Ina Coolbrith Park

sights / Parks & gardens

Ina Coolbrith Park information

San Francisco , USA
Vallejo & Taylor Sts
Getting there
Tram: Powell-Mason
Bus: 10, 12
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On San Francisco's literary scene, all roads eventually lead to Ina Coolbrith, California's first poet laureate; colleague of Mark Twain and Ansel Adams; mentor to Jack London, Isadora Duncan, George Sterling and Charlotte Perkins Gilman; and lapsed Mormon (she kept secret that her uncle was Mormon-prophet Joseph Smith). The tiny park is a fitting honor – long on romance and exclamation-inspiring vistas. Climb past gardens, decks and flower-framed apartments, and when fog blows, listen for the whooshing in the treetops.