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Is This Inner Sunset Staircase San Francisco's Smallest Park?

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Everyone loves Golden Gate Park and Dolores Park, but did you know San Francisco has over 220 parks and open spaces? Curbed SF wants to bring fame and glory to some of the smaller, lesser-known parks, and we're doing so with our series Park Life. Each week we'll spotlight a different San Francisco park or open space, and bring you all the details you need to plan a visit.

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Located on a section of 15th Avenue too hilly for vehicle traffic lies the 15th Avenue Steps Park. This park is, as the name implies, a length of steps. The park is also flanked by hilly, overgrown open space on both sides that is too rustic to be usable by most. Where it's located: In the Inner Sunset where 15th Ave connects Kirkham and Lawton streets.

What it features: A stairway (obviously) and an overgrown hillside clearing unfit for just about anything.

How to get there: The N light rail will get you within 2 blocks of the bottom and the 66 bus line will leave you a block from the top.

Dogs Allowed?: Dogs are allowed. Because it's not just a park, it's also a sidewalk.

Don't Miss: The view at the top. Besides being basically the only feature in the park, good or bad, the height provides views of the Inner Sunset, St. Anne's Church and Golden Gate Park.
·15th Ave Steps [SF Parks and Rec]