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Name Hours Phone Address City State Zip Type Park Sevice Area District ADA Parking Restrooms Acreage SqFt Latitiude Longitude Description Photo URL
10th Ave & Clement Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 351 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 2,249 37.7817145 -122.4683422

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!

10th Ave & Clement Mini Park 5am to Midnight (415) 601-6501 351 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No No 0.66 37.7818440 -122.4680991

Relax with a good book at this renovated mini-park next to Richmond Public Library. Settle on the grass or a comfortable bench nearby while the kids enjoy the brand new playground, with swings and soft rubber flooring.

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10th Ave & Fulton Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7092 Fulton St & 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 14,990 37.7730177 -122.4672686

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!

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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17th & Folsom Park – Future Park Site (415) 831-2700 17th & Folsom St San Francisco CA 94110 Park Accessible Yes 37.7640100 -122.4158200 http://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/17th_and_Folsom_Final_Design-700x288.jpg
24th & York Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 554-9521 24th & York St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 534 37.7530510 -122.4086060

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!

24th & York Mini Park 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 24th & York St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.12 37.7530604 -122.4085754

24th & York Mini Park is a newly renovated park in the beautiful, sunny Mission neighborhood. The mini park features a children’s play area, with an interesting serpent play structure, a small picnic area, and park benches for your afternoon respite. Stop by for a visit!

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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 Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 601-6501 Ingalls & Oakdale San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 3,698 37.7306746 -122.3837087

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!

Adam Rogers Park Community Garden 5am to Midnight (415) 819-6138 Ingalls St & Oakdale St San Francisco CA 94124 Community Garden PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 6,864 37.7312440 -122.3836260

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.

For the waitlist, please visit http://www.hunterspointfamily.org/girls.html

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Adam Rogers Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Ingalls & Oakdale San Francisco CA 94124 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7310000 -122.3839000
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.

AIDS Memorial Grove 5am to Midnight (415) 765-0497 Middle Dr East & Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes No 336,540 37.7696311 -122.4623207

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a living tribute to all whose lives have been touched by AIDS, and a dedicated space where people can gather to heal, hope, and remember. Its purpose is to ensure that those who have suffered from the AIDS epidemic — both those who have died and those who have shared their struggle — are not forgotten. It is a place for quiet reflection among the rhododendrons and redwoods, where people can seek out solitude or gather in groups for memorial services, celebrations, and picnics. Near the eastern entry is the Circle of Friends, a circular stone plaza in which names of those who have been touched by AIDS are inscribed, and where many leave informal remembrances to loved ones. In the middle section of the grove is a sunny meadow; from there, trails wind up through the Fern Grotto and Circle of Peace to the western entry.

The idea for the grove was first proposed in 1988, and in 1991 renovation began on the chosen site, de Laveaga Dell. Architects and designers volunteered their services to create a landscaping plan for the neglected and overgrown site, and thousands of volunteers have now donated tens of thousands of hours to clearing, planting, and maintaining the grove. Native trees, shrubs, and other plants have been reintroduced, paths and benches installed, and boulders of Sierra granite placed; site improvements are ongoing. Several pathways wind through groves of dogwood, redwood, oak, and pine trees, and at the western end, lush ferns tower overhead in the Fern Grotto. Much of the grove is wheelchair-accessible. In 1996, the grove was designated an official national memorial by Congress and the president.

The grove is designed primarily for use by individuals and small groups, but larger groups may also use it for memorial services, weddings, commitment ceremonies, picnics, and other celebrations. All events require permission, and fees are charged for larger events. For more information about guidelines and permits, see www.aidsmemorial.org.

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is located in the eastern end of Golden Gate Park, at the intersection of Bowling Green and Middle Drive East, across from the tennis courts.

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Alamo Square 5am to Midnight (415) 218-0259 Hayes & Steiner San Francisco CA 94117 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 12.70 37.7763488 -122.4346740

Don’t forget your camera: historic Alamo Square offers quintessential scenes of the City, including the famous ‘Painted Ladies’ of Postcard Row. This photogenic hilltop has appeared in numerous TV and film productions, such as the sitcom ‘Full House.’

Fame aside, the abundant lawns, flowerbeds and willows have made this park a well-loved play space for generations. Youngsters flock to the dual-level playground, while the off-leash area is popular with dogs (and dog parents). Look for the unusual Shoe Garden, where castoff high heels and ski boots are repurposed as landscape art. Full tennis court, walking trails and picnic area.

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Alamo Square Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Steiner San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 4,464 37.7764621 -122.4337757

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!

Alamo Square Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 218-0259 Hayes & Steiner San Francisco CA 94117 Dog Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 37.7762501 -122.4354552

This park has grassy, tree-shaded slopes with spectacular city views, as well as a playground, tennis court, popular dog play area, picnic tables, benches, and flowerbeds. Dog-lovers mix with the many groups on walking tours of the square and surrounding neighborhood, and the park is a common stop for tour busses taking visitors around San Francisco.

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Alamo Square Restrooms (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Steiner San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No N/A 480 37.7760676 -122.4343095

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.

Alamo Square Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Steiner San Francisco CA 94117 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 6,487 37.7762723 -122.4341708

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.

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 Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 670 Brunswick & Lowell Roemer San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 8,547 37.7097967 -122.4471483

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.

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!

Alice Chalmers Playground 6am to 10pm 670 Brunswick San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 1.68 37.7098271 -122.4466507

Kids enjoy the sand playground and game courts at this longstanding community center, which has an After-School Program.

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Alice Chalmers Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 670 Brunswick & Lowell Roemer San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 7,223 37.7098680 -122.4469387

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.

Alice Marble Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Greenwich & Hyde St San Francisco CA 94109 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No No 8,521 37.8012768 -122.4201637

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.

Alice Marble Courts 5am to Midnight Greenwich & Hyde San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No No 0.84 37.8014278 -122.4203433

Located in Marina Sitting high atop Russian Hill and George Sterling Park (operated under the SF Public Utilities Commission) are the Alice Marble Tennis Courts, offering breathtaking views of the city and the Bay. The facility include four tennis courts, a full-court basketball court and a practice wall. Beware: The views are so distracting, you may take your eyes off the ball.

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Alice Marble Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Greenwich & Hyde St San Francisco CA 94109 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No No 23,405 37.8015522 -122.4201003

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.

Alioto Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 20th & Capp San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 1,129 37.7589970 -122.4182768

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!

Alioto Community Garden 5am to Midnight 20th St & Capp St San Francisco CA 94110 Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 1,050 37.7588690 -122.4182790

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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Alioto Mini Park 6am to 10pm 20th & Capp San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.16 37.7589020 -122.4182170

This is a small park in the Mission with a grassy area, gazebo, community gardens, and a play structure.

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Allyne Park 6am to 10pm 2609 Gough St San Francisco CA 94123 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No No 0.75 37.7974607 -122.4275999

At just a quarter of an acre, Allyne Park is small in size but big on atmosphere, offering visitors a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Step inside the fences of this neatly manicured park and be transformed to a quieter, more peaceful oasis. At just a quarter of an acre, Allyne Park is small in size but big on atmosphere, offering visitors a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Step inside the fences of this neatly manicured park and be transformed to a quieter, more peaceful oasis.

Allyne Park Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 2609 Gough St San Francisco CA 94123 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7975000 -122.4276000
Alta Plaza Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 9,175 37.7909669 -122.4380980

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.

Alta Plaza Park 5am to Midnight Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 11.91 37.7911733 -122.4376698

A broad, tiered staircase climbs the terraced southern slope of this steep hillside park; when you reach the top, you will find panoramic views of the city and Bay. Trees and benches crown the summit, while nearby are a children’s playground, a basketball court, and tennis courts. An off-leash dog-play area is in the park’s southeast corner.

Once the site of a quarry, Alta Plaza’s nearly 12 acres were purchased by the city in 1877. Although the park was established in 1888, nothing was done to improve the site for 20 years, when Park Superintendent John McLaren took on its landscaping. Like nearby Lafayette Park, Alta Plaza served as a campsite for refugees from the 1906 earthquake and fire. In 1971, during the filming of the Barbra Streisand-Ryan O’Neal movie “What’s Up, Doc?,” several cars were driven down the grand staircase, breaking off chunks of concrete.

Alta Plaza Park is bounded by Clay, Jackson, Scott, and Steiner streets; the grand staircase rises midway along its southern edge, from Pierce Street. Wheelchair access is from Scott and Jackson.

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Alta Plaza Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7912000 -122.4377000
Alta Plaza Restrooms (415) 292-2012 Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No N/A 213 37.7912414 -122.4381549

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.

Alta Plaza Tennis Courts (415) 292-2012 Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 21,591 37.7912607 -122.4371319

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.

Angelo J. Rossi Playground 6am to 10pm 2 Willard North St San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 6.47 37.7787419 -122.4574540

With two busy baseball diamonds and a popular indoor swimming pool, this spacious park is enjoyed year-round. Sports enthusiasts will find plenty to do, from pickup basketball and kickball games to tennis and Bocce ball courts.  Both small tots and older kids adore the fully renovated, dual-level playground.

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Anglers Lodge (415) 831-2700 1232 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 2,013 37.7679962 -122.4965669

Tucked away in the park’s western end, just across from the Bison Paddock, are three serene pools and a rustic mountain-style lodge, home to the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club. Generations of San Franciscans have learned to fly-fish here, and people come from around the world to participate in tournaments and other events. The pools are open to anyone who would like to practice their casting technique, free of charge, and members are often happy to provide tips. A free public casting clinic is offered the second Saturday of every month. Beginners are welcome, and rods are provided to those who don’t have their own.

Both the ponds and the wood-and-stone lodge were built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938. The lodge, open to the public whenever a member is present, has a library of books and tapes on fishing, as well as club memorabilia and photographs, and the building itself is worth a visit for its charming handcrafted details. Visit in spring to see the rhododendron garden in all its blooming glory.

The Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, organized in 1933, was an offshoot of the San Francisco Fly Casting Club, which dates back to 1894. Originally situated at Stow Lake, the club moved to its present location upon completion of the facilities in 1939. The club offers a variety of classes in addition to its free clinics, many open to the general public. Membership is open to anyone who has an interesting in fly-fishing, regardless of where they live – the club boasts members from all over the world.

The Angler’s Lodge and fly-casting ponds are on John F. Kennedy Drive, across from the Bison Paddock.

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Aptos Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 298-9601 138 Aptos Ave San Francisco CA 94127 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No No 3,806 37.7287301 -122.4660705

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!

Aptos Playground 5am to Midnight Aptos & Ocean Ave San Francisco CA 94127 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No No 4.81 37.7285246 -122.4665409

Find plenty of space to roam at this 4.81 acre urban playground near Aptos Middle School. Reopened in 2006, the newly renovated park is the pride of Ocean Avenue.

Bring the whole family for fun and fitness-there’s a play structure for little ones, a well-groomed baseball diamond, tennis court and enormous blacktop area. Walk or jog along the beautifully landscaped path, with or without your canine companion.

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Aptos Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 298-9601 Aptos & Ocean Ave San Francisco CA 94127 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No No 7,245 37.7289182 -122.4658121

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.

Arboretum North Restrooms (415) 753-7092 360 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 330 37.7688960 -122.4708870

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.

Arboretum South Restrooms (415) 753-7092 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr & Nancy Pelosi Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 330 37.7668002 -122.4683453

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.

Argonne Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 18th Ave & Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 5,533 37.7793719 -122.4778120

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.

Argonne Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 18th Ave & Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 1,682 37.7795086 -122.4773867

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!

Argonne Playground 5am to Midnight 18th Ave & Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 0.82 37.7794150 -122.4776998

Historic Argonne Playground looks brand new again, thanks to a complete facelift. Bright, modern play structures will please small tots and older kids alike. A renovated picnic area, grassy lawn, basketball and tennis court round out this inviting neighborhood play space. Park established in 1926.

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Argonne Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 18th Ave & Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7794000 -122.4777000
Argonne Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 18th Ave & Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 3,304 37.7793613 -122.4780070

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.

Arizona Garden 5am to Midnight Stanyan & Great Hwy , 94117 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 26,135 37.7726198 -122.4588540

“Golden Gate Park never stops blooming, and its gardeners never stop working. The entire park is a garden created out of sand dunes by gardeners’ hands in the 1870s, and generations of gardeners since then have planted many rare and exotic plants throughout the park. And because San Francisco has very little frost and ample winter rain, there is always something growing, flowering, going to seed, or changing color here.

Although Golden Gate Park has beautiful destination gardens, it was designed for folks to “”get lost.”” Wander any trail and you will find interesting features, surprising plants, magnificent tree groves, and sunny glades. And did you know that there are ten lakes in the park?”

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 

Wait List Me!

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 

Wait List Me!

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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 Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Ocean & San Jose San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 5,584 37.7251895 -122.4438074

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!

Balboa Park East Restrooms (415) 717-2872 Ocean & San Jose San Francisco CA 94112 Restroom PSA 5 District 11 Accessible Yes N/A 1,008 37.7251828 -122.4442322

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.

Balboa Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Ocean & San Jose San Francisco CA 94112 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7249000 -122.4446000
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 Park West Restrooms (415) 717-2872 Ocean & San Jose San Francisco CA 94112 Restroom PSA 5 District 11 Accessible Yes N/A 782 37.7251441 -122.4455173

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.

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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Bandstand Public Restrooms (415) 753-7092 78 Music Concourse Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 589 37.7697496 -122.4686974

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.

Bay View Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 601-6501 3rd & Armstrong San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 6,878 37.7258430 -122.3935007

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!

Bay View Playground 5am to Midnight 3rd & Armstrong San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 3.40 37.7151323 -122.3922702

Splash in warm, clean indoor pools or bask in the great outdoors? You don’t have to choose at Bay View-this park includes a playground, softball field and spacious lawn in addition to a 75-square foot pool and a separate children’s wading pool. Swim classes available.

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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.

Bayview Park 5am to Midnight LeConte Ave San Francisco CA 94124 Park, Natural Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 46.63 37.7152613 -122.3926708

Bayview Park supports perhaps the most diverse assemblage of plants and animals in the natural areas system. Its grassland has some of the most beautiful wildflower displays in San Francisco. Other plant communities here include coastal scrub, eucalyptus and oak groves, and the largest Islais cherry population in the city. On a sunny day you are likely to encounter western fence lizards, California alligator lizards, or one of many non-poisonous snakes, such as the common garter snake, Pacific gopher snake, or Pacific ring-neck snake. Red-tailed hawks are often seen soaring overhead. Great horned owls rest in the notches of trees during the day, and woodpeckers can be heard hammering for an insect snack.

The primary trail is a paved road that loops through the park, beginning and ending at the eastern end of Key Avenue. Remnants of stairs and retaining walls built by the Works Progress Administration during the Depression can still be seen along the roadway.

Cultural History

Around 1900, the parkland known today as Bayview Park was nearly lost to development when George Hearst and the Bay View Land Company proposed to develop the area into an exclusive district for the wealthy. Fortunately the land was considered too far removed from downtown, and development plans were dropped. In 1902, the Bay View Land Company sold a large portion of the hill’s crest to the city, which apparently had plans to build a “pest house” (isolation hospital) on the hilltop. Charles Crocker, a nearby landowner, offered to give his portion of the ridge to the city on the condition that it not build the hospital. One city official explained, “Charles Crocker didn’t want a pest house close to his other properties.” As a result, the hilltop was officially declared a park. In 1997, the City and County of San Francisco acquired an additional 16 acres of the upper northeast slope to be used as open space.

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Beach Chalet (415) 386-8439 1000 Great Highway San Francisco CA 94122 Concession GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7695180 -122.5100950

This 1925 Spanish Revival-style building at the park’s western end, designed by renowned architect Willis Polk, originally housed a lounge and bathing facilities for Ocean Beach swimmers on the ground floor and a restaurant upstairs. The ground floor’s striking frescoes, mosaics, and wood carvings were added in 1936-37 in a project funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Painted by French-born painter and clothing designer Lucien Labaudt, the frescoes depict life in San Francisco during the Depression, including images of residents at play in Golden Gate Park and Land’s End. Labaudt recruited friends and family as models, but several well-known figures are included, among them legendary Golden Gate Park Superintendent John McLaren.

Labaudt also designed and directed the tile work, created by Primo Caredio, and magnolia-wood carvings done by sculptor Michael von Meyer, including the intricate balustrade along the stairs leading to the second floor, with octopus newel posts, mermaids, deep-sea divers, old ships, and a sea monster.

During World War II the Chalet was commandeered by the U.S. Army and used as a barracks for coastal defense forces operating the nearby signal station. In 1947, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) leased the building as a social hall, with a bar and pool tables downstairs and meeting rooms upstairs. Over time, the building deteriorated and the bar acquired a bad reputation. The VFW moved out in 1979 and the building sat empty and fenced off from the public until 1981, when an extensive restoration of the structure and artwork began; the chalet was listed on the National Register of Historic Places the same year. It reopened in 1996, and today the ground floor houses the Golden Gate Park visitor center and the Park Chalet restaurant; upstairs is the Beach Chalet restaurant, with sweeping views of the Pacific.

The Beach Chalet is at 1000 Great Highway, across from Ocean Beach, on the western edge of Golden Gate Park.

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Beach Chalet Picnic Area 1400-1598 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available -Limited Availability Yes 37.7670038 -122.5092069
Beideman & O’Farrell Mini Park 5am to Midnight O'Farrell & Beideman San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.06 37.7823889 -122.4386165

Rest your feet at this blooming corner plaza in the Western Addition. Benches are set around well-kept flowerbeds, plants and trees.

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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 

Wait List Me!

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Bernal Heights Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6331 Bernal Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94110 Dog Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes No 37.7430381 -122.4139578

Bernal Heights Park was once a quarry and is now a large natural area. Hawks can be seen swooping above the hilltop that looms over the mostly residential Bernal Heights neighborhood that is home to both young families and longtime residents. Because of the size and beauty of this park

Bernal Heights Park 5am to Midnight Bernal Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94110 Park, Natural Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes No 26.34 37.7430988 -122.4140468

Bernal Hill provides visitors with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama and clear views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown, San Bruno Mountain, and the hills of the East Bay. These windswept slopes are still sunny when Twin Peaks is shrouded in afternoon fog. Red-tailed hawks soar overhead, the breeze sends waves undulating through the native grassland community, and visitors hike around the hill’s peaceful summit to escape from the complexities of urban life. As one of the few remaining natural refuges in San Francisco, Bernal Hill is a special place for the city’s human and wildlife inhabitants.

A paved limited-access road and a network of well-defined dirt trails wind around the hill’s flanks and provide access to the summit.

Cultural History

Bernal Hill was originally part of a 4,446-acre land grant awarded to José Cornelio de Bernal, a soldier in Juan Bautista de Anza’s 1776 expedition. The grant extended south from current-day Cesar Chavez Street to Daly City. The Bernal region became a squatter’s paradise over the next several decades, until the Van Ness Ordinance of 1855 decreed that these illegitimate tenants were in fact bona fide landowners and citizens of the city.

In the mid-1800s, as San Francisco began to outgrow the capacity of the downtown district, the Bernal Heights neighborhood emerged. The streets were laid out and many small- to moderate-sized homes were built. A tight-knit community, including many Irish, Scots, and Scandinavians, took up residence in the shadow of the hill, which residents used extensively for cattle and dairy ranching.

One of the most dramatic tales of Bernal Hill took place in May of 1876. The Bernal Heights community caught the California gold rush fever after Frenchman Victor Resayre announced his discovery of gold on the Bernal summit, ore that he claimed would fetch $1 million per ton. For several days the hill was the site of extensive mining efforts, until it was revealed that the original discovery consisted of the considerably less valuable quartz.

During the 1906 earthquake, homeowners in Bernal Heights were some of the luckiest in the city because of the hill’s stable rock. Few homes here were damaged, compared to those in parts of the city that were built on landfill or former sand dunes.

Natural History

Bernal Hill’s steep slopes support a thriving grassland community, suggesting how much of the northern San Francisco peninsula might have looked 250 years ago. In the summer and fall its grasslands are dry and parched, and Bernal appears from a distance to be a tawny, uninhabitable monolith. The native grasses and wildflowers have dropped their seeds, which wait patiently in the soil for the winter rains to awaken them. By early February, the hill is transformed into a palette of brilliant colors as a multitude of native wildflowers bloom, including footsteps of spring, sun cup, blue-eyed grass, checkerbloom, and shooting star. Native purple needlegrass and red fescue blow in waves from the almost constant ocean breeze.

With a diversity of plant life, an assortment of native animals can survive. More than 40 species of birds are known to use Bernal Hill, including Anna’s hummingbirds, dark-eyed juncos, American kestrels, western meadowlarks, and Townsend’s warblers. These birds forage and hunt in the grasslands in search of a tasty meal of seeds, berries, nectar, or invertebrates. The American kestrel effortlessly hovers above the steep slopes of the hill, waiting patiently for its next meal to reveal itself among the lupines, fragrant coyote mint, and red fescue.

Kestrels, like all raptors, are excellent hunters, aided by their specialized hooked beaks, keen eyesight, swift flight, and curved talons. Any insects, field mice, or small birds and reptiles on Bernal Hill could fall prey to this falcon. 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.

California alligator lizards and Pacific gopher snakes bask in the sunny warmth provided by Bernal’s rocky outcrops. Other wildlife, such as Botta’s pocket gophers, California slender salamanders, arboreal salamanders, and raccoons, call Bernal Hill home. In recent years coyotes have been spotted at Bernal Hill; this native mammal, once prevalent in San Francisco, had gone extinct from the city but now is making its way back. If you are lucky enough to see one of these elusive creatures, please don’t try to approach or feed it, for its safety and yours. Remember that a fed coyote is a dead coyote: While not normally a threat to humans, coyotes that become too accustomed to being approached can become aggressive. Keep your dog on leash in areas that coyotes are known to frequent, for its own safety. For more information about learning to coexist with coyotes, see Project Coyote.

Habitat Restoration

In 1973, Bernal Heights residents Barbara and Roland Pitschel began organizing volunteer projects on Bernal Hill. Originally the work concentrated on park beautification and trash removal, but gradually the focus turned more to invasive plant removal. In 1980 the group received official authorization from the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to pursue grassland habitat restoration, the first project of its kind in the city. Today, the Natural Areas Program and the Bernal Hilltop Restoration Project are working together to preserve and restore Bernal Hill’s natural history. Through invasive plant removal, revegetation with native species, erosion control, and biological monitoring, they hope to re-establish the indigenous, healthy grassland ecosystem of Bernal Hill.

If you are interested in helping to continue transforming Bernal Hill into a thriving natural area, please visit our opportunities page for information on volunteering.

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Bernal Heights Rec Center 6am to 10pm (415) 695-5007 500 Moultrie St San Francisco CA 94110 Park, Rec Center PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,009 37.7382338 -122.4160959

Beloved by local families, this welcoming neighborhood center is particularly busy after Story Hour at Bernal Heights Public Library. Parents often socialize over coffee while their children frolic in the fenced playground and sandbox, and just about every kid on the Hill learns to ride a bike on this blacktop.

