What do you think when someone mentions San Francisco’s Mission district? Delicious taquerias? Sweet smell of coffee beans? How about one of the tiniest yet most amazing parks? Squeezed between Latino markets and dive bars is the 24th and York Street Mini Park. Blink and you’ll miss it but what it lacks in space, the park sure makes up in character.
I am in love with this hidden gem because it has such beautiful murals and mosaics. Sometimes I sit back and am just in awe of the colors and designs that cover the walls and structures.
The focus of this mini park is a fun mosaic snake based on the Mesoamerican deity, Quetzalcoatl. The snake also doubles as a water fountain, making it one of my go-to-spots during San Francisco’s Indian summers.
Caleb seems to be too young to appreciate the art but he does enjoy the swings, climbing all over the snake while he hisses,and rolling around the safe rubber ground.
If you decide to stop by 24th and York (um, why wouldn’t you?), then make sure to pop in to Panaderia La Mexicana, the bakery next door. They offer a sweet Turtle bun that Caleb loves!
Let me know what you think of the 24th and York Mini Park! Thanks for visiting!