Name Phone Address City State Zip Type Park Sevice Area District ADA Parking Restrooms Acreage SqFt Latitiude Longitude
15th Avenue Steps 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6326 15th Ave & Kirkham San Francisco CA 94122 Park, Natural Area PSA 4 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.26 37.7595649 -122.4722678

Native oaks cling to the steep hillside alongside this stairway, providing habitat for both resident and migratory birds. Visitors to this small natural area enjoy dramatic views of St. Anne’s Church, the Inner Sunset, Golden Gate Park, and beyond.

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29th & Diamond Open Space 5am to Midnight (415) 819-2699 Diamond St & 29th St San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.82 37.7436021 -122.4352359

Wander up (or down) this steep green slope in Diamond Heights for a scenic glimpse of Noe Valley and beyond.

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Adam Rodgers Park 5am to Midnight (415) 819-6138 Ingalls & Oakdale San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 2.74 37.7310165 -122.3838547

Tucked away in the Bayview District, this leafy gem is home to a beloved community garden. The basketball court, playground and BBQ area are all time-honored gathering spots for friends and neighbors. Expansive views of the Bay and Candlestick Park.

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Adam Rogers Park Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 601-6501 Ingalls & Oakdale San Francisco CA 94124 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 3,887 37.7308420 -122.3839708

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Adam Rogers Park Restrooms (415) 601-6501 Ingalls & Oakdale San Francisco CA 94124 Restroom PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 541 37.7308789 -122.3837207

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Alemany Farm at St. Mary’s Playground 6am to 10pm 700 Alemany Blvd San Francisco CA 94110 Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 4.50 196,020 37.7323500 -122.4196780

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 38 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

For the waitlist, please visit www.alemanyfarm.org

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Alice Chalmers Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 670 Brunswick & Lowell Roemer San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 4,247 37.7096014 -122.4468136

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Alta Plaza Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Dog Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 37.7907023 -122.4375905

Alta Plaza Park is set atop a hill in the affluent Pacific Heights neighborhood and offers dramatic 360-degree views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

Dogs can roam free on the sloped grass or paved pathways in the southeast corner of this fourblock park. On-leash, they can accompany their owners past the renovated children’s play area, mixed-use court, two tennis courts, and through to Scott Street.

Arkansas Friendship Garden 5am to Midnight 22nd St & Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Community Garden PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 5,638 37.7573779 -122.3976621

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses. This garden features 14 plots and can be reached at (415) 336-0106.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Arlington Community Garden 5am to Midnight Arlington St & Highland Ave San Francisco CA 94131 Park, Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.13 37.7370433 -122.4263762

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Balboa Natural Area 5am to Midnight N.E. Balboa & Great Highway San Francisco CA 94121 Park, Natural Area District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 1.84 37.7759129 -122.5110395

This park features excellent views of the Pacific Ocean and has an elevated boardwalk providing access to one of the few remaining foredunes in San Francisco. From this park you can connect to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area at Ocean Beach, across the Great Highway, and at Land’s End, a few blocks to the north. Playland at the Beach occupied this site from the 1920s until 1972. Prior to restoration the area was used for construction staging for the Richmond Transport Project. The boardwalk and dune construction began in 2002; sand from the De Young Museum construction site was used to create dune mounds. Foredune vegetation was planted by GGNRA and Natural Areas Program staff and volunteers in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

Natural History

Until recently, most of western San Francisco was covered by a patchwork of windblown sand dunes, patches of flowering shrubs, and occasional oases of ponds edged by willow, wax myrtle, and oak. Some of these dunes were over 50 feet tall. The sand was originally deposited on the broad coastal plain of the Sacramento/San Joaquin River system, which extended from the Golden Gate to the Farallon Islands (some 20 miles away) during the last glacial period, when sea level was as much as 300 feet lower than present. As sea level rose rapidly between 10,000 and 5,000 years ago, the rising ocean transported the sand from the coastal plain onto the rising shoreline; from there it blew in dunes across the city to what is now downtown.

Foredunes are the area in which plants and blowing sand mix. Closer to the ocean, wind and blowing sand are too strong for most plants to become established. Beyond the foredune, where winds are less strong, it is easier for plants to grow, and the sand is stabilized by carpets of vegetation. Plants that grow in this foredune area, like sand verbena, silver beach bur, and coast strawberry, are uniquely adapted to grow in low-nutrient sands buffeted by high winds, often buried by constantly shifting sands. It is truly amazing anything can grow here at all.

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Balboa Park 5am to Midnight Ocean & San Jose San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 5 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 24.02 37.7249486 -122.4446266

Home to Boxer Stadium, four busy ball fields and an indoor pool, Balboa is a well-known athletic park. But wait-now there’s more: check out the bright new playground, with colorful modern structures and soft sand floor. Other improvements are coming soon, thanks to the Trust for Public Land and efforts of a devoted park community.

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Balboa Park Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Ocean & San Jose San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 22,961 37.7254711 -122.4433552

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Balboa Pool (415) 337-4701 San Jose Ave & Havelock San Francisco CA 94112 Swimming Pool PSA 5 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 15,628 37.7261962 -122.4432667

Balboa Swimming Pool is one of eight public swimming pools in the city. Featuring dimensions of 100’ x 40’ and six lanes, Balboa Pool has long been one of the city’s most popular sites for recreational and lap swims.

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Bay View Restrooms (415) 601-6501 3rd & Armstrong San Francisco CA 94124 Restroom PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 536 37.7255566 -122.3930220

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Berkeley Way Open Space 5am to Midnight 298 Berkeley Way San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.83 37.7395670 -122.4399590

This open space area is part of the Glen Canyon Park Natural Area, a large urban canyon that has incredible spring wildflower displays, dramatic rock (chert) formations, and Islais Creek, one of the few remaining free-flowing creeks in San Francisco. This 60 acres of wilderness, formerly referred to as the San Miguel Hills, not only provides critical habitat for a wide array of wildlife, but serves as a relaxing sanctuary from the city’s urban bustle. An extensive network of hiking trails leads through a variety of habitats, from the lush creekside vegetation to the rocky grass- and scrublands of the canyon’s steep eastern slope, where a profusion of wildflowers blooms each spring.

Bernal Heights Community Garden 5am to Midnight 559 Bernal Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94110 Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 0.06 2,427 37.7421801 -122.4130501

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Billy Goat Hill 5am to Midnight 30th & Castro San Francisco CA 94131 Park, Natural Area Limited Wheelchair Access No No 3.67 37.7414138 -122.4331794

This hilltop park in the Diamond Heights neighborhood has amazing views of the city and bay, and a mix of urban forest and grassland plant communities. American kestrels and other raptors often soar overhead, hunting small mammals and reptiles. As rodents scurry through grasslands, they mark their trails with urine, which absorbs ultraviolet light. Raptors such as kestrels can see UV light, a trait that enables them to track the rodents along these “urine highways” through the grasslands. Smaller rodents such as voles urinate almost continuously, so a kestrel can simply follow the fresh trail directly to its prey.

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Brewster-Rutledge (Miller Memorial) Community Garden 5am to Midnight Brewster St & Costa St San Francisco CA 94110 Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 10,820 37.7450370 -122.4071840

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Brooks Park Childrens Play Areas 6am to 10pm (415) 298-9601 373 Ramsell St San Francisco CA 94132 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 2,437 37.7174649 -122.4662794

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Brooks Park Natural Areas 6am to 10pm 373 Ramsell St San Francisco CA 94132 Natural Area PSA 4 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 86,316 37.7172426 -122.4671831

Located on the southwestern-most hill in San Francisco, Brooks Park has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the Farallones, and Mt. Tamalpais. Wildlife such as grizzly bears, elk, and foxes once roamed the area, as did a wide variety of birds. Some of the plants once used by Native Americans have survived and are still growing in the park; for example, you can see the flowers of bulbs (Ithuriel’s spear, blue-dicks) they roasted and ate.
From 1846 to 1852, the area from Mount Davidson to Lake Merced was part of the huge Rancho San Miguel, owned by Jos

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Buena Vista Natural Areas 5am to Midnight Waller St & Buena Vista Ave West San Francisco CA 94117 Natural Area PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 266,801 37.7697948 -122.4412080

Buena Vista Park, located in the center of the city, is named for the spectacular views from its upper slopes. The oldest park in San Francisco, it features secluded, winding trails and one of the city’s few remaining coast live oak groves. Buena Vista’s natural area is on the park’s northern side.

Oak woodlands have always been considered special places, and many cultures have deemed the oak sacred. A world of creatures thrives among the shadows of an oak woodland. The acorn crop comes in the fall when other food sources dry up and many animals must put on fat for the winter. Several species of the birds known as sapsuckers drink from the trees’ phloem (vascular tissue that transports sugars throughout the tree), just below the bark. Western harvest mice strip the bark, and Botta’s pocket gophers eat the roots of saplings. Insectivorous bird species such as brown creepers and nuthatches scour the trunks, branches, and leaves for the many insect species that live in oaks.

Acorns from the oak trees are the main food source for squirrels. Some species of squirrels gather nuts for the winter and store them in any accessible hiding place, usually by burying them. Although squirrels generally have excellent memories for their caches, many an oak tree has gotten its start from a forgotten acorn.

Cultural History

If you look carefully into one of the trailside drainages in Buena Vista, you might see fragments of engraved marble. The park’s meandering trails and drainage system are lined in part with headstones. Starting in 1914 and continuing through the 1940s, San Francisco removed all the cemeteries within its limits except the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio and the cemetery at Mission Dolores. Headstones and monuments of the dead were relocated to Colma, although remains were not always moved with them. Unclaimed headstones were recycled for building sea walls, landfills, and park gutters such as those found in Buena Vista Park.

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Buena Vista Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 819-2699 Buena Vista & Haight San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 4,098 37.7698978 -122.4420930

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Buena Vista Park Restrooms (415) 819-2699 Buena Vista & Haight San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 312 37.7699057 -122.4398992

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Buena Vista Park Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 819-2699 Buena Vista & Haight San Francisco CA 94117 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 13,638 37.7694911 -122.4393628

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Cabrillo Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 38th Ave & Cabrillo San Francisco CA 94121 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 9,448 37.7727657 -122.4986347

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Cabrillo Playground 5am to Midnight 853 38th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 0.89 37.7728667 -122.4987021

Learn something new at one of the popular Rec Center programs here. Or just have a ball if you prefer: basketball and tennis courts are available. Two play areas are well-used by local daycare and school programs.

Supervisor Eric Mar, San Francisco Recreation and Parks, Friends of Cabrillo Playground, the San Francisco Parks Alliance, city officials and Richmond District neighbors joined to celebrate the official reopening of Cabrillo Playground on August 3, at 12 noon. This new $4.5 million playground was made possible by San Francisco voters who approved the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.

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Cabrillo Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 38th Ave & Cabrillo San Francisco CA 94121 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 2,797 37.7727990 -122.4989941

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Cayuga Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Cayuga & Naglee St San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7,744 37.7140523 -122.4501389

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Cayuga Playground 6am to 10pm 301 Naglee Ave San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 3 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 2.69 37.7138881 -122.4502972

Cayuga Park is a local favorite of Outer Mission and Cayuga Terrace residents. Tucked away amidst housing, the I-280 freeway, and BART tracks, it is considered to be one of San Francisco’s hidden gems.

Perhaps best known for its sculpture gardens, unique trails, and bustling basketball court, the park also offers visitors a clubhouse, children’s playground, tennis court, ball diamond, and multipurpose, turf area.

One of the park’s most interesting features is the story of its retired and longtime gardener and local legend of sorts, Demetrio Braceros, who transformed Cayuga Park’s naturalistic surroundings into works of art. His unique themed gardens and whimsical woodcarvings were featured on the PBS television series ‘California’s Golden Parks’ and in the San Francisco Chronicle.  Visitors from all around the City have come to the park to admire his work.

