Take An Adventurous Ride to the Seward Street Slides In San Francisco

It’s fun sloping down the slides isn’t it? Wandering in the park and enjoying the slides is fun. But have you ever tried slo...

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Take An Adventurous Ride to the Seward Street Slides In San Francisco

It’s fun sloping down the slides isn’t it? Wandering in the park and enjoying the slides is fun. But have you ever tried sloping down the cemented slides? 

Built in the 1960’s the slides in San Francisco or the Seward Street Slides are actually the steep set of concrete slides. Back in the 1960’s, the slide was designed by the local teenager. 

Two long steep concrete slides are the fascinating point hidden in the Noe Valley, San Francisco. 

In 1963, a vacant lot in the valley was considered for new unit residential building. The local residents and the growing families organized and protested the loss of the open space and fought for the development in the area. 

Finally, the locals won and turned the vacant space into a park which welcomed the visitors in 1973. Their contribution changed the entire city legislation requiring the minimum or no open space in the development projects.

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The slides are not as scary as it looks. These slides are now 30 years old but still thrill many who didn’t visit to Noe Valley. 

It was designed by Kim Clark (14 year old girl) who won the design competition for the park. It’s a steep climb to the slides, to save people from accidents. There are some stairs and railings designed on the slide. 

Which one to choose? Red or Yellow? Both the slides run parallel to each other. If, it’s your first ride, choose the red one because it is slower than yellow making it easy for the beginner to slope down happily. The yellow one is slightly faster.

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In the end, you make a soft landing onto the sand lying at the bottom. 

Here’s the video sloping down the seward slides

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Happy Hours:

The park remains opens from 10 am to 5 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

The park remains closed on Monday. When it’s closed, it is completely closed. They put the metal barriers at some intervals, so that you can slide down only small sections.

Adults are supposed to come with their children. But many childlike adults roll down their own. 

Tips to slope down the slide:

  1. Don’t go on the slide after a recent rain.
  2. It is advised to keep your arms inside while sloping.
  3. Bring a piece of cardboard along with you.
  4. Cardboard?? Yes. It is very much easier sloping down the cardboard. The surface is cemented although smooth, but your clothes can create some friction. 

If you want to go fast, cut the cardboard in such a way that both your bottom and feet could be easily placed on the cardboard. 

So are you ready to slope down some really steep slides?

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