When life is sliding out of control, there’s only one thing to do: out-slide it. The Seward Slides Minipark is just the place. You’ll whoosh down so fast you’ll land on your butt, probably in a pile of cardboard left over from sloppy sliders. But I guarantee you’ll go back and do it again. Take a stressed-out friend and slide in tandem.
Hidden in Noe Valley, San Francisco, the park’s double concrete slide were created after a 14-year-old girl named Kim Clark, won a “Design in the Park” contest. It usually looks quite deserted. But locals of all ages love the slides for good free fun when they’re passing by the neighborhood.
Know Before You Go
- WHAT: Seward Slides free old-fashioned fun in a sort of secret local place.
- HOW: You know how. But a piece of cardboard or wax paper is highly recommended. Sometimes you’ll find pieces near the bottom of the slide leftover from other sliders.
- WHERE: 30 Seward St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Seward & Douglass).