||Even in the dead
of winter Sydney G. Walton Square is alive with quiet beauty. Named
for a San Francisco businessman and cultural
leader, the park is situated in a tranquil area between Front and Davis
Streets, and Jackson Street and Pacific Avenue. The park is busy during
the lunch hour but perfect for a reflective visit almost any other time.
Highlights include a ring of poplar trees
and a fine outdoor sculpture collection. Works installed here are Joan
Pine Tree Obelisk, George
Rickey's Two Open Rectangles, Francois Stahly's
Fountain of the Four Seasons, and
other great bronze work including Jim Dine's
Heart on the Rock and Marisol's
of Georgia O'Keefe. Not to be missed is San Francisco sculptor Beniamino
Bufano's The Penguins, located just
outside the park at Jackson and Davis.