The newly renovated clubhouse and gym offer a variety of afterschool and Tiny Tot programs for young ones, along with Open Gym hours for everyone.

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Bernal Heights Rec Center Basketball Courts (415) 513-2577 500 Moultrie St San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 3,530 37.7382480 -122.4163344

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.

Bernal Heights Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 500 Moultrie Street San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7391600 -122.4161880
Bernal Rec Center Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 500 Moultrie St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 4,179 37.7386542 -122.4161556

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!

Betty Ong Rec Center (415) 359-9103 1199 Mason St San Francisco CA 94108 Park, Rec Center PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 15,596 37.7942364 -122.4116283

After nearly 60 years of serving one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in San Francisco, Chinese Recreation Center recently underwent a major renovation, that transformed the center into a state-of-the-art recreation destination. The center is now open to the public.

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Big Rec Handball Courts (Interior South Side of Building) 5am to Midnight (415) 831-5500 Nancy Pelosi Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Handball/Racquetball Court GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 0.22 9,459 37.7687266 -122.4648567

Adults and children of all ages enjoy our variety of different athletic fields. We have soccer fields to meet every need from NCAA regulation fields to 7 aside or microsoccer. We have small diamonds that are perfect for youth to adult size baseball and softball diamonds. We have football and lacrosse fields. We even have areas for fun kickball, volleyball or flag football games that can be combined with a picnic and barbecue. Depending on your needs we offer a range of ways to book facilities. Leagues, programs and events can apply online months in advance and confirm the availability of their fields with plenty of time to plan their seasons. Residents who just want a space for a spontaneous event or practice can also book. We look forward to helping you!

Big Rec Racquetball Courts (Exterior North side of Building) (415) 831-5500 Nancy Pelosi Dr San Francisco CA 94117 GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7687266 -122.4648567

Adults and children of all ages enjoy our variety of different athletic fields. We have soccer fields to meet every need from NCAA regulation fields to 7 aside or microsoccer. We have small diamonds that are perfect for youth to adult size baseball and softball diamonds. We have football and lacrosse fields. We even have areas for fun kickball, volleyball or flag football games that can be combined with a picnic and barbecue. Depending on your needs we offer a range of ways to book facilities. Leagues, programs and events can apply online months in advance and confirm the availability of their fields with plenty of time to plan their seasons. Residents who just want a space for a spontaneous event or practice can also book. We look forward to helping you!

Big Rec Restrooms (415) 753-7092 Nancy Pelosi Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 1,855 37.7685306 -122.4653633

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.

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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Bison Paddock 5am to Midnight 1237 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Museum or Landmark GGP Accessible Yes No 37.7698450 -122.4983870

Visitors to Golden Gate Park are often astounded to stumble upon a herd of American bison browsing in a meadow in the park’s western end, but these huge, shaggy Great Plains denizens have been a beloved institution since 1892. Before San Francisco opened its first zoo in the 1930s, a menagerie of creatures were kept in Golden Gate Park, including elk, deer, bear, sheep, and bison, more commonly known as buffalo.

An emblem of the American west, bison had been driven nearly to extinction by the time Golden Gate Park’s herd was established. The herd’s first home was in the park’s eastern end, near where the Music Concourse now stands, but in 1899 they were moved to the meadow where you see them today, just west of Spreckels Lake along John F. Kennedy Drive. The small herd that remains is cared for by staff from the San Francisco Zoo, while Recreation and Parks Department gardeners maintain the enclosure.

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Boeddeker Park Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 295 Eddy St San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 2,591 37.7843281 -122.4124307

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.

Boeddeker Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 295 Eddy St San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 3,067 37.7843561 -122.4120802

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!

Bowling Green Clubhouse (415) 487-8787 310 Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 2,741 37.7685986 -122.4589681

The San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club (SFLBC) is an organization committed to the health and well-being of it members, to the community, and to fostering and promoting the game of lawn bowls. It is an easy-to-learn, yet highly competitive sport that can be played and enjoyed by people of all ages and levels of physical fitness.

General Information Free lessons are available every Wednesday at noon or at any specific time by appointment with any designated Club Instructor. In the late spring and summer, additional lessons are given during  evenings. Further information on lessons is posted on the front of the Clubhouse. Telephone 415/487-8787 for greens information or to leave a message. The San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club is conveniently located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, near Sharon Meadow and the Carousel.

A bowler can progress at his or her own pace and take as many lessons as needed, either to aspire to tournament-level skills or enjoy the game at a social level. After receiving adequate instructions on the basics of the game bowlers are welcomed to join the Club.

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 

Wait List Me!

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Broadway Tunnel East Mini Park 5am to Midnight Broadway & Himmelman San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 0.03 37.7969968 -122.4129010

The Broadway Tunnel East and West Mini Parks include ornamental gardens, shade trees and a few benches.

Broadway Tunnel West Mini Park 5am to Midnight 1201 Broadway San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 0.12 37.7964358 -122.4174232

The Broadway Tunnel East and West Mini Parks include ornamental gardens, shade trees and a few benches.

Brooks Park 6am to 10pm 373 Ramsell St San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 3.77 37.7172740 -122.4667688

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 Jose de Jesus Noe (for whom Noe Valley is named). By the 1920s the land had been parceled out to the City and County of San Francisco and other buyers, and the Brooks family bought a half-acre site on the hilltop that would become Brooks Park. A woman ahead of her time, Mrs. Brooks composted organic materials, kept beehives, and taught visitors about native plant gardening.

When the Brooks family moved to La Honda in 1978, the city bought the property as parkland. Unfortunately, the Brooks house burned down and the park fell into disrepair, becoming a haven for nighttime partying and vandalism.

In 1987 Peter Vaernet, neighbor and activist, and his neighbors decided that Brooks Park had too much potential to be ignored. They formed the Friends of Brooks Park, a block club, and organized work parties to clean up the park after years of neglect. Neighbors started a massive anti-graffiti effort and began removing broken glass and other refuse.

In 1990, the Friends of Brooks Park requested a grant from the Open Space Committee to acquire the hillside’s surrounding six acres and enlarge the park to its present size. The $1.3 million grant was approved in 1994. The gated entranceway was built in 1990 with funds from the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners. A community garden now graces the east side of the park, and native plant restoration and environmental education with the Natural Areas Program and California Native Plant Society continue through monthly work parties.

Brooks Park is the winner of the Trust for Public Land’s Lackmann-Soulages Park and Open Space Stewardship Award and a 2005 San Francisco Beautiful Award.

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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 Community Garden 6am to 10pm 373 Ramsell St San Francisco CA 94132 Community Garden PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 0.30 12,364 37.7173949 -122.4659520

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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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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Buchanan St. Mall Basketball Crts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Buchanan & Grove San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 2,076 37.7796241 -122.4286193

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.

Buchanan St. Mall Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Buchanan & Grove San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 7,345 37.7797327 -122.4286217

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!

Buchanan Street Mall 5am to Midnight Buchanan & Grove San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 1.81 37.7794953 -122.4285648

Escape the city streets on this six-block landscaped greenway, dotted with play structures and benches. Buchanan Street Mall borders Rosa Parks Senior Center and Ella Hill Hutch Community Center.

Click here for the Buchanan Street Mall Activation Project

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Buena Vista Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 819-2699 Buena Vista & Haight St San Francisco CA 94117 Dog Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 37.7690700 -122.4425251

This dog paradise is situated above San Francisco’s legendary Haight Ashbury neighborhood and it is the perfect place to tune out the world and ramble along the winding trails. Buena Vista park gets its name from the many spots where a walker can peer out through the tree canopy and catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge and the rolling hills of the Marin Headlands.

This park attracts residents of of the surrounding neighborhoods including the long-time residents of the dynamic Haight-Ashbury, the young families of Cole Valley and urban hipsters staked out in the the Lower Haight.

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 5am to Midnight Buena Vista & Haight San Francisco CA 94117 Park PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No No 36.08 37.7685639 -122.4413795

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 Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Buena Vista & Haight San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7686000 -122.4414000
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.

Bush & Broderick Mini Park 6am to 10pm Baker & Bush San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.18 37.7855781 -122.4425351

Bring your pup out to play at this dog-friendly hangout. Picnic tables and small children’s play area also available.

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 Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 38th Ave & Cabrillo San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 4,065 37.7729937 -122.4984947

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!

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.

California Academy of Sciences (415) 379-8000 55 Music Concourse Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Museum or Landmark GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7699700 -122.4665760

The California Academy of Sciences, home to an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum, is a groundbreaking research and educational institution. Devoted to studying and sharing the diversity of life on the planet, the Academy’s mission is to explore, explain, and protect the natural world. Its stunning home in Golden Gate Park, designed by architect Renzo Piano, combines innovative “green” architecture with inventive exhibits, including the four-story Rainforests of the World dome, the world’s largest all-digital planetarium, the Philippine Coral Reef, Water Planet, a “living” roof garden of native plants, podcasts, live penguin cams, and more.

The oldest scientific institution in the western United States, the California Academy of Sciences was founded in San Francisco in 1853 by a group of naturalists and scientists intent on surveying, collecting, and studying the natural resources of California and beyond. Its scientists set out on expeditions of exploration around the American southwest, into Mexico and Latin America, and across the Pacific to Asia, as well as to the Galapagos and other Pacific islands.

In the late 1800s, the Academy’s specimens and artifacts drew thousands of visitors, and its collections outgrew its first museum. It moved to a larger home on Market Street in 1891, and after the 1906 earthquake and fire destroyed that building, built a magnificent Beaux Arts complex in Golden Gate Park. North American Hall opened in 1916, to be joined in later decades by Steinhart Aquarium, Simson African Hall, Science Hall, and Morrison Planetarium.

In 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake caused structural damage to the Academy’s aging facilities in Golden Gate Park, which were filled to bursting from the size of its collections. The old complex closed in 2003 and construction began on the new building, in the same location. Opened in 2008, it is a model of sustainable, energy- and water-efficient design, and is the world’s largest “green” museum. Exhibits incorporate both old favorites like the Swamp and African Hall, new exhibits utilizing advanced technologies, and more than 38,000 live animals in displays that engage visitors in the interdependence of earth, ocean, and space.

The Academy continues to be a leading research and educational institution. Staff scientists and associates lead expeditions around the world and conduct cutting-edge research in 11 fields of study, with the goal of better understanding and protecting Earth’s living things. Its research collections include more than 26 million specimens. The Academy also offers a wide range of workshops, lectures, events, field trips, and special programs in the natural sciences for schoolchildren, educators, and the general public.

The California Academy of Sciences is located on the southern edge of the Music Concourse, in the eastern section of Golden Gate Park.

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Camellia Garden 5am to Midnight Stanyan & Great Hwy , 94117 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 212,568 37.7722894 -122.4568629

“Golden Gate Park never stops blooming, and its gardeners never stop working. The entire park is a garden created out of sand dunes by gardeners’ hands in the 1870s, and generations of gardeners since then have planted many rare and exotic plants throughout the park. And because San Francisco has very little frost and ample winter rain, there is always something growing, flowering, going to seed, or changing color here.

Although Golden Gate Park has beautiful destination gardens, it was designed for folks to “”get lost.”” Wander any trail and you will find interesting features, surprising plants, magnificent tree groves, and sunny glades. And did you know that there are ten lakes in the park?”

Camp Mather (209) 379-2284 35250 Mather Rd Groveland CA 95321 Family Camp Accessible Yes Yes 337.51 37.8831480 -119.8538210

Choose your favorite summer recreation and you will find it at Camp Mather in the High Sierra. In a setting unparalleled in the West, your family can take advantage of the many activities available at San Francisco’s own vacation land.

You’ll enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities in this locale of spectacular beauty. Crystal clear lakes, surging streams and quiet mountain forests surround Mather and offer unlimited recreation to visitors. Water sports abound with swimming at Birch Lake and Pool. Fishing is plentiful in any of the nearby mountain streams and lakes. There are miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, all at their scenic best within these tranquil surroundings.

Fun-filled days are capped with entertaining nights of dances, campfire songs, skits and games. From dusk to dawn, an air of relaxation prevails throughout the Camp slowing down the quickened pace of modern life. An experience in dining awaits you as hearty home cooked meals are prepared and served to you three times daily, cafeteria style.

Campfire entertainment, sport activities, supervised recreation programs for children, fine dining, all are yours at very reasonable rates at Camp Mather!

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Carl Larsen Park 5am to Midnight 19th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 6.58 37.7392978 -122.4759660

Get outside in the Sunset at this friendly neighborhood park. A baseball diamond, tennis court, basketball court and playground create welcome play space. The remodeled indoor pool is named for beloved local swimming instructor Charlie Sava. Click here to visit the Sava Pool page.

Carl Larsen donated the land-site of his former chicken ranch-in 1926.

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Cayuga & Lamartine Mini Park 6am to 10pm Cayuga & Lamartine St San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 5 District 11 Accessible No No 0.12 37.7303376 -122.4329426

Relax under a shady pine canopy at this urban mini-park. Youngsters will ‘dig’ the unique sandbox!

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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 Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Cayuga & Naglee St San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 4,468 37.7143812 -122.4500340

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!

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 Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 301 Naglee Ave San Francisco CA 94112 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7139000 -122.4503000
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.

Chain of Lakes 5am to Midnight Chain of Lakes Dr and John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP 37.7682500 -122.5005400

Before Golden Gate Park’s builders transformed the landscape, there were 14 marshy lakes nestled within the sand dunes that covered this part of San Francisco. Now only five remain, including the Chain of Lakes — North, Middle, and South — although they have been substantially altered. The rest of the park’s lakes are artificial.

The Chain of Lakes is a welcome respite from the city’s hustle and bustle. In spring, songbirds trill in the bushes and hummingbirds and dragonflies dart here and there, flashing brilliantly in the sunshine. The paved path that follows North Lake’s perimeter is a favorite of parents pushing strollers, as well as joggers and dog-walkers. Middle Lake feels a little wilder, with thick vegetation and a dirt trail meandering through a eucalyptus forest.

The lakes are a favored spot for birdwatching, attracting many migrant species as well as year-round residents. Middle Lake, bordered by dense vegetation on three sides, has the best birding opportunities, with many migrant land birds, including tanagers, warblers, and vireos. North Lake, the largest, is known for attracting water birds, many of which take shelter on its small islands. You may see egrets, great blue herons, belted kingfishers, and many types of ducks. Tiny South Lake attracts the least birds, but there are usually at least a few ducks to be seen.

The Chain of Lakes stretch along Chain of Lakes Drive from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at the park’s southern end to Fulton Street, at its northern edge.

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Chain of Lakes Restrooms (415) 753-7040 1389 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 855 37.7679705 -122.5018055

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.

Chalet Soccer Fields Restrooms (415) 753-7040 1496 John F. Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 2,301 37.7672603 -122.5079559

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.

Chinese Rec Center Basketball Courts (415) 274-0291 Washington & Mason St San Francisco CA 94108 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 4,599 37.7941155 -122.4120427

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.

Chinese Rec Center Children’s Play Area (415) 274-0291 Washington & Mason St San Francisco CA 94108 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 5,101 37.7942139 -122.4119620

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 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 Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 5210 Diamond Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94131 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7435000 -122.4406000
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 

Wait List Me!

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Coffman Pool (415) 337-9085 1701 Visitacion Ave San Francisco CA 94134 Swimming Pool PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 15,345 37.7132172 -122.4157991

The 10,000-square-foot Coffman Pool, originally built in 1957, was refreshed in 2008, and is located on Visitacion Avenue and Hahn Streets within Herz Playground at the southeastern entrance of McLaren Park. A hidden gem for city swimmers, Coffman offers a variety of swim programs for all ages, including recreational swim, learn-to-swim classes, water aerobics, underwater hockey and lap swim.

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Coit Tower 10am to 6pm (415) 249-0995 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd San Francisco CA 94133 Museum or Landmark PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 37.8025680 -122.4058060

Skip the elevator line! Pre-purchase your time specific mural tour and/or elevator tickets now!

Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933, a welcoming beacon to visitors and residents alike. Its observation deck, reached by elevator (tickets can be purchased in the gift shop), provides 360-degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.

The simple fluted tower is named for Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a wealthy eccentric and patron of the city’s firefighters. Coit died in 1929, leaving a substantial bequest “for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city I have always loved.” The funds were used to build both the tower and a monument to Coit’s beloved volunteer firefighters, in nearby Washington Square. The tower was designed by the firm of Arthur Brown, Jr., architect of San Francisco’s City Hall. Contrary to popular belief, Coit Tower was not designed to resemble a firehose nozzle.

The murals inside the tower’s base were painted in 1934 by a group of artists employed by the Public Works of Art Project, a precursor to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and depict life in California during the Depression. When violence broke out during the 1934 longshoremen’s strike, controversy over the radical content in some of the panels became quite heated. Some of the most controversial elements were painted over, and the tower was padlocked for several months before the frescoes were finally opened to the public in the fall of 1934.

Telegraph Hill takes its name from a semaphore telegraph erected on its summit in 1850 to alert residents to the arrival of ships. Pioneer Park, which surrounds Coit Tower, was established in 1876 on the former site of the telegraph station. As you wander the trails that wind around the tower and down the hill, you may hear the raucous chatter of the neighborhood’s most famous (and noisiest) residents, the flock of parrots featured in the 2005 film “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.”

COIT TOWER DETAILS

Hours

10am-6pm May through October and 10am-5pm November through April.

Holiday closures

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

Guided Tours

Docent tours are available to visitors with a complete tour of the Tower including the murals. The tours are limited to an eight (8) person maximum. The length of the tour is about 30 – 40 minutes.  Visitors will learn about the Tower’s inception, the Public Work of Art Projects’ influence, and history of the twenty-six artists.  A $7 fee will be charged for tours of the murals. Please visit coittowertours.com for more information.

Elevator Entrance Fees*

Age Category
Residents
Non-Residents
Adult $6 $8
Senior (65+) $3 $5
Youth (12-17) $3 $5
Child (5-11) $2 $2
Child (4 & under) Free Free

* A service fee will be added for pre-purchased online ticket sales.

Pre-purchase your mural tour and/or elevator tickets now!

Transportation: Muni #39; limited automobile parking

Please note that parking at the tower is very limited, and at peak times the line of cars waiting to reach the lot can be very long.Muni’s #39 Coit bus travels between Coit Tower and Fisherman’s Wharf. For a scenic hike to the tower, climb Telegraph Hill’s eastern slope via the Filbert Street stairs, which pass through the Grace Marchant Garden, or the Greenwich Street stairs.

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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!

Coleridge Mini Park 5am to Midnight Coleridge & Esmeralda St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.21 37.7444227 -122.4196665

A patch of green near Bernal Heights and the Outer Mission.

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Collis P. Huntington Park 5am to Midnight California & Taylor San Francisco CA 94108 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 1.07 37.7921658 -122.4121529

Huntington Park is a 1.3 acre neighborhood park, located in the Nob Hill neighborhood between California Street and Sacramento Street at Taylor Street in supervisorial District 3. Donated to the city in 1915 by the widow of railroad baron Collis P. Huntington, Huntington Park is a Nob Hill neighborhood park jewel. It features a playground, landscaped areas, and the historic Flood Fountain.

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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 

Wait List Me!

Conservatory of Flowers 10am to 4:30pm (415) 831-2090 100 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Museum or Landmark GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 12,000 37.7725900 -122.4602200

A Victorian confection of wood and glass, the Conservatory of Flowers, which opened in 1879, is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park and one of San Francisco’s most beloved landmarks. It houses some 1,700 species of aquatic and tropical plants, many of them rare, including a 100-year-old giant Imperial philodendron, a world-renowned collection of orchids, giant water lilies, and carnivorous plants. Special exhibits have included such popular favorites as the Butterfly Zone and the miniature garden railroad.

The building is situated in Conservatory Valley, where intricately designed flowerbeds bloom from January through September. Palm trees along the stairs leading to the Conservatory provide an elegant frame for the central dome. To the east of the Conservatory are the Arizona Garden, with drought-tolerant species, and the Dahlia Garden, which is in radiant bloom through the summer months and into early fall.

The Conservatory’s story begins with eccentric millionaire James Lick, who ordered the prefabricated building but never had it erected; when he died in 1876, the greenhouse was still in crates. In 1878, several prominent San Francisco businessmen bought the kit and donated it to the city for construction in Golden Gate Park. The Conservatory was an immediate success, becoming one of the park’s most popular attractions. In 1883 the building’s dome was replaced with a slightly taller one after a fire destroyed the original. The Conservatory suffered no serious damage from the 1906 earthquake, and homeless survivors of the disaster camped in Conservatory Valley and throughout Golden Gate Park.

In 1995, a winter storm with high winds severely damaged the aging Conservatory and destroyed some of the collection. A campaign to save the beloved landmark resulted in a five-year, $25 million reconstruction with many needed upgrades. The building reopened in 2003.

In keeping with San Francisco’s policy of reduced pesticide use in all city parks and facilities, the Conservatory uses beneficial insects to control harmful pests, and is home to a population of geckos that keeps infestations by cockroaches and other insects in check.

The Conservatory of Flowers is at 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, in the eastern end of Golden Gate Park.

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Conservatory Restrooms (415) 831-6309 100 John F. Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 1,293 37.7725967 -122.4607755

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.

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.

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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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Corona Heights Park 5am to Midnight Roosevelt & Museum Way San Francisco CA 94114 Park, Natural Area, Trail PSA 5 District 8 Accessible Yes Yes 13.38 37.7649767 -122.4387969

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.

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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Cottage Row Mini Park 6am to 10pm Sutter & Fillmore San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.16 37.7865710 -122.4323102

Stroll the landscaped brick pathway and admire the charming Victorians of Cottage Row. Most of the 22 buildings, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, were built by William Hollis during the late 1860’s and 1870’s.

A short walk from Japantown and the Fillmore District, the park was recently improved with a new retaining wall and plant beds.

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County Fair Building (415) 831-5500 1199 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94122 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 24,720 37.7664993 -122.4671492

With event space for 50 to 2,000, the County Fair Building is one of the most popular venues in the city for community events, meetings, weddings and other private parties. Featuring a total of approximately 30,000 square feet of event space and four separate rooms, plus a patio and courtyard, the County Fair Building (also known as the Hall of Flowers) is a flexible space that can be molded to fit your needs.

Cow Hollow Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Baker & Filbert St San Francisco CA 94123 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 3,613 37.7973048 -122.4448796

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!

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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Cow Hollow Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1 Miley St San Francisco CA 94123 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7973000 -122.4449000
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 

Wait List Me!

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Crocker Amazon Basketball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 Moscow & Italy St San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 16,365 37.7146147 -122.4317528

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.

Crocker Amazon Bocce Ball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 Moscow & Geneva San Francisco CA 94112 Bocce Ball Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 0.12 5,204 37.7149015 -122.4321198

Learn to play bocce and get a taste of Old Italy at one of our two Bocce Ball Courts.

Crocker Amazon Children’s Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 Moscow & Italy St San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 12,232 37.7145918 -122.4308358

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!

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 

Wait List Me!

