This one's on Eureka Valley's Saturn stairway (a two-stairway minipark), but the first two houses up the steps have Ord St. addresses. This second one up has long been a favorite but I didn't suspect it was a former refugee cottage. "Then" pix from 2007 before it got a makeover: first two fotos.
The greenery between the two minipark stairways has been trimmed since my last visit and it's now easier to see both stairways together.
At the top of the stairway (118 steps) is the east dead-end of Saturn that will take you up to Roosevelt, or out to Temple/17th Street. To one side is an elevated sidewalk stairway: 41 steps (pics 3, 4, 5, 6).
Out from this is Lower Terrace that curves around to Levant. At the end of Levant, 44 steps ascend to Roosevelt (seventh pic).
From here it's a short distance to Corona Heights Park's west entrance where I saw another one of those colorful new park trailmap signs; and later another at the foot of the long eastside stairway. I guess all the parks are getting 'em.
Ol' Rockytop has a couple of long stairways, a dog play area, viewrocks to climb around on, and the Randall Museum with various live critters (being cared for because they were found injured or otherwise unable to survive on their own in the wild). This is a great place to take little kids.
The fenced ramp down to the playground, tennis courts, and community garden, and the States Street entrance below are both currently closed due to construction of a replacement restroom down here.
Today's staircount was 193 steps total for the steps starting up from the nature museum's east side to the summit rocks. Pix 8, 9, 10.
Corona's westside stairway up from the Roosevelt side got extended several years ago. For the main one there are about 99 steps: 11th pic.
Circling back down from the park and down Vulcan: 80 Vulcan (north stairway, through up to Levant from Ord), 12th pic. The north stairway is the one counted when doing a staircount (219 steps). One Vulcan (13th pic) starts up the south side from the
landing that divides the two stairways.
14th pic: Vulcan's foot at Ord. This stairway, one over from the Saturn steps minipark, is also a must-see. Note the pagoda up ahead between the north and south stairways, center.
Vulcan is the only SF street to have the word "Stairway" after its name, as in Vulcan Stairway (not Place, Lane, etc.)
Down from Vulcan, onto Ord Court with 10 steps leading out to the north dead-end of Douglass. Another stairway here climbs from Douglass to States Street (States starts the Corona Heights 'hood), another way up to the park (last pic).