|Posted on June 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM|
This week on Transit Accessible Attractions we will be talking about AT&T Park.
AT&T Park is situated right on the waterfront of the San Francisco Bay and houses the three-time World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants. The park was built on filled-in land in 1997 and opened in 2000, replacing Candlestick Park as the stadium that housed the Giants.
Features of the park include McCovey Cove, the mouth of Mission Creek where it enters the Bay. The Cove is named after famous Giants first baseman, Willie McCovey. Every day, dozens of kayakers park their boats in the center of the Cove and wait for a splash hit home run. Behind AT&T Park's narrow right field lies the San Francisco Bay Trail, a trail currently under construction, with 340 miles built so far. When completed, the Bay Trail will be 500 miles long and link all 9 Counties in the Bay Area.
The Coca-Cola Fan Lot, a giant Coca-Cola bottle behind left field, contains viewing platforms of the whole park and 4 slides, two 56 feet long and two 20 feet long. Food and drink at AT&T Park is plentiful; the park is famous for its garlic fries!
You can reach AT&T Park from just about anywhere in the Bay Area by riding transit. If you are riding BART, exit at one of the four Market Street Stations: Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, or Civic Center. From there, transfer to MUNI Metro Line T-Third Street or the N-Judah (We recommend the T-Third Street, as the N-Judah is the busiest Line in the MUNI Metro System.) Both stop at 2nd and King, where AT&T Park is located.
If you are riding MUNI, you have several options. As stated before, both the T-Third Street and the N-Judah serve AT&T Park (keep in mind the T turns into the K-Ingleside at West Portal). However, there are a few buses you could take as well. Buses 10-Townsend, 30-Stockton, 45-Union/Stockton, and 47-Van Ness all stop near the park.
The 10-Townsend stops at 2nd & Townsend, which is a block away from the park. The 30-Stockton and the 45-Union/Stockton both stop at 3rd & Brannan, approximately 2 blocks from the park. The 47-Van Ness stops at 4th and Townsend, approximately 3 blocks from the park.
From the South Bay, take CalTrain to 4th & King Station, which is one block from the ballpark. You can also ride BART from the Peninsula and transfer to MUNI at the four Market Street Stations.
The Alameda/Oakland Ferry provides direct service to AT&T Park during most games, otherwise it travels to the Ferry Building instead. AC Transit also provides service to the Temporary Transbay Terminal. We recommend transferring to the 10-Townsend, which stops right next to the Terminal.
From the North Bay, on weekdays, Golden Gate Transit's Larkspur Ferry provides direct service to AT&T Park. On weekends, ride the Vallejo Ferry, which also provides direct service. Return service is also provided on select weeknight games. On weekdays games, take the Vallejo Ferry to the Ferry Building and transfer to MUNI on Market Street.
Stay tuned next week to find out which attraction we'll feature next!