Buena Vista Park is a park in the Haight-Ashbury and Buena Vista Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco. It is the oldest official park in San Francisco, established in 1867 as Hill Park and renamed Buena Vista in 1894. It is bounded by Haight Street to the north, and by Buena Vista Avenue West and Buena Vista Avenue East. The park is on a steep hill that peaks at 575ft (175m), and covers 37 acres (150.000 m²). Muni bus lines 6, 7, 43, 71, and 71L pass Buena Vista park on its north end along Haight Street. The 37 line passes along the south end of the park. The 24 and 33 come within three blocks. The N Judah runs through the Sunset Tunnel, which is directly below the park.

At the peak of the park is a small lawn offering views to the east, north, and west, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. Other notable views are available from various lookouts lower down, including "The Window," an overlook on the western side of the hill from which there is a sweeping vista of Golden Gate Park, the Pacific Ocean, and, on clear days, northward up the coast to the white cliffs of Drake's Beach.

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