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Cayuga Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Cayuga & Naglee St San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7,076 37.7141974 -122.4502747

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Christopher Childrens Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 5210 Diamond Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94131 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,815 37.7434456 -122.4401646

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Christopher Performance Space 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 5210 Diamond Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94131 Performance Space PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 0.08 3,501 37.7438060 -122.4401923

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for developing local musical, dance and theater talent, along with other events. So turn out for the next event, either on stage, or in the audience — you’ll be glad you did!

Christopher Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 5210 Diamond Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94131 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,427 37.7442736 -122.4404559

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Clipper Community Garden 5am to Midnight (415) 648-4299 855 Clipper Terrace San Francisco CA 94114 Community Garden PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.35 37.7478070 -122.4432600

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Coleridge Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 513-2577 Coleridge & Esmeralda St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 519 37.7443619 -122.4194711

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Connecticut Friendship Garden 5am to Midnight Connecticut St and 22nd St San Francisco CA 94107 Community Garden PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0 37.7574030 -122.3969570

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Corona Heights Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 819-2699 Roosevelt & Museum Way San Francisco CA 94114 Dog Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes 37.7655470 -122.4397436

Corona Heights Dog Play Area is a heavily used dog play area often described as rustic because of its proximity to the Corona Heights Natural Area.
Nearby users of this dog area include residents of the Castro neighborhood to the south and Cole Valley/ Ashbury Heights to the northwest. In addition, this park draws residents from across the city because it is next to the popular Randall Museum, which is a destination for young families and adults who visit the science and nature museum, attend art classes or events at the theater or participate in one of the many clubs that meet there.

Corona Heights Natural Areas 5am to Midnight Roosevelt & Museum Way San Francisco CA 94114 Natural Area PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 9.12 37.7651069 -122.4387495

This park has some of the best views in San Francisco, but don’t overlook the wonderful wildflower display that carpets the grasslands each spring. Among the flowers you may see here are checkerbloom, California poppy, footsteps of spring, Douglas iris, mule’s ears, and Johnny jump-up, a sensitive species that is the only host plant for the callippe silverspot butterfly. Also look for anise swallowtail, a big yellow butterfly with black shoulders that frequents San Francisco’s hilltops. A network of dirt trails wind around the hill and lead to the summit.

Geology

Corona Heights’ prominent red rock outcrop, visible from many parts of the city, began to develop about 200 million years ago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Magma emerging through the earth’s crust at the spreading center between the Pacific and Farallon plates contacted sea water and cooled to form pillow basalt, the bedrock of oceans everywhere. Over the next 75 million years, radiolaria—amoebae-like unicellular organisms with silica-rich exoskeletons—lived, died, and drifted down through the deep waters to the ocean floor. Eventually the combination of pressure and time turned these microscopic organisms into the rock we call radiolarian chert.

The movements of the tectonic plates brought the Corona Heights rock close to the North American continental shore tens of millions of years ago. Sand eroding from the Sierra Nevada washed into the ocean and turned to sandstone layered atop the chert. As the Farallon plate subducted under the Continental plate, the rocks of Corona Heights were scraped off, scrambled up, and pitched onto the land, forming the park’s current landscape.

On the northeast slope, at the base of the hill, is an excellent example of “slickensides,” a smooth, polished surface between two masses of rock that is created by tectonic sliding. Usually slickensides are found in softer rock; this example in chert is highly unusual. This slick vertical rock face can best be seen from Beaver and 15th streets.

Cultural History

In the late 1800s, Corona Heights was quarried for brickmaking materials. The infamous Gray brothers had a brick kiln on States Street, where remnants of the brickyard buildings can still be seen. The kiln burned during the 1906 earthquake, causing some people to think a volcano had erupted on Corona Heights. After repairs, quarrying continued.

The Gray brothers were seen as “constant law breakers,” and were accused of injuring neighbors and damaging property with debris from illegal rock blasting here and in other quarries in San Francisco. In 1914, George Gray was murdered by a former employee who was owed back wages. An unsympathetic jury acquitted the defendant.

All the steep, exposed rock faces and the “crown” we see today at Corona Heights are the result of quarrying, as are some early names used for this hill: Rocky Mountain, Red Rock, and Rocky Hill. Today, tennis courts, playing fields, and the Randall Museum all occupy large quarried areas.

A natural history museum for children, the Randall Museum was the inspiration of Josephine D. Randall, San Francisco’s first superintendent of recreation. “Rocky Hill” was purchased by the city in 1940 and renamed Corona Heights. In 1947, Ms. Randall shepherded a $12 million bond issue for recreation capital projects, including a new junior museum building, which opened in 1951 on Corona Heights.

Be Mindful

Corona Heights has a lot of poison oak, which provides food for dark-eyed juncos and white-crowned sparrows, and shelter from predators and habitat for many of the insects that birds feed on. However, poison oak can give humans an itchy rash. Learn to recognize this plant by its three shiny green (sometimes red) leaves and tan spine-free stems. Poison oak oils can be transmitted to humans via dog hair, so be sure to keep your dog on leash and on trail.

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Corwin Street Community Garden 5am to Midnight 70 Corwin St San Francisco CA 94114 Community Garden PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.13 5,805 37.7574640 -122.4402120

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

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Coso & Precita Mini Park 5am to Midnight Coso & Precita San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.15 37.7462435 -122.4181203

Catch a glimpse of green at this urban mini park, wedged between Bernal Heights and the Mission.

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Cow Hollow Playground 5am to Midnight 1 Miley St San Francisco CA 94123 Park PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 0.15 37.7973383 -122.4448514

This postage-stamp size playground located a block from popular Union Street shops offers a quiet respite for you and your child. Designed for tots and young school-age children in a idyllic, tree-covered spot, Cow Hollow Playground is the quintessential hidden park jewel.

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Crags Court Garden 5am to Midnight (415) 824-7858 End of Crags Ct San Francisco CA 94131 Park, Community Garden PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.12 6,055 37.7414196 -122.4406723

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

Venture to the rim of Glen Canyon and discover a well-tended community garden, connected to the park by walking trails.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Crocker Amazon Community Garden 6am to 11pm 1413 Geneva St San Francisco CA 94112 Community Garden PSA 3 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 6,947 37.7131820 -122.4330090

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Diamond & Farnum Open Space 5am to 12am Diamond & Farnum San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.07 37.7388024 -122.4343108

Small parcel awaiting development in Diamond Heights.

Disc (Frisbee) Golf Course 5am to Midnight (415) 666-7004 898 John F. Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Frisbee Golf Course GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 14.48 630,729 37.7717023 -122.4872410

San Francisco’s first disc golf course is located in Golden Gate Park in Northern California. A tightly wooded 18-hole course, this course is fun for beginners and a challenge for experts. The course has recently been expanded to a permanent, 18-hole course and was officially opened on March 31st, 2007

The Golden Gate Disc Golf Course was built and is maintained completely by volunteers. The SFDGC hosts course work parties every other month to keep the course looking in great shape. Work parties are a great way to get to know some new disc golfers as well as a chance to help give something back to disc golf in San Francisco. If you take the time to play the course, please take the time to volunteer.

You can now download a the new scorecard for the Golden Gate Park Disc Golf Course.

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Dorothy Erskine Park 6am to 11pm Martha & Baden San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 1.50 37.7339125 -122.4394454

Savor the views as you wander this secluded hilltop Natural Area. The native grassland and scrub habitats are popular with dog-walkers and bird watchers.

Acquired by the City in 1977, the park is named for San Francisco environmental activist Dorothy Erskine, founder of the Greenbelt Alliance.

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Douglass Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 717-2872 San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,672 37.7482990 -122.4384842

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Douglass Playground 6am to 10pm 26th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No 7.45 37.7472782 -122.4389328

Explore this tree-lined hillside in Noe Valley and you’ll find it’s actually two parks (for the price of one), connected by a steep path. On the upper terrace, a rocky wall helps keep your best four-legged friend in view and away from the street.

The lower terrace is human-friendly, with a playground, tennis and basketball courts, and pleasant picnic areas. The clubhouse offers an After-School Program and can be reserved for private events.

Note: Park is closed on Wednesdays 7:30 AM – Thursday 7:30 AM

 

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Douglass Restrooms (415) 717-2872 26th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Restroom PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 807 37.7462782 -122.4396686

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Douglass Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 717-2872 26th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,067 37.7482908 -122.4386777

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Duncan & Castro Open Space 5am to Midnight Duncan & Castro San Francisco CA 94131 Park, Natural Area Limited Wheelchair Access No No 23,958 37.7459757 -122.4333985

This small neighborhood park has beautiful springtime displays of Ithuriel’s spear, Johnny jump-ups, and other striking wildflowers, as well as views of Diamond Heights and Noe Valley. Although it is a relatively small natural area, Duncan-Castro provides habitat for a variety of birds and butterflies.

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Dupont Courts Restrooms (415) 831-6809 30th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Restroom PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 314 37.7828787 -122.4908389

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Edgehill Mountain 5am to Midnight Edgehill & Garcia San Francisco CA 94127 Park, Natural Area Limited Wheelchair Access No No 2.33 37.7420303 -122.4597647

Edgehill Mountain is mostly developed, but a small urban forest remains on the south side. Originally part of Adolph Sutro’s San Miguel Ranch, the Edgehill Mountain land was sold following his death in 1898. It became one of the city’s first subdivisions, known as Claremont Court. Houses were built on the mountain’s western and southern slopes. The first major erosion problems began in 1952-53, when winter rains sent part of Edgehill Way and one home sliding down the mountain. Edgehill Mountain Park was established in 1985, when the city purchased one acre of the mountain’s undeveloped western slope. In 1997, a slope above newly constructed homes collapsed during a rainstorm, cascading mud and rock onto the houses below and sending an unmistakable warning that the mountain’s steep slopes could not survive the environmental destruction generated by further residential development.

To protect the park, the community, represented by the Greater West Portal Neighborhood Association, formed the Edgehill Mountain Open Space Committee (EMOSC) with the goal of acquiring seven lots adjacent to the park. From this effort to protect the park, the Friends of Edgehill Mountain was founded and continues to work to preserve the park’s native flora and fauna today. Volunteers have contributed many thousands of hours of work on monthly workdays, helping to improve trails, eliminate non-native invasive plants, and plant indigenous plants. EMOSC also works with local schools and youth organizations to involve young people in learning about and protecting the environment. At nearby Herbert Hoover Middle School and West Portal Elementary School, students in science and ecology classes have used the park as an environmental laboratory, and Boy Scouts have helped with the restoration project as part of earning their Eagle Scout badges in community leadership.

On their first trip to Edgehill Mountain, visitors are often surprised to find this oasis of natural beauty in the middle of the city. The wooded hillside presents a stunning view of Mount Davidson, the Sunset District, and the Pacific Ocean. Red-tailed hawks hunt in the area and nest in its pine trees. EMOSC’s Joan Kingery said, “We want to preserve this unique spot in the center of the city for residents who enjoy the peace and charm of its setting, now and in the future.”

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Everson & Digby Lots 5am to Midnight 61 Everson St San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 1.20 37.7380764 -122.4317757

Catch some fresh air in this pocket of open space near Glen Park, with nice views to the south.

Fairmont Plaza 5am to Midnight Miquel & Bemis San Francisco CA 94131 Park, Natural Area PSA 6 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.74 37.7384923 -122.4291315

Find picturesque seclusion on this leafy hilltop, shaded by eucalyptus trees. Bird watchers take note: although small, the Natural Area provides important forest habitat for a variety of birds, from resident chestnut-back chickadees to migratory warblers.

