Saturday, December 27, 2008

Orange Park

This delightful little Mission District neighborhood park is called Orange Park because you'll find it on Orange Grove Avenue. (But the playground equipment makes sure it lives up to its colorful name.)

16 comments:

Tash said...

Nice change of color pace. The park has hoops too.

washaw said...

Nice picture. Love the small parks near the neighborhoods.

Hilda said...

Such fun colors! Where are the kids?

Ken Mac said...

thanks for some morning California sun....its' dreary today in NYC

Virginia said...

This is a great little park. Bet your wee one likes it a lot!
V

altadenahiker said...

And great location -- smack dab in between Trader Joe's and the French cheese shop.

Vanda said...

I like that quirky setup with the splotchy walls and that odd little walkway above.

dbdubya said...

I've always known of this park as Orange Grove Park, but the colors of the playground equipment fit your name very well.

Did you know there used to be a City pool at this park?

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Was it morning or evening? I like the angle of the light. That sand looks like it would be cold on little toesies. But what cheery colors! I'd want to stop and play here myself.

Mister Earl said...

DBW - I did not know that.

AH - Is that all you people ever think about? ;-)

Ken Mac - The sun is out but it's 43 degrees in mid-morning, which is no big deal to you, but to us, it's coooooooooooooooold.

Right now the following just hit my ears from my Sirius satellite radio turned to the Sinatra channel...

"Hates California, it's cold and it's damp." I heard that the original lyrics were "Hates San Francisco..." which makes much more sense.

Cafe Observer said...

Well named park & photo.

LA, "Dark room"? What's a dark room?
Sounds like sumthing back in the last century, if not the dark ages.

Maybe that explains why you're always In 'n Out of de the dark!

mademoiselle gramophone said...

Bless you and your wonderful eyes and artful heart! You make the ordinary extraordinary, my dear.

Orange to some is the same as Mellow Yellow, you know.

USelaine said...

When I was a kid, playgrounds were just steel bar jungle gyms and swings. This looks like a lot more fun!

Laurie said...

Hi folks,

Thanks for all the comments! It's another late night for me so I'll catch up with you tomorrow. Til then...

Trish said...

yup---used to be a city pool, many eons ago.

And, that pretty park equipment is new (tho that black and green climbing thing might scare me, looks like eyes on a bug)...the stuff *I* used to play on was more drab. Glad it has had a facelift. Graffiti is part of the patchy paint problem.

One thing I did notice last week is that they are reseeding or doing maintenance on the softball field, so that is blocked off at the moment. Many memories on that field for me.

AH---I'll vouch for the TJ's, but the cheese shop is not my thing due to an allergy. However, the paring problem at TJ's makes it a nice little walk from Orange Grove Park!

Anonymous said...

Orange Grove Park. I spent my summers here as a member of camp med, or as we called it, Camp Dread. The two swing sets here were where we contemplated life and past time during the heat.
My mother said before the park it used to be a public swimming pool.