Crocker Amazon Dog Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 Moscow & Geneva San Francisco CA 94112 Dog Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7150164 -122.4277578

The dog play areas in McLaren Park are among the largest in San Francisco and they offer hundreds of dogs a day both big fields and trails. There are two dog areas in this park, one behind the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and one at the intersection of Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive. These play areas serve a diverse cross-section of San Francisco residents from the blue-collar Excelsior District and Visitacion Valley to some of San Francisco

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Game on! Newly renovated Crocker Amazon is much more than a playground, it’s a sports complex. Five full-size, lighted soccer fields are now available for year-round play, along with baseball and softball fields, tennis, basketball and Bocce courts.

The playground was also treated to a full makeover. With a new clubhouse, community garden, Tiny Tots programs and dog-friendly areas, there’s plenty of room for everyone to play. Concession areas and Yes have been upgraded, too. What more can we say? How about GOAL!

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Crocker Amazon Playground Picnic Area 6am to 11pm Moscow & Geneva San Francisco CA 94112 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7140000 -122.4292000
Crocker Amazon Tennis Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 Moscow & Italy St San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 20,709 37.7137624 -122.4326625

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.

Crocker-Amazon Skatepark 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 1700 Geneva Ave San Francisco CA 94134 Skatepark PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 0.17 7,585 37.7134461 -122.4275973

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.

Dahlia Garden 5am to Midnight Stanyan & Great Hwy , 94117 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 3,623 37.7724875 -122.4592313

“Golden Gate Park never stops blooming, and its gardeners never stop working. The entire park is a garden created out of sand dunes by gardeners’ hands in the 1870s, and generations of gardeners since then have planted many rare and exotic plants throughout the park. And because San Francisco has very little frost and ample winter rain, there is always something growing, flowering, going to seed, or changing color here.

Although Golden Gate Park has beautiful destination gardens, it was designed for folks to “”get lost.”” Wander any trail and you will find interesting features, surprising plants, magnificent tree groves, and sunny glades. And did you know that there are ten lakes in the park?”

de Young Museum (415) 750-3600 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Museum or Landmark GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7713200 -122.4685800

The de Young, San Francisco’s oldest museum, is housed in a strikingly modern copper-sheathed building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. The building, which opened to the public in 2005, provides San Francisco with a landmark that integrates the museum’s superb art collections, architectural innovation, and the natural landscape in one multifaceted destination.

The de Young’s collection of American paintings, sculptures and decorative arts includes works from the 17th century to the present, representing a range of cultures and artistic movements, including Native American and Spanish colonial art, the Federal style, Hudson River School, Impressionism, Modernism, Surrealism, Abstract, Pop, and Contemporary. Works purchased from the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894 form the core of the museum’s fine Oceanic art collection, which includes New Zealand Maori wood carvings, carved and textile works from Indonesia, rare paintings by Australian Aboriginal artists, and masterworks of New Guinea art from the Jolika collection. Art of the Americas includes the largest group of Teotihuacan murals outside of Mexico, while the textile arts collection features more than 13,000 textiles and costumes from around the world.

The de Young has its roots in the 1894 Midwinter International Exposition, which San Francisco Chronicle publisher M.H. de Young helped bring to San Francisco. After the exposition closed, its profits were used to convert the Egyptian revival-style Fine Arts Building into a permanent museum, called the Memorial Museum, which opened in 1895. The collection consisted of objects from the fair and de Young’s personal collections, as well as many artifacts of the Gold Rush era donated by San Franciscans. This building was badly damaged in the 1906 earthquake, and de Young donated funds to build a new wing, completed in 1919; a central tower and another wing were added later. In 1921 the name was changed to the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. The original Egyptian-style structure was demolished in 1929.

In 1989, another earthquake, the Loma Prieta, badly damaged this de Young building. Deemed unsafe, it was closed in 2000; construction on the new building began in 2003. The new de Young is noted for its perforated copper skin, which will acquire a patina over time. Outdoor landscaping incorporates elements from the old museum, including the sphinx sculptures and the Pool of Enchantment, with new features such as the public sculpture garden and children’s garden. The public observation floor at the top of the building’s 144-foot tower provides panoramic views of Golden Gate Park and the city.

The de Young Museum is situated on the Music Concourse just east of the Japanese Tea Garden, at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.

Website: http://deyoungmuseum.org

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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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Dolores Park Children’s Picnic Areas 19th & Dolores St San Francisco CA 94114 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7597551 -122.4270941

Dolores Park remains one of our most popular and vibrant city parks, drawing thousands of visitors each and every weekend who are looking to enjoy the outdoors, exercise or have a picnic with loved ones.

Dolores Park is a “Leave No Trace” park which means that anything you bring in the park, you must bring out with you (pack it in, pack it out). Just a reminder that glass is never allowed in any of our parks, including Dolores.

If you do want to reserve a spot for your event you must complete the application below and obtain a permit.

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This area is focused on birthday parties for children and is located near the playground. There are picnic tables you can reserve:

  • Picnic Table Area CT-1 (east near Dolores) – allows you to have a 16ft x 16ft jumper with a special permit only during the hours from 10am to 12pm only.
  • Picnic Table Area CT-2 (in middle) – no jumpers allowed
  • Picnic Table Area CT-3 (west) – no jumpers allowed
  • No alcohol is allowed in this area.
  • Permits are 10 am to 1 pm or 2 pm to 5 pm
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 Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 717-2872 26th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 6,079 37.7480442 -122.4384887

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!

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 Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 26th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94131 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7473000 -122.4389000
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.

Duboce Park 6am to 10pm (415) 717-2872 Duboce & Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Park PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 4.31 37.7696150 -122.4334278

There’s always something to do at this lively community hub, home of the newly renovated Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center. The basketball court is in high demand, and the dog play area is so popular that part of the park is now designated ‘people only’ (leashes optional). Improved play structures feature separate areas for tots and older kids. Don’t miss the Scott Street labyrinth, built by Friends of Duboce Park.

Established in 1900, Duboce Park became a tent city after the 1906 earthquake, sheltering displaced residents from all over the City.

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Duboce Park Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 Duboce & Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 4,280 37.7694284 -122.4341980

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.

Duboce Park Children’s Play Areas 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 Duboce & Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 6,893 37.7695939 -122.4340438

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!

Duboce Park Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 717-2872 Duboce & Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Dog Play Area PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 37.7695460 -122.4326910

This sunny neighborhod park is a gathering spot for families and dog owners from all over Noe Valley, the Castro and the surrounding Duboce Park neighborhood.  The entire area including the Harvey Milk Arts Center was updated in 2008 and that renovation included substantial work on the dog play area. This park features both an off-leash dogs area and on-leash dog areas and is known for the social scene among parents, dog-owners and other park visitors.

Duboce Park Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Duboce & Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7696000 -122.4334000

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

ALL RESERVATIONS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A ‘SPECIAL EVENTS’ APPLICATION

Only one picnic reservation allowed on Saturdays

JUMPERS: Jumpers limited to 2 hour maximum from 11 am to 1 pm and must use a Silent Generator.

RESTROOMS: Restrooms closed on Sundays

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.

Dupont Courts Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 30th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 11,131 37.7826837 -122.4908085

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.

DuPont Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight 336 31st Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 0.82 37.7826879 -122.4908331

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.

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Dutch Windmill 5am to Midnight John F Kenney Dr & Great Hwy San Francisco CA 94122 GGP Accessible Yes Yes 37.7704770 -122.5093870

On the far western edge of Golden Gate Park stand two wooden windmills that were built to pump groundwater for irrigating the park’s lawns and gardens, helping to transform the dunes that once covered the area. After lobbying by Park Superintendent John McLaren and others, the North, or Dutch, Windmill was built in 1902. It was such a success that it was followed by the South, or Murphy, Windmill, begun in 1905 and completed in 1907 after delays caused by the 1906 earthquake.

Motorized pumps were first installed in the Dutch Windmill in 1913 to augment the power system, and the Murphy Windmill was electrified soon after. It is commonly believed that the windmills were taken out of service around 1935, after which they began to deteriorate. A campaign to restore them began in 1964, but funding difficulties caused the Murphy Windmill to be dropped from the plan. Cosmetic repairs to the Dutch Windmill were completed in 1980, but it no longer functions. The Murphy Windmill is now undergoing extensive restoration.

The Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden, planted just below the Dutch Windmill, features thousands of tulips interspersed with Icelandic poppies, which burst into glorious flower in March and April.

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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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Esprit Park 5am to Midnight Minnesota St & 19th St San Francisco CA 94107 Park PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No No 1.83 37.7609861 -122.3909937

Toss a Frisbee with friends or work out on the parcourse circuit at this sunny oasis in historic Dogpatch.

The well-groomed field, bordered with benches and stately Redwoods, was previously a corporate garden, gifted to the City by Esprit Corp. Picnic tables fill up with neighborhood workers at lunchtime, while BBQs are in high demand on weekends.

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Esprit Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Minnesota St & 19th St San Francisco CA 94107 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7610000 -122.3910000
Eureka Valley Basketball Court 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 4,153 37.7600342 -122.4367264

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.

Eureka Valley Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 100 Collingwood San Francisco CA 94114 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 3,846 37.7600792 -122.4362238

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!

Eureka Valley Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6810 100 Collingwood St San Francisco CA 94114 Dog Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 37.7597595 -122.4363509

Most dogs are friendly. So in our play areas, the socializing always provokes a laugh. And often, the people make friends, too.

Dog Play Area Wednesday Closure Info

Eureka Valley Rec Center 9am to 9pm (415) 831-6810 100 Collingwood St San Francisco CA 94114 Park, Rec Center PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 1.93 37.7597896 -122.4364807

Choose from a wide selection of groups, clubs and classes at this vibrant community center in the Castro District. After a full renovation, the indoor basketball court and play area look brand new again.  The auditorium, gym, lobby, activity room and mezzanine were also remodeled.

Outside, the baseball diamond, tennis court and enclosed dog run were all remodeled, along with the children’s playground. Kids frolic safely on the modern play equipment, surrounded by a low fence and soft rubber floor. The surface design was inspired by “The Wizard of Oz,’ complete with yellow brick road.

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Eureka Valley Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 100 Collingwood San Francisco CA 94114 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 7,333 37.7594659 -122.4361950

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.

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.

Excelsior Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Russia Ave & Madrid San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 5,883 37.7199408 -122.4333187

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.

Excelsior Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Russia Ave & Madrid San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 6,609 37.7201296 -122.4335713

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!

Excelsior Playground 6am to 10pm Russia Ave & Madrid San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 1.61 37.7203554 -122.4332186

Excelsior Closure Notice 6/2017

Locals love the play area at this hidden gem. The sandbox and separate, gated playground with soft rubber flooring are perfect for small tots. Older kids enjoy age-appropriate play structures, too. Have a ball at any age on the basketball court, lighted tennis court or newly renovated baseball field. The clubhouse offers year-round programs in multiple languages. Picnic tables also available.

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Excelsior Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Russia Ave & Madrid San Francisco CA 94112 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7204000 -122.4332000
Excelsior Tennis Court 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Russia Ave & Madrid San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 7,340 37.7201050 -122.4332454

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.

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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Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park 9am to 7pm 246 Eddy St San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 0.97 37.7843951 -122.4120591

This inner-city sanctuary in the Tenderloin offers a basketball half-court, swings, slide and play structures. The community clubhouse hosts year-round activity programs.

Wander through the plaza to see its historic clock, kiln and two public sculptures. The globe created by Anthony Smith celebrates the area’s diverse heritage, while Bruce Hassan’s bronze ‘Ark’ symbolizes the park as a safe haven for neighborhood families.

Opened in 1985, the park is named for beloved local pastor Father Alfred Boeddeker. Renovations are coming soon thanks to a grant from the Trust for Public Land.

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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.

Fillmore & Turk Mini Park 5am to Midnight Fillmore & Turk St San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.23 37.7801859 -122.4317804

Look for the ‘rainbow’-brightly painted bricks provide a backdrop to this inviting green plaza in the Fillmore District. Enjoy lunch al fresco at one of the picnic tables, surrounded by ornate shrubs and flowers.

Fillmore & Turk Performance Spaces 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Fillmore & Turk San Francisco CA 94115 Performance Space PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.01 510 37.7802132 -122.4316418

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!

Franklin Square 6am to 10pm 16th & Bryant Streets San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 2 District 10 Accessible Yes No 5.18 37.7650151 -122.4093148

Bring the whole family to explore this newly renovated play space. The lighted, artificial turf soccer field is the pride of the neighborhood, and the bright, modern playground will entertain kids of all ages. A dual-level design provides small tots with soft rubber surfacing, sandbox and infant swings. Older kids enjoy climbing structures, slides and seat swings. The park offers several picnic areas with benches.

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Franklin Square Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 254-8030 16th & Bryant St San Francisco CA 94103 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible Yes No 2,401 37.7646722 -122.4099514

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!

Franklin Square Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 16th & Bryant Streets San Francisco CA 94110 Restroom Street - limited availability No 37.7650000 -122.4093000
Fuchsia Dell 5am to Midnight Stanyan & Great Hwy , 94117 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 54,695 37.7731666 -122.4565050

The Fuchsia Dell (or Garden) of Golden Gate Park was established in 1940 and is located east of the Conservatory of Flowers. It offers various walking paths and plantings that display a beautiful showing of blossoms and shrubs, along with a sundial on a pedestal mounted dial plate that was installed in 1983. The entrance can be found at Conservatory Drive East a few hundred yards north of JFK drive. The garden begins to bloom in May and continues into November, though there are many other trees and shrubs in the area that bloom the rest of the year.

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 Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 27th Ave & Fulton St San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 5,148 37.7733941 -122.4866146

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!

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 Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 855 27th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7734000 -122.4869000
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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Garfield Square 5am to Midnight 26th & Harrison St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 2.93 37.7502006 -122.4122356

Transformed by renovations into a lively community hub, this 3.5-acre park boasts a new, artificial turf soccer field, great for league play or pickup games. The playground, clubhouse and pool have all been remodeled, along with the basketball court, picnic and BBQ areas.

Located in the heart of the Mission District, Garfield Square is a traditional gathering spot for annual Day of the Dead ceremonies. Public artworks and murals celebrate the neighborhood’s rich cultural heritage.

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Garfield Square Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 554-9521 26th & Harrison St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 4,772 37.7496279 -122.4123242

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 Square Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 26th & Harrison St San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7502000 -122.4122000
Gene Friend Basketball Courts (415) 254-8030 270 6th St San Francisco CA 94103 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 6,207 37.7787163 -122.4066454

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.

Gene Friend Children’s Play Area (415) 254-8030 270 6th St San Francisco CA 94103 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 3,289 37.7784841 -122.4063636

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!

Gene Friend Rec Center (415) 554-9532 270 6th St San Francisco CA 94103 Park, Rec Center PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 1.02 37.7786393 -122.4063519

Youth programs play a starring role at this busy Recreation Center in the SOMA neighborhood. Facilities include a full indoor gymnasium, activity room, weight room, auditorium, outdoor basketball court and playground. Badminton and volleyball courts, ping pong and foosball tables, too.

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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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Geneva Community Garden (415) 831-2700 Geneva and Delano Avenues San Francisco CA 94112 Community Garden PSA 3 District 11 Street - limited availability No 10,000 37.7204610 -122.4454640

Geneva Ave Strip is an undeveloped open space located in District 11 at Geneva and Delano Avenues. Formerly, this 10,427sf site contained a few fruit and evergreen trees, and was overgrown with invasive ivy and pampas grass. The site is narrow and steep with a lot of potential to be developed into a productive, useful space for community members.  We are in the process of building a community garden on the site.

The new garden will include the following features:

• Perimeter walls, fencing and gates
• Primary entrance along Delano Avenue
• Raised garden boxes with space for over 50 community garden assignments
• Accessible area of common amenities
• Additional landscaped areas

For more information on the garden please visit: http://sfrecpark.org/project/geneva-community-garden-cof-project-2008-bond/

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 – 19th Avenue Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 569 Martin Luther King Jr Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7669500 -122.4759000

This charming playground, set in the middle of Golden Gate Park, is a great place for your next family party! Kids will love the shaded play structures, and your party can spread out to the nearby grassy patch.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. There are a set of set of two picnic tables that are reservable.
  2. No BBQ grills are allowed at this site.
  3. Restrooms are located on site.
  4. Kid zone! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at 19th Avenue Playground.
  5. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  6. The playground itself is open to the public. Your reservation is for the grass area.
  7. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

19th Avenue Playground is at the beginning of MLK Drive off of 19th Ave. Street parking is available on MLK Drive.

 

 

GGP – 45th Avenue Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 4414 Lincoln Way San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7648500 -122.5050700

This charming playground, tucked behind the trees on the southwestern edge of the park, is a great place for your next family party! Kids will love the ocean-themed play structures, and your party can spread out between the sand-based playground area and the nearby small grassy patch.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Four picnic tables surround 45th Avenue Playground – two are just along the edge of the play structures, and two are on the bordering grassy knoll to the west. No BBQ grills are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
  2. There are no restrooms at 45th Avenue Playground.
  3. Kid zone! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at 45th Avenue Playground.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required), but not on weekends from April to September due to road closures. No electricity is provided.
  5. The playground itself is open to the public. Your reservation is for the two groupings of picnic tables only.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

45th Avenue Playground is at the end of the walking path into the Park from 45th Avenue and Lincoln Way. It is also accessible from the south side of MLK Drive, west of 41st Ave. There is no sign marking the 45th Avenue Playground.

GGP – Barnyard at Koret Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Martin Luther King, Jr and Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available -Limited Availability Yes 37.7680620 -122.4576630
GGP – Bunny Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Conservatory Dr West San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Next to the Conservatory of Flowers 37.7728830 -122.4619670

Tucked behind the Conservatory of Flowers, this quiet and beautiful grassy glen has a garden border and a frame of tall trees. Bring a blanket and a BBQ or set up tables for lunch. Whether it is toddlers with treats or couples with chardonnay, Bunny Meadow is a gorgeous spot to spend the day!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Bunny Meadow, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. Restrooms are located directly across Conservatory Drive West (next to the Conservatory of Flowers).
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Bunny Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required), but not on weekends from April to September due to road closures. No electricity is provided.
  5. Bunny Meadow has a medium-sized, mostly flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.
  6. Neighboring sites: There is a first-come, first-served area just north of Bunny Meadow across the walking path with several public, non-reservable picnic and game tables.

LOCATION

Bunny Meadow is on the north side of Conservatory Drive West, between Arguello Boulevard and JFK Drive, across the street from the back of the Conservatory of Flowers. There is no sign marking Bunny Meadow.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Chinese Pavilion at Stow Lake Picnic Site 5am to Midnight San Francisco CA 94102 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Stow Lake Parking Lot 37.7683830 -122.4736280

A colorful Chinese pagoda presented to San Francisco by its sister city Taipei in 1976; and the Stone (or Rustic) Bridge, built in 1893, and Roman Bridge. This beautiful spot rests on the lake side of Stow Lake and has a nearby waterfall.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. There is a 12ft picnic table located west of the pavilion next to the lake.
  2. Restrooms are located at the Stow Lake Boathouse parking lot.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at the Chinese Pavilion picnic area, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Nearby waterfall and multiple hiking trails.

LOCATION

The picnic area is at Stow Lake middle island on the east side on Stow Lake Drive, at the far end of the parking lot across from the Boathouse.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.

 

GGP – Dahlia Dell Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Conservatory Dr East San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - West side of the Conservatory of Flowers 37.7722620 -122.4589260

This leafy nook in the northeastern corner of the park near the Conservatory of Flowers makes a charming spot for a festive little gathering. Bring your friends and make this lovely public garden your own for the day!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Dahlia Dell offers one picnic table for your party. Bring your BBQ grill — none are provided.
  2. Restrooms are located on the far (west) side of the Conservatory of Flowers.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Dahlia Dell, but kegs and hard liquor aren’t. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Inflatable play structures (a.k.a. jumpy houses) are not permitted at Dahlia Dell.
  5. The grassy glen at Dahlia Dell is too narrow for lawn games, volleyball or other similar activities.

LOCATION

Dahlia Dell is tucked between two walking paths leading east from the Conservatory of Flowers. There is no sign marking Dahlia Dell, but the single picnic table is visible from the walking paths.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Doughboy Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 591 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Closest at 14th Ave Meadow 37.7716670 -122.4746170

Down the slope from JFK Drive toward the Redwood Memorial Grove is beautiful Doughboy Meadow. Bring your friends to play at the feet of the laurel-wreathed Doughboy statue and enjoy the day!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Doughboy Meadow, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. The nearest restrooms are located farther east on JFK Drive at the 14th Avenue East picnic site.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Dahlia Dell, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Inflatable play structures (a.k.a. jumpy houses) are not permitted at Doughboy Meadow.
  5. Doughboy Meadow has a medium-sized, mostly flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Doughboy Meadow is on the north side of JFK Drive, west of the intersection with Stow Lake Drive. There is no sign marking Doughboy Meadow, but the statue is visible down the grassy hill from the street.

Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Elk Glen Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1017 Martin Luther King Jr Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7671000 -122.4857670

Elk Glen’s grassy meadow is tucked in the shade of a huge and varied grove across from Mallard Lake in a quiet pocket of Golden Gate Park. You’ll feel like your party has the park to itself in this pretty little glen — book it today and enjoy!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Elk Glen offers four picnic tables clustered in two pairs, one pair in the middle of the meadow with two BBQ grills nearby and one pair on the western edge of the walking path border.
  2. There are no restrooms onsite at Elk Glen picnic area. The closest restroom is 0.6 miles east on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr at Mother’s Meadow just across 19th Avenue.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Elk Glen, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Elk Glen’s large grassy area makes it a great spot for kickball, volleyball or other similar lawn games.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Elk Glen is on the north side of MLK Drive, west of the intersection with 25th Avenue. It is just across the street from Mallard Lake. There is no sign marking Elk Glen picnic area.

GGP – George Washington Grove Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1197 25th Ave San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7660760 -122.4821140

This gorgeous meadow lets you frolic in a wide, flat grassy area framed by varied, arching shade trees. Gatherings can spread out and enjoy the space, tucked along the southern edge of the central part of the Park.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. George Washington Grove has one picnic table and BBQ grill located in the middle of the grassy expanse.
  2. There are no restrooms onsite or near George Washington Grove.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at George Washington Grove, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. The Grove’s large grassy area makes it a great spot for kickball, volleyball or other similar lawn games.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

George Washington Grove is on the eastern (unpaved) edge of 25th Avenue between Lincoln Way and MLK Drive. There is no sign marking George Washington Grove.

GGP – Hellman Hollow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 800 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7695790 -122.4844490

The sprawling splendor of Hellman Hollow is one of Golden Gate Park’s loveliest spots. Stretching out in the middle of the park, Hellman Hollow offers a park-within-a-park for your party to enjoy.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

Hellman Hollow features nine individually reservable picnic areas, all with at least two tables. For a large party of 100 or more, consider renting a few nearby tables.

Please see the picture gallery and captions for each picnic site and for all rental details and descriptions.