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Fay Park 5am to Midnight 2366 Leavenworth St San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 0.25 37.8028903 -122.4178443

Just a block from Lombard Street’s famous “crooked” block, this tiny (1/4-acre) park on the northeast slope of Russian Hill is a hidden gem. The garden’s three terraces, connected by stairs and ramps, climb the hillside for half a city block, lined with stone balustrades and retaining walls, ornamental planting beds, and boxwood hedges. At the top are two latticed wooden gazebos and an overlook with views of San Francisco Bay. Open to the public since 2006, it has become a popular spot for weddings.

The Fay Park garden and adjacent house at Leavenworth and Chestnut Streets were bequeathed to the city by Mary Fay Berrigan, whose family built the first house on the site in 1869 and the current home in 1912. She and her husband, Brigadier General Paul Berrigan, hired renowned landscape architect Thomas Church to design the garden in 1957. The city accepted the property for use as a park upon General Berrigan’s death in 1998, but renovations were needed before it could be opened to the public, including new walkways and other improvements to make it ADA accessible. The house is not open to the public.

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Fay Park Garden 5am to Midnight 2366 Leavenworth St , 94133 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 442 37.8029516 -122.4177360

Talk about your secret gardens. Fay Park, just a block from the bottom of Lombard Street, “the crookedest street in San Francisco,” is this quintessential park jewel, tucked away on the corner of Leavenworth and Chestnut. Featuring a rose garden and two gazebos, Fay Park is fast becoming one of the city’s most sought after wedding sites.

Fulton Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 27th Ave & Fulton St San Francisco CA 94121 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 8,342 37.7733211 -122.4869186

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Fulton Playground 5am to Midnight 855 27th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 0.82 37.7733822 -122.4869341

Come out and play at this friendly community center. The clubhouse hosts a variety of programs and classes, including a After-School Program, Teen Nights and Tiny Tots. Facilities include a sheltered sand playground, basketball and tennis courts and picnic tables. Improvements are coming soon under the Neighborhood Parks Bond.

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Fulton Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 27th Ave & Fulton St San Francisco CA 94121 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 2,827 37.7733401 -122.4872207

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Gambier & Burrows Plaza (415) 292-2010 Gambier & Burrows St San Francisco CA 94134 PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 1,487 37.7242991 -122.4207705

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Garfield Pool (415) 695-5001 26th & Harrison St San Francisco CA 94110 Swimming Pool PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 14,599 37.7500745 -122.4120347

A favorite swimming spot for locals, Garfield Swimming Pool offers an array of classes and programs, from learn-to-swim, lap and recreational swims for tots, youths, adults and seniors.

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Geneva Car Barn 2301 San Jose Ave San Francisco CA 94112 Museum or Landmark Limited Wheelchair Access 37.7203130 -122.4466470

Designed by the Reid Brothers (who also designed the Fremont Hotel and the Cliff House), the 1901 building served as a depot for the San Mateo Railroad, and then later for all San Francisco’s rail lines. In 1985, the Car Barn was declared a San Francisco city landmark. Heavily damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, it was left to deteriorate. In 1998, the Car Barn faced demolition, which galvanized the community, who convinced Mayor Willie Brown to save the building. Ownership was transferred to the Department of Recreation and Parks in early 2004. In 2006, the Department completed a seismic retrofit to the structure which addresses some of the major concerns with the stability of the building. Most recently, The Friends of Geneva Car Barn are moving forward with a strategic plan that will address new programming and capital improvements.

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George Christopher Playground 5am to Midnight 5210 Diamond Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6.80 37.7434701 -122.4405504

Walkers and joggers love this Diamond Heights open space, with trails that connect to nearby Glen Canyon. Enjoy the canyon views while you run around with your pooch. Named for the 34th mayor of San Francisco, the park also features a sand-floor playground, softball field, tennis and basketball courts. Rent the community clubhouse for your next private event.

GGP Dog Play Area 3 5am to Midnight (415) 831-2700 Martin Luther King Jr Dr & Sunset Blvd San Francisco CA 94122 Dog Play Area GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 37.7659390 -122.4953686

Golden Gate Park, visited by 13 million people a year, is one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. Out of a windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved a verdant, horticulturally diverse, and picturesque public space where city dwellers can relax and reconnect with the natural world. Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres a visitor can discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and an array of cultural venues, events, and activities.

There are four dog play areas in Golden Gate Park including an all-sand dog training area in the northwest corner of the park. There is another play area in the northeast corner of the park just off Stanyan Street, one in the southeast corner near Kezar Stadium and one in the southwest quadrant.

Like Golden Gate Park itself, these dog areas draw residents from the entire city and beyond who want to explore all areas of the park with their dogs on a leash and then take time for some offleash running in whichever corner of the park they happen to find themselves.

GGP Golf Course Clubhouse (415) 751-8987 970 47th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Clubhouse, Concession GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 1,893 37.7690505 -122.5065662

Do you have a special event in mind, but are unsure of where to hold it? The Clubhouse, of course! These treasures are located all over the City, are well-appointed and are quite affordable.

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GGP Horseshoe Pits 5am to Midnight San Francisco CA 94102 Horseshoe Pit GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 14,513 37.7735910 -122.4557242

Hidden away in the secluded northeast section of Golden Gate Park, the horseshoe court dates back to the 1920s, with hand-hewed rock, a raised arena, and concrete relief sculptures added in a 1934 project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Artist Jesse S. “Vet” Anderson, a member of the Golden Gate Horseshoe Club, created the reliefs, one of a horseshoe pitcher and the other of a horse; the latter has crumbled from its rocky bluff. Forgotten and overgrown for years, the court was cleared of vegetation and debris through volunteer efforts in 2009, and the San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club now hosts games, tournaments, and other events here.

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Gilman Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Gilman Ave & Griffith San Francisco CA 94124 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 4,238 37.7169726 -122.3885696

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Gilman Playground 6am to 10pm Gilman Ave & Griffith San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 4.40 37.7169820 -122.3880902

Score! Recent upgrades have made this popular outdoor basketball court better than ever. Families give big points to the play structure and sand box, along with new benches and tables.

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Gilman Restrooms (415) 601-6501 Gilman Ave & Griffith San Francisco CA 94124 Restroom PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 379 37.7171785 -122.3887727

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Glen Canyon Park 5am to Midnight Elk St & Chenery St San Francisco CA 94127 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 77.94 37.7400257 -122.4427323

Beyond Glen Canyon Park’s recreation center, ball field, and tennis courts lies a large urban canyon that has incredible spring wildflower displays, dramatic rock (chert) formations, and Islais Creek, one of the few remaining free-flowing creeks in San Francisco. This 60 acres of wilderness, formerly referred to as the San Miguel Hills, not only provides critical habitat for a wide array of wildlife but serves as a relaxing sanctuary from the city’s urban bustle. An extensive network of hiking trails leads through a variety of habitats.

In the 1970s a plan to widen O’Shaughnessy Boulevard and make it part of the freeway system was defeated by community opposition led by the “Gum Tree ladies,” a group of local women who united around efforts to save Glen Canyon from development. The Friends of Glen Canyon Park and the Glen Park Association continue to work to improve the park’s recreational facilities and restore its natural areas.

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Glen Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Diamond & Farnum St San Francisco CA 94131 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 4,269 37.7369032 -122.4405773

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Glen Park Rec Center Tuesday-Saturday 9am to 6pm, closed Sunday (415) 239-4008 Bosworth & O'Shaughnessy San Francisco CA 94131 Rec Center PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 14,820 37.7370968 -122.4408167

For decades, locals have enjoyed the beautiful natural landscape and varied recreational offerings at the historic Glen Canyon Park. In recent years, residents have voiced the need for renovating the park and in 2008, voted to allocate nearly $6 million to preserve the park’s natural features and improve existing facilities.

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Glen Park Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Diamond & Farnum St San Francisco CA 94131 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 14,738 37.7364629 -122.4402264

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Gleneagles Sunrise to Sunset (415) 587-2425 2100 Sunnydale Ave San Francisco CA 94134 Golf Course PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 312.54 37.7151530 -122.4205340

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Gleneagles Golf Course is a nine-hole facility located in McLaren Park in the southeastern part of San Francisco.  Designed by Jack Fleming in 1962, this full-length, par 36 course is 3,195 yards long and widely considered a hidden jewel for its beautiful bay vistas and challenging layout.

This nine-hole course can be played as 18 holes from different tee locations and will test even the most astute golfer. The green complexes were recently replaced with the same bentgrass varietal as local championship venues such as TPC Harding Park and The Olympic Club. Tilted terrain, fast greens and tight fairways make for a golf challenge unlike any other in the area. Gleneagles also allows FootGolfers.

GLENEAGLES GOLF COURSE RATES

WEEKDAY WEEKEND *
Standard (9 holes) $22 $25.50
Standard (18 holes) $30 $37.50
Senior ** $18 N/A
Junior $15 N/A

* Weekend rates are in effect Friday through Sunday.
** Senior rate applies to individuals 65 years and older.

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Golden Gate Heights Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 298-9601 15th Ave & Noriega San Francisco CA 94127 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 2,990 37.7501607 -122.4688018

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Golden Gate Heights Natural Areas 5am to Midnight 12th Ave & Rockridge San Francisco CA 94116 Natural Area PSA 4 District 7 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 6.95 37.7499897 -122.4703690

Golden Gate Heights combines the amenities of a city park—playground, tennis court, lawns, and trees—with a hilltop dune that provides a good example of San Francisco dune plant life. The rare San Francisco spineflower and San Francisco wallflower both bloom on this small dune patch. Walk west around the trees to see the remnant dune and ocean views. Similar to Grandview Park but not nearly as large, this sandy natural area requires a soft touch. Erosion is a serious problem at Golden Gate Heights Park, so please stay on the trails.

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Golden Gate Heights Park 5am to Midnight 12th Ave & Rockridge San Francisco CA 94116 Park PSA 4 District 7 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 6.95 37.7499854 -122.4694067

Golden Gate Heights combines the amenities of a city park-playground, tennis court, lawns, and trees-with a hilltop dune that provides a good example of San Francisco dune plant life. The rare San Francisco spineflower and San Francisco wallflower both bloom on this small dune patch. Walk west around the trees to see the remnant dune and ocean views. Similar to Grandview Park but not nearly as large, this sandy natural area requires a soft touch. Erosion is a serious problem at Golden Gate Heights Park, so please stay on the trails.

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Golden Gate Heights Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 298-9601 15th Ave & Noriega San Francisco CA 94127 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 7 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 13,253 37.7504536 -122.4688768

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Golden Gate Park 5am to Midnight (415) 831-2700 Park Headquarters, 501 Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117 Park GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 1,031.98 37.7718440 -122.4547160

We’re proud to welcome more than 13 million visitors each year to Golden Gate Park, one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. From a vast, windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved out an oasis–a verdant, horticulturally diverse, and picturesque public space where city dwellers can relax and reconnect with the natural world. The rest, as they say, is history.

Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres you’ll discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and monuments, plus an array of cultural venues, events, and activities. To help you plan your visit, we’ve highlighted just a few of the park’s special features and activities below. For more information, stop by McLaren Lodge to pick up a map, get involved, and find out what’s happening in San Francisco’s backyard. For information about reserving facilities for picnicsathletic eventsweddings, and special events, please contact our Permits & Reservations Division at (415) 831-5500.

Shuttle Info Road Closure Info

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Golden Gate Park – Lindley Meadow 30th Ave & John F Kennedy Dr, SF 94122 San Francisco CA 94122 GGP Limited Wheelchair Access Street - limited availability No 7.06 307,426 37.7706620 -122.4892060

One of the grandest green spaces in glorious Golden Gate Park is Lindley Meadow. Its grassy area stretches along the south edge of JFK Drive in the center of the park, spilling down a steep bank into a wide flat space with picnic tables and grills tucked into the eucalyptus border. Lindley Meadow is a splendid place for a party!

