Nestled amongst the former mansions of the old railroad tycoons and silver kings on Nob Hill and directly across from the beautiful Grace Cathedral, Huntington Park is an urban oasis for retirees, freelancers, kids, canines, and the homeless alike.
The park sits on the site of the mansion originally built by railroad attorney General David D. Colton, which was later bought by railroad tycoon Collis P. Huntington. The mansion was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, and in 1915, Huntington's widow donated the land to the City of San Francisco "to remain in perpetuity as a park for all the people of the City to enjoy." In the late 1970s, the Nob Hill Association began restoring and preserving the park with the help of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks.
Photos taken by the author.