Glen Canyon Park

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Glen Canyon Park

Glen Canyon Park was nearly a casualty as part of the expanding freeway system in the '70s, but was saved by locals from the surrounding community. The 60-acre park abutting Diamond Heights and Glen Park has always had the feel of a neighborhood gem; it's rarely crowded. The terrain is marked by chert formations and Islais Creek, the largest remaining free-flowing creek in the city. The park is covered with grasses and coastal scrub, and surrounding trees are favored by red-tailed hawks and great horned owls. Just across the street, you'll come across O'Shaughnessy Hollow, a grassy, secluded cliff. Though there's a recreation center, ball field, ropes course and series of tennis courts at the park's southern end, the most common sport here—bouldering—requires little equipment, just a lot of bravery.

By: Lauren Sheber

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Venue name: Glen Canyon Park
Address: O'Shaughnessy Blvd at Bosworth St, Diamond Heights
San Francisco

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