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Golden Gate Park Golf Course (415) 751-8987 John F Kennedy Dr & 47th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Golf Course GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 14.00 37.7690900 -122.5065500

*Note: the initial Resident Golf Card login information provided by letter does not integrate with Golden Gate Park GC’s booking portal. To book a tee time, please register a new account, or use your existing Golden Gate Park GC login credentials*

Get a Tee Time!

Situated in beautiful Golden Gate Park near the edge of the Pacific Ocean, this nine-hole par 3 golf course is certain to provide players with a unique and memorable experience.  Built in 1951, the course design was strongly influenced by the natural rolling sand dunes surrounding the adjacent property.  As a result, the course is often distinguished for its undulating terrain, crisp ocean breezes, and tranquil park-like setting.

With holes ranging from under 100 yards up to 200 yards, Golden Gate Park G.C is considered the ideal course for the beginning or weekend golfer.  Experienced players seeking to refine their short game will also find the course a robust challenge. With something for everyone, Golden Gate Park G.C. is the perfect setting to learn, refine, or simply enjoy your game.

Tee Time Reservations can be made by calling the Pro Shop at (415) 751-8987 or by visiting http://www.goldengateparkgolf.com/

GOLDEN GATE PARK GOLF COURSE RATES

WEEKDAY WEEKEND *
Standard $19 $23
Standard Junior $10 $12
San Francisco Resident $15 $17
San Francisco Resident Senior ** $12 $15
San Francisco Resident Junior $8 $10
Twilight $12 $13
Tournament $22 $30

* Weekend rates are in effect from noon on Friday through Sunday.
** Senior rate applies to individuals 65 years and older.

GGP DRIVING CAGE RATES

$4.00 per bucket (approx. 35 balls)
$6.00 per bucket (approx. 75 balls)
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Good Prospect Community Garden 5am to Midnight 100 Cortland Ave San Francisco CA 94110 Park, Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.03 1,268 37.7400250 -122.4209773

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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Grand View Open Space 5am to Midnight 15th Ave & Noriega San Francisco CA 94122 Park PSA 4 District 7 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.65 37.7550723 -122.4723516

This aptly-named hilltop park in the Sunset District has stunning views stretching from downtown San Francisco and Golden Gate Park to Pt. Reyes and around to Lake Merced. The park features a dune plant community atop 140-million-year-old rock called Franciscan chert, which was first formed when the region was part of the ancient sea floor. Most carbonate shells dissolve in ocean waters before they reach the sea floor, but radiolarian shells are silica-based and do not readily dissolve. Millions of years ago, countless radiolaria combined with mineral dust blown from inland deserts to form layers of chert, which were later uplifted to land.

Grandview Park 5am to Midnight Moraga & 14th Ave San Francisco CA 94122 Park, Natural Area PSA 4 District 7 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 3.98 37.7564562 -122.4718048

This aptly-named hilltop park in the Sunset District has stunning views stretching from downtown San Francisco and Golden Gate Park to Pt. Reyes and around to Lake Merced. The park features a dune plant community atop 140-million-year-old rock called Franciscan chert, which was first formed when the region was part of the ancient sea floor. Most carbonate shells dissolve in ocean waters before they reach the sea floor, but radiolarian shells are silica-based and do not readily dissolve. Millions of years ago, countless radiolaria combined with mineral dust blown from inland deserts to form layers of chert, which were later uplifted to land.

The brightly colored, nickel-sized green hairstreak butterfly is found in only two regions within the city: the coastal bluffs of the Presidio, and here along Golden Gate Heights, in the nearby Hawk Hill and Rocky Outcrop natural areas. The goal of the Green Hairstreak Project is to reconnect and expand the populations found here so they can interbreed; the group leads spring walking tours of the neighborhood to look for the butterflies.

The predominant plant community at Grandview Park is coastal scrub (bush lupine, dune tansy, beach strawberry, bush monkey flower, and coyote brush). The hill is a harsh environment for plants; the sand retains very little moisture and the plants must survive without rain for six months of the year.

Grandview Trails

Grandview has a small trail network, consisting of 0.2 miles ascending to the top of the park hill. The majority of the climb is made up of wooden stairs. The short trail around the hill top is made up of soft sand like soil.

Since the supply of wind-blown sand from the ocean has been cut off by urban development, sand eroded from Grandview does not replenish itself. The hill’s fragile plant community and animal habitat depend on stopping erosion. When visiting Grandview Park, please stay on stairways and established paths. You can enter the park via two sets of stairs: a concrete stairway at 14th Avenue and Moraga on the east side, or a wooden staircase that ascends the hill’s southwestern flank from Noriega Street.Street parking is widely available around the park. Muni line 66 has stops near the park.

Grandview Park Trail Map - Links to Pdf Trail Map

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Grattan Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 1180 Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 5 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7,372 37.7624584 -122.4515177

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Grattan Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 1180 Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,087 37.7627334 -122.4516539

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Grattan Playground 5am to Midnight 1180 Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117 Park PSA 2 District 5 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 1.52 37.7625931 -122.4514765

Play ball? You’ll find plenty of room to kick, dribble and serve at Grattan Playground. Whatever your game, the renovated soccer field, two tennis courts and basketball court are all spruced up and ready to go. Bring the whole team: little ones will enjoy the wooden play structure and swings. Picnic areas and community clubhouse available. This park is also home to the non-profit Haight Ashbury Community Nursery School.

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Grattan Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 1180 Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 5 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,741 37.7624283 -122.4519277

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Guy Place 4 Guy Place San Francisco CA 94105 Park PSA 1 District 6 Limited Wheelchair Access N/A 4,000 37.7866787 -122.3944443

As part of a comprehensive program for the development of Rincon Hill as a dense residential neighborhood, the Rincon Hill Plan contains policies to acquire sites for open space. 4-8 Guy Place in particular is identified in Policy 4.1 and Map 8 (“Rincon Hill Public Open Space System”) as a potential acquisition site for a “pocket park”, as it is one of the very few undeveloped pieces of property in the district. It is a small size (4,000 SF), but is on a quiet, low traffic side street, surrounded by lower-scale residential and commercial buildings.

The site slopes down from Guy Place to a flat pad, is generally unpaved other than a concrete ramp from the street, and contains two sizable trees. The property has most recently been used for surface parking, but was not open for public parking.

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Hawk Hill 5am to Midnight 14th Ave & Rivera St San Francisco CA 94116 Park, Natural Area Limited Wheelchair Access No No 4.85 37.7465410 -122.4686581

Hawk Hill is a magnificent remnant hilltop dune with ocean views of southwestern San Francisco. The shifting sand supports a wide variety of dune plants, including the locally rare California croton and the San Francisco wallflower. The brightly colored, nickel-sized green hairstreak butterfly is found in only two regions within the city: the coastal bluffs of the Presidio, and along the ridge of Golden Gate Heights, here in this and the nearby Rocky Outcrop natural areas. The goal of the Green Hairstreak Project is to reconnect and expand the populations found here so they can interbreed; the group leads spring walking tours of the neighborhood to look for the butterflies.

Before western San Francisco was settled, ocean winds deposited sand on Hawk Hill from dunes to the west of the park. Now development has spread over most of the Sunset District over the dunes west of Twin Peaks dunes, leaving no source of sand to replenish Hawk Hill. Because of the sensitivity of this site and the potential for erosion, there are no designated trails and public access is discouraged.

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Herz Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Visitacion & Hahn St San Francisco CA 94134 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 7,616 37.7131092 -122.4173002

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Herz Playground 6am to 10pm Hahn & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 6.68 37.7134844 -122.4165973

This spacious park in Visitacion Valley offers activities for all ages. Join a class or program at the community clubhouse. Find swimming lessons, Tiny Tots and Open Swim hours at the renovated Coffman Pool. Sports fans can choose from tennis, basketball, soccer and baseball facilities, and there’s still room on the field for dog-lovers and their pets. Sand-floor playground and picnic areas available.

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Herz Playground Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 San Francisco CA 94134 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 7,483 37.7142887 -122.4164731

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Hilltop Park 6am to 10pm La Salle & Whitney Young Circle San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 3.46 37.7329173 -122.3834748

It’s easy to locate Hilltop Park: look for the 70-foot giant sundial. Its cement base creates a stage for the surrounding amphitheater. Hilltop was the City’s first public skateboard park and the skate bowl is still in use. Cement slides and picnic tables available.

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Hilltop Park Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 La Salle & Whitney Young Cir San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 10,048 37.7330198 -122.3842866

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Hilltop Park Performance Spaces 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 La Salle & Whitney Young Cir San Francisco CA 94124 Performance Space PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 0.11 4,578 37.7329626 -122.3837808

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for developing local musical, dance and theater talent, along with other events. So turn out for the next event, either on stage, or in the audience — you’ll be glad you did!

Hilltop Park Restrooms 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 La Salle & Whitney Young Cir San Francisco CA 94124 Restroom PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 444 37.7330655 -122.3825649

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Hilltop Park Skatepark 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 La Salle & Whitney Young Cir San Francisco CA 94124 Skatepark PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 0.09 3,977 37.7331941 -122.3826488

So, you want to follow the nuge, get a good feeble, a nice ollie, an excellent lipside, maybe a tolerable down love and become known for your outstanding kick flip el toro? Become a regular visitor at our skate parks. Righteous.

Hooker Alley (Nob Hill) Community Garden Bush St & Mason St San Francisco CA 94108 Park, Community Garden PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.06 2,403 37.7904335 -122.4101726

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Horseshoe Pits Restrooms (415) 831-6309 Conservatory East Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes N/A 350 37.7737476 -122.4559822

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Huntington Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 274-0291 California & Taylor San Francisco CA 94108 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 2,693 37.7924220 -122.4122041

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Hyde & Vallejo Children’s Play Area (415) 292-2012 Hyde & Vallejo St San Francisco CA 94109 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 205 37.7976776 -122.4188963

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Hyde & Vallejo Mini Park Hyde & Vallejo San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.10 37.7976356 -122.4191056

Washington-Hyde Mini Park is a postage stamp-size jewel tucked away in the City’s Nob Hill neighborhood. The .15-acre park is one of the city’s more charming and unique spots, marked by play structures and other features that replicate the streets of an Old World town. Bring the kiddies and a lunch and enjoy one of San Francisco’s best-kept secrets.

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India Basin Basketball Courts (415) 601-6501 Evans & Army San Francisco CA 94124 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 5,970 37.7334462 -122.3762005

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

India Basin Shoreline Park (415) 819-6138 Hunters Point Blvd & Hawes St San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 11.57 37.7336634 -122.3737190

Just 150 years ago, San Francisco Bay was ringed by wetlands, valuable ecosystems that supported many plant and animal species. Over 90 percent of these wetlands have been lost to development, but a few can still be found. India Basin is one of these precious wetlands, and is the only natural area within the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department system that borders the bay.

Restoration began at India Basin in 2000 as part of a mitigation project associated with San Francisco International Airport. Today the park features tidal salt marsh and upland habitat that provides food and shelter for a variety of shorebirds and foraging habitat for raptors. It also boasts excellent views of the bay, trails that link to the Bay Area Ridge Trail, access for kayakers, and fantastic bird watching.

Natural History

Wetlands, including mudflats, ponds, tidal channels, and salt marshes, are home to a wealth of plants and wildlife. Specially adapted plants such as cordgrass, toad rush, pickleweed, and marsh rosemary can withstand the changing environmental conditions of the India Basin tidal salt marsh. These plants triumph over the daily adversities of inundation, exposure, extreme temperatures, high salinity, turbidity variations, and oxygen-poor water. Not only do they survive in the harsh environment, they flourish to the point of creating some of the most productive ecosystems on earth. Countless organisms feed, take shelter, and nest in salt marsh foliage.

