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St. Mary’s Park: A Well Kept SF Secret

Kids Playground St. Mary's Park Bernal Heights

Neighborhood parks are integral to the quality of life in Bernal Heights. One benefit is meeting your neighbors.  Try switching up your regular gym routine and take advantage of exercising outdoors. St. Mary’s park, north of Hwy 280 and Alemany Boulevard, is definitely off the beaten path. If you want to get outside and change […] Read more…

Holly Courts: Unity and Diversity

Bobbi Cochrin Holly Courts

“I’m involved in our community to see the residents get what they need, so our kids feel happy and safe and the elderly always have somebody to call.” – Bobbi Cochran Bobbi Cochran, has lived in Holly Courts Public Housing for thirty-one years. He’s a father, grandfather, community leader, and caregiver to the children and […] Read more…

Precita Park Cafe: Creating Community

“We want to serve the neighborhood and have it be a place where people can come and hang out. One of the driving forces for us in opening a cafe is about creating that community, it’s partly why we do it.” For Rachel Herbert and Dana Oppenheim, creating a warm, inviting environment and being a […] Read more…

Date Night Atop Bernal Hill

Bernal Hill Sunset

Living in a city with so many options and so much to do can, quite frankly, be daunting. Especially when you’re trying to plan a simple but interesting date night. With metered street parking costing upwards of $15 in some parts of town, after a long day, date night can feel overwhelming. Take a page […] Read more…