  1. Restrooms are located onsite at Hellman Hollow.
  2. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Hellman Hollow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  3. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  4. Hellman Hollow’s picnic tables front the expansive grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is shared space for lawn games or volleyball – so you and your neighbors all have room to play!
  5. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Hellman Hollow spreads out along the south side of JFK Drive, just west of Transverse Drive (off 25th Avenue).

Reserve your corner of Hellman Hollow today!

Hellman Hollow Picnic MapClick for enlarged photo of picnic map.

 

GGP – Hoover Redwood Grove Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 757 Martin Luther King Jr Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7659830 -122.4795670

This tree-framed glade offers a festive, grassy gathering spot right in the center of Golden Gate Park’s splendors. Bring a blanket and a BBQ or set up tables for a luncheon on the grass – Hoover Redwood Grove is a cozy haven for your next party!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Hoover Redwood Grove, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. There are no restrooms onsite at Hoover Redwood Grove. The nearest restrooms are farther east on MLK Drive, past the intersection with Crossover Drive at the 19th Avenue Playground.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Hoover Redwood Grove, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Hoover Redwood Grove has a small- to medium-sized flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games or volleyball.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Hoover Redwood Grove opens up along the south edge of MLK Drive, just west of the park entrance from 20th Avenue and Lincoln Way. There is no sign marking Hoover Redwood Grove.

GGP – Horseshoe Courts Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Conservatory Dr E San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7735900 -122.4557900

You knew there was a bison paddock, but did you know that Golden Gate Park has its own horseshoe courts? It does, and they can be yours for a party! Up the stone stairs from Conservatory Drive East are waiting a set of gravel pits for fun, games and you!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at the Horseshoe Courts, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. There are no restrooms onsite or near Horseshoe Courts.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at the Horseshoe Courts, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Inflatable play structures (a.k.a. jumpy houses) are not permitted at the Horseshoe Courts.
  5. There is no grass at the Horseshoe Courts — but there is plenty of room to hone your skills throwing the irons!
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

The Horseshoe Courts are located on the east side of Conservatory Drive East, between JFK Drive and Arguello Boulevard. There is a sign on Conservatory Drive marking the Courts.

Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

 

GGP – Lindley Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1054 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Near Polo Field 37.7699090 -122.4920600

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!

Lindley Meadow has 12 individually reservable picnic sites. For a large party of 100 or more, consider renting a few nearby tables. All of the picnic sites are clustered along Lindley’s southern edge, each with 1-2 picnic tables and BBQ grills.

Please see the picture gallery and captions for each picnic site and for all rental details and descriptions.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Restrooms are located at the Equestrian Center just west of Lindley Meadow.
  2. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Lindley Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  3. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  4. All of Lindley Meadow’s picnic tables front the expansive grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is shared space for lawn games or volleyball – so you and your neighbors all have room to play!
  5. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Lindley Meadow is on the south side of JFK Drive, across from the 30th Avenue and Fulton Street entrance. At 30th Avenue and JFK, there is a sign for Lindley Meadow.

Reserve a corner of Lindley Meadow today!

Lindley Meadow Picnic MapClick for enlarged photo of picnic map.

GGP – Marx Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 906 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes- Near Hellman Hollow 37.7711510 -122.4857760

Marx Meadow offers a delightful picnic spot on its centrally located grassy stretch of the park. It is also nestled right in the middle of one of the park’s signature attractions: the Disc Golf Course! Marx Meadow has five individually reservable picnic areas available for reservation, each with one or two tables. For a large party of 100 or more, consider renting a few nearby tables. Each table has its own BBQ grill. Please see the picture gallery and captions for each picnic site and for all rental details and descriptions.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Closest restrooms are at Hellman Hollow, which is located across JFK Drive from Marx Meadow.
  2. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Marx Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  3. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  4. The picnic tables at Marx Meadow border the shared grassy area, so come play some games! There is small shared space for simple lawn games.
  5. The Golden Gate Park Disc Golf Course surrounds Marx Meadow, so make your party part of the fun!
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Marx Meadow stretches back from the north side of JFK Drive, near 26th Avenue. At the entrance facing JFK Drive, there is a sign for Marx Meadow.

Reserve your corner of Marx Meadow today!

Marx Meadow Picnic MapClick for enlarged photo of picnic map.

GGP – Old Speedway Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 371 Chain of Lakes Dr E San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7658710 -122.4986970

Tall trees border this beautiful grassy glen on the western edge of the park. Bring your blankets and your BBQs and stake out a great gathering in this lovely spot!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Old Speedway Meadow, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. There are no restrooms onsite or near Old Speedway Meadow.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Marx Meadow, but kegs and liquor aren’t. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Old Speedway Meadow has a large, flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Old Speedway Meadow stretches back from the parking lot along the east side of 41st Avenue/Chain of Lakes Boulevard, between MLK and JFK Drives. There is no sign marking Old Speedway Meadow, but the parking lot is visible from the street.

GGP – Panhandle Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Stanyan & Fell Street San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes-Center of Panhandle 37.7723000 -122.4484000
GGP – Peacock Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 235 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - West side of the Conservatory of Flowers 37.7716290 -122.4576100

The expansive grass of Peacock Meadow is a delightful place for a party to have plenty of fun in this gardenfilled northeastern corner of the park. Bring your blankets and lunch and spread out and play some games in this pretty, central spot!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Peacock Meadow, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. Restrooms are located on the far (west) side of the Conservatory of Flowers, down JFK Drive.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Peacock Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Peacock Meadow has a large, flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.

LOCATION

Peacock Meadow is on JFK Drive just west of the intersection with Conservatory Drive East, towards the Conservatory itself. There is no sign marking Peacock Meadow, but it is next to a sign pointing to the Dahlia Garden.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

 

GGP – Pioneer East Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 569 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Closest at 14th Ave Meadow 37.7705370 -122.4733760

Just across the plane tree-shaded walkway from the Pioneer Log Cabin picnic site, the shallow grassy bowl of Pioneer East opens up. Underneath the wide skies of this pretty central pocket of the park, Pioneer East offers your party plenty of room to play!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — 3 tables are provided at Pioneer East Meadow and you are welcome to bring your own small gas grill.
  2. Restrooms are located directly across the street at the 14th Avenue East picnic site or at Stow Lake.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Pioneer East Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Pioneer East Meadow offers a large grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game..

LOCATION

Pioneer East Meadow is on the south side of JFK Drive, just east of the start of Stow Lake Drive. Its western edge is the walkway near the Pioneer Log Cabin lawn. There is no sign marking the Pioneer East Meadow.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Pioneer Log Cabin Picnic Area 5am to Midnight John F Kennedy & Stow Lake Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Closest at 14th Ave Meadow 37.7707490 -122.4750010

The expansive field of the Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area is framed at the back by tall trees and nested up against the picturesque Pioneer Log Cabin, making it one of the prettiest gathering spots in all of Golden Gate Park. The Pioneer Log Cabin’s grass, tables and grills offer the perfect San Francisco lawn party spot – book it today!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Pioneer Log Cabin includes four picnic tables and two BBQs, all set together at the back of the grass.
  2. Restrooms are located directly across the street at the 14th Avenue East picnic site or at Stow Lake.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at the Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Pioneer Log Cabin has a large, flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.
  6. Neighboring sites: The Pioneer Log Cabin building itself is part of the Recreation and Park Department offices and is not available for rent.
  7. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area is on the south side of Stow Lake Drive, just after it splits off from JFK Drive. There is no sign marking the Pioneer Log Cabin, though the neighboring building is marked and visible from the street.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Sharon Meadow Tables 1, 2, 3 Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 345 Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes- Near Carousol 37.7678990 -122.4591980

Looking for a place to picnic in the bustling southeastern corner of the park? The two trios of picnic tables above the carousel and Sharon Meadow are the perfect spot! Listen to the nostalgia of the carousel music, dash over to Children’s Playground to run around, or just watch the dapper lawn bowlers do the playing for you!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Sharon Meadow offers three picnic tables (but no BBQ grills) for your party. The tables are marked with numbers. For a larger party, consider renting the other three tables at the site as well.
  2. Restrooms are located onsite, near the carousel.
  3. Kid zone! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Sharon Meadow picnics.
  4. Inflatable play structures (a.k.a. jumpy houses) are not permitted at Sharon Meadow Tables 1, 2 & 3. For Tables 4, 5, 6 info click here.
  5. For games, head over to the grass of Sharon Meadow or the Children’s Playground. Both areas are nearby, though not within view of the picnic area.

LOCATION

The picnic area at Sharon Meadow is located just off Bowling Green Drive, between MLK and Middle Drives. The tables are above the parking lot near the lawn bowling greens and uphill from the carousel.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Sharon Meadow Tables 4, 5, 6 Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 345 Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes- Near Carousol 37.7678990 -122.4591980

Looking for a place to picnic in the bustling southeastern corner of the park? The two trios of picnic tables above the carousel and Sharon Meadow are the perfect spot! Listen to the nostalgia of the carousel music, dash over to Children’s Playground to run around, or just watch the dapper lawn bowlers do the playing for you!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Sharon Meadow offers three picnic tables (but no BBQ grills) for your party. The tables are marked with numbers. For a larger party, consider renting the other three tables at the site as well.
  2. Restrooms are located onsite, near the carousel.
  3. Kid zone! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Sharon Meadow picnics.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. For games, head over to the grass of Sharon Meadow or the Children’s Playground. Both areas are nearby, though not within view of the picnic area.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

The picnic area at Sharon Meadow is located just off Bowling Green Drive, between MLK and Middle Drives. The tables are above the parking lot near the lawn bowling greens and uphill from the carousel.

Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Stow Lake Boathouse Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 50 Stow Lake Dr San Francisco CA 94102 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available -Limited Availability Yes 37.7707930 -122.4778090

Stow Lake is one of the headline attractions of Golden Gate Park — and its lovely picnic spot can be yours for a party! Looking across at the waterfall and listening to the ducks, your friends and family will have a great time at the Stow Lake picnic area. After snacks, go rent a paddleboat and join the fun on the lake itself!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. The entire set of eight picnic tables and two BBQ grills at Stow Lake is reservable for a party. The picnic area is located at the far end of the parking lot, across from the Boathouse. The tables are each marked with a Park number.
  2. Restrooms are located onsite.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at the Stow Lake Boathouse picnic area, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. There is a grassy area in between the picnic tables, but it is not big enough for most lawn games or sports.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

The picnic area at Stow Lake is on Stow Lake Drive, at the far end of the parking lot across from the Boathouse.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.

GGP – Strawberry Hill Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Stow Lake Drive San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available -Limited Availability No 37.7687070 -122.4753140

The 12-acre doughnut-shaped Stow Lake surrounds Strawberry Hill Island, a wooded hill named for the wild strawberries that once flourished on its flanks. Trails follow the shoreline and climb to the hill’s summit, the highest point in Golden Gate Park at more than 400 feet. You can still catch glimpses of the city through the thick groves of trees

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. There are two 12ft tables available for reservation. BBQ grills are not provided at Strawberry Hill, but you are welcome to bring your own small gas grill.
  2. There are no restrooms located at the picnic site. The closest restrooms are located at the Stow Lake Boathouse at the bottom of the north side of the lake.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Pioneer East Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Inflatable play structures (a.k.a. jumpy houses) are not permitted

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Strawberry Hill is located at the summit of the island in Stow Lake. Take MLK Drive and turn left onto Stow Lake Drive. Once you park you will have to hike up the various trails that lead to the summit.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.

GGP -14th Avenue East Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 425 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area GGP Accessible Street - limited availability Yes 37.7712940 -122.4721780

DISCLAIMER: JFK Drive is CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays

GGP Archery Fields 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7040 47th Ave & Fulton St San Francisco CA 94121 Archery Field GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 1.96 85,332 37.7701481 -122.5070530

One of the many unique features of the park, the Golden Gate Park Archery Field is located at 47th Avenue and Fulton Street. No reservations are required for this field. Hay bales are supplied but bring your own targets, bows and arrows.

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GGP Bowling Greens 5am to Midnight San Francisco CA 94102 Bowling Green GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 83,391 37.7687548 -122.4595275

Golden Gate Park has three “flat-green bowls” perfect for a game. The bowling greens are also home to the San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club and features a clubhouse and parking.

GGP Dog Play Area 1 5am to Midnight Martin Luther King Jr Dr & Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Dog Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7666044 -122.4617463

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 Dog Play Area 2 5am to Midnight (415) 831-2700 Fulton St & Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117 Dog Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes No 37.7744918 -122.4549880

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 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 Dog Training Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-2700 Off 36th Ave in Golden Gate Park San Francisco CA 94121 Dog Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes No 37.7709859 -122.4994299

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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GGP Petanque Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 666-7004 39th Ave & Fulton St San Francisco CA 94121 Petanque Court GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 0.59 25,543 37.7710503 -122.4983774

Petanque is a French game similar to lawn bowling or bocce ball. The courts have a small, active community, the SF Pentanque club.

GGP Rhododendron Dell 5am to Midnight 365 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 GGP Accessible Street - limited availability No 37.7723270 -122.4647010

The Rhododendron Dell is a 20 acre site, located in the heart of Golden Gate Park along Kennedy Drive near the Music Concourse. It was designed to honor John McLaren, the father of Golden Gate Park, with over 850 varieties of his favorite flower.The area includes a pathway system by which a visitor can view the collection.

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 Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Gilman Ave & Griffith San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 8,113 37.7167107 -122.3880218

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!

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 Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Gilman Ave & Griffith San Francisco CA 94124 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7170000 -122.3881000
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 Natural Areas 5am to Midnight Diamond & Farnum St San Francisco CA 94131 Natural Area, Trail PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 55.72 37.7409258 -122.4429925

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, 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.

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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 Canyon Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Elk St & Chenery St San Francisco CA 94127 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7400000 -122.4427000

DISCLAIMER: Jumpers Only Allowed Behind Rec Center

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 (415) 337-4705 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) $21 $24.50
Standard (18 holes) $29 $36.50
Senior ** $17 N/A
Junior $14 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 & Steiner Mini Park 5am to Midnight Golden Gate & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.08 37.7795827 -122.4334515

Claim a bench and relax in this small plaza at the intersection of Golden Gate Ave and Steiner St. Pretty flowerbeds are set against a brightly painted fence.

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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 – Hellman Hollow San Francisco CA 94118 GGP Yes Yes 37.7695610 -122.4842540 http://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/wideshot-of-audience-1000x288.jpg
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 – Polo Field San Francisco CA 94121 24.64 37.7681540 -122.4928550
Golden Gate Park – Sharon Meadow Bowling Green Dr & Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, SF 94118 San Francisco CA 94118 6.04 263 37.7691830 -122.4574610
Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden 5am to Midnight Frederick St & Arguello Blvd San Francisco CA 94122 Community Garden GGP District 5 Accessible No No 37.7659980 -122.4578130

To meet the need for more community garden plots and to advance the Mayor’s Executive Directive on Healthy and Sustainable Food, the Recreation and Park Department has constructed the new Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden at 780 Frederick Street. The 0.66-acre site is situated at the northwest corner of Frederick/Arguello Streets. The site is readily accessible via the MUNI ‘N’, #6 and #71 lines that service the area.

In addition to 67 raised bed community garden plots, the Recreation and Park Department is making available common landscape materials (mulch, chips and fines) stocked in holding bins and a gardening-tool lending library, demonstration gardens and educational programming are up next – unique public resources that make this an urban agriculture resource center per one of the goals of the new citywide Urban Agriculture Program. The Recreation and Park Department seeks to emphasize environmentally sustainable practices at the site in its design and programmatic and operating features, including a native plant nursery as part of the materials distribution component. Surplus produce from garden plots may be given away to the food bank and/or food pantries.

As of November 2013 all 33 individual plots and 34 shared plots have been assigned based on a lottery conducted of folks who previously expressed interest. The garden currently accommodates 170 people.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for a plot at the garden, please send an e-mail toggpcg@sfgov.org with the following information: your full name, phone number, email, and names of any other people you’d like to garden with, if you are considering a shared plot. Please have your potential plot-mates send us an email to sign up for the waitlist as well. When both individual and shared plot spaces become available, we will move down our wait list and offer them to the next person in line. As of November 4, 2013, we have 201 people on the waitlist for individual plots and 48 people on the waitlist for shared (and individual) plots.

If you are interested in seeking a garden space at one of our other 36 community gardens, please visit the “Join an Existing Garden” page for a map and list of these gardens and contact the Community Gardens Program Manager for the contact info of the garden coordinator at each site.

The new Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden is meant as a resource center for the general public as well as those assigned plots in the garden. The garden will be open to the general public and park users soon; you will be able to take advantage of demonstration gardens, workshops and programming, and material bins with compost, etc.

FUNDING

The Recreation and Park Department identified $250,000 in Capital Funds to construct Phase 1 improvements, including garden plots, material bins, facilities for tool lending and a native plant nursery. Charitable donations have allowed RPD to include additional features beyond the original scope of work. Eco-Media has made a $100,000 grant from yp possible, which has allowed for the installation of a Vertical Garden which spans 100 lineal feet on the north perimeter of the site. This living wall is wholly comprised of edible plants that include leafy vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. In addition, a $20,000 grant from Levi Strauss Foundation has allowed for the installation of permeable paving in the material pick-up area.

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

Wait List Me!

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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 $18 $22
Standard Junior $9 $11
San Francisco Resident $14 $16
San Francisco Resident Senior ** $11 $14
San Francisco Resident Junior $7 $9
Twilight $11 $12
Tournament $21 $29

* 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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Golden Gate Park Senior Center (415) 666-7079 6101 Fulton St San Francisco CA 94121 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 8,882 37.7715165 -122.4970075

The Golden Gate Park Senior Center is a recreation center dedicated to the enjoyment of quality activities for all seniors age 55 and over. Our goal is to provide seniors with programs to improve/maintain their physical, intellectual, and social well being. We offer classes to seniors, who are interested in dancing, exercise, bridge games, art classes, bingo, language classes, and more. We are located on the North West side of Golden Gate Park.

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7001 Nancy Pelosi Dr & John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Tennis Court, Sport Complex or Stadium GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 128,590 37.7701523 -122.4589893

Located in the heart of Golden Gate Park (just minutes away from iconic Haight-Ashbury district and the Conservatory of Flowers), lies one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets: the Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex. Established in 1901, this historic 21 court facility hosts professional level tournaments, leagues, camps, and recreational play for the city’s tennis community. Open 7 days a week, we hope you swing by the courts soon and discover this hidden gym for yourself! Please contact Facility Coordinator, Amanda Tugwell, with any questions at amanda.tugwell@sfgov.org. Get out and play!

In collaboration with SF Rec & Park and the SF Parks Alliance, SF Tennis Coalition is spearheading a public campaign to help fund the full renovation of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center. For more information on how to get involved or about the project please go to http://www.tenniscoalitionsf.org/ggp-tennis-center-renovation/.

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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 Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1180 Stanyan Street San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7626000 -122.4515000
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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Haight St Entrance Restrooms (415) 831-6309 Stanyan & Page San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible No N/A 896 37.7698837 -122.4542633

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.

Hamilton Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Geary & Steiner St San Francisco CA 94115 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 7,194 37.7842911 -122.4356218

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!

Hamilton Pool (415) 292-2008 Geary & Steiner St San Francisco CA 94115 Swimming Pool PSA 2 District 5 Accessible Yes Yes 12,176 37.7845604 -122.4354450

After a recent overhaul of the pool and adjacent recreation center, this stunning new swimming facility features a large, heated pool and not one, but two, indoor water slides, the only ones in the city. Available for rentals and that one-of-a-kind swimming party you always dreamed of.

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Hamilton Rec Center 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2111 1900 Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94115 Park, Rec Center PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 3.22 37.7844149 -122.4360393

Park is now open! The $17-million improvement project rebuilt the Recreation Center, swimming pool, playground and athletic courts.
Come check out the improved Hamilton Rec Center!

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Hamilton Recreation Center Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1900 Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94115 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7844000 -122.4360000
Hamilton Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Geary & Steiner St San Francisco CA 94115 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 13,358 37.7844768 -122.4359630

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.

Harvey Milk Photo Center (415) 554-8919 50 Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Activity or Art Center PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 9,944 37.7695678 -122.4345397

Established in the early 1940’s, The San Francisco Photography Center is the oldest public darkroom in the United States. Moved to the Harvey Milk Recreation Center in 1957. The Photo Center has been a cornerstone of arts programming almost since the building’s inception.

Our members enjoy full use of the very large darkroom and film processing areas, at extremely reasonable prices. Offering a wide variety of weekly classes and Saturday workshops and orientations in both film and digital photography, and open to anyone interested in photography regardless of experience.

The SF Photo Center is continuing to improve and expand its’ facilities, and the scope of its unique program offerings, gallery and ongoing exhibits which showcases the wide creative talents and unique viewpoints of our members.

All of these engaging, fun classes, and programs are offered to the public, and can be taken from teens to adults. Photo Center classes are taught by working professionals within the industry, in both fine arts and commercial photography.

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Harvey Milk Rec Arts Center 6am to 10pm (415) 554-8742 50 Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom, Activity or Art Center PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 9,944 37.7695678 -122.4345397

Overlooking beautiful Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts is as unique as the Civil Rights leader it was named for. Originally dedicated to the Performing Arts, the building, commonly called “Drama, Dance & Music”, was headquarters for the Performing Arts Division of the Recreation and Park Department since its construction in 1954. Duboce Park itself, has been a location for arts programming since the early 1920’s when the women volunteers of the San Francisco Urban Story League performed puppet shows and storytelling in the park for children.

The 23,125 sq ft center reopened to the public after an impressive $12 million renovation to the 55 year old building. Dedicated now to the Visual as well as the Performing Arts, the Harvey Milk Arts Center has quickly become the City’s newest Digital Destination with state-of-the-art technological facilities including brand new Sound Recording Studio & Digital Labs.

Located in the southwestern side of Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Building is also home to the Recreation & Park Department’s exceptional San Francisco Photo Center – the oldest (and one of the largest) public darkrooms for traditional black & white process printing still in existence in the United States. The building also features a multitude of arts & recreational programming in our expansive Ballroom, Dance Studio, Art Studios, multiple Exhibition Galleries and the Scott Street Labyrinth.

Part of a quartet of Arts Centers, under the Cultural Arts Division, the building was officially re-dedicated in 1979 to Harvey Milk as tribute to the slain City Supervisor after his assassination in 1978. The building’s recent redesign plays homage to the storied history of the recreational center & Harvey Milk, himself, in the form of a San Francisco Arts Commission suite of permanent art installations conceived of by artists Michael Davis and Susan Schwartzenberg. One of those pieces, “The American Dream: A Tribute to Harvey Milk” memorializes Milk’s words, “The American Dream starts with the neighborhoods…” fittingly upon the building’s Eastside.

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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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Hayes Valley Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 7,077 37.7760959 -122.4270904

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.

Hayes Valley Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 4,413 37.7759374 -122.4275364

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!

Hayes Valley Playground 7am to 10pm Hayes & Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 0.61 37.7760603 -122.4273671

A quarter-acre inner city playground and clubhouse, Hayes Valley Playground is located in a diverse, community-oriented San Francisco neighborhood. The park’s clubhouse is a regular gathering space for residents and provides much needed programming, especially for youth from nearby public housing developments. Community members participated in a 6-month design process with the end result: a park that local residents—young and old—love.

