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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
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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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

San Francisco Rec and Park is pleased to announce the spring opening of the Upper Douglass Dog Park on Monday, March 16, 2015. Thank you for being patient as the winter closure allowed for turf regeneration just in time for the spring season. We will soon be moving the water fountain to the north side and we have installed gravel near the entrance to provide a diverse terrain experience for the dogs.

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

 

Upper Noe Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-2700 Day & Sanchez St San Francisco CA 94131 Dog Play Area 37.7425982 -122.4271756

This dog play area with a neighborhood feel is was rennovated in 2008 and renamed Joby’s Run in honor of a neighbor who was an active advocate for neighborhood dogs. Dogs can get up some speed at this flat, open play area, which features two long alleys for going after balls. Joby’s Run sits in amid a newly rennovated park complex that features an updated recreation center and gym, a newly rennovated children’s playground and baseball fields. On any given day the playground is crammed with strollers and toddlers and our gardeners estimate that more than 100 dogs visit this park every day.

Walter Haas Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-2700 Addison & Farnum San Francisco CA 94131 Dog Play Area 37.7404288 -122.4353688

Named after one of San Francisco’s most generous and well-known philanthopists, this enclosed dog play area is very popular with dog walkers and owners alike. It is at the top of a hill in the residential Diamond Heights neighborhood of San Francisco and features boulders for agile dogs to climb and bigger dogs to run around.