Bayview Heights is perched on San Francisco’s east shore near Candlestick Park, previously home to the San Francisco 49ers. The Candlestick Point State Recreation Area juts into the Bay and, with its unpredictable winds, is famous for observing the colorful sport of kiteboarding. Other close parks include Bayview Park and Gilman Park. This neighborhood enjoyed a growth spurt in the early 1940’s when the nearby shipyard was built, bringing in a huge number of workers and tripling the area’s population. The early 1990’s saw a spurt of development of small multi-unit buildings and condos up on the hillside. The Quesada Avenue beautification serves to the advantage of both Bayview and Bayview Heights.