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.
Help Keep Our Parks Clean
Pick up and remove dog waste
Leash your dog(s) in on-leash areas
Do not leave your pet unattended
Control excessive barking and noise
Prevent digging/destructive behavior
Keep vaccinations and licenses current
Dog walkers welcome; Please limit the number of dogs under your care to eight
Report a Maintenance Issue To report a maintenance or vandalism issue at this site, call 311, or click here.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department currently manages more than 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco, including two outside city limits—Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. The system includes full-complex recreation centers, swimming pools, golf courses, sports fields and numerous small-to-medium-sized clubhouses that offer a variety of sports- and arts-related recreation programs for people of all ages. Included in the Department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the San Francisco Zoo and Lake Merced.
In 2017, San Francisco became the first city in the nation where all residents have access to a park within a 10-minute walk, a direct result of the Department’s commitment to increasing and improving parkland in the city.Learn More