Tucked away in a small neighborhood park in the Castro, are the famous Seward Street Slides, two concrete slides only to be enjoyed by those willing to risk the ultimate joy found by young kids on a playground. The slides were built in 1973 in this park that was originally slated for development. A 14-year old girl won a contest by designing the slides that have been enjoyed here for the last 40 years.
They are not for the faint of heart and even the sign at the park reads: “Adults must be accompanied by children.” It’s best to bring a piece of fresh cardboard, although there are lots of extras around the park. Be prepared to slide fast and feel like a kid again!