Playground features:

  • 2,500 sq. ft. clubhouse
  • play areas for school-aged children and tots
  • a stage and plaza for community gatherings
  • outdoor fitness equipment for adults
  • community garden plots

The new design also employs sustainable features including a living roof on the clubhouse, water saving drought-tolerant plants, recycled denim insulation, and solar panels for radiant floor heating. The park re-opened on June 11, 2011

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Hayes Valley Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Hayes & Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94102 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7761000 -122.4274000

DISCLAIMER: Clubhouse is not available for reservation.  

Hayes Valley Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94102 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 6,639 37.7760690 -122.4272848

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.

Head & Brotherhood Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 298-9601 Head St & Brotherhood Way San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 5,011 37.7126255 -122.4641755

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.

Head & Brotherhood Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 298-9601 Head St & Brotherhood Way San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 1,313 37.7127161 -122.4644323

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!

Head & Brotherhood Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-2700 Head St & Brotherhood Way San Francisco CA 94112 Dog Play Area PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 37.7126273 -122.4642209

Most dogs are friendly. So in our play areas, the socializing always provokes a laugh. And often, the people make friends, too.

Head & Brotherood Mini Park 5am to Midnight Head St & Brotherhood Way San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 0.55 37.7126222 -122.4642292

Bring your tot or your pup for an afternoon break at this small play area and off-leash dog run in Ingleside Heights.

Helen Crocker Russel Hort Library (415) 661-1316 1199 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94122 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 3,469 37.7669134 -122.4674206

“The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, established in 1972, is northern California’s most comprehensive horticultural library. The library houses approximately 27,000 volumes and 350 plant and garden periodicals.

The library collections cover all aspects of horticulture including gardening, garden design, botanical art, ethno botany and pest management, with an emphasis on plants grown in Mediterranean and other mild temperate climates. The library also features a 1,600-volume children’s botanical library, Sunday children’s story time programs and botanical art exhibitions.”

Helen Wills Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Broadway & Larkin St San Francisco CA 94109 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 3,884 37.7958634 -122.4203325

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.

Helen Wills Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Broadway & Larkin St San Francisco CA 94109 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 5,497 37.7958395 -122.4207120

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!

Helen Wills Playground 5am to Midnight Broadway & Larkin San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 0.80 37.7957730 -122.4206614

A $3.4 million renovation project in 2005 transformed the .8-acre site in the Polk Gulch neighborhood into a sleek and modern urban park space. The park boasts a multi-functional clubhouse, unique play features, sports courts and landscaping accents throughout the grounds designed to give visitors a greener and more unique park experience. The park also includes its own boardwalk, giving visitors a bird’s eye view of the attractive grounds.

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Helen Wills Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Broadway & Larkin San Francisco CA 94109 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7958000 -122.4207000
Helen Wills Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Broadway & Larkin St San Francisco CA 94109 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 7,380 37.7957447 -122.4210252

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.

Hellman Hollow Restrooms (415) 666-7004 860 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 1,004 37.7695298 -122.4846926

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.

Herschell-Spillman Carousel (415) 831-2727 Martin Luther King, Jr and Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7678974 -122.4580158

Three carousels have been housed in Golden Gate Park near the Koret Children’s Quarter since the playground opened. The current carousel was built in 1914 by the Herschell-Spillman Company and operated at amusement parks in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, before it was installed in Golden Gate Park in 1940 after a stint at the World’s Fair on Treasure Island. It was shut down in 1977 and restored, reopening in 1984. The carousel’s 62 colorfully painted menagerie animals include a dragon, camel, and goat as well as horses, frogs, dogs, roosters, and pigs. Painted panels inside the carousel depict Bay Area landscapes.

To reserve the picnic area adjacent to the carousel and playground, please call (415) 831-5500.

CAROUSEL DETAILS

Hours of Operation

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, the Carousel is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and from Mondays through Fridays, the Carousel will be open between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

From the day after Labor Day through the Day before Memorial Day, on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, the Carousel is open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on Thursdays and Fridays, the Carousel will be open between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

*Last ride begins 15 minutes prior to closing.

The Carousel may be open on additional hours/days (weather permitting).  Please call (415) 231-0077 to hear an updated message regarding the current status and schedule of the Carousel, including additional hours/days of operation.

Cost

Adults, $2; children ages 6 to 12 years, $1 per ride; children 5 and under free if accompanied by a paying adult. Children under 40″ in height must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Location

320 Bowling Green Drive, between John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, adjacent to the Koret Children’s Quarter (playground) by the Sharon Building.

Parking

Parking is east of Bowling Green Drive, by the lawn bowling building.There is no parking by the carousel or Sharon Building.

Carousel Slideshow

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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 PG Childrens Play Areas 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Visitacion & Hahn St San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 6,498 37.7136508 -122.4160706

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!

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.

Herz Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Hahn & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7135000 -122.4166000
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 Picnic Area 6am to 10pm La Salle & Whitney Young Circle San Francisco CA 94124 Street - limited availability Yes 37.7329000 -122.3835000
Hilltop Park Picnic Area La Salle & Whitney Young Circle San Francisco CA 94124 Picnic Area Yes 37.7329173 -122.3834748
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.

Holly Park 6am to 10pm Holly Park Circle San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 8.15 37.7372096 -122.4199401

Rediscover one of the City’s oldest public parks, now completely renovated. The lively new playground, top-rated by the San Francisco Chronicle, offers colorful, modern play structures with slides, swings and climbing ropes. Gated picnic/BBQ areas are popular gathering spots for birthday parties and family events. Stroll or jog the well-groomed path around the perimeter, or climb the hill for a spectacular City view. Tennis court, basketball court and baseball field available.

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Holly Park Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Holly Park Cir San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,308 37.7369836 -122.4203860

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.

Holly Park Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Holly Park Cir San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,930 37.7368008 -122.4197359

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!

Holly Park Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Holly Park Circle San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7372000 -122.4199000
Holly Park Restrooms (415) 513-2577 Holly Park Cir San Francisco CA 94110 Restroom PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No N/A 447 37.7371177 -122.4205732

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.

Holly Park Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Holly Park Cir San Francisco CA 94110 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 4,949 37.7368539 -122.4204690

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.

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 

Wait List Me!

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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.

Howard & Langton Mini Park Community Garden 6am to 10pm Howard St & Langton St San Francisco CA 94103 Park, Community Garden PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No No 0.20 9,204 37.7772000 -122.4098000

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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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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Ina Coolbrith Park Vallejo & Taylor San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 0.80 37.7981647 -122.4133837

If you love exploring and discovering little pockets of the hidden San Francisco, there’s a little .8-acre park in Russian Hill that’s calling your name. Enjoy the hike up to Ina Coolbrith Park and, if the steep hills don’t take your breath away, the stunning views of the city and the bay sure will.

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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 Childrens Play Areas (415) 601-6501 Hawes St & Hunter's Point Blvd San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes No 5,578 37.7342110 -122.3755383

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!

India Basin Natural Areas 204 Arelious Walker San Francisco CA 94124 Natural Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes No 6.15 267,930 37.7331636 -122.3719646

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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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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India Basin Shoreline Park Picnic Area Hunters Point Blvd & Hawes St San Francisco CA 94124 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7337000 -122.3737000
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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J. P. Murphy Basketball Courts (415) 298-9601 1960 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 5,493 37.7516945 -122.4649296

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.

J. P. Murphy Children’s Play Area (415) 298-9601 1960 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 6,852 37.7514961 -122.4650013

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!

J. P. Murphy Tennis Court (415) 298-9601 1960 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 18,834 37.7519354 -122.4650240

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.

J.P. Murphy Playground 5am to Midnight 1960 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 1.23 37.7518011 -122.4650001

This playground has a play structure, a large grass area with some nice shrubbery (perfect for the pooch to run around); in addition, there are three tennis courts and a basketball court.

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J.P. Murphy Playground Picnic Area 1960 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7518000 -122.4650000
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 Children’s Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 254-8030 17th & Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No Yes 7,777 37.7638811 -122.3993216

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!

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 Playground Picnic Area 6am to 11pm 17th & Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7643000 -122.3996000
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.

James McAteer Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 15,233 37.7349802 -122.4782667

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.

James Rolph Jr Basketball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 554-9521 Potrero & Cesar Chavez St San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,412 37.7500718 -122.4064461

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.

James Rolph Jr Children’s Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 554-9521 Potrero & Cesar Chavez St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 6,510 37.7504008 -122.4063629

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!

James Rolph Jr Playground 6am to 11pm Potrero & Cesar Chavez St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 2.93 37.7497274 -122.4062312

Rolph Playground has been transformed into a dynamic community center. Kids love the new clubhouse and modern play structures, while the athletic fields and programs are popular with all ages. Baseball field, basketball and tennis courts available.

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James Rolph Jr Tennis Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 554-9521 Potrero & Cesar Chavez St San Francisco CA 94110 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 13,493 37.7501899 -122.4061977

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.

Japanese Peace Plaza Performance Space (415) 292-2010 1704 Post St San Francisco CA 94115 Performance Space PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 0.04 1,576 37.7850924 -122.4298039

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!

Japanese Tea Garden 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive , 94118 CA Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 121,492 37.7700417 -122.4700776

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park is the oldest in the United States, created for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition as part of the fair’s Japanese Village exhibit. The garden’s lush, harmonious landscaping pays homage to the traditional Japanese art of the garden. Paths wind through its five acres of carefully chosen and manicured plants, including Japanese maples, towering stands of bamboo, an ancient wisteria, and cherry trees that put on a spectacular flowering display in March and April. Among the garden’s other trees and shrubs are pines, cedars, azaleas, magnolias, camellias, and a superb collection of bonsai and other intricately shaped plants.

The grounds also feature a series of koi ponds, elaborate carved wood gates, many stone lanterns, a five-story pagoda (dating from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915), a Zen Garden constructed of stones and gravel, a high-arching Drum Bridge (a relic of the original Japanese Village), and a teahouse and gift shop. A large bronze Buddha near the teahouse, cast in Japan in 1790, was presented to the garden by the Gump Company in 1949. The 9,000-pound bronze Peace Lantern situated behind the pagoda was bought with the contributions of Japanese schoolchildren and presented to the garden in 1953 in commemoration of the U.S.-Japan peace treaty signed in San Francisco in 1951.

Several people were responsible for creating the tea garden — including businessman George Turner Marsh and Golden Gate Park Superintendant John McLaren — but the driving force was Japanese immigrant Makoto Hagiwara, a wealthy landscape designer. After the exposition closed in 1894, the city decided to maintain the garden and purchased some of its features. Hagiwara became the official caretaker in 1895 and lived in the garden with his family until his death in 1925.

His descendants continued to manage the garden until 1942, when they were sent to an internment camp in Utah as part of the World War II relocation of all West Coast citizens of Japanese descent. Much of the Hagiwara family’s personal collection was removed from the garden at this time; during the war the family’s residence was demolished and the garden renamed the Oriental Tea Garden. The name was restored to Japanese Tea Garden in 1952. The collection of dwarf trees on Waterfall Hill, part of the Hagiwaras’ collection, was returned to the garden in 1965. A bronze plaque honoring the Hagiwara family, by artist Ruth Asawa, was installed just inside the garden’s main gate in 1974, and in 1986 the park’s Tea Garden Drive was renamed Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.

The Japanese Tea Garden is at 7 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, at the northwestern edge of the Music Concourse, near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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Japanese Tea Garden Men’s Restrooms (415) 753-7092 80 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 500 37.7705540 -122.4694730

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.

Japanese Tea Garden Women’s Restrooms (415) 753-7092 81 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 426 37.7704756 -122.4694453

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.

Japantown Peace Plaza Post & Buchanan San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.71 37.7852091 -122.4297510

Located at the heart of Japantown, the Peace Plaza hosts many annual traditions of this historic neighborhood, including the Cherry Blossom Festival, Nihonmachi Street Fair, the Summer Obon Festival and the Year-End Festival.

Rising from the plaza’s center is the Peace Pagoda, a five-tiered concrete shrine designed by Japanese architect Yoshiro Taniguchi. Installed in 1968, it was a gift from the people of Osaka, San Francisco’s sister city in Japan.

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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.

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Performance Space PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 0.90 39,376 37.7205868 -122.4174565

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!

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre Restroom (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Restroom PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes N/A 918 37.7208576 -122.4169072

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 Alioto Piazza Children’s Play Area (415) 254-8030 Grove & Larkin San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 6,635 37.7794466 -122.4171799

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!

Joe Dimaggio Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 8,232 37.8024493 -122.4120579

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.

Joe DiMaggio Bocce Ball Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.8025000 -122.4121000
Joe Dimaggio Bocce Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Bocce Ball Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 0.10 4,553 37.8026512 -122.4127239

Learn to play bocce and get a taste of Old Italy at one of our two Bocce Ball Courts.

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!

Joe DiMaggio Playground 6am to 10pm 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 2.52 37.8024834 -122.4120691

Formerly known as North Beach Playground, this playground was renamed in 2000 in honor of Hall-of-Fame baseball player and former San Francisco resident Joe DiMaggio, who spent many of his formative years playing ball at North Beach and other local parks. A $7.5 million renovation in 2005 saw the playground’s once tiny clubhouse transformed into a 2,200 square-foot, state-of-the-art, multi-use community building.

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Joe Dimaggio Restrooms (415) 274-0291 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Restroom PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No N/A 238 37.8022336 -122.4125770

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 Tennis Courts (415) 274-0291 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 16,060 37.8024308 -122.4124244

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.

John McLaren Park 5am to Midnight Mansell St & John F Shelley Dr San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 312.54 37.7180842 -122.4190721

Discover San Francisco’s second-largest park. In addition to playgrounds, picnic areas and game courts, you’ll find the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, a golf course, McNab Lake and the newly renovated Coffman Pool. Explore an immense Natural Area of scenic meadows, grassland and wetland habitat. More than 7 miles of walking trails meander through its 312 acres, replete with native plants and wildlife. Established in 1927, the park is named for John McLaren, the ‘grandfather of Golden Gate Park.’

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John McLaren Park – Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre San Francisco CA 94134 0.48 37.7205310 -122.4172520

The Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre is one of the most spectacular performance venues in San Francisco. The Greek-style theater, with its outstanding acoustics and generous green room facilities, is appropriate for all kinds of musical and dramatic performances. The Amphitheatre is named after Grateful Dead member Jerry Garcia, a native to the local Excelsior District community, and is located within John McLaren Park, San Francisco’s second largest park located in the southeast area of the city. Unlike the city’s more famous Golden Gate Park, which is noted for its horticultural aspects, McLaren Park is a natural park, and is ideal for hikers, bird watchers, and folks simply interested in escaping the noise of urban life without having to leave the city

John McLaren Park – Peru Playground Picnic Area Gambier Street and Burrows Street San Francisco CA 94134 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7181000 -122.4191000
John McLaren Park John F Shelley Drive “Group” Picnic Area 118 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco, CA 94134 San Francisco CA 94134 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7223000 -122.4209000
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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Jose Coronado Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 21st & Folsom San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 6,942 37.7575065 -122.4152586

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.

Jose Coronado Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 21st & Folsom San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 2,429 37.7577402 -122.4148571

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!

Jose Coronado Playground 6am to 10pm 21st & Folsom St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.78 37.7575463 -122.4151059

This urban escape was recently improved with resurfaced courts and new backboards. Blacktop soccer and baseball are popular pastimes here, along with classes offered at the community clubhouse. Full basketball court, tennis court and play structure available.

Jose Coronado Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 21st & Folsom San Francisco CA 94110 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 6,477 37.7574943 -122.4154529

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.

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.

Joseph L. Alioto Performing Arts Piazza Grove & Larkin San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No No 5.38 37.7794805 -122.4175995

This plaza offers two play areas at the center of historic Civic Center. Combine a visit with a trip to the weekly Farmer’s Market, the Asian Art Museum or San Francisco Main Library, which has a wonderful children’s section and reading room.

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Joseph Lee Children’s Play Area (415) 601-6501 1395 Mendell St San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 4,388 37.7345309 -122.3897515

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!

Joseph Lee Rec Center (415) 970-9204 1395 Mendell St San Francisco CA 94124 Park, Rec Center PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 0.78 17,450 37.7345349 -122.3894120

Visit this thriving community center in the Bayview District and you’ll find a wide selection of games, sports, programs and classes. Play basketball, ping-pong, tetherball or air hockey. Join a pickup game on the multipurpose field or sign up for an arts & crafts workshop at the clubhouse.

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Joseph Lee Tennis Courts (415) 601-6501 1395 Mendell St San Francisco CA 94124 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 2,732 37.7347300 -122.3895087

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.

Julius Kahn Basketball Courts (415) 292-2012 West Pacific Ave & Spruce St San Francisco CA 94118 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 5,050 37.7912174 -122.4543238

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.

Julius Kahn Children’s Play Area (415) 292-2012 West Pacific Ave & Spruce St San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 8,269 37.7911340 -122.4538675

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!

Julius Kahn Playground West Pacific Ave & Spruce St San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 12.38 37.7913131 -122.4539728

A 2003 renovation transformed a heavily used playground into a state-of-the-art, Parisian-style play area. The new Julius Kahn design was developed with the feel and aesthetics of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. The park also includes an interactive wet sand play sculpture and unique and challenging play equipment.

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Julius Kahn Playground Picnic Area West Pacific Ave & Spruce St San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7913000 -122.4540000
Julius Kahn Tennis Courts (415) 292-2012 West Pacific Ave & Spruce St San Francisco CA 94118 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 23,656 37.7910999 -122.4544647

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.

Junipero Serra Basketball Courts (415) 298-9601 300 Stonecrest Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 7,506 37.7250535 -122.4737952

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.

Junipero Serra Children’s Play Area (415) 298-9601 300 Stonecrest Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 3,828 37.7249554 -122.4740512

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!

Junipero Serra Playground 5am to Midnight 300 Stonecrest Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 1.53 37.7248234 -122.4738519

Renovated in 2008, this charming neighborhood park features a new playground and an 1,800-square-foot clubhouse. Two Islamic tile murals by artist Laurey (Bean) Finneran were commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission and are located on the north and south exterior walls of the clubhouse.

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Junipero Serra Playground Picnic Area 300 Stonecrest Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7248000 -122.4739000
Junipero Serra Tennis Court (415) 298-9601 300 Stonecrest Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 6,253 37.7250562 -122.4736055

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.

Juri Commons 6am to 10pm Guerrero and 26th San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.32 37.7495039 -122.4219925

Uncover a neighborhood treasure in the Mission District. Small play areas are tucked along this tree-lined walkway, which cuts through an entire city block. The beautiful planting beds are the creation of an active local community that organizes regular work parties and gardening events.
Juri Commons was once the site of a railroad track for the San Francisco-San Jose Railroad, one of California’s first intercity rail links. After the 1906 earthquake, tracks were rerouted and this line was taken out of service.

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!

Justin Herman – Embarcadero Plaza Steuart St and Market St San Francisco CA 94111 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 4.33 37.7948798 -122.3947658

This lively plaza at the eastern end of Market Street is a popular lunchtime gathering place for workers in nearby office buildings. Parents bring their children to play by the Vaillancourt Fountain, while shoppers flock to the regular crafts markets along the plaza’s edge. In summer you can enjoy a series of free lunchtime concerts here, while the winter holiday season marks the return of the outdoor ice skating rink. In recent years, a company has offered zipline tours over the plaza, with sweeping views of the waterfront, during the summer months.

Opened in 1972, Justin Herman Plaza, which is named for the city planner who led redevelopment efforts in the area, was designed by noted architect Lawrence Halprin. At that time the double-deck Embarcadero Freeway loomed directly behind it, dominating the skyline and cutting the plaza off from the waterfront beyond. After the 1989 earthquake, the freeway was torn down, and now the plaza is backed by palm trees, with the Ferry Building tower, just across the Embarcadero, dominating the view. The fountain, by Canadian artist Armand Vaillancourt, has been controversial since its installation — some residents complain that it’s ugly, while others like to climb around and above it, enjoying the play of water as it spills from the fountain’s rectangular steel and concrete arms.

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Kelloch & Velasco Mini Park 6am to 10pm Kelloch & Velasco St San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 1.74 37.7085427 -122.4131488

This small urban retreat recently received a full makeover. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family to enjoy the brand new children’s play areas and popular basketball courts.

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Kelloch Velasco Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Kelloch & Velasco St San Francisco CA 94134 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 8,954 37.7084493 -122.4128055

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.

Kelloch Velasco Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Kelloch & Velasco St San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 7,232 37.7086463 -122.4135300

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!

Kezar Stadium 5am to Midnight (415) 831-5500 San Francisco CA 94102 Sport Complex or Stadium GGP District 5 Accessible Yes - Lot Available Yes 37.7670000 -122.4560000

Kezar Stadium is a stadium located adjacent to Kezar Pavilion in the southeastern corner of Golden Gate Park. It is the former home of the San Francisco 49ers and of the San Francisco Dragons of Major League Lacrosse. It also served as the home of the California Victory of the USL First Division before the club folded. Kezar also hosts amateur and recreation sports leagues, as well as numerous San Francisco high school football games (including the city championship, known popularly as the “Turkey Bowl”).

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Kid Power Park Sunrise to Sunset 45 Hoff St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 6 Accessible No No 0.23 37.7641543 -122.4202799

After local kids lobbied for a play space in their Mission neighborhood, this former parking lot was transformed into an urban retreat. The brand new park features dual-level play areas with modern equipment and soft rubber safety flooring. Cozy benches and tables are set around a beloved community garden.
The design’s bright colors and tropical plants reflect the Mission’s rich cultural heritage. The arched gate and tiled fountain create an inviting entrance, and a three-story mosaic mural by Josef Norris provides an artful backdrop to a beloved neighborhood gem.

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Kid Power Park Children’s Play Area Sunrise to Sunset (415) 554-9521 45 Hoff St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 6 Accessible No No 5,231 37.7641412 -122.4202955

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!

Kid Power Park Community Garden Sunrise to Sunset 45 Hoff St San Francisco CA 94110 Community Garden PSA 6 District 6 Accessible No No 990 37.7641950 -122.4201920

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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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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Koret Playground & Carousel (415) 231-0077 Martin Luther King, Jr and Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 86,764 37.7682700 -122.4575116

Generations of San Franciscans (and young visitors from around the world!) have fond memories of the children’s playground and carousel in Golden Gate Park’s southeast corner. The playground, called the Sharon Quarters for Children when it opened in 1888, is thought to have been the nation’s first public playground. In that era, the idea of providing a dedicated space solely for youth recreation was groundbreaking. The nearby Sharon Building was designed for indoor play during bad weather; it now houses Sharon Art Studio, which offers art classes for both children and adults.

With generous support from the Koret Foundation, the playground underwent a major renovation and reopened in 2007 as the Koret Children’s Quarter. New features include a climbing wall shaped like waves and a rope climbing structure; the historic concrete slide was retained.