More than 75 species of birds have been observed foraging in the salt marshes and mudflats of India Basin. A few common inhabitants are the snowy egret, American avocet, northern harrier, brown pelican, and great blue heron.

Healthy wetlands provide countless environmental benefits in addition to their significance as habitat. They reduce bank and shoreline erosion and damage caused by stream runoff, tidal waters, flooding, and wave action. By trapping pollutants, wetlands improve the water quality of urban and agricultural runoff into the bay. They also trap and stabilize sediment suspended in the water that would otherwise hinder fish and plant growth.

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Interior Greenbelt Stanyan St & Belgrade St San Francisco CA 94131 Park, Natural Area, Trail Limited Wheelchair Access No No 21.35 37.7597547 -122.4533682

The Interior Greenbelt is located on Mt. Sutro, south of Golden Gate Park and north of Twin Peaks. This park is almost entirely covered by blue gum eucalyptus forest. Small remnant native plant populations exist here in the understory, including three locally sensitive plants species: sweet cicely, fairy bells, and thimbleberry. There is also an old creek bed that carries water through the park at times during the rainy season. This urban forest provides habitat for a variety of birds.

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Jackson Basketball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 254-8030 17th & Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 9,048 37.7638515 -122.3997611

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Jackson Playground 6am to 11pm 17th & Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Park PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 4.41 37.7643148 -122.3996072

This busy community hub in Potrero Hill features a popular sand-floor playground. Mosaics mounted in the surrounding wall were handmade by neighborhood children and local artist Josh Sarantitis. The park also offers picnic areas, tennis courts, basketball courts and two ball fields.

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Jackson Tennis Court 6am to 11pm (415) 254-8030 17th & Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 5,803 37.7638285 -122.4001779

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Jefferson Square 5am to Midnight Eddy & Gough San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 5.64 37.7818003 -122.4256579

Take a relaxing stroll among the grassy lawns and stately old trees of this 5.6-acre green space. There is an off-leash play area for dogs, and the small plaza on the Eddy Street side hosts several community events, including Arbor Day festivities. This park played a role in the City’s history: it was the site of an earthquake camp in 1906.

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Jefferson Square Dog Play Area (415) 831-2700 Eddy & Gough San Francisco CA 94102 Dog Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 37.7816418 -122.4263642

This oasis of green serves dogs and their families in an underserved neightbood that is close to both the hip Hayes Valley neighborhood and Civic Center, which is the governmental center of San Francisco.
The lush lawns in the comparatively flat park offer views of City Hall and the downtown. The park sits directly across the street from a housing project and provides a place for the low-income families and their dogs to enjoy some green space.

Jefferson Square Restrooms (415) 292-2010 Eddy & Gough San Francisco CA 94109 Restroom PSA 2 District 6 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 449 37.7815324 -122.4254646

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Joe Dimaggio Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7,425 37.8021720 -122.4123512

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Joost & Baden Mini Park Joost & Baden San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.14 37.7327328 -122.4408417

A nice collection of drought-tolerant and native plants turns this landscape Sunnyside stairway into a welcoming mini-garden.

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Joseph Conrad Mini Park 601 Beach St San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 0.09 37.8066724 -122.4190627

Located on a triangular stretch of land bordered by Colunbus Avenue, Beach Street and Leavenworth in the North Beach/Wharf area, Joseph Conrad Mini Park offers a touch of green space a stone’s throw from The Cannery and Aquatic Park.

Juri Commons Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 San Jose & 25th St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 1,649 37.7492843 -122.4222380

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Kite Hill Yukon & 19th St San Francisco CA 94114 Park, Natural Area Limited Wheelchair Access No No 2.87 37.7581718 -122.4416511

Kite Hill, a small park in central San Francisco with excellent views of the city, is home to a grassland plant community. During summer and early fall, the land is parched and golden brown, and native grasses drop their seeds and await the winter rains. By February, the hill transforms to a verdant green. In spring a variety of native wildflowers, including California poppy, checkerbloom, Ithuriel’s spear, and soap plant add color to the grassland.

Soap plant is a lily found only in California. The flowers open up late in the day and are pollinated by moths and bumblebees. Native Americans used the bulb of the plant for many purposes: crushing it into a foamy lather for cleaning, making it into a glue, and cooking and eating the bulb like a potato. Early San Francisco settlers harvested the soap plant tubers for mattress stuffing.

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Koshland Park Community Garden Sunrise to Sunset Page & Buchanan San Francisco CA 94102 Community Garden PSA 2 District 5 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 732 37.7734010 -122.4263430

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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La Grande Community Garden 264 Dublin St San Francisco CA 94112 Community Garden PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 6,500 37.7155370 -122.4280060

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Lakeview & Ashton Mini Park 6am to 10pm Shields St & Orizaba Ave San Francisco CA 94132 Park, Natural Area Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.51 37.7180915 -122.4625727

This rocky outcrop is part of a ridge of sandstone in the Merced and Ingleside Heights neighborhoods. While the park is very small, its grassy and rocky slopes are home to a variety of native plant species, including buckwheat, dudleya, farewell-to-spring, coast onion, and soap plant. This diversity of plants means there are flowers in bloom at Lakeview/Ashton Mini Park through most of the spring and summer. This wide window of flower availability provides a crucial long-term food source for many local butterflies and other insects. In 2003, a locally rare arboreal salamander was found hiding amongst the rocks. This relatively large brown salamander, four inches long when mature, has a whitish belly that in juveniles is darker and covered with light-blue spots. Arboreal salamanders have tails that are well adapted for grasping branches to help climb trees.

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Larsen Park Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,939 37.7398026 -122.4761035

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Larsen Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 3,700 37.7395545 -122.4757830

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Larsen Park Restrooms (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Restroom PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 324 37.7394589 -122.4760441

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Larsen Park Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,952 37.7398111 -122.4758978

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Laurel Hill Basketball Courts (415) 831-6809 Euclid & Collins St San Francisco CA 94118 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 3,884 37.7839435 -122.4513280

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Laurel Hill Playground 5am to Midnight 251 Euclid Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 1.47 37.7839368 -122.4509393

This friendly playground hosts a teaching laboratory for Childhood Development and Family Studies. City College students organize activities, music and games on a free, drop-in basis. The well-maintained play structure and sand pit are just right for small tots. A tennis court, baseball diamond, full basketball court and clubhouse round out this welcome neighborhood asset.

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Laurel Hill Tennis Courts (415) 831-6809 Euclid & Collins St San Francisco CA 94118 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7,130 37.7838806 -122.4514980

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

LeConte Mini Park 845 Meade St San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.16 37.7176561 -122.3958507

A .16-acre mini park on the edge of Bayview Park and near Candlestick Park, LeConte Mini Park is a park open space with potential.

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Lessing & Sears Community Garden 6am to 10pm Lessing St & Sears St San Francisco CA 94112 Community Garden PSA 3 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 1,153 37.7085760 -122.4551770

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Lincoln Ave Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7040 Lincoln Way/46th Ave San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 5,387 37.7647934 -122.5050302

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Lincoln Park Golf Course (415) 221-9911 300 34th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Golf Course PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 112.03 37.7815817 -122.4945176

Having trouble finding your Resident Golf Card online login information? If so, you may call the Lincoln Park Golf Shop at (415) 221-9911, and the golf shop staff can assign a new username and password.  Alternatively, you may send inquires to residentgolfcard@sfgov.org  

Lincoln Park Golf Course is one of the most highly scenic urban golf courses in the world, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding the historic art museum at the Palace of the Legion of Honor.  Constructed in 1902, the course was built in stages by several different architects, including the legendary Tom Bendelow.

Measuring at 5,416 yards, this par 68 golf course pays homage to the days of hickory and persimmon eras.  Despite the relative short length on the scorecard, Lincoln Park plays much longer and more difficult due to its hilly terrain, strong ocean winds, and small undulating green complexes.  In particular, the course bears its teeth with narrow cypress-lined fairways that place a premium on precision and strategic shot placement.

Tee time reservations can be obtained above, or contacting the Golf Shop at (415) 221-9911

Lincoln Park is located in San Francisco’s Richmond District, at 34th Avenue at Clement Street.

LINCOLN GOLF COURSE RATES

WEEKDAY WEEKEND *
Standard $41 $45
Standard Junior $21 $23
San Francisco Resident $27 $32
San Francisco Resident Senior ** $17 $25
San Francisco Resident Junior $14 $19
Back Nine $16 $21
Twilight $25 $31
Tournament $47 $57

Please note that $1.00 per person will be added to the above rates if reservations are made through our online tee time reservation system seven (7) days or less in advance.

* Weekend rates are in effect from noon on Friday through Sunday.
** Senior rate applies to individuals 65 years and older.

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Lincoln Park Restrooms (415) 831-6809 34th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Restroom PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes N/A 665 37.7842170 -122.5018107

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Lower Great Hwy Judah Restrooms (415) 831-6307 Great Hwy & Noriega San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes N/A 1,844 37.7602399 -122.5095537

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Lower Great Hwy Taraval Restrooms (415) 831-6307 Great Hwy & Taraval San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes N/A 2,721 37.7414190 -122.5070880

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Lower Great Hwy Wawona Restrooms (415) 831-6307 Great Hwy & Noriega San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes N/A 1,253 37.7365693 -122.5064117

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Mansfield & Burrows Children’s Play Area (415) 292-2010 Mansfield & Burrows St San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 5,805 37.7235891 -122.4232233

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

McCoppin Square 5am to Midnight (415) 235-4576 24th & Taraval San Francisco CA 94116 Park PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7.24 37.7438272 -122.4800796

Join a pickup game on the grassy field, or bring a tennis racket and hit the courts. Parents love this quiet green haven in the Sunset District, located across the street from a police station. Slides, swings and monkey bars keep kids busy on the gated playground. There’s a popular baseball diamond, too. Improvements to the playground and tennis courts are coming soon, along with a new basketball half-court.

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Mccoppin Square Tennis Courts (415) 753-7043 24th & Taraval San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 14,552 37.7432374 -122.4804358

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

McKinley Square 6am to 10pm 20th St & Vermont San Francisco CA 94107 Park PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 2.81 37.7591398 -122.4046906

This open space on sunny Potrero Hill, next to the real crookedest street in San Francisco (hint: it’s not Lombard!), offers spectacular views and a busy, well-loved playground. A popular spot for birthday parties and picnics, there’s enough space to kick a ball or romp with your dog. Enjoy the growing community garden and beautiful cypress trees.

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McLaren Park Childrens Play Area (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 1,399 37.7217844 -122.4205862

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

McLaren Park Community Garden Leleand Ave & Hahn St San Francisco CA 94134 Community Garden PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 22,825 37.7145990 -122.4157320

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Mclaren Park Restrooms (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Restroom PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes N/A 17 37.7221515 -122.4205528

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Mclaren Park Tennis Courts (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 43,124 37.7190572 -122.4129456

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Merced Heights Basketball Courts (415) 298-9601 Byxbee & Shields St San Francisco CA 94132 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 5,653 37.7173315 -122.4700391

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Merced Heights Children’s Play Area (415) 298-9601 Byxbee & Shields St San Francisco CA 94132 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 3,364 37.7175914 -122.4700411

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Merced Heights Playground 5am to Midnight Byxbee & Shields St San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 1.03 37.7175093 -122.4702813

At just a tad over one acre, Merced Heights Playground is a neighborhood park offering a playground, basketball courts and plenty of space for kids to play. Merced Heights is located at Byxbee and Shields streets.

