Originally called the Plaza, and now known as the "Heart of Chinatown," the city's oldest public square harkens back to the days of Yerba Buena, the small coastal settlement that became San Francisco.
Portsmouth Square bears very little resemblance to its past, but the plaza is a significant historic and cultural space that continues to function as a focal point for community gatherings.
Chinatown has a population density of over 65,000 people per square mile, more than three times San Francisco's citywide density. With very little open space within its boundaries, it is no surprise that Chinatown's largest park is extremely popular among its residents. At any time of the day or evening, the square is bustling with a variety of activities. This is where community residents come together to play card games, chess or Mahjong, practice tai chi and socialize with family, friends and neighbors.
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