Herschel-Spillman Carousel

Three carousels have been housed in Golden Gate Park near the Koret Children’s Quarter since the playground opened. The current carousel was built in 1914 by the Herschell-Spillman Company and operated at amusement parks in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, before it was installed in Golden Gate Park in 1940 after a stint at the World’s Fair on Treasure Island. It was shut down in 1977 and restored, reopening in 1984. The carousel’s 62 colorfully painted menagerie animals include a dragon, camel, and goat as well as horses, frogs, dogs, roosters, and pigs. Painted panels inside the carousel depict Bay Area landscapes.

To reserve the picnic area adjacent to the carousel and playground, please call (415) 831-5500.

CAROUSEL DETAILS

Hours of Operation

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, the Carousel is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and from Mondays through Fridays, the Carousel will be open between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

From the day after Labor Day through the Day before Memorial Day, on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, the Carousel is open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on Thursdays and Fridays, the Carousel will be open between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

*Last ride begins 15 minutes prior to closing.

The Carousel may be open on additional hours/days (weather permitting).  Please call (415) 231-0077 to hear an updated message regarding the current status and schedule of the Carousel, including additional hours/days of operation.

Cost

Adults, $2; children ages 6 to 12 years, $1 per ride; children 5 and under free if accompanied by a paying adult. Children under 40″ in height must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Location

320 Bowling Green Drive, between John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, adjacent to the Koret Children’s Quarter (playground) by the Sharon Building.

Parking

Parking is east of Bowling Green Drive, by the lawn bowling building.There is no parking by the carousel or Sharon Building.

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Koshland Park Sunrise to Sunset Page & Buchanan San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.82 37.7732484 -122.4267294

Children love the bright play structures and sand pit at this leafy Hayes Valley plaza. Local schools use the Community Learning Garden to educate young people about gardening and food sources. Its well-tended beds are the pride of the neighborhood. If gardening isn’t your thing, you can also shoot hoops on the half-court, or bring your pup here to play.

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Koshland Park Basketball Courts Sunrise to Sunset (415) 292-2010 Page & Buchanan San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 1,589 37.7732781 -122.4269895

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.

Koshland Park Children’s Play Area Sunrise to Sunset (415) 292-2010 Page & Buchanan San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 2,427 37.7732663 -122.4267651

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!

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 

Wait List Me!

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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 

Wait List Me!

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Lafayette Park 5am to Midnight Gough & Washington St San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 11.49 37.7915498 -122.4276716

With its grassy lawns, lovely views of the city and the bay, tennis courts, playground, picnic tables, and off-leash dog-play area, this hilly park is a source of respite and recreation for residents of San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood.

The city set aside the four-block area in 1855 to be used for a park, but did not officially establish one until 1867. In the meantime, an attorney named Samuel Holladay claimed part of the land and built himself a house at the hill’s summit that became a favorite destination for local literary and political society. Litigation continued for years before the matter was settled; the house was finally torn down in 1936. The first astronomical observatory on the West Coast was built in Lafayette Park in 1879 by George Davidson, best known for his work with the U.S. Coastal Survey. After the 1906 earthquake, refugees from the destruction camped out here and watched the city burn in the great fire that followed the quake.

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Lafayette Park Children’s Play Area (415) 292-2012 Washington & Laguna St San Francisco CA 94115 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 3,637 37.7916252 -122.4285283

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!

Lafayette Park Dog Play Area (415) 831-2700 Washington & Laguna St San Francisco CA 94115 Dog Play Area 37.7910582 -122.4267625

Lafayette Park is another hill-top park set amid the Pacific Height’s graceful homes. This terraced park offers commanding views of the entire city and the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

Lafayette Park is slated for a $10 million dollar renovation project that will enter the formal planning phase in April of this year, begin construction in May of next year and be complete in the spring of 2013. Current tentative plans call for a low barrier fence with plantings along one side of the dog play area in the southeast corner of the four-block park.

Lafayette Park Restrooms (415) 292-2012 Washington & Laguna St San Francisco CA 94115 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No N/A 788 37.7917066 -122.4281209

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.

Lafayette Park Tennis Courts (415) 292-2012 Washington & Laguna St San Francisco CA 94115 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 14,708 37.7913603 -122.4269742

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.

Lafayette ParkPicnic Area Gough & Washington St San Francisco CA 94109 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7915000 -122.4277000
Lake Merced Dog Play Area (415) 831-2700 Lake Merced Blvd & Middlefield Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Dog Play Area 37.7290778 -122.4879343

Most dogs are friendly. So in our play areas, the socializing always provokes a laugh. And often, the people make friends, too.

Lake Merced Natural Areas Skyline Blvd & Harding Rd San Francisco CA 94132 Natural Area, Trail Accessible Yes Yes 391.00 37.7213584 -122.4934098

Lake Merced, a freshwater lake in the southwest corner of San Francisco, is a major water, recreational, and natural resource for the City and County of San Francisco and the surrounding area. It is also an important stop for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. More than 250 species of birds can be seen throughout San Francisco during the year, most of which migrate from as far as South America to the Arctic and back. Many of these migrating birds stop only briefly at Lake Merced to feed and rest as they continue their journey to the north or south; others mate, build nests, and nurture a new generation of young birds in San Francisco before returning to their wintering grounds elsewhere. Lake Merced has an extensive network of hiking trails, including a 4.5-mile paved trail circling the lake

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Lake Merced Park Skyline Blvd & Harding Rd San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible Yes Yes 614.00 37.7218356 -122.4923818

Lake Merced, a large freshwater lake in San Francisco’s southwestern corner, is the heart of a 614-acre park that is popular with boaters, hikers, bicyclists, and birdwatchers. A 4.5-mile paved trail circles the lake’s perimeter; facilities include many picnic areas and a boathouse, fishing pier, and boat launch. The park is bounded by three golf courses, including City-owned Harding Park.

Lake Merced is major water, recreational, and natural resource for the City and County of San Francisco and the surrounding area. It is also an important stop for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. More than half of the park is managed by the Recreation and Parks Department’s Natural Areas Program, which works to restore and protect habitat for birds and other wildlife, as well as to maintain and improve trails.

Originally inhabited by the Ohlone people, the land around Lake Merced was a ranch during the era of Mexican rule. In the 1850s, a famous duel took place near the lake’s shore, between David S. Terry, formerly chief justice of the Supreme Court of California, and the Honorable David C. Broderick, a U.S. senator. Broderick died of his wounds, but Terry was later acquitted; a plaque now marks the location.

The lake has supplied water to the City since the late 1860s. The park was established in the 1950s, after the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which manages the City’s water supply and owns the land, turned its management over to the Recreation and Parks Department. The park is bounded by John Muir Drive, Skyline Boulevard, and Lake Merced Boulevard.

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Lake Merced Park Picnic Area 1 Harding Rd San Francisco CA 94132 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available -Limited Availability Yes 37.7267170 -122.5010150

Picnic Features

  1. Seven non-reservable spots surround the Lake Merced picnic area – each spot has 1-2 tables with a total of 13 tables at this location.
  2. BBQing is allowed and we do have built in grills. Feel free to bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid.
  3. BBQ spots and parking are limited and non-reservable.
  4. Restrooms are located directly across the street at the 14th Avenue East picnic site or at Stow Lake.
  5. No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Lake Merced.
  6. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.

LOCATION

The Lake Merced picnic area is located on 1 Harding Rd. It is closely located near the Lake Merced Boathouse.

Address: 1 Harding Rd, San Francisco, CA 94132
Picnic Areas: Yes; Multiple First Come First Serve Areas
Jumpers Allowed: Yes – Additional Permit Required
BBQ Allowed: Yes
Alcohol: Not Allowed
Parking: Yes – Lot Available -Limited Availability
Restrooms: Yes
Latitude: 37.726717
Longitude: -122.501015
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 Children’s Play Area (415) 831-6809 Euclid & Collins St San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 2,624 37.7837808 -122.4511048

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!

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 Playground Picnic Area 251 Euclid Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7839000 -122.4509000
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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Legion of Honor (415) 750-3600 100 34th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Museum or Landmark PSA 1 District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 59,527 37.7845000 -122.5007700

The Legion of Honor, San Francisco’s most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the Legion of Honor is a beautiful Beaux-arts building located in San Francisco’s Lincoln Park. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Francisco, the Legion is most noted for its breathtaking setting. Its collections include Rodin’s Thinker, which sits in the museum’s Court of Honor, European decorative arts and paintings, Ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country.

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Lessing & Sears Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Sickles & Sears San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No No 1,423 37.7085698 -122.4552989

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!

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 

Wait List Me!

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Lessing & Sears Mini Park 6am to 10pm Sickles & Sears San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No No 0.15 37.7086041 -122.4553029

Transformed by recent renovations, this little oasis in the Outer Mission offers a brand new tot play structure and many upgraded amenities. It’s also home to a beloved community garden.

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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 5am to Midnight 34th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 112.03 37.7842384 -122.4983828

This 100-acre park in the city’s northwestern corner offers superb views of downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Marin Headlands. Its main features are an 18-hole public golf course and the Legion of Honor museum, with its fine collections of European paintings, European decorative arts and sculpture — including a series of masterworks by Auguste Rodin — and the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the largest repository of works of art on paper in the western United States. Sculptor George Segal’s moving Holocaust Memorial is in a grove of trees across the street from the Legion of Honor. Hikers can pick up the California Coastal Trail here and travel west along the steep cliffs of Land’s End, in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, to the ocean; or east to Baker Beach and the Presidio.

From 1868 until 1909, the land where Lincoln Park now lies was a cemetery, known variously as Golden Gate Cemetery, City Cemetery, and Potter’s Field (then a common name for burial places of people who were indigent or unknown). Thousands were interred here, including more than 4,000 Chinese residents, as well as members of the Italian, French, Japanese, Serbian, and other ethnic communities of San Francisco. In 1909, the land was turned over to the Park Commission, and Lincoln Park, named for President Abraham Lincoln, was dedicated. A three-hole golf layout had been completed in 1902, but now plans were made for a complete 18-hole course, which was finished in 1917. For 23 years, Lincoln was the city’s only municipal golf course, and in its earliest years charged no fee.

In 1924, the Legion of Honor Museum opened in Lincoln Park. Also known as the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, this fine arts museum, dedicated to the memory of California soldiers who lost their lives in World War I, is a three-quarter scale adaptation of the Palais de la Legion d’Honneur in Paris. The building and its initial collections were funded by sugar baron Adolph Spreckels and his wife, Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, the museum’s founder. From 1992 to 1995, the museum underwent a major renovation that included seismic strengthening and the addition of six special exhibition galleries, as well as a glass pyramid skylight. During the renovation, Gold Rush-era remains and artifacts from the former cemetery were discovered still buried below the museum grounds.

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Lincoln Park Childrens Play Area (415) 831-6809 34th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 21,823 37.7821297 -122.4935564

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 $40 $44
Standard Junior $20 $22
San Francisco Resident $26 $31
San Francisco Resident Senior ** $16 $24
San Francisco Resident Junior $13 $18
Back Nine $15 $20
Twilight $24 $30
Tournament $46 $56

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 Picnic Area 34th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Accessible Street - limited availability Yes 37.7819110 -122.4937650
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.

Little Hollywood Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Lathrop & Tocoloma San Francisco CA 94134 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 3,786 37.7100745 -122.3978048

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.

Little Hollywood Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Lathrop & Tocoloma San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 3,391 37.7101536 -122.3981272

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!

Little Hollywood Park 6am to 10pm Lathrop & Tocoloma San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 1.31 37.7099691 -122.3982088

Visit this family-friendly park for the great play area and full basketball court.

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Little Hollywood Park Picnic Area 435 Tocoloma Ave San Francisco CA 94134 Picnic Area 37.7098850 -122.3982360

 

Address: 435 Tocoloma Ave
Picnic Areas: Yes
Jumpers Allowed: Not Allowed
BBQ Allowed: Yes
Alcohol: Not Allowed
Parking: Street Parking
Restrooms: Yes
Latitude: 37.709885
Longitude: -122.398236
Louis Sutter Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 5,174 37.7222850 -122.4136050

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.

Louis Sutter PG Childrens Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 21,325 37.7221481 -122.4137339

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!

Louis Sutter Playground 6am to 10pm Wayland & University San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 13.92 37.7224598 -122.4139244

A favorite picnic spot, this recently improved playground is also the perfect place to watch ducks and birds on nearby McNab Lake. Choose from dozens of picnic areas, or rent the clubhouse for your private event. Sports fans will be happy to find two tennis courts, a full basketball court, a soccer pitch and two baseball fields. Dogs are welcome, too!

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Louis Sutter Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Wayland & University San Francisco CA 94134 Picnic Area Yes Yes 37.7225000 -122.4139000
Louis Sutter Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 12,505 37.7223189 -122.4133289

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.

Lower Great Highway Great Highway & Noriega San Francisco CA 94122 Park District 4 Accessible No Yes 21.10 37.7492806 -122.5081753

Take a scenic walk or jog along this 3.5-mile recreational trail, which runs along Ocean Beach from Skyline Boulevard to the historic Cliff House. As you roam along the coast, look for the remains of the 19th-century Sutro Baths, which burned down in 1966.

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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!

Margaret Hayward Basketball Courts (415) 292-2010 1016 Laguna San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 11,611 37.7806294 -122.4258572

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.

Margaret S Hayward Children’s Play Area (415) 292-2010 1016 Laguna San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 7,482 37.7804566 -122.4267619

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!

Margaret S Hayward Tennis Court (415) 292-2010 1016 Laguna San Francisco CA 94102 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 11,853 37.7809262 -122.4268178

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.

Margaret S.Hayward Playground 1016 Laguna San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 5.03 37.7808468 -122.4254270

Bring the whole team out to play at this spacious park in the Western Addition. The playground and sand pit will hit a home run with little ones. Tiny Tots and after-school programs are available at the historic clubhouse. Bigger folks can choose from two tennis courts, two basketball courts, and two of the City’s best baseball/softball fields.

Built in 1955, the park is named for the woman who pioneered the movement for public playgrounds in San Francisco.

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Marina Green Restrooms East (415) 292-2012 Marina Blvd San Francisco CA 94123 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes N/A 494 37.8064610 -122.4345325

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.

Marina Green Restrooms West (415) 292-2012 Marina Blvd San Francisco CA 94123 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes N/A 1,090 37.8057530 -122.4482692

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.

Maritime Plaza 285 Washington St San Francisco CA 94111 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 2.01 37.7956051 -122.3992389

Take a break from the bustle of downtown in this beautifully landscaped plaza surrounding the Alcoa Building. Connected by pedestrian bridges to Golden Gateway and Embarcadero Center, it’s the perfect spot to bring lunch or enjoy a respite from sightseeing.
According to historic documents, the remains of two ships lie buried partially beneath the park. About 50 old ships are believed to be buried in this area.

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Martin Luther King Jr Pool (415) 822-2807 3rd & Armstrong San Francisco CA 94124 Swimming Pool PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 24,528 37.7254915 -122.3935752

Another hidden pool gem, MLK Pool features a 25-yard x 25-meter pool and a separate wading pool for tots. Aquatic programs include learn-to-swim programs, water aerobics, recreational swim and lap swim.

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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 Children’s Play Area (415) 753-7043 24th & Taraval San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 4,513 37.7438125 -122.4808082

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 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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Mckinley Square Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 254-8030 20th St & Vermont San Francisco CA 94107 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No No 5,040 37.7593239 -122.4044737

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!

McKinley Square Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-2700 20th St & Vermont San Francisco CA 94107 Dog Play Area 37.7590295 -122.4048293

Most dogs are friendly. So in our play areas, the socializing always provokes a laugh. And often, the people make friends, too.

McKinley Square Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 20th St & Vermont San Francisco CA 94107 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7591000 -122.4047000
McLaren Amphitheatre Dog Play Area (415) 831-2700 John F Shelley Dr & Cambridge St San Francisco CA 94134 Dog Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7204162 -122.4184461

The dog play areas in McLaren Park are among the largest in San Francisco and they offer hundreds of dogs a day both big fields and trails. There are two dog areas in this park, one behind the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and one at the intersection of Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive. These play areas serve a diverse cross-section of San Francisco residents from the blue-collar Excelsior District and Visitacion Valley to some of San Francisco

McLaren Lodge 8am to 5pm (415) 831-2700 501 Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117 Administration Building GGP District 5 Accessible Yes Yes 6,509 37.7718611 -122.4546954

Built in 1896, McLaren Lodge was the home of the park department’s first superintendent, John McLaren, until 1943. McLaren Lodge is currently both the headquarters for the Recreation and Park Department and an interesting stop for architecture buffs, who often marvel at the intricate construction of the building’s Moorish-Gothic design, which includes exterior walls of 18-inch thick ashlar basalt masonry and sandstone quoins. McLaren Lodge is a registered San Francisco landmark (No. 175).

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McLaren Park Basketball Courts (415) 292-2010 San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 5,835 37.7227998 -122.4185414

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.

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 

Wait List Me!

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Mclaren Park Geneva Dog Play Area (415) 831-2700 Geneva & Brookdale San Francisco CA 94134 Dog Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7116582 -122.4261002

The dog play areas in McLaren Park are among the largest in San Francisco and they offer hundreds of dogs a day both big fields and trails. There are two dog areas in this park, one behind the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and one at the intersection of Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive. These play areas serve a diverse cross-section of San Francisco residents from the blue-collar Excelsior District and Visitacion Valley to some of San Francisco

McLaren Park Natural Areas Mansell & Shelley Dr San Francisco CA 94134 Natural Area, Trail Accessible Yes Yes 161.30 37.7176894 -122.4195263

McLaren Park, the second largest park in San Francisco, was named for John McLaren, the superintendent of Golden Gate Park from 1887 to 1943. It includes a natural area rich in native plants and animals, as well as picnic areas, playgrounds, lawns and planted gardens, a golf course, tennis courts, and an amphitheater. Miles of paved and unpaved trails wind through the park, many of them built during the Depression by the Works Progress Administration. You can hike through a variety of habitats, both native and introduced, including forests, grasslands, and marshy riparian areas, where springs feed Yosemite Creek.

 

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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 

Wait List Me!

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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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Michelangelo Playground Picnic Area Greenwich & Jones San Francisco CA 94133 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.8011000 -122.4169000
Midtown Terrace Children’s Play Area (415) 298-9601 Clarendon & Olympia Way San Francisco CA 94131 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 5,139 37.7517529 -122.4553141

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!

Midtown Terrace Playground 5am to Midnight Clarendon & Olympia Way San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 1.57 37.7522337 -122.4545325

This roomy new playground in Forrest Hill features a modern play structure and sandbox, surrounded by trees. The clubhouse hosts Tiny Tots and afterschool programs for little ones. Shiny new basketball courts are in high demand, and the well-groomed grass field is a great place to toss a ball for your pooch.

The east bank of this park is actually an earthen dam, creating a reservoir where the land forms a natural bowl. Adolph Sutro once kept his cattle here.

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Midtown Terrace Playground Picnic Area Clarendon & Olympia Way San Francisco CA 94131 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7522000 -122.4545000
Minnie & Lovie Basketball Courts (415) 298-9601 Capitol & Montana St San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No Yes 5,572 37.7163344 -122.4567082

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.

Minnie & Lovie Children’s Play Area (415) 298-9601 Capitol & Montana St San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 4,069 37.7163024 -122.4588804

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!

Minnie & Lovie Tennis Courts (415) 298-9601 Capitol & Montana St San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No Yes 12,853 37.7162816 -122.4564340

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.

Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center 5am to Midnight (415) 337-4710 650 Capitol San Francisco CA 94112 Park, Rec Center PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No Yes 10.30 37.7157702 -122.4575702

Choose from a wide selection of programs and classes at this sparkling new Recreation Center. The renovated building includes a gymnasium, community room, teen center, multipurpose rooms, arts and crafts room, preschool, kitchen and weight room. A large central courtyard provides additional gathering space. The Rec Center shares a 10-acre park with baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts. The play structures, entry plaza, picnic and BBQ areas, and paths have also been upgraded.

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Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center Picnic Area 650 Capitol San Francisco CA 94112 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7158000 -122.4576000
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 Playground Picnic Area Omar & Sequoia Way San Francisco CA 94127 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7386000 -122.4493000
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 Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 19th & Linda San Francisco CA 94110 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 13,414 37.7589977 -122.4225319

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 Art Center (415) 695-5014 745 Treat St San Francisco CA 94102 Activity or Art Center PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,034 37.7581674 -122.4133587

The newest addition to the Cultural Division, Mission Arts is an art destination site in heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. Located on Treat and 21st Street, this beautiful brick building will play host to some of the City’s finest music, dance, and visual art offerings in an open and diverse community setting.

The Mission Arts Center is the temporary home of many Randall Museum programs while the museum on Corona Heights is being renovated.  In addition to visiting our beloved animals, you can take advantage of our many Randall style class offerings through Spring session of 2017.  We have classes for all ages in Ceramics. Arduino/Tech classes for youth and adults. Art classes for infants and preschoolers four mornings a week.  There’s an innovative afterschool building class called Rocketmobiles.

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Mission Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 19th & Linda San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 7,095 37.7594955 -122.4222564

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!

Mission Community Pool (415) 641-2841 101 Linda St San Francisco CA 94110 Swimming Pool PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 8,373 37.7594975 -122.4226561

The 4,565 square foot Mission Pool was constructed in 1916, and is located on 19th Street between Linda and Valencia Streets in the Mission District. It’s the only City-operated outdoor pool in San Francisco, offering a 90′ x 40′ pool for learn-to-swim, recreational and lap swim programs during the summer months and beyond.

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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 Play Structure 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 19th & Dolores St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 15,526 37.7588232 -122.4268447

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!

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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Mission Playground Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 19th & Linda San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 5,621 37.7592441 -122.4225745

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 Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 19th & Linda San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7593000 -122.4223000

Advisory: The Mission Playground tennis courts are closed indefinitely due to fencing repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Mission Rec Center (415) 695-5012 2450 Harrison St San Francisco CA 94110 Park, Rec Center PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes Yes 9,873 37.7581968 -122.4128127

Mission Recreation Center is the hub for recreational activities in the Mission. Mission Recreation Center offers a indoor gymnasium, which is used for basketball, volleyball, indoor-soccer and many more sports. We also have a newly expanded fitness center, which includes treadmills, stair masters, ellipticals and so much more. There is also Boxing Ring, 2 Racquetball/Handball courts, weight room table tennis and a children’s play area.

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Mission Rec Children’s Play Area (415) 554-9521 745 Treat St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 4,214 37.7581781 -122.4131440

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!

Model Yacht Clubhouse (415) 386-1037 36th Ave and John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 5,217 37.7701949 -122.4956228

From early March through late October, Spreckels Lake is the place to catch model yachts — both sail and power boats — in action. Home to the San Francisco Model Yacht Club, Spreckels is a manmade lake, built in 1903 and designed specifically for model yachting. You don’t have to be a member of the club to operate a boat on the lake, but you must follow Recreation and Park Department regulations; see the club’s website,www.sfmyc.org, for more information. When a club member is present, the public is welcome to tour the clubhouse, built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1937. It is used to store members’ boats and for club meetings.

