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McLaren Shelley Dog Play Area




  1. Parking
  2. Restrooms
The dog play areas in McLaren Park are among the largest in San Francisco and they offer dogs the opportunity to run free in both big fields and along trails. The majority of the area bound by Shelley Drive is open for off-leash exploration. Note that dogs must be on-leash at the Amphitheater during performances, camps, and events. Dogs also must be on-leash near children’s play areas and picnic areas. Please keep your dog on leash and