From the plaque:
Juana Briones Y Tapia de Miranda, 1802-1889, North Beach Pioneer
Juana Briones, born in Hispanic
California, was a prominent woman of her time. In the
1830s and 1840s she transformed an isolated
cove in the then Mexican hamlet of Yerba Buena into her
rancho. At the site of this park she raised cattle and
grew vegetables for sale to ship crews. She gave sanctuary
to refugees and was revered as a healer and caregiver.
She is honored as a humanitarian, astute businesswoman,
community builder, and devoted mother of eight children.
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, the Women's Heritage Museum, and the Bay Area Network of Latinas, October 6, 1997.