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Merced Heights Tennis Courts (415) 298-9601 Byxbee & Shields St San Francisco CA 94132 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 12,023 37.7174857 -122.4702532

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Michelangelo Basketball Courts (415) 274-0291 Greenwich & Jones San Francisco CA 94133 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 4,158 37.8010172 -122.4167490

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Michelangelo Children’s Play Area (415) 274-0291 Greenwich & Jones San Francisco CA 94133 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 1,452 37.8012261 -122.4169455

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Michelangelo Community Garden Greenwich St & Jones St San Francisco CA 94133 Community Garden PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 2,952 37.8010990 -122.4170640

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Michelangelo Playground Greenwich & Jones San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.44 37.8010957 -122.4168992

Good things do come in small packages. Michelangelo Park, tucked away between the North Beach and Russian Hill neighborhoods, this .44-acre jewel includes a playground, basketball court and grassy area to have a picnic or just relax.

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Miraloma Basketball Courts (415) 717-2872 Omar & Sequoia Way San Francisco CA 94127 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 7 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,480 37.7390505 -122.4491315

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Miraloma Children’s Play Area (415) 717-2872 Omar & Sequoia Way San Francisco CA 94127 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 7 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7,214 37.7389795 -122.4494243

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Miraloma Playground 5am to Midnight Omar & Sequoia Way San Francisco CA 94127 Park PSA 5 District 7 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 2.20 37.7386461 -122.4493127

Bring the whole team to play on a completely renovated ball field at this friendly neighborhood park. You’ll also find basketball and tennis courts, and a wide grassy lawn where you can toss a Frisbee or run around with your pooch. Little ones will enjoy the playground and sand pit, along with afterschool and Tiny Tots programs at the spacious Rec Center.

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Miraloma Tennis Court (415) 717-2872 Omar & Sequoia Way San Francisco CA 94127 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 7 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,408 37.7389953 -122.4489434

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Mission Dolores Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 19th & Dolores St San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,114 37.7610335 -122.4273975

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Mission Dolores North Dog Play Area (415) 831-2700 19th & Dolores St San Francisco CA 94114 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 37.7605850 -122.4274700
Mission Dolores Park 6am to 10pm 19th & Dolores St San Francisco CA 94114 Park PSA 6 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 15.94 37.7597551 -122.4270941

A Leave No Trace park, encompassing nearly 16 acres, Mission Dolores Park is one of San Francisco’s most popular destinations, the vibrant heart of its equally vibrant, culturally diverse neighborhood. Here you’ll find lush green lawns shaded by tall palm trees, a soccer field, six tennis courts, one basketball court, a multi-use court, a playground, and two off-leash dog play areas. Yes. Many festivals, performances, and other cultural events are held here, and on sunny afternoons people flock to the park to play, picnic, lounge, walk their dogs, and enjoy spectacular views of the city’s skyline and beyond.

Named for nearby Mission Dolores, the park is situated on land that was once a Jewish cemetery. The City bought the property in 1905 and established the park. In 1906 it served as a refugee camp for more than 1,600 residents made homeless by the earthquake and fire.

Mission Dolores Park is bounded by Church, Dolores, 18th, and 20th streets. The Muni Metro J-Church Line runs along its western edge.

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Mission Dolores Park South Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-2700 19th & Dolores St San Francisco CA 94114 Dog Play Area PSA 6 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 37.7593280 -122.4275530

Mission Dolores Park sits at the heart of one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

Because of the park’s size and location, it also draws residents from the family-friendly Noe Valley and park users from the Castro, center of the city’s gay-rights movement. Dogs are free to roam off-leash in the center of this large grassy park or on-leash near the athletic fields, children’s playground or tennis courts. Dolores Park is slated for a multi-million dollar rennovation that is in the planning phases and will begin as soon as summer 2011.

Approved by the Recreation and Park Commission in 2005, there are two off-leash Dog Play Areas in Mission Dolores Park reflected in this map. The North DPA runs parallel to Dolores St and the 19th St promenade around the perimeter of the multi-use field. The South DPA is just south of the 19th St promenade and is bordered by the western pathway and the pathway from the promenade to the playground.

Please note: This web page was updated on 4/25/2013 to reflect the Recreation and Park Commission’s approval of the two designated off-leash dog play areas in Mission Dolores Park on 1/20/2005.

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Mission Dolores Park Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 19th & Dolores St San Francisco CA 94110 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 35,546 37.7610521 -122.4269366

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Mission Playground 6am to 10pm 19th & Linda San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 2.03 37.7592917 -122.4223006

Join the fun on this busy, well-maintained playground or make a splash at the City’s only outdoor pool. Two tennis courts, a basketball court and a blacktop soccer pitch are available for games. Relax on a bench or take stroll through the grassy area. The playground shares a site with the much-loved Mission Clubhouse.

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Moscone Putting Green 6am to 11pm 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Golf Course PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 12.07 37.8021249 -122.4331353

Practice your putt for the PGA or an outing at one of the 6 courses the San Francisco Rec and Park maintains for its citizens.

Mountain Lake Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6809 12th Ave & Lake St San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7,450 37.7869595 -122.4713462

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Mountain Lake Park 6am to 10pm 1 11th Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 12.79 37.7872426 -122.4690454

Walk or jog along the lake, or try the built-in fitness circuit. This lakeside retreat offers picnic spots, basketball half-court, four tennis courts, and a popular off-leash dog play area. Children enjoy the sand-floor playground with slides, swings and a climbing structure. The covered picnic pavilion can be reserved for birthday parties and other events.

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Mountain Lake Park Basketball Court 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6809 San Francisco CA 94118 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 1,871 37.7873995 -122.4694407

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Mountain Lake Park Restrooms (415) 831-6809 12th Ave & Lake St San Francisco CA 94118 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 612 37.7869907 -122.4717763

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Mountain Lake Park Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6809 12th Ave & Lake St San Francisco CA 94118 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 24,357 37.7869877 -122.4707827

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Mt. Davidson Park Myra Way San Francisco CA 94127 Park, Natural Area Limited Wheelchair Access No No 40.71 37.7390642 -122.4546452

At 938 feet, Mt. Davidson is the highest point in San Francisco. Its most noticeable feature, aside from its height, is the 103-foot concrete cross at its peak. Seen from above, there is a clear division between the mountain’s eucalyptus forest on the west and coastal scrub and grassland on the east. Mt. Davidson has significant natural and recreational resources. The diversity of vegetation provides habitat for a wide range of migratory and resident birds, including 18 locally sensitive species. Myriad trails traverse the western slopes, where the densely overgrown vegetation and fog drip give a hiker the feeling of being in a rainforest.

Coastal Scrub and Grassland

Mt. Davidson’s northeast slope contains coastal scrub and grassland plant communities that are home to two uncommon plant species, California huckleberry and Pacific reed grass. Coastal scrub provides important structure and cover for bird nests, and the plants are an incredible food source for birds. Coyote brush alone provides habitat for more than 250 species of insects, which in turn are a critical food source for birds and other animals, such as California alligator lizards and western fence lizards. The thorny strands of California blackberry often wind their way around the coyote brush, bearing fruit for birds, raccoons, and humans throughout the summer. Bee plant is aptly named, as it attracts not only bumblebees and honeybees, but more than 20 species of non-stinging solitary bees.

During summer and early fall the grassland is parched and golden brown, and native grasses drop their seeds and await the winter rains. By February the grassy slopes transform to a verdant green. In spring a variety of native wildflowers, including California poppy, blue-eyed grass, hog fennel, checkerbloom, and mule’s ears, add color to the mountain.

Urban Forest

Mt. Davidson’s forest accounts for more than 30 of the park’s acres, and is mostly blue gum eucalyptus. These trees were planted around San Francisco beginning in the 19th century and have significant value for both wildlife and people, even though they are an invasive species. Owls and hawks rely on them for nesting and hunting, and human residents appreciate the respite that the urban forest offers.

Cultural History

Mt. Davidson was originally named Blue Mountain for the lupine, Douglas iris, and California lilac that painted its hillsides in the spring. In 1911, at the urging of the Sierra Club, the mountain was renamed after George Davidson, the geographer who surveyed it. The fight to save this peak from urban development was won when Maddie Brown, president of the Commodore Sloat Elementary School PTA, arranged for students to flood a city Board of Supervisors hearing with wildflowers gathered from the hill.

The forest on Mt. Davidson can be traced back to Adolph Sutro, who at one time owned one-twelfth of the acreage of San Francisco, all the way from Parnassus Avenue to Ocean Avenue, and from Stanyan Street to Junipero Serra Boulevard. This included what is now Sutro Heights Park and the ruins of the Sutro Baths, as well as Mt. Sutro. In the 1880s, Sutro recruited schoolchildren to plant saplings of fast-growing trees on his property, including Mt. Davidson. Sutro’s planting spree was spurred by the city’s adoption of rules granting tax-free status to forested lands within city limits. Although Sutro planted a diversity of tree species, it is mainly the blue gum eucalyptus that has survived and spread.

The concrete cross atop Mt. Davidson, erected in 1934, was one of a series of five crosses built during the Depression using donations. In 1997, San Francisco voters approved the monument’s sale to the Council of Armenian-American Organizations of Northern California.

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Mt. Olympus Upper Terrace San Francisco CA 94117 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.21 37.7633076 -122.4455405

Catch a breath of fresh air on this windy, 570-foot hilltop, once considered the geographic center of the City. An obelisk is all that remains of the statue that used to grace its peak.

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Mullen & Peralta Mini Park Mullen & Peralta San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.45 37.7460764 -122.4088071

This is a small, elevated mini park near Bernal Heights Park. It features a sweeping view of the City, a pair of stone benches, and small trees and flowers on a sloped grassy area. A garbage receptacle is provided. There are no restrooms.

Muriel Leff Children’s Play Area (415) 831-6809 7th Ave between Geary & Anza San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 548 37.7801361 -122.4650310

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Noe & Beaver Mini Park Community Garden 6am to 10pm Noe St & Beaver St San Francisco CA 94114 Park, Community Garden PSA 6 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.06 2,577 37.7649171 -122.4334455

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

Garden plots are in high demand at this green Noe Valley oasis, where beautiful trees border the well-tended beds.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Noe Valley Courts Restrooms (415) 819-2699 24th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Restroom PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 391 37.7514851 -122.4392179

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

O’Shaughnessy Hollow O'Shaughnessy Blvd San Francisco CA 94127 Park, Natural Area Limited Wheelchair Access No No 3.75 37.7401690 -122.4448760

This steep cliff towering above O’Shaughnessy Boulevard has beautiful grasslands and magnificent rocky outcrops. The folds and fractures within the chert are some of the most dramatic in San Francisco. Although technically a different park, O’Shaughnessy Hollow is only separated from Glen Canyon by a road, and its grassland and scrub plant communities are quite similar. See the description of Glen Canyon Park for more information.

In the early 1980s the area was considered for a development of 16 single-family homes. Ultimately these parcels were purchased by the City and County of San Francisco with open space funds to preserve the area’s natural biodiversity.

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Oak Woodlands Natural Areas 5am to Midnight Stanyan St & Fulton St San Francisco CA 94117 Natural Area GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 22.82 37.7732900 -122.4555400

While most of Golden Gate Park has been landscaped with lawns, flowerbeds and other ornamental features, a few remnants of San Francisco’s oak woodlands still exist in this world-renowned park. The northeast corner of Golden Gate Park is home to some of the oldest coast live oak trees in San Francisco.

