Pioneer Park
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Coit Tower rises from this tiny park on Telegraph Hill.
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Dr Javed Rasheed
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,696 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is one of the first tourist attractions that I went to when I was in San Francisco in May 2023. As an ardent traveller, lover of history, old architecture and heritage structures this park fascinated me. Pioneer Park is a 4.89-acre park crowning the top of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. It was established in 1876 in celebration of the United States Centennial. Prior to establishment of the park, it was the site of the Marine Telegraph Station. I spent about two hours there enjoying the view of the San Francisco bridge from afar and the Coit tower and also the Alcatraz Island ( that has the renowned prison ) which is presently under renovation and is closed to visitors.
A slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem of San Francisco's skyline since its completion and Coit Memorial Tower.” The reason is that the tower was dedicated in honor of the volunteer firemen who lost their lives during the 5 great fires in San Francisco. As I said earlier it’s a historical place worth visiting if one is in San Francisco.
Dr. Javed Rasheed
Written 27 October 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a decent park, overlooking the city.
We went across the park during our brief visit to Coit Tower.
Written 15 May 2023
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IanThomas84
Ilford, UK277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A lovely but demanding walk pays off with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The Bay looks amazing from here. A small cafe hut with outdoor seating provides a range of drinks and snack, which are most welcome.
Written 25 November 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Pioneer park is a beautiful parkland area where the views are outstanding. Coit Tower is the key visual item in the park.
Written 10 April 2022
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Scott
San Francisco, CA5,343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Definitely one of San Francisco's best viewpoints and uphill hikes. I've always thought of this is just the parking lot outside of coit tower.
Written 18 July 2021
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Andy G
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I live on Lombard street just across from Pioneer Park. I have been here for years, so I can attest that this area is safe for visitors to enjoy as one of the most wonderful iconic San Francisco treasures. You may not see the coyotes, but they're there! We see them walking down the middle of the street all the time. If you do see them, enjoy, but please do not engage. They are harmless, but not pests or domesticated. A trip up the Tower will afford you incredible views of the entire Bay Area. There are great spots to picnic as well, so lean on your romantic side and she wont be disappointed! Also, as you drive or walk up Lombard, please be quiet and safe. It is just a neighborhood after all! We love you! Go Giants!!!
Written 11 July 2021
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lwj
San Jose, CA6,891 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Pioneer Park is located at the top of Telegraph Hill. The park includes Coit Tower, a statue of Christopher Columbus and, from various points around the park, it offers great views of San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island.... points North, South, East and West.... an elevation of about 87 meters from the small parking lot.... about 540 feet in elevation from the top of Coit Tower.
Worth a visit.
Written 6 July 2019
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helloceleste
Brooklyn, NY407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Some people don't realize Coit Tower is located *in* Pioneer Park. I think most assume the park is part of Coit Tower, not vice versa. It's a cute park, but with anywhere in Eastern San Francisco, especially the touristy areas, you should be aware of your surroundings and alert. Try to go to the restroom elsewhere, don't rely on the park's single restroom that is likely a multi-purpose use restroom for some. There's also wild parrots in the park and the area. That is worth a google!
Written 6 May 2019
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Daniel L
105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The park and Coit Tower appeared just around the corner from our cafe lunch, and they were, but also up a very steep incline. Once we got to the top of the hill we were rewarded with beautiful panoramic views of the city, the bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge. We did not go up in the tower as the line was out the door and at least an hour long wait.
Written 10 August 2018
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,811 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
When I came to the end of the zigzag in Lombard Street, I just kept walking and after a couple of kms, I guess, I came to Pioneer Park. It's a little suburban park in the Nob Hill area and at it's centre, at the top, is the Coit Tower.
The park is a pleasant walk under conifer trees - redwoods etc - and a change from the city streets.
I was intrigued and amused to see signs warning me of coyotes in the park!! Didn't seen any - just some dogs walking their owners. Be careful though, if you go there........... it's a bit like the Teddy Bears Picnic obviously!
After the Coit Tower, I found a little path lined with very plush and interesting houses and gardens, all the way down to the Embarcadero.. It's a good explore of slightly off piste SF.
Written 20 January 2018
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