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Grand View Park

700 Noriega St, San Francisco, California 94122 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Tue 5a-12a
  • No Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“a small, elevated park”

This aptly-named hilltop park in the Sunset District has stunning views stretching from downtown San Francisco and Golden Gate Park to Pt. Reyes and around to Lake Merced. The park features a dune plant community atop 140-million-year-old rock called Franciscan chert, which was first formed when the region was part of the ancient sea floor. Most carbonate shells dissolve in ocean waters before they reach the sea floor, but radiolarian shells are silica-based and do not readily dissolve. Millions of years ago, countless radiolaria combined with mineral dust blown from inland deserts to form layers of chert, which were later uplifted to land. The brightly colored, nickel-sized green hairstreak butterfly is found in only two regions within the city: the coastal bluffs of the Presidio, and here along Golden Gate Heights, in the nearby Hawk Hill and Rocky Outcrop natural areas. The goal of the Green Hairstreak Project is to reconnect and expand the populations found here so they can interbreed; the group leads spring walking tours of the neighborhood to look for the butterflies. The predominant plant community at Grandview Park is coastal scrub (bush lupine, dune tansy, beach strawberry, bush monkey flower, and coyote brush). The hill is a harsh environment for plants; the sand retains very little moisture and the plants must survive without rain for six months of the year.

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Grand View Park

700 Noriega St
San Francisco, California
94122 USA

Hours

Open now until 12:00 am
  • Sun - Sat: 5:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • No Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating

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