Now: At the absolute south edge of San Francisco, Crocker Amazon meets Mission Street one last time at Geneva Avenue (which becomes Ocean Avenue to the west). Faded pizza, takeout spots and bars are clustered around the intersection, and then everything begins to look very suburban as the homes rise up onto the high ridge where Daly City begins. Crocker Amazon Playground, adjacent to the Excelsior and McLaren Park features several sports fields, and clubhouse, and appropriately, a playground.
Then: Crocker Amazon Park began to be developed in the 1930s when truck farmers were bought out from their leases on the land.
How To Get There: There are Mission and Geneva bus lines that cross through here, but this area is remote enough that driving is just easier. Parking is usually available along Naples Street, off of Geneva.
Geneva Pizza, on Geneva Avenue in Crocker Amazon
Starvin Marvin on Geneva Avenue
The intersection of Mission Street at Geneva Avenue
Bakery on Mission Street near Geneva
Billiards Hall on Mission Street near Geneva
Mission Street at Niagara Avenue
Neighborhood market on Mission Street in Crocker Amazon
Amazon Motel on Mission Street at Amazon Avenue
Roma Pizzeria on Amazon Avenue and Mission
Tony's Watch and Jewelry Repair on Geneva Avenue
Claddagh Coffee on Geneva Avenue
Broken Record on Geneva near Naples Street - great dive bar with amazing food
Looking up toward the south ridge of Crocker Amazon
Entrance to Crocker Amazon Playground at Geneva Avenue and Moscow Street
Crocker Amazon Playground
Mural on the clubhouse at Crocker Amazon Park
View from the parking lot at Crocker Amazon Park
Inside Crocker Amazon Park
Benches at one of the ball fields in Crocker Amazon Park
South view from a field in Crocker Amazon Park