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Buena Vista Park is a 37-acre park located in San Francisco, California, specifically in the neighborhoods of Haight-Ashbury and Buena Vista Heights. The park is nestled on a hill that has a peak of 175 meters. Buena Vista Park is the oldest park in San Francisco. The park was established as Hill Park in 1867, and it was renamed into the present Buena Vista in 1894.

The fact that the park is settled on a steep hill affords visitors views to the north, east, and west. Visitors can set their sights on the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge from the park?s peak. The park also offers an assortment of views from the lower areas of the hill. ?The Window? is one of those notable views. It features scenery from the western portion of the hill where visitors can glimpse the Golden Gate Park and the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can even see the white cliffs of Drake?s Beach from ?The Window? on clear days.

Also, the park has paths in the western area that are lined with gutters. These gutters, constructed by workers from the Works Progress Administration, were built from broken headstones taken from the Victorian cemeteries at Lone Mountain. Visitors can take a closer look at these gutters and see inscriptions on some of the stones, which were placed facing up.

In Buena Vista Park, visitors can head to the northeast corner and see a staircase with a large peace symbol on it. The symbol was formed from flower plantings.
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