Members of the Model Yacht Club, founded in 1898, initially sailed their yachts on Stow Lake until traffic there became too heavy for model boating. The club moved to Spreckels Lake in 1904. The club holds regular regattas as well as some special events, including Wooden Boats on Parade and the Rubber Ducky Roundup. Club membership is open to all who are interested; you needn’t be a Bay Area resident.

Although the lake is manmade, it still provides refuge to birds and other creatures. Be sure to look for turtles sunning themselves on the concrete turtle sculpture at the lake’s west end.

Spreckels Lake is near 36th Avenue and Fulton Street in the western end of Golden Gate Park.

Moscone Basketball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2012 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 10,435 37.8020881 -122.4331644

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.

Moscone Childrens Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2012 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 26,479 37.8014885 -122.4330863

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!

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.

Moscone Rec Center 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2045 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Park, Rec Center PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 12.07 9,650 37.8021249 -122.4331353

Find activities and programs for all ages at this full-service Rec Center in the Marina District. The popular facility includes an indoor gym, community rooms, two play areas, a basketball court, two tennis courts, four ball diamonds, a putting green and fully renovated playground.

Local legend has it that Joe DiMaggio took Marilyn Monroe for a stroll in this park just hours before they tied the knot at City Hall. Formerly known as Funston Park, it was renamed for Mayor Moscone, who was assassinated in 1978.

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Moscone Rec Center Picnic Area 6am to 11pm 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.8021000 -122.4331000
Moscone Restrooms (415) 292-2012 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No N/A 552 37.8021970 -122.4346148

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.

Moscone Tennis Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2012 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 27,677 37.8018113 -122.4330115

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.

Mothers Building at the San Francisco Zoo San Francisco CA 94102 District 7 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7348822 -122.5056867
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 Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-2700 1 Funston Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Dog Play Area 37.7873845 -122.4667286

This dog play area sits just off the nature trails around Mountain Lake Park that draw residents from the Richmond District and nearby Presidio Heights neighborhoods.
The wood-chip covered dell surrounded by wooded knolls offers plenty of room for dogs to fetch balls and sticks while neighbors catch up.

Mountain Lake Park Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 1 11th Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7872000 -122.4690000
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!

Muriel Leff Mini Park 7th Ave and Geary San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No No 0.21 37.7800646 -122.4650080

Unwind in this pocket of green in the Inner Richmond. Bring a picnic lunch and relax under a tree. Kids will dig the play area’s sandbox and the unique public sculpture.

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Music Concourse 5am to Midnight 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Museum or Landmark GGP Accessible Yes Yes 37.7706400 -122.4675100

The Music Concourse, a landscaped basin between the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum, is a vital civic and cultural space within Golden Gate Park, hosting free concerts on Sundays during the summer and serving as a respite and picnic spot year-round for visitors to nearby cultural facilities.

The oval-shaped basin was excavated in 1893 to create the Grand Court for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition, also known as the Midwinter Fair, and statuary and other relics from the exposition can still be found scattered around the concourse. The Music Concourse itself was built in 1900 to accommodate audiences for concerts at the Spreckels Temple of Music (often referred to as the Bandshell), built the same year as a gift from Claus Spreckels, the “sugar king.” The original layout of the concourse was much as you see it today. The depressed elevation was intended to provide protection from summer winds, and terraces around the perimeter were designed to seat an anticipated capacity of 20,000.

The Spreckels Temple of Music and the original M.H. de Young Museum, which was built for the Midwinter Fair, were the first structures in the Music Concourse area. The California Academy of Sciences was added in 1916, and the concourse’s central fountain, Rideout Fountain, in 1924. Many other monuments and statues are located in and around the concourse, and other historic features include three pedestrian tunnels under adjacent roadways. The striking modern building that now houses the de Young’s collection opened in 2005, and the California Academy of Sciences’ innovative “green” building opened in 2008.

The concourse’s grove of pollarded (severely pruned) trees are primarily London plane trees and Wych elms, with some maples and walnuts. It’s not clear when the present trees were planted. Original drawings and photos of the concourse show fewer trees.

The Spreckels Temple of Music, damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, was rededicated in 1994 after a complete seismic reconstruction. The concourse and its four fountains have also been restored.

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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 

Wait List Me!

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Noe Valley Courts 6am to 10pm 24th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Park PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 0.93 37.7514032 -122.4389210

Look for this small green sanctuary at the end of the Noe Valley shopping district. A newly renovated playground beckons little ones, while the well-groomed lawn is nice spot for lunch or a romp with your dog. Tennis and basketball courts are in high demand, and more park improvements are coming soon.

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Noe Valley Courts Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 24th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 4,367 37.7515597 -122.4390343

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.

Noe Valley Courts Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 24th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 1,790 37.7513013 -122.4386662

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 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.

Noe Valley Courts Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 24th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 6,846 37.7512730 -122.4390812

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.

Noe Valley Town Square 3861 24th Street San Francisco CA 94114 Park PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No No 0.28 12,023 37.7513810 -122.4289770

The Town Square is a central gathering space for Noe Valley. It is used by and for all Noe Valley neighbors and will host everything from farmers’ markets to food pantries, music events, neighborhood bingo, exercise classes, cafe seating and senior citizen events… The Town Square will pay for ongoing maintenance using rental fees from activities taking place in the square, such as the Noe Valley Farmers’ Market. The Noe Valley Community Benefit District has agreed to work with the Town Square committee to ensure that the space is kept clean and secure.

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North Beach Pool (415) 391-0407 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Swimming Pool PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 8,231 37.8027052 -122.4124234

Renovated in 2005 to accommodate more users and programs, North Beach Swimming Pool has long been a neighborhood destination for swimmers of all ages. The facility features two pools (a 25-meter x 21′ lap pool and a 89′ x 21′ recreation pool) to accommodate a variety of aquatic programs and needs.

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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 

Wait List Me!

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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 

Wait List Me!

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Page & Laguna Mini Park Page & Laguna St San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.15 37.7734614 -122.4252478

Discover this charming community garden in Hayes Valley, tucked away between two Victorians. Beyond the wrought-iron gate, a winding path leads through lovely flowering beds and apple trees. A great place to relax on a bench with a book, or just smell the roses.

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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 

Wait List Me!

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Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St & Marina Blvd San Francisco CA 94123 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 19.37 37.8029990 -122.4485127

Don’t forget your camera-the iconic Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most photographed sites in the City, featured in numerous film and TV productions. It’s also a popular wedding location and dazzling performance venue, as well as a wonderful place for a stroll after a visit to the Exploratorium. Admire the Greco-Roman style Rotunda and colonnades, and watch swans drift across the peaceful lagoon.

Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition, this urban temple has become a San Francisco treasure, beloved by residents and visitors alike.

PFA Request for Concept Proposals

The Recreation and Park Department is pleased to announce the Request for Concept Proposals for the lease of the Palace of Fine Arts building in San Francisco. For information about this unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, please visit the links below or contact Cassandra Costello at Cassandra.Costello@sfgov.org, 415-831-2791.

PALACE OF FINE ARTS REQUEST FOR CONCEPT PROPOSALS

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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 Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 500 Felton San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 9 Accessible No Yes 11,047 37.7291300 -122.4103350

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!

Palega Community Garden 500 Felton St San Francisco CA 94134 Community Garden PSA 3 District 9 Accessible No Yes 37.7293420 -122.4097800

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 

Wait List Me!

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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 Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 500 Felton St San Francisco CA 94132 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7293000 -122.4098000
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.

Palou & Phelps Basketball Courts (415) 601-6501 Palou & Phelps St San Francisco CA 94124 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 1,742 37.7359183 -122.3948381

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.

Palou & Phelps Children’s Play Area (415) 601-6501 Palou & Phelps St San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 3,291 37.7361283 -122.3952144

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!

Palou & Phelps Natural Areas Palou & Phelps St San Francisco CA 94124 Natural Area 92,578 37.7353812 -122.3946339

This small park has a playground at its northern entrance, the only place where it is flat. The rest of the park is primarily a steep grassland with trails, city views, and habitat for a variety of bird species. 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 hills transform to a verdant green, and in spring a variety of native wildflowers, including California poppy, blue-eyed grass, checkerbloom, and mule

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Palou & Phelps Park Palou & Phelps St San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 2.63 37.7355138 -122.3947234

This small park has a playground at its northern entrance, the only place where it is flat. The rest of the park is primarily a steep grassland with trails, city views, and habitat for a variety of bird species. 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 hills transform to a verdant green, and in spring a variety of native wildflowers, including California poppy, blue-eyed grass, checkerbloom, and mule’s ears, add color to the grassland.

A Catholic orphanage sat at the summit of this park until the 1960s, and a Caltrain tunnel currently runs directly below its slopes.

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Panhandle Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6309 Stanyan & Great Hwy San Francisco CA 94117 Basketball Court GGP District 1 Accessible No Yes 4,646 37.7723049 -122.4483816

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.

Panhandle Childrens Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6309 Oak & Ashbury Sts San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible No Yes 12,065 37.7720815 -122.4479279

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!

Panhandle Restrooms (415) 831-6309 1608 Oak Street San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible No N/A 1,728 37.7720872 -122.4475778

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.

Park Presidio Blvd Park Presidio Blvd & Geary Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No No 20.38 37.7801228 -122.4722846

This leafy greenway runs along Park Presidio from Fulton to Lake, providing a tree-lined walking trail and screen between neighboring homes and busy 19th Avenue.

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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 

Wait List Me!

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Parkside Square 6am to 10pm 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 8.31 37.7379478 -122.4839060

Welcome to the City’s first completely ADA-accessible playground, part of a 7.5-acre recreation complex that borders Stern Grove. The new playground includes separate areas for small tots and older kids, a water feature, sandbox, climbing dome, whirl and a charming woodland walk. Also popular are the newly renovated tennis courts, basketball court and baseball field. Bring a picnic or your pooch!

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Parkside Square Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 2,333 37.7387597 -122.4834302

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.

Parkside Square Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 9,545 37.7378297 -122.4847123

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!

Parkside Square Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94132 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7379000 -122.4839000
Parkside Square Restrooms (415) 753-7043 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Restroom PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No N/A 403 37.7383327 -122.4837096

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.

Parkside Square Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 23,841 37.7383467 -122.4833313

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.

Parque Ninos Unidos Sunrise to Sunset 23rd & Treat Ave San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 0.53 37.7543905 -122.4135691

Programs and classes are in high demand at this new Mission District park, built especially for kids under 12. The clubhouse is set among groomed lawns, two play areas, a gazebo and a community garden. The courtyard provides outdoor gathering space, and the entire park is fenced and gated.

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Parque Ninos Unidos Children’s Play Area Sunrise to Sunset (415) 554-9521 23rd & Treat St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,482 37.7543487 -122.4135887

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!

Parque Ninos Unidos Picnic Area Sunrise to Sunset 23rd & Treat St San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7544000 -122.4136000
Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley Octavia Blvd & Fell St San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.45 37.7762229 -122.4244131

This green oasis in bustling Hayes Valley features a busy playground and new art exhibits every 6 months. Bring your lunch and enjoy an outdoor break at one of the picnic tables.

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Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley Picnic Area Octavia Blvd & Fell St San Francisco CA 94102 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7762000 -122.4244000
Patricias Green Childrens Play Area (415) 292-2010 Octavia Blvd & Fell St San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 903 37.7759518 -122.4243536

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 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 Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 15th St & Roosevelt San Francisco CA 94114 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7658000 -122.4379000
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.

Pine Lake Natural Areas 6am to 10pm Sloat Blvd & Vale St San Francisco CA 94132 Natural Area Accessible Yes Yes 5.40 37.7363044 -122.4887371

Pine Lake Park, in western San Francisco and contiguous with Stern Grove, is an elongated valley with steep, forested slopes. Pine Lake is one of the few remaining natural lakes in San Francisco, and is fed by the same aquifer as Lake Merced. The willow, tule, and other wetland plants that ring the lake provide habitat for a variety for resident and migratory bird species. A trail encircles the lake, providing opportunities for viewing birds, and connects to the larger trail network that winds through Stern Grove, including a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Pacific Flyway

Pine Lake is an important stop for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. More than 250 species of birds can be seen throughout San Francisco during the year, most of which migrate from as far as South America to the Arctic and back. Many of these migrating birds stop only briefly at Pine Lake to feed and rest as they continue their journey to the north or south; others mate, build nests, and nurture a new generation of young birds in San Francisco before returning to their wintering grounds elsewhere.

Cultural History

In 1847, the Greene family moved from Maine to San Francisco for the excellent grazing and farming land, and purchased a large property of which Stern Grove and Pine Lake were only a small portion. In 1887 the family was forced by lawsuit to give up most of the land and keep only the portion that today makes up Pine Lake and Stern Grove. In 1892, George Greene, Jr., built the Trocadero Inn in what is now Stern Grove. It was a Victorian-style roadhouse that operated for more than 20 years, closing when Prohibition was enacted. Pine Lake was then known as Laguna Puerca, or Pig Lake. The Greenes planted the eucalyptus trees that surround the lake.

In 1931, Rosalie Stern, widow of civic leader Sigmund Stern, was looking for land to purchase and donate to the city as a park in honor of her husband. Her friend, Golden Gate Park Superintendent John McLaren, recommended the Greenes’ property at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. Sigmund Stern Grove opened to the public on June 4, 1932. A San Francisco newspaper reporter wrote, “Thousands of San Franciscans do not even suspect the existence of the lovely redwood and eucalyptus grove that once was part of the old Trocadero ranch. It is way over by Sloat Boulevard, a beautiful amphitheater of hillside, trees, and greensward.”

Over the following five years, the city purchased land west of the original grove, including Pine Lake, enlarging Sigmund Stern Grove. The grove has hosted free summer music concerts every year since 1938.

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Pine Lake Park 6am to 10pm Sloat Blvd & Vale St San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 30.29 37.7363086 -122.4859274

Pine Lake Park, in western San Francisco and contiguous with Stern Grove, is an elongated valley with steep, forested slopes. Pine Lake is one of the few remaining natural lakes in San Francisco, and is fed by the same aquifer as Lake Merced. The willow, tule, and other wetland plants that ring the lake provide habitat for a variety for resident and migratory bird species. A trail encircles the lake, providing opportunities for viewing birds, and connects to the larger trail network that winds through Stern Grove, including a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Pacific Flyway

Pine Lake is an important stop for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. More than 250 species of birds can be seen throughout San Francisco during the year, most of which migrate from as far as South America to the Arctic and back. Many of these migrating birds stop only briefly at Pine Lake to feed and rest as they continue their journey to the north or south; others mate, build nests, and nurture a new generation of young birds in San Francisco before returning to their wintering grounds elsewhere.

Cultural History

In 1847, the Greene family moved from Maine to San Francisco for the excellent grazing and farming land, and purchased a large property of which Stern Grove and Pine Lake were only a small portion. In 1887 the family was forced by lawsuit to give up most of the land and keep only the portion that today makes up Pine Lake and Stern Grove. In 1892, George Greene, Jr., built the Trocadero Inn in what is now Stern Grove. It was a Victorian-style roadhouse that operated for more than 20 years, closing when Prohibition was enacted. Pine Lake was then known as Laguna Puerca, or Pig Lake. The Greenes planted the eucalyptus trees that surround the lake.

In 1931, Rosalie Stern, widow of civic leader Sigmund Stern, was looking for land to purchase and donate to the city as a park in honor of her husband. Her friend, Golden Gate Park Superintendent John McLaren, recommended the Greenes’ property at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. Sigmund Stern Grove opened to the public on June 4, 1932. A San Francisco newspaper reporter wrote, “Thousands of San Franciscans do not even suspect the existence of the lovely redwood and eucalyptus grove that once was part of the old Trocadero ranch. It is way over by Sloat Boulevard, a beautiful amphitheater of hillside, trees, and greensward.”

Over the following five years, the city purchased land west of the original grove, including Pine Lake, enlarging Sigmund Stern Grove. The grove has hosted free summer music concerts every year since 1938.

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Pine Lake Park Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-2700 Sloat Blvd & Vale St San Francisco CA 94116 Dog Play Area 37.7362348 -122.4845949

Most dogs are friendly. So in our play areas, the socializing always provokes a laugh. And often, the people make friends, too.

Pine Lake Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Sloat Blvd & Vale St San Francisco CA 94132 Picnic Area 37.7363086 -122.4859274

Pine Lake Park, in western San Francisco and contiguous with Stern Grove, is an elongated valley with steep, forested slopes. Pine Lake is one of the few remaining natural lakes in San Francisco, and is fed by the same aquifer as Lake Merced. The willow, tule, and other wetland plants that ring the lake provide habitat for a variety for resident and migratory bird species. A trail encircles the lake, providing opportunities for viewing birds, and connects to the larger trail network that winds through Stern Grove, including a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Pioneer Log Cabin Stanyan & Great Hwy , 94117 CA Administration Building GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 1,347 37.7709175 -122.4753718

We want to help you to reserve the space that you need. We have upgraded our phone system to make that easier for you. Please call us at (415) 831-5500 so that we can help you. In addition, we welcome you to stop by and visit us at the Pioneer Log Cabin, 2 Stow Lake Drive East in Golden Gate Park. We are open 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday  and 9:00am to 12:00noon on Saturdays (EXCEPT for Thursday when we are CLOSED from 12:30pm – 2:30pm for staff meetings). For more details on how to reserve a specific space and the fees involved, please go to the webpage for that space.

Polo Field North Restrooms (415) 666-7004 1451 John F. Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 2,165 37.7694175 -122.4930873

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.

Polo Field South Restrooms (415) 666-7004 Metson Rd & Middle Dr W San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 2,270 37.7667852 -122.4927804

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.

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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Portsmouth Square Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 Washington & Walter Lum Pl San Francisco CA 94111 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 5,826 37.7946152 -122.4052232

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Portsmouth Square Restrooms (415) 274-0291 Washington & Walter Lum Pl San Francisco CA 94111 Restroom PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No N/A 858 37.7946014 -122.4056048

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 del Sol 6am to 10pm Potrero & Cesar Chavez San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 10 Accessible No No 4.36 37.7506070 -122.4050797

Neighborhood kids and skateboarders from around the city flock to Potrero del Sol for its beautifully designed skate park — San Francisco’s largest — which opened in 2008. Grassy lawns provide space for picnicking and ball-playing; other features include a playground, a performance space, and, nearby, a community garden.

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Potrero Del Sol Childrens Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 1499 Utah St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 10 Accessible No No 4,957 37.7507480 -122.4047040

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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 

Wait List Me!

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Potrero Del Sol Performance Spaces 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 Potrero & Cesar Chavez San Francisco CA 94110 Performance Space PSA 6 District 10 Accessible No Yes 0.07 3,221 37.7503813 -122.4046962

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!

Potrero del Sol Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Potrero & Cesar Chavez San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7506000 -122.4051000
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 Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 254-8030 801 Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No Yes 6,224 37.7566568 -122.3970540

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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 

Wait List Me!

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Potrero Hill Mini Park 6am to 10pm Connecticut St and 22nd St San Francisco CA 94107 Park PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No No 0.22 37.7574464 -122.3965207

Bring your pup out to play! This pocket of open space near Potrero Recreation Center offers nice views and an off-leash dog run.

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 Rec Center Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-2700 801 Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Dog Play Area 37.7571802 -122.3972197

Most dogs are friendly. So in our play areas, the socializing always provokes a laugh. And often, the people make friends, too.

Potrero Hill Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 801 Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7561000 -122.3969000

DISCLAIMER: BBQ Grills NOT Allowed in Upper Level Play Area

DISCLAIMER: Restrooms CLOSED Sundays

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.

Precita Park 5am to Midnight 3200 Folsom St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 2.21 37.7470623 -122.4120247

Kids love the butterfly garden and colorful, gated playground at this neighborhood gathering spot. Benches line the perimeter, so parents can relax while keeping an eye on their little ones. Toss a ball or play Frisbee on the grassy field. Dogs are welcome, too!

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Precita Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 513-2577 3200 Folsom St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 5,180 37.7471211 -122.4109824

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!

Precita Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 3200 Folsom St San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7471000 -122.4120000
Prentiss Mini Park 5am to Midnight Prentiss & Eugenia San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.06 37.7402171 -122.4118737

At .06 acres, Prentiss Mini Park is as “mini” as they come, but features include a small playground, benches, picnic tables and a lawn.

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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 Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Clay & Walnut St San Francisco CA 94118 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 6,166 37.7885201 -122.4494795

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.

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!

Presidio Heights Playground 5am to Midnight Clay & Walnut St San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 0.44 37.7884708 -122.4495972

A full-length basketball court is the star of this urban playground in Presidio Heights. Kids enjoy the swings, slide, sandbox and climbing structures. Sport court and clubhouse also available. An active community group is making plans for playground renovation.

Presidio Heights Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Clay & Walnut St San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7885000 -122.4496000
Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden 5am to Midnight John F Kenney Dr & Great Hwy , 94117 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 13,567 37.7702285 -122.5091971

Motorized pumps were first installed in the Dutch Windmill in 1913 to augment the power system, and the Murphy Windmill was electrified soon after. It is commonly believed that the windmills were taken out of service around 1935, after which they began to deteriorate. A campaign to restore them began in 1964, but funding difficulties caused the Murphy Windmill to be dropped from the plan. Cosmetic repairs to the Dutch Windmill were completed in 1980, but it no longer functions. The Murphy Windmill is now undergoing extensive restoration.

The Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden, planted just below the Dutch Windmill, features thousands of tulips interspersed with Icelandic poppies, which burst into glorious flower in March and April.

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Randall Museum (415) 554-9600 Roosevelt & Museum Way San Francisco CA 94114 Museum or Landmark PSA 5 District 8 Accessible Yes Yes 18,081 37.7644233 -122.4382062

The Randall Museum offers children and adults a place to explore, investigate and create from the natural world at a spectacular site overlooking San Francisco. The Randall features a live animal exhibit displaying native California animals, vibrant interactive exhibits, and classes for children and adults in the arts and science.

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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!

Randolph & Bright Mini Park 6am to 10pm Randolph & Bright San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 0.09 37.7145121 -122.4636933

Take a mini-break in this Ingleside green pocket. The bench is a convenient spot to relax or wait for the bus, and there’s a small play structure to amuse kids.

Raymond Kimball Playground 5am to Midnight Geary Blvd & Steiner St San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 5.40 37.7829440 -122.4351265

Bring the whole team to out to play! This lively neighborhood park offers three ball fields, an outdoor sport court, play structures, and a generous lawn where kids and dogs can romp around. A new artificial-turf field is under construction, and playground and court improvements are coming soon under the Neighborhood Parks Bond.

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Raymond Kimball Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Geary St & Steiner Blvd San Francisco CA 94115 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7829000 -122.4351000
Raymond Kimbell Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Steiner & O'Farrell St San Francisco CA 94115 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 4,591 37.7825805 -122.4357139

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!

Rhoda Goldman Concert Meadow 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94116 Performance Space PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 2.02 88,011 37.7362640 -122.4798864

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!