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Ogden Terrace Community Garden 700 Ogden Ave San Francisco CA 94110 Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 6,720 37.7358036 -122.4120341

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Page & Laguna (aka Rose/Page) Community Garden Page St & Laguna St San Francisco CA 94102 Community Garden PSA 2 District 5 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 1,653 37.7734350 -122.4252350

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Page Street Community Garden 6am to 10pm 438 Page St San Francisco CA 94102 Park, Community Garden PSA 2 District 5 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.08 3,300 37.7736233 -122.4281015

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Palega Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 500 Felton San Francisco CA 94134 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7,361 37.7288954 -122.4100444

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Palega Rec Center 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6828 500 Felton St San Francisco CA 94134 Park, Rec Center PSA 3 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 4.97 18,397 37.7293421 -122.4097800

Visit this recently renovated and thriving community center for a wide selection of games, sports, programs and classes, including after school activities for kids. Join a pickup game on the basketball court or soccer field, or take your frisky pup for a run. The large, inviting playground has climbing structures bordered by beautiful trees. Tennis courts, athletic fields and picnic areas are also available.

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Palega Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 500 Felton San Francisco CA 94134 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 13,228 37.7288227 -122.4103282

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Park Street Garden End of Park St (Bernal Cut Path) San Francisco CA 94110 Park, Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.05 2,045 37.7364870 -122.4258160

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Peixotto Children’s Play Area (415) 819-2699 15th St & Roosevelt San Francisco CA 94114 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 5,600 37.7655241 -122.4374767

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Peixotto Playground 5am to Midnight 15th St & Roosevelt San Francisco CA 94114 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 0.79 37.7657884 -122.4379052

Tucked into the north hillside of Corona Heights, Peixotto Playground offers a play area and tennis courts to its visitors. Peixotto Playground is located at 15th and Roosevelt streets, near the Randall Museum.

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Peixotto Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 819-2699 15th St & Roosevelt San Francisco CA 94114 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 12,043 37.7658995 -122.4381282

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Portals of the Past 5am to Midnight 760 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Museum or Landmark GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 37.7707780 -122.4824850

The Portals of the Past is an unusual little monument at Golden Gate Park. Standing on the shores of Lloyd Lake (just to the west of the DeYoung Museum), these columns actually have an interesting history. During the big earthquake and fire of 1906, most of Nob Hill was flattened by the destruction. However somehow, the entranceway to the mansion of A.N. Towne managed to remain standing. It was later removed and brought over to Golden Gate Park, where it still stands today, as a symbol of the perserverence of San Francisco… working towards an optimistic future, regardless of the tragedy of the past.

Courtesy of San Francisco Memories

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Portola Open Space 5am to Midnight 201 Portola & Clipper San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.81 37.7470780 -122.4440616

This pleasant traffic island borders Portola Drive and Diamond Heights Blvd, providing a nice canopy of trees.

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Portsmouth Square 6am to 10pm Washington & Walter Lum Place San Francisco CA 94108 Park PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 1.29 37.7948349 -122.4053507

Nicknamed the ‘Heart of Chinatown,’ this historic one-block park is a favorite outdoor gathering spot in one of the City’s most densely populated neighborhoods. The park hosts activities for all ages, from early morning Tai Chi practice to competitive games of chess and checkers. Pack a lunch and relax on a bench while children frolic in the busy play area.
In the early 1800s, this site was a public square in the Mexican township of Yerba Buena. When the USS Portsmouth seized Yerba Buena in 1846, the square was renamed in honor of the ship.

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Potrero Del Sol Community Garden 6am to 10pm Potrero & Cesar Chavez San Francisco CA 94110 Community Garden PSA 6 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 16,616 37.7498200 -122.4050760

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Potrero Hill Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 254-8030 801 Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 5,817 37.7569255 -122.3971633

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Potrero Hill Community Garden (at McKinley Square) 6am to 10pm San Bruno Ave & 20th St San Francisco CA 94107 Community Garden PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 13,200 37.7598680 -122.4053240

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Potrero Hill Rec Center 6am to 10pm (415) 695-5009 801 Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Park, Rec Center PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 10.07 18,805 37.7561397 -122.3968818

Choose from an extensive menu of classes and programs at this welcoming community hub. Outdoors, enjoy the playground, baseball field, basketball court, dog play area, ball fields, two lighted tennis courts, picnic tables and BBQ grills. The lower play area was recently renovated and more improvements are coming soon. The Rec Center also has a gymnasium, stage and auditorium.

Find out about our Free Drop-In Fitness Programs @ Potrero Hill Rec Center

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Potrero Hill Restrooms (415) 254-8030 801 Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Restroom PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 500 37.7566610 -122.3975260

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Potrero Hill Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 254-8030 801 Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 11,953 37.7569219 -122.3968846

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Prentiss Mini Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 513-2577 Prentiss St & Eugenia Ave San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 457 37.7402172 -122.4119017

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Presidio Heights Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Clay & Walnut St San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 5,942 37.7883647 -122.4496261

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Randolph & Bright Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 298-9601 Randolph & Bright San Francisco CA 94132 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 11 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 400 37.7145815 -122.4637406

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Richmond Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 18th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7,574 37.7850784 -122.4784159

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Richmond Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 18th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 4,512 37.7852742 -122.4781697

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Richmond Playground 5am to Midnight 18th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 0.82 37.7851302 -122.4781117

Find fun and fitness for all ages at this longstanding community hub. Little ones enjoy the sand-floor playground. Join a class or program at the Recreation Center, or a pickup game on the basketball court. Tennis courts are in high demand, and a large sport court and picnic area are available.

Richmond Rec Center (415) 831-6848 251 18th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Park, Rec Center PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 0.82 18,470 37.7832700 -122.4779768

Parents love the summer day camp, afterschool and Tiny Tots programs at this dynamic neighborhood Rec Center. Popular ping-pong tables and special community events are two more reasons to visit the only municipal gym in the Richmond District.

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Rocky Outcrop 5am to Midnight Ortega & 14th Ave Ortega San Francisco CA 94122 Park, Natural Area Limited Wheelchair Access No No 1.40 37.7538449 -122.4708648

This steep, rocky park has beautiful examples of Franciscan chert. The rocks are home to a variety of plants, including two native succulents, dudleya and stonecrop. Stonecrop is the host plant for the San Bruno elfin butterfly, a federally listed endangered species. Rocky Outcrop is a small park, but it offers habitat for a variety of wildlife. The brightly colored, nickel-sized green hairstreak butterfly is found in only two regions within the city: the coastal bluffs of the Presidio, and along the ridge of Golden Gate Heights, here and in the nearby Hawk Hill natural area. The goal of the Green Hairstreak Project is to reconnect and expand the populations found here so they can interbreed; the group leads spring walking tours of the neighborhood to look for the butterflies. There are no designated trails in the Rocky Outcrop natural area, but it can be viewed from Pacheco Street.

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Roosevelt & Henry Stairs 5am to Midnight 299 Henry St San Francisco CA 94114 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.34 37.7665596 -122.4373227

Discover a quiet, leafy shortcut between Roosevelt Way and Henry Street in Corona Heights. Ascend a peaceful stairway lined with ornamental shrubs and trees.

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Rossi Annex Restrooms (415) 831-6809 50 Edwards St San Francisco CA 94118 Restroom PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No N/A 488 37.7779834 -122.4576591

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Rossi Pool (415) 666-7014 Arguello & Anza San Francisco CA 94118 Swimming Pool PSA 1 District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 12,639 37.7790784 -122.4582621

A favorite swimming spot for locals in the Richmond District, Rossi Swimming Pool offers an array of classes and programs, from learn-to-swim, lap and recreational swims for tots, youths, adults and seniors.

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Russian Hill Open Space 5am to Midnight Hyde & Bay San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 2 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.96 37.8034161 -122.4207570

This open space provides a safety perimeter for the adjacent reservoir. No public access

Saturn Street Steps 5am to Midnight Saturn & Ord San Francisco CA 94114 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.10 37.7626853 -122.4405562

Venture up (or down) one of the parallel, landscaped stairways between Ord and Saturn streets for an expansive view of Eureka Valley. If you need a break, stop and admire the picturesque homes and gardens from one of the pleasant seating areas. Many of the pretty beds are maintained by local volunteers.

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Selby & Palou Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 601-6501 Palou & Selby San Francisco CA 94124 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 552 37.7390012 -122.4002050

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Selby & Palou Mini Park 5am to Midnight Palou & Selby San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.29 37.7388647 -122.4003529

Find family-friendly recreation at this Bayview neighborhood oasis. Shoot hoops on the basketball court, or bring a picnic and relax while kids enjoy the play area.

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Seward Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 Seward & Acme San Francisco CA 94114 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 821 37.7578679 -122.4398062

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Seward Mini Park 6am to 10pm 30 Seward St San Francisco CA 94114 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.37 37.7579870 -122.4397040

Two long, steep concrete slides are the main attraction at this hidden gem. They’re not for tiny tots, nor for the faint of heart! If you decide to slide, please remember that the park closes at sunset and adults must be accompanied by children. Bring a piece of cardboard and wear sturdy pants!

Built in 1973 on a plot slated for development, the mini-park also has a community garden and a nice collection of native plants. The slide was designed by 14-year-old Kim Clark, who won a competition put on by sculptor Ruth Asawa.

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Sharon Art Studio (415) 753-7004 Sharon Meadow San Francisco CA 94117 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 8,483 37.7682770 -122.4582142

Course Catalog for Summer 2014

The Sharon Art Stu­dio (SAS) is San Francisco’s largest pub­lic art cen­ter. Jointly oper­ated by the San Fran­cisco Recre­ation and Parks Depart­ment (SFRPD) and the Friends of Sharon Art Stu­dio (FOSAS), we are located in an his­toric build­ing in Golden Gate Park and offer arts edu­ca­tion for peo­ple of all ages in ceram­ics, leaded and fused glass, jewelry/metal arts, draw­ing, paint­ing, and mixed media.

But the Sharon Art Stu­dio is more than sim­ply a pub­lic arts edu­ca­tion facil­ity — it’s a com­mu­nity. Every day, peo­ple who are new to the stu­dio find them­selves learn­ing and cre­at­ing along­side indi­vid­u­als who have been attend­ing classes for 5, 15, or even 30 years. It’s a multi-generational group of indi­vid­u­als who come together to learn, cel­e­brate accom­plish­ments, develop friend­ships, and rec­og­nize mile­stones. The stu­dio is an oasis from the real world, a place that fos­ters curios­ity, and an incu­ba­tor of new skills and new rela­tion­ships. As much as art edu­ca­tion, build­ing com­mu­nity is at the heart of what the Sharon Art Stu­dio does.

This cul­ture reaches beyond the walls of the stu­dio into our neigh­bor­hoods and the entire city of San Fran­cisco. The Sharon Art Stu­dio reg­u­larly brings art activ­i­ties to pub­lic spaces in Golden Gate Park, street fairs and farm­ers mar­kets in sur­round­ing neigh­bor­hoods and even to other pub­lic facil­i­ties across San Francisco.

At Sharon Art Stu­dio we’re proud of our com­mu­nity focus. It’s what makes us a unique gem among arts edu­ca­tion facil­i­ties in San Fran­cisco. Whether you join us for a class and potluck at our his­toric facil­ity or come to one of our free pub­lic events, we invite you to come expe­ri­ence our community!

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Sharp Park 332 Seaside Drive Pacifica Pacifica CA 94044 Park Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 410.00 37.6243944 -122.4818913

Sharp Park is in Pacifica but is managed by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. The park’s natural area encompasses diverse habitats, including coastal wetlands, coastal scrub, forest, and grasslands. It is situated between Milagra and Sweeney Ridges, two regionally significant open spaces managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is immediately north of Mori Point, another GGNRA-managed open space to which it has trail connections. It supports populations of federally listed species such as the California red-legged frog, San Francisco garter snake, and mission blue butterfly.

Sharp Park’s other features include an 18-hole golf course and a nationally recognized archery range.

