Space


Kite Hill Open Space, located on Yukon Street in San Francisco, is just a short walk from Mission Dolores Park and in the midst of a cluster of other city parks. It is one of the city's premier viewpoints.

The hillside containing Kite Hill was to become a 105-unit building in 1963, but because of a sit-in and other public efforts, the area has to this day remained as open space. On clear nights, visitors can see from this hill the San Francisco Bay, Oakland Hills, Corona Heights' peak, and as far as Alameda.

The quickest way to get to the park is by climbing to the top up a steep incline. Alternatively, visitors can meander through an adjacent neighborhood to reach the summit via Corwin Street of Grand View Terrace. The area offers a few benches for patrons.

By car Kite Hill Open Space is located 30 minutes north of San Francisco International Airport. The park is within a short distance of several San Francisco city parks, the California Academy of the Sciences, a Japanese Tea Garden, and National AIDS Memorial Grove. Tourists can also enjoy the USS San Francisco Memorial, Kezar Stadium, Seal Rocks, Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden, or the Camera Obscura and Holograph nearby.

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