Brisbane, California: Fire Hydrant Graveyard

Retired fire hydrants -- decorated with Brisbane's signature cartoon faces -- are clustered on a lawn at a street corner, dubbed the "Plug Preserve."
270 Mariposa St., Brisbane, CA
Brisbane is near San Francisco. Take Sierra Point exit off 101 south or Brisbane/Cow Palace exit from 101 north. The small town of Brisbane is off Bayshore Blvd -- follow around the park and keep straight up the main strip (Visitacion) the hydrants are on the left.
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Plug Preserve.

Fire Hydrant Graveyard

The main hydrant graveyard has several creatively painted old fire hydrants. A plaque reads, "Plug Preserve. Dedicated on March 7, 1992 to Jeanne Berman-Hosking and the Federated Women's Club of Brisbane for bringing joy to Brisbane residents."

You can drive around the neighboring streets and see similar hydrants on just about every other nearby corner.

[Mary Cancilla, 04/03/2013]
Fire Hydrant Graveyard

All the fire hydrants in Brisbane are decorated and painted with different types of faces. On Visitacion Avenue across from the Brisbane Inn is a corner where several of these fire hydrants have been retired to.

[Amy, 09/18/2003]

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