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Public Art in Diamond Heights | Mini Walking Tour of Red Rock Hill

  • Christopher Playground (map)

Farewell to Christopher Playground sponsored by Friends of Christopher Park.

Local Diamond Heights historian, Hannah Simonson, will lead a 40 minute walking tour of Red Rock Hill, discussing the development of Diamond Heights and its unique Modernist public art and play sculptures. We will begin at the Christoper Park Playground and walk to the Diamond Heights Safety Wall, stopping at several points along the way.

Christopher Park Playground is about to undergo a year long renovation which will result in the “modernization” of this iconic Midcentury Modernist playground and landscape. While many of the Modernist features will be demolished, Friends of Christopher Park—with the help of local advocates such as Docomomo US/Northern California and Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project—has worked with the city to rehabilitate and reinstall three of the Modernist play sculptures by Jim Miller-Melberg and David Aaron. This tour will be one of the last chances to see the original Robert Royston design of the park—so don’t miss out!

Christopher Park Playground designed by Robert Royston and Lawrence Lackey.

Christopher Park Playground designed by Robert Royston and Lawrence Lackey.

Diamond Heights Safety Wall by Stephan Alexander Novak.

Diamond Heights Safety Wall by Stephan Alexander Novak.