Joe DiMaggio Playground – Past, Present & Future

Sep 27, 2014 923

by Catherine Accardi

You can become a part of San Francisco's North Beach history and help create its future! Read on to find out how.

Although San Francisco had parks prior to the 1906 earthquake and fire, for the most part they were for sitting or strolling and not for recreational activities. In 1910, two open air swimming pools (one for boys and one for girls) were built at the location of the current Joe DiMaggio playground and pool. At that time, the play area was called the North Beach playground where at least three of the DiMaggio children, Dom, Joe, and Vince, grew up playing in the original play area during the 1920s.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano


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