By: Miles, Laura, Austin, Brigid, Emilia, Silver, and myself
CommunityWalk Map - USF, the Park, and San Francisco
Help journalists explore. In three months I will be out of the education nest at the University of San Francisco and will have to venture out on my own. Creating an experience of traveling and reporting is my first "year-out" goal. I need all the advice I can get, but I don't mind giving it either.
To the McAfee BART corridor...
Walking down this corridor, after a big A's win, was a riot of excitement. Athletic fans roared and victory chants rattled the chain-link overhang. Athlough crowded, the corrider funnels people into BART cars suprisingly fast; we were out of the stands and in SF in 30 mins.
...and to the trains.
So clean you can eat off the seat-back in front of you. No, its actually dirty--but its a train, not a plate. People on the trains after the A's games always mingle. I've never seen so much interaction among the mass of strangers that ride public transportation daily.
Get off at the Civic Center and Head up to the UN Plaza...
Part of the Market Street Reconstruction Project, the UN Plaza was built in 1975; an underground BART intallation lent room above for the pedestrian mall. The UN Plaza is one of many land marks of San Francisco's Civic Center, an epicenter of cultural and governmental institutions. The Civic center also includes City Hall.
Go to the north side of City Hall to catch the MUNI 5 on Mcallister and Polk...
Take the 5 all the way to Fulton and Clayton, to USF.
A map of the way.
CommunityWalk Map - Getting Home from the A's
Two slides, what looks like a jungle gym from hell, a hammock, swings, a teter-toter, and much, much more make up the kid's paradise that is Rossi playground. There are two baseball/softball fields, two tennis courts, one basketball court, and a large open field to keep big kids occupied. There is also a pool hoop.
This place to play has a convenient inner-richmond location great for families, friends, and first-year-out college graduates. This place is also wheelchair accessible and has restrooms and parking.
Chains, trees, and nets are everywhere. Beer seems to be in abundance. Flying through them all are little saucers searching out holes. Well, they aren't so much holes, as goals, and don't think these are frisbees--they are discs ready to golf.
Centered around Marx Meadow in
All are encouraged to come out and play on Sunday mornings between 8:30 and 10am in the disc golf weekly tournament, which includes prize money for the top placers. It takes two weeks to establish a handicap in the tourny, but the last season lasted 25 weeks so there is always time to get out there. Other ways to "get out there" include joining one of the work parties in which volunteers come out on Saturdays between 8am and 1pm during the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December to clear brush, install new features, and generally tidy up the course.