Wetlands

Sharp Park’s coastal wetlands, known as Laguna Salada and Horsestable Pond, are home to California red-legged frogs and San Francisco garter snakes. The watershed that feeds the wetland originates in the headwaters of Sanchez Creek in the upper canyon. Although small, the wetlands provide important habitat for diverse communities of plants and animals, and are essential to the survival of these and many other species.

The endangered San Francisco garter snake is found only in San Mateo County. It has distinctive alternating red, black, green, and blue stripes, a red head, and a rich turquoise-blue underside. This shy, elusive snake eats frogs, including the threatened California red-legged frog, and is found only in areas that have both ponds with frog populations and surrounding uplands that provide basking habitat. The California red-legged frog, whose lower abdomen and back legs are mostly red, is the largest native frog in the western United States. The subject of Mark Twain’s story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” this frog now survives in only 30 percent of its former range.

Cultural History

George Sharp, who came to San Francisco from New York by ship around the Horn in 1849 at the age of 22, was the original owner of Sharp Park. A wealthy lawyer, he lived for much of his life in some of the best hotels in San Francisco, dropping dead in court in 1882. His wife lived until 1905, at which time her handwritten will directed that most of her property be turned over to her attorney, Reuben Lloyd, and to Adolph Spreckels. Both were millionaires and both were San Francisco park commissioners. She stipulated that the property was to be used for park and recreational purposes only. If this agreement is ever breached, Sharp Park will revert to the State of California.

From 1942 to 1946, Sharp Park was used by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as a temporary detention station for civilian Japanese, German, and Italian citizens before moving them to internment camps.

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Sharp Park Golf Course (650) 359-3380 2600 Francisco Blvd Pacifica CA 94044 Golf Course Outside San Francisco Outside San Francisco Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 409.69 37.6248350 -122.4895050

Having trouble finding your Resident Golf Card online login information? If so, you may call the Sharp Park Golf Shop at (650) 359-3380 , and the golf shop staff can assign a new username and password.  Alternatively, you may send inquires to residentgolfcard@sfgov.org  

Sharp Park Golf Course is an historic seaside links, designed by the preeminent architect Alister MacKenzie, who also designed Augusta National (home of the Masters Tournament), Cypress Point, and many of the world’s most esteemed courses.  Sharp Park is one of MacKenzie’s rare public links.

Opened in 1932, with a still-standing Spanish hacienda clubhouse designed by Willis Polk’s office, the course is located 10 miles south of San Francisco in Pacifica, at the intersection of Sharp Park Road and the Coast Highway. Often called “The Poor Man’s Pebble Beach,” the par 72 course is 6,300 yards long and offers fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding headlands and mountains.  In 2014, Golfweek Magazine named Sharp Park (along with Harding Park) as among America’s 50 Greatest Municipal Courses. This is a walkable seaside and inland course, with several holes that wrap around Laguna Salada, a natural lake.

Tee time reservations can be obtained above, or by calling the Pro Shop at (650) 359-3380.

SHARP PARK GOLF COURSE RATES

WEEKDAY WEEKEND *
Standard $44 $48
Standard Junior $23 $25
San Francisco Resident $28 $33
San Francisco Resident Senior ** $18 $26
San Francisco Resident Junior $15 $20
Back Nine $17 $22
Twilight $26 $32
Tournament $50 $60

Please note that $1.00 per person will be added to the above rates if reservations are made through our online tee time reservation system seven (7) days or less in advance.

* Weekend rates are in effect from noon on Friday through Sunday.
** Senior rate applies to individuals 65 years and older.

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Silver Terrace Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Thornton & Bayshore San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 5,823 37.7324690 -122.4021828

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

South Park 5am to Midnight 64 South Park Ave San Francisco CA 94107 Park PSA 2 District 6 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.85 37.7815795 -122.3939523

Escape from the office to this tree-lined oval garden, a welcoming, sunny spot in the heart of SOMA. Cafes and restaurants on the park’s perimeter draw in neighborhood workers, who fill up the picnic tables and benches at lunchtime.

Recent park improvements include native plantings, a hummingbird garden and two fenced play areas, with sand pits and climbing structures to entertain small tots.

Established in 1852, South Park was originally conceived as a London-style city garden, ringed with upscale residences. Much later, this spot became ‘ground zero’ for the 1990s dot-com boom, and is still a much-coveted business address.

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South Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 64 South Park Ave San Francisco CA 94107 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 3,081 37.7815588 -122.3939745

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

States St Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 819-2699 Roosevelt & Museum Way San Francisco CA 94114 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 12,808 37.7643768 -122.4371408

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

States Street (Corona Heights) Community Garden 5am to Midnight 100 States St San Francisco CA 94114 Community Garden PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 3,306 37.7636410 -122.4377590

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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States Street Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 819-2699 States St San Francisco CA 94114 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 7,841 37.7637023 -122.4381388

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

States Street Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 819-2699 States St San Francisco CA 94114 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 5,781 37.7636208 -122.4386437

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

States Street Playground 5am to Midnight 86 States St San Francisco CA 94114 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 2.76 37.7638004 -122.4378531

Bring a picnic, a tennis racket or four-legged friend and enjoy the views from this tranquil hilltop refuge. Join a pickup game on the basketball court, or toss a Frisbee on the grassy field. The park is also home to a community garden and a fully remodeled playground. Combine with a visit to the adjacent Randall Museum for a great day out!

States Street Restrooms (415) 819-2699 States St San Francisco CA 94114 Restroom PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes N/A 299 37.7637647 -122.4385695

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Stern Grove Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 5,845 37.7349239 -122.4770922

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Stern Grove Putting Green 6am to 10pm 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94132 Golf Course PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 33.78 37.7360822 -122.4782979

Practice your putt for the PGA or an outing at one of the 6 courses the San Francisco Rec and Park maintains for its citizens.

Sue Bierman Park 5am to Midnight Washington St & Drumm St San Francisco CA 94111 Park PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 4.41 37.7959260 -122.3965106

The 5.3 acres of land that currently make up Sue Bierman Park (formerly Ferry Park) previously served as on-ramps and off-ramps for the Embarcadero Freeway, which was demolished after being damaged by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. After a conceptual design was developed through a thorough community process to create a park space that better served the recreational needs of the surrounding residents, the park was renovated in 2011.

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Sunset Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 2201 Lawton San Francisco CA 94122 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 5,862 37.7566781 -122.4865547

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Sunset Rec Center 6am to 10pm (415) 242-1070 2201 Lawton St San Francisco CA 94122 Park, Rec Center PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 3.29 16,424 37.7565888 -122.4868470

Residents of the Sunset District have enjoyed Sunset Recreation Center since 1940, making it a main hub of activity for kids in the outer Sunset. In response to community needs, the Recreation and Park Department is dedicating nearly $14 million of the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond to ensure this local treasure will continue to promote good health and community togetherness through its recreational facilities. The renovation of Sunset Recreation Center is scheduled to be completed in summer 2012.

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Sunset Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 2201 Lawton San Francisco CA 94122 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 12,292 37.7566851 -122.4870665

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Tank Hill 5am to Midnight Clarendon & Twin Peaks San Francisco CA 94114 Park, Natural Area Limited Wheelchair Access No No 2.87 37.7599480 -122.4476864

Tank Hill is one of San Francisco’s secret treasures. Its name comes from the Clarendon Heights Water Tank, built in 1894 by the Spring Valley Water Company to store drinking water pumped from Laguna Honda. Tank Hill became city property in 1930 when Spring Valley was acquired to establish the San Francisco Water Department. The prominent water tank was removed in 1957, and all that remains is its round foundation. Residents remember seeing goldfish flowing down Belgrave Avenue when the old tank was drained. In 1960 Tank Hill was sold as surplus property for $230,000. In 1977, developers proposed building 20 houses, but the community convinced the city to buy the hill back with $650,000 from the recently created Open Space Fund.

At an elevation of 650 feet, Tank Hill’s main draw is its panoramic view, from Pt. Reyes to Bayview Hill. But what makes this small rocky promontory unique is that it is a remnant of San Francisco’s indigenous landscape, containing 60 species of native plants. The easiest access is a stairway at Twin Peaks and Clarendon. There is also an entrance at the east end of Belgrave Street.

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Topaz Open Space 5am to Midnight 100 Topaz St San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.83 37.7417041 -122.4361625

Open space in Diamond Heights.

Upper Douglass Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm 26th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Dog Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 37.7466982 -122.4389421

Rec & Park will also be changing maintenance closure days to Wednesdays (starting Wednesday, March 18, 2015) to coincide with street cleaning in the area. We hope that you and your four legged friends enjoy the park!

Dog Play Area Wednesday Closure Info

Washington & Hyde Mini Park 5am to Midnight Washington & Hyde San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.15 37.7940096 -122.4174001

Take refuge from the fast pace of downtown. Enclosed in a peaceful, landscaped corner, this modern playground is designed to look like a colorful, child-size city. Little ones love the unique play structures and soft rubber flooring.

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Washington Square Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 274-0291 Filbert & Stockton & Columbus San Francisco CA 94133 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 2,550 37.8009774 -122.4106965

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

West Sunset Children’s Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 753-7043 3223 Ortega St & 39th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes Yes 12,347 37.7505592 -122.4979231

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

White Crane Springs Community Garden 5am to Midnight South of 7th Ave & Lawton St San Francisco CA 94122 Park, Community Garden PSA 4 District 8 Limited Wheelchair Access Yes No 2.70 116,566 37.7567300 -122.4631600

White Crane Springs Community Garden has been providing beauty and pleasure to the Sunset District since the 1970’s. Located just South of 7th and Lawton Streets, WCS is open to the public and provides a peaceful respite from City life.

Our garden of nearly 90 individual plots and areas of community space is maintained by more than six dozen garden members in the true sense of “natural” gardening – the best organic practices, IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and sustainability projects including composting, sheet mulching and a Cob shed complete with a green living roof.

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground 6am to 10pm 830 Sacramento St San Francisco CA 94108 Park PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 0.61 37.7935861 -122.4071849

This well-loved inner-city park contains two sand-floor playgrounds, and basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, all built into the side of a hill. The large Rec Center runs a popular afterschool program providing homework assistance, snacks and activities. It also offers an indoor gym and ping-pong tables.

The park is named for a Chinese American basketball star who played at the University of San Francisco from 1948-1950. A reporter from the Examiner said that the crowd chanted “Woo! Woo!” every time Willie Wong scored, and the nickname stuck. Dubbed “one of the greatest box-office players in San Francisco history,” Wong was inducted into the USF Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Willie Woo Woo Wong Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 Sacramento & Waverly St San Francisco CA 94108 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 3 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6,421 37.7936862 -122.4073263

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Wolfe Lane Community Garden 5am to Midnight 90 Rutledge St San Francisco CA 94110 Park, Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Limited Wheelchair Access No No 0.05 2,375 37.7452570 -122.4066060

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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Youngblood Coleman Children’s Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 601-6501 Mendell & Galvez San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 7,783 37.7381834 -122.3841548

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Youngblood Coleman Playground 6am to 11pm 1398 Hudson St San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 6.13 37.7387679 -122.3845022

Practice harder and play longer at this busy Bayview-Hunter’s Point sports park. The popular artificial turf soccer and softball fields are lit up at night, as are the basketball and tennis courts. Little ones can run around freestyle in the play area, or join a program at the community clubhouse. Picnic areas also available.

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Youngblood Coleman Tennis Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 601-6501 Mendell & Galvez San Francisco CA 94124 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 11,842 37.7383583 -122.3834445

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

YoungbloodColeman Basketball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 601-6501 Mendell & Galvez San Francisco CA 94124 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Limited Wheelchair Access No Yes 10,461 37.7381681 -122.3838020

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.