Richmond Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 18th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 11,277 37.7850582 -122.4781066

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.

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 Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 18th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7851000 -122.4781000
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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Ridgetop Plaza 5am to Midnight Whitney Young Circle San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 0.29 37.7337983 -122.3834518

Stroll up the hill to this small landscaped plaza for a good view of the Bayview-Hunter’s Point area.

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Rochambeau Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 24th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 11,519 37.7847757 -122.4846027

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.

Rochambeau Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 24th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 5,532 37.7848654 -122.4842386

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!

Rochambeau Playground 5am to Midnight 238 25th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 0.83 37.7848385 -122.4845441

Find programs, sports and fun for the whole family at this newly renovated Recreation Center and park in the Richmond District. Features include two full basketball courts, tennis courts and picnic areas with BBQ grills. The dual-level playground will please small tots and older kids alike, with colorful climbing structures, a spacious sandpit and hardtop game area.

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Rochambeau Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 238 25th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7848000 -122.4845000
Rochambeau Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 24th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 5,725 37.7847835 -122.4848744

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.

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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Rolph Nicol Children’s Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 753-7043 Eucalyptus Dr & 25th Ave San Francisco CA 94132 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No No 1,417 37.7308286 -122.4799037

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!

Rolph Nicol Jr Playground 6am to 11pm Eucalyptus Dr & 25th Ave San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No No 3.04 37.7306029 -122.4804193

Located on Eucalyptus Drive near Stonestown and Lowell High School, Rolph Nicol Park is a quiet three-acre green space in the Park Merced neighborhood surrounded by magnificent eucalyptus trees.

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Rolph Playground Picnic Area 6am to 11pm Potrero & Cesar Chavez St San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7497000 -122.4062000
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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Rose Garden Restrooms (415) 753-7092 525 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 1,693 37.7715169 -122.4720125

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 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 Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6809 Arguello & Anza San Francisco CA 94118 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 5,991 37.7792249 -122.4573823

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.

Rossi Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6809 Arguello & Anza San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 6,629 37.7783847 -122.4582257

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!

Rossi Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 2 Willard North St San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7787000 -122.4575000
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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Rossi Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6809 Arguello & Anza San Francisco CA 94118 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 22,224 37.7791460 -122.4577926

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.

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

San Francisco Botanical Garden (415) 661-1316 9th Ave and Lincoln Way San Francisco CA 94118 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7664700 -122.4666200

The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum grows and conserves plants from around the world — more than 8,000 varieties in 55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces. Stroll through a grove of coast redwoods and a Mediterranean garden, explore cloud forests from meso-America and southeast Asia, and wander gardens of flora from Chile, Australia, Japan, California, and more. The garden’s special collections include rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias, and succulents. The Garden of Fragrance, designed in 1965 to allow people with visual impairments to enjoy plants through touch and smell, features aromatic plants in beds made of stones from a 12th-century Spanish monastery brought to the United States by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.

On warm days you will often see picnickers and loungers spread out on the Great Meadow. Children in particular love the waterfowl pond, where you’ll see egrets, ducks, and many other birds, and the moon-viewing garden, with its deck overlooking a turtle-shaped island. The Botanical Garden offers lectures, tours, and classes on subjects ranging from gardening to botanical illustration and photography, and its Youth Education Program serves over 10,000 schoolchildren every year through guided walks, storytime walks, a treasure hunt, and the hands-on Children’s Garden.

The Botanical Garden is also home to the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, with 27,000 books and 450 periodicals covering all aspects of horticulture, from garden design and pest management to ethnobotany, botanical art, and children’s botanical books. Established in 1972, it is the largest such collection in northern California. The library hosts exhibits of botanical art and offers free children’s story times and family walks.

William Hammond Hall’s original plan for Golden Gate Park included a botanical garden, and in 1890 the park’s superintendent, John McLaren, identified the current site as appropriate and began planting trees. But funds to develop the garden did not become available until Helene Strybing left a bequest to the city in 1926. Construction began in 1937, and the arboretum opened to the public in 1940.

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is near the corner of Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park.

Accessibility

Most of the Garden’s pathways are wheelchair accessible, and accessible pathways are marked on wayfinding signage with the ISA symbol ADA icon.

Complimentary wheelchairs are available at either Garden entrance on a first come, first served basis.

Accessible restrooms are located near the Friend Gate, at the North entrance to the Botanical Garden at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Tea Garden Drive.

There are also restrooms inside the Library building adjacent to the main entrance, and in the Great Meadow. These restrooms are not accessible.

This link will take you to a printable map showing the location of the accessible restroom and accessible paths of travel.

Click this link for more information on San Francisco Recreation and Parks accessibility, including requesting accommodations.

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San Francisco Zoo 1 Zoo Rd San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible Yes Yes 131.52 37.7315892 -122.5038086

Special Notice: The Zoo’s free admission day for this month has been changed to April 17, 2013.

Visit northern California’s oldest and largest zoological park, situated on the Pacific Ocean along the Great Highway. The zoo houses nearly 700 animals representing almost 200 species; exhibits include Penguin Island, Koala Crossing, Grizzly Gulch, a meerkat and prairie dog exhibit, a lemur forest, and an insect zoo.

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Sandy Tatum Clubhouse Lake Merced Blvd , 94132 CA Concession 31,007 37.7243377 -122.4936132

The Sandy Tatum Clubhouse is a 20,000-square-foot clubhouse at Harding Park Golf Course, which underwent a major overhaul in 2003 to become one of the Bay Area

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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Sava Pool (415) 661-6327 19th Ave & Wawona St San Francisco CA 94116 11,583 37.7377925 -122.4758529

Pool Party Packages

  1. Pool parties must be booked at least 14 days in advance of the date desired.
  2. Payment of the rental fee and security deposit is due at least 10 days in advance of the date desired.
  3. All participants less than 48” tall must be accompanied by an adult at all times, both in and out of the pool.
  4. Participants are required to follow all established pool rules. This includes, but is not limited to; diving and slide rules, proper swimsuit attire and no flotation devices.
  5. Participants may bring in their own food and non-alcoholic drinks, but all food and beverages must be kept in the multipurpose room. No glass containers or bottles are allowed.

Sava Pool, 19th Ave & Wawona St

Private Pool Party: $500.00 + $250.00 security deposit. Available Saturdays, 4:00-
7:00 pm or Sundays, 3:00-6:00 pm. Package includes private use of the pool for
up to 90 people, use of the multipurpose room and patio. Certified lifeguard staff
and a recreation staff person are provided.

More Information on Sava Pool

Sava Pool (415) 661-6327 19th Ave & Wawona St San Francisco CA 94116 Swimming Pool PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 11,583 37.7377925 -122.4758529

A neighborhood favorite, Sava Pool reopened in 2009 after a $17 million renovation. It features a 25-yard, eight-lane multi-purpose pool that accommodates recreation, lap and competitive swimming. The unique design of the building maximizes the use of natural lighting and ventilation with rooftop monitors and a south facing window wall.

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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 Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 601-6501 Palou & Selby San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 709 37.7387987 -122.4003965

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!

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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SF Marina Small Craft Harbor 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6322 3950 Scott Street San Francisco CA 94123 Park, Marina PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 35.00 37.8064770 -122.4423510

Welcome to San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor website. San Francisco Marina, as it is also known, is a destination sought by thousands of boaters from all over the world. The oldest recreational marina operating in San Francisco, and perhaps the Greater Bay Area, the harbor has had vessels berthed in its original basin, now known as the West Harbor, since before the 1906 earthquake. The original marina was expanded in the mid-1960s and is now approximately 35 acres. The entire facility has 727 berths, including 15 end ties for guest berthing vessels up to 50 feet LOA, free pump out stations and a commercial fuel dock.San Francisco Marina also features a large and popular park, Marina Green, which is home to many events including Escape From Alcatraz and Fleet Week. Marina Green also has several “par course” workout stations along its perimeter.

 

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Sgt. John Macaulay Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 Larkin & O Farrell San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No No 4,162 37.7854083 -122.4181816

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!

Sgt. John MaCaulay Park 5am to Midnight Larkin & O Farrell San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No No 0.21 37.7854000 -122.4181974

Little ones love the colorful new climbing structures, slides and tire swings at this inner-city sanctuary in the Tenderloin. Parents can keep an eye on their tykes from a comfortable bench bordering the newly renovated play area.

The park is named in honor of a young local police sergeant who was killed in the line of duty in 1982.

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Shakespeare Garden 5am to Midnight 55 Music Concourse Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes No 37.7688890 -122.4672440

A Shakespeare garden is a themed garden that cultivates plants mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. In English-speaking countries, particularly the United States, these are often public gardens associated with parks, universities, and Shakespeare festivals. Shakespeare gardens are sites of cultural, educational, and romantic interest and can be locations for outdoor weddings.

Signs near the plants usually provide relevant quotations. A Shakespeare garden usually includes several dozen species, either in herbaceous profusion or in a geometric layout with boxwood dividers. Typical amenities are walkways and benches and a weather-resistant bust of Shakespeare. Shakespeare gardens may accompany reproductions of Elizabethan architecture. Some Shakespeare gardens also grow species typical of the Elizabethan period but not mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays or poetry.

Courtesy of WikiPedia

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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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Sharon Meadow Restrooms (415) 831-6309 Sharon Meadow San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 1,926 37.7681830 -122.4589102

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.

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 $43 $47
Standard Junior $22 $24
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 $49 $59

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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Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove 6am to 10pm 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 33.78 37.7360822 -122.4782979

Experience world-class symphony, opera, dance, world music and more in an unparalleled outdoor setting. The newly renovated concert meadow is best known as the home of the Stern Grove Festival, a beloved San Francisco institution that presents free cultural performances every summer. Come early, bring a picnic and relax on the groomed lawn amid eucalyptus and pine groves.

There’s more than music on the menu: historic Stern Grove is a full outdoor recreation complex with athletic fields, courts, a children’s playground and dog play area. Play tennis or croquet, pitch horseshoes or toss a Frisbee. Walk or jog around Pine Lake, or reserve Trocadero House for private events.

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Silver Terrace Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Thornton & Bayshore San Francisco CA 94124 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 6,431 37.7328102 -122.4023732

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.

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!

Silver Terrace Playground 6am to 10pm Thornton & Bayshore San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 5.47 37.7328591 -122.4031496

Dribble, serve and score at this spacious sports park in Bayview. Local athletes and fans flock to the lighted artificial turf field, basketball courts, tennis court and ball diamonds. There’s also a children’s play area with slides, swings, climbing structures and a community clubhouse.

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Silver Terrace Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Thornton & Bayshore San Francisco CA 94124 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 7,230 37.7326179 -122.4027009

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.

SOMA West Dog Play Area (415) 831-2700 Central Fwy San Francisco CA 94103 37.7701980 -122.4218030
SOMA West Skate Park San Francisco CA 94102 Skatepark PSA 2 District 9 Accessible No No 37.7702491 -122.4218772

San Francisco’s most recently added Skatepark, SoMa West Skatepark was designed to reflect iconic San Francisco spots, with a special nod to the Justin Herman Plaza. Skaters from all over the world travel to this park providing an exciting and enjoyable experience for all ages.

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South Ocean Beach San Francisco CA 94102 37.7297280 -122.5066910
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!

South Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 64 South Park Ave San Francisco CA 94102 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7816000 -122.3940000
South Sunset Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 40th Ave & Vicente St San Francisco CA 94116 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 12,720 37.7378115 -122.4985133

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.

South Sunset Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 40th Ave & Vicente St San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 7,616 37.7380732 -122.4986391

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 Sunset Playground 6am to 10pm 40th Ave & Vicente St San Francisco CA 94116 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 3.72 37.7373868 -122.4984517

This busy neighborhood center boasts a new, million-dollar artificial turf field and a fully remodeled playground. The bright, modern play equipment and soft rubber flooring scores big with kids. The clubhouse hosts popular After-School and sports programs. Other facilities include two baseball diamonds, three soccer fields, two basketball courts, tennis court, multipurpose sport court and picnic areas.

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South Sunset Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 40th Ave & Vicente St San Francisco CA 94116 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7374000 -122.4985000
South Sunset Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 40th Ave & Vicente St San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 7,379 37.7378204 -122.4988231

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.

St Mary’s Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes Yes 7,571 37.7333720 -122.4210630

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.

St Mary’s Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes Yes 8,194 37.7334269 -122.4214952

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!

St Mary’s Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-2700 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94112 Dog Play Area 37.7328026 -122.4208021

This hidden gem of a dog play area is sometimes referred to as the putting green for the beautifully manicured lawn on which dogs can romp. This play area is tucked into the third level of a four level complex that features a large recreations center, a children

St Mary’s Rec Center Restrooms (415) 513-2577 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94112 Restroom PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes N/A 338 37.7335634 -122.4213973

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.

St Mary’s Square Childrens Play Areas 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 Pine & Quincy St San Francisco CA 94108 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 2,908 37.7922810 -122.4052115

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!

St Mary’s Square Performance Space 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 California & Grant St San Francisco CA 94108 Performance Space PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 0.01 445 37.7920246 -122.4054303

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!

St Mary’s Square Restrooms (415) 274-0291 California St & Grant St San Francisco CA 94108 Restroom PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes N/A 449 37.7917148 -122.4050789

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.

St Mary’s Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes Yes 13,991 37.7333659 -122.4207750

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.

St. Mary’s Rec Center 6am to 10pm (415) 695-5006 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94110 Park, Rec Center PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes Yes 13.60 22,054 37.7336583 -122.4206429

St. Mary’s Recreation Center is a large, full-service recreation center with programs for tots, youth, adults and seniors. St. Mary’s includes a gymnasium, community rooms, sports courts, athletic fields, and the city’s largest playground for kids of all abilities.

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St. Mary’s Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7337000 -122.4206000

DISCLAIMER: Jumpers Allowed on Upper Level Picnic Area Only 

St. Mary’s Square 6am to 10pm California St & Grant St San Francisco CA 94108 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 1.11 37.7920562 -122.4051171

Escape from the office and enjoy lunch al fresco at this Nob Hill refuge, near St Mary’s church. The small play structure and swings will entertain kids.

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State Street Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 86 States St San Francisco CA 94114 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7638000 -122.4379000
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 Croquet Lawns 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Wawona St San Francisco CA 94116 Croquet Lawn PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 0.51 22,359 37.7365713 -122.4757538

The croquet lawns in Stern Grave at 19th Avenue and Wawona Street are home to the San Francisco Croquet Club. The club is organized to support the development and maintenance of public croquet facilities for Tournament Croquet and to popularize croquet in the Bay Area. Low annual dues entitle members to use of club equipment and access to free classes and tournaments regularly scheduled year-round at the Stern Grove lawns.

Stern Grove Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-2700 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94116 Dog Play Area 37.7369668 -122.4785155

Most dogs are friendly. So in our play areas, the socializing always provokes a laugh. And often, the people make friends, too.

Stern Grove Horseshoe Pits 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94116 Horseshoe Pit PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 0.10 4,559 37.7349677 -122.4786333

On Sloat Blvd. next to the tennis courts you will find a fantastic spot to spend a lazy afternoon with some friends getting fresh air and throwing horseshoes.

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.

Stern Grove Restrooms (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94132 Restroom PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes N/A 181 37.7350910 -122.4769894

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.

Stow Lake 5am to Midnight Stow Lake Drive San Francisco CA 94118 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7704700 -122.4770600

Golden Gate Park’s largest body of water, Stow Lake is a popular spot for strolling, picnicking, and pedaling around in boats, which can be rented at the boathouse. Created in 1893, the lake was designed for leisure boating, as a promenade for horse-drawn carriages, and as a reservoir for park irrigation. The 12-acre doughnut-shaped lake surrounds Strawberry Hill Island, a wooded hill named for the wild strawberries that once flourished on its flanks.

A trail follows the lake’s perimeter, passing Huntington Falls, a 110-foot artificial waterfall that cascades from another reservoir higher up on Strawberry Hill; the Golden Gate Pavilion, a colorful Chinese pagoda presented to San Francisco by its sister city Taipei in 1976; and the Stone (or Rustic) Bridge, built in 1893, and Roman Bridge.

Both bridges connect the lakeshore trail to Strawberry Hill Island, where trails follow the shoreline and climb to the hill’s summit, the highest point in Golden Gate Park at more than 400 feet. You can still catch glimpses of the city through the thick groves of trees, but in the 1890s the hill provided sweeping views. Sweeney’s Observatory, an elaborate castle-like structure built on the summit in 1891, was actually a vista point. Horse-drawn carriages took visitors around the lake and up to the observatory until 1906, when it was destroyed in the great earthquake.

Stow Lake Boathouse, on the lake’s north shore, rents pedal boats, row boats, and has a snack bar. The current building, built in 1946, replaced the original 1893 boathouse.

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Stow Lake Restrooms (415) 666-7003 50 Stow Lake Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 807 37.7709747 -122.4768640

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.

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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Sue Bierman/Justin Herman Plaza Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Washington Street and Embarcadero San Francisco CA 94111 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7949000 -122.3948000
Sunnyside Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Terisita Ave & Melrose San Francisco CA 94127 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 7 Accessible No Yes 5,666 37.7337987 -122.4471808

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.

Sunnyside Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Terisita Ave & Melrose San Francisco CA 94127 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 7 Accessible No Yes 1,185 37.7335516 -122.4471729

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!

Sunnyside Conservatory 5am to Midnight Monterey & Baden San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No No 0.26 37.7319358 -122.4407613

Visit the landmark Sunnyside Conservatory and experience a piece of history. Stroll through the hundred-year-old garden, rejuvenated with a thriving collection of drought-tolerant plants, succulents and palms. The octagonal redwood building, which dates to 1900, has been completely renovated for public use. It now hosts cultural events for the community and is available for private parties by reservation.

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Sunnyside Playground 5am to Midnight Teresita Ave & Melrose San Francisco CA 94127 Park PSA 5 District 7 Accessible No Yes 2.37 37.7336641 -122.4474787

This well-loved family park looks brand new again, thanks to a complete makeover of the play area, clubhouse and grounds. Kids of all ages love the bright, modern play equipment, huge sandbox, merry-go-round and fountain. The fully restored clubhouse offers Tiny Tots and other programs. Bring a picnic and relax on the wide lawn, or toss a Frisbee with friends. Four-legged friends are welcome, too!

Sunnyside Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Teresita Ave & Melrose San Francisco CA 94127 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7337000 -122.4475000
Sunnyside Tennis Court 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Terisita Ave & Melrose San Francisco CA 94127 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 7 Accessible No Yes 8,663 37.7337085 -122.4475047

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.

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 Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 2201 Lawton San Francisco CA 94122 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 5,157 37.7572550 -122.4871199

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!

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 Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 2201 Lawton St San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7566000 -122.4868000
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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Telegraph Hill – Pioneer Park 5am to Midnight Telegraph Hill Blvd San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 4.89 37.8027841 -122.4058360

Located at the top of Telegraph Hill, Pioneer Park is the site of world-famous landmark Coit Tower. At 4.89 acres, Pioneer Park offers wide, breathtaking views of the city and the bay. The park space was built in 1876 to commemorate the country’s centennial anniversary.

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Tenderloin Children’s Play Area (415) 254-8030 570 Ellis St San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 3,248 37.7846941 -122.4152283

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!

Tenderloin Rec Center (415) 292-2162 570 Ellis St San Francisco CA 94109 Park, Rec Center PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 0.61 10,133 37.7848210 -122.4154023

It’s all about youth at this lively facility, catering to the community’s large and diverse population of kids. Seven days a week, the Rec Center and adjacent playground provide a full menu of activities and programs in a safe, stimulating environment. Choose from Tiny Tots, After-School Program, arts & crafts, dance, sewing, cooking, gardening, year-round sports and more. There’s also a game court, ball diamond and child-sized gym, and a teen club every Friday night.

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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.

TPC Fleming (415) 664-4690 99 Harding Road San Francisco CA 94132 Golf Course PSA 4 District 7 Accessible Yes Yes 608.49 37.7238000 -122.4949000

TPC Fleming is a nine-hole golf course located in the interior of TPC Harding Park.  Built in 1961, TPC Fleming is a par 30 executive course that measures 2,165 yards from the back tee and 1,865 from the forward tees. Although the course was designed to be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities, the course rewards accuracy and club selection with its tree-lined fairways and strategically placed green complexes.

Tee Time Reservations can be made by calling the Pro Shop at (415) 664-4690.

FLEMING GOLF COURSE RATES

WEEKDAY WEEKEND *
Standard $28 $33
San Francisco Resident $23 $25
San Francisco Resident Senior ** $17 $22
San Francisco Resident Junior $13 $16
Tournament $33 $44
Replay $13 $13

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

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TPC Harding Park (415) 664-4690 99 Harding Road San Francisco CA 94132 Golf Course PSA 4 District 7 Accessible Yes Yes 608.49 37.7237550 -122.4948910

Having trouble finding your Resident Golf Card online login information? If so, you may call the TPC Harding Park Golf Shop, and the golf shop staff can assign a new username and password.  Alternatively, you may send inquires to residentgolfcard@sfgov.org  

Legendary History

Constructed in 1925 by famed architects Willie Watson and Sam Whiting, TPC Harding Park is considered one of the Country’s premiere municipal venues.  Soon after its opening, Harding Park began hosting major amateur events – most notably, the USGA National Public Links Championship and the San Francisco City Championship.  In 1944, Harding Park hosted its first PGA TOUR event with Byron Nelson as the inaugural winner.  Throughout its history, Harding Park has crowned legendary champions such as Gary Player (1961), Ken Venturi (1966), Billy Casper (1968), and Tiger Woods (2005).

Revitalization efforts and partnership with TPC

By the end of the 1960’s, however, budgetary cuts left Harding Park in poor condition.  No longer host to the PGA TOUR, it appeared all but settled that Harding’s glory days were relegated to the past.  The course reached its lowest point in 1998, when it was used as a parking lot for the U.S. Open at nearby Olympic Club.

Despite the conditions, Frank “Sandy” Tatum had different ideas for Harding’s future.  Convinced that Harding could return to its gloried past, the former USGA president rallied political leaders, local businesses and the PGA TOUR to join the cause.  These combined efforts resulted in a $24 million restoration project in 2002-2003.

A mere seven years removed from its use as a parking lot, Harding Park hosted the WGC American Express Championship for its first PGA TOUR event since 1969.  Record crowds flocked to witness Tiger Woods defeat John Daly in a memorable playoff.  After years of uncertainty and unfulfilled potential, Harding Park was finally again on the world stage. Harding Park culminated its remarkable rebirth with its addition to the PGA TOUR’s prestigious TPC network in October of 2010.  A gem once again, TPC Harding Park remains poised to continue its role in golf history as a major championship venue for years to come.

Major Announcement

In July of 2014, the PGA TOUR, the PGA of America, and The City and County of San Francisco announced an unprecedented partnership to bring the 2015 World Golf Championship Match Play, 2020 PGA Championship, and 2025 Presidents Cup to TPC Harding Park. This extraordinary announcement elevated TPC Harding Park to become just the fifth municipal course ever to host a Major Championship in the 120 year history of American championship golf