Continuing to Corona Heights Park from the east side, up De Forest (16 steps) and out to the garden that’s still here at the edge of the park: 3 thru 7
The two park entrance paved trails have been improved upon since last visit: 8, 9, 10, 11
But then, however, as I continued up the trail into the park, saw that the main walkway still has its potholes and is unimproved since last rant about this potentially dangerous spot: 12, 13
The trail here could be repaved and a stairway added, with rails as it’s steep.
This park has more dry, dead grass than other parks tend to have right now (Lands End’s El Camino del Mar Trail, for example), as in the cheery wild mustard and wild radishes in bloom.
You can still access the main up-n-over stairway from its east trailhead with its 130 steps up to a bench; more curving round just below the rocky summit; and 99 more down for the main west stairs: 14
Assumed the Randall Museum’s renovations were still not completed (as the Randall DOES have an online infoletter), but also hoped by now there’d be at least an access trail around the east side and that some of the building might be open. Nope.
The GGNRA and city parks don’t advise enough, or at all, of trailwork, closures, reopenings, construction, etc. Online newsletters that include such info would be greatly appreciated.
Back down and around past the south tennis courts, the small field, and the old playground just above States: 15
Then, as last time, used the steep ziggy-ramp, but this time climbing. All along the ramp was more dry vegetation.
Aa before, months ago, the top of the ramp led out to the street, Museum Way, not into the park (17). West on Roosevelt to the top of States St. in the Corona Heights neighborhood.
States/Levant stairs down from Roosevelt: 18
Descending States all the way down to Castro, surprised to see so many tall, solid wood fences on the south (viewside). Some were possibly privacy fences for homes, but others were definitely construction fences.
Is this street the new trendy place for the rich to construct mini-mansions or give existing older houses huge makeovers?
States still has interesting older houses. The Castle is still here: 19 thru 24
A favorite tiny house has been demolished. This was 53 States in 2012, pic 25. Last year it looked like this, pic 26. Now there’s one of those fences there.
More States: 27 thru 39
Top of the stairs down to the north dead-end of Douglass in Eureka Valley and the long-loved house across States from this: 40, 41, 42
Castro near 16th: 43