Ascended the short north stairway (22 steps, first foto) to the top of the openspace area (pics 2, 3). Another short stairway descends to a trail on the east side. Enjoyed the view-of-the-whole-world openspace, then onto a trail that starts down near the iconic cross (pics 4, 5).
Meandered downhill through the forest that comes out at steep Dalewood on the mountain's west side (pic 6).
From Dalewood, downhilled a few blocks to the north, then uphill on Lansdale for the top of the Bengal Street Park, now a gorgeous greenway-stairway-minipark (109 steps). Some old stone steps (7th pic) descend from the attractive gate at the top. Partway down starts the newer part. There's a built-in wood bench alongside the stairs and lots of planters. The chainlink fence that used to be at the foot is finally gone.
This whole transformation is amazing, with a lot more plants having been added since my last visit in February, and they're doing beautifully (pics 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13). This magical makeover should win numerous awards and writeups as one of the most uniquely awesome renovations ever. A must-see, especially if you remember how it used to look when the stairway was nearly buried and fenced off. Renovation started in 2009. See:
And here are two THEN pics, 14 and 15, from 2005: Compare these with the way it looks now.
It's conveniently located on the #43 bus line; the stop is right there at the stairway's foot on Miraloma. While waiting on the bus had several minutes to take a few from down here (pics 16, 17, 18).