||Even in the dead
of winter Sydney G. Walton Square is alive
with quiet beauty. Named for a San Francisco businessman and cultural
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 Brown's mosaic
Tree Obelisk, George Rickey's Two Open Rectangles,
Francois Stahly's bronze
Fountain of the Four
Seasons, and other great bronze work including Jim Dine's Big
Heart on the Rock and Marisol's Portrait of Georgia O'Keefe.
Not to be missed is San Francisco sculptor Beniamino
The Penguins, located just
outside the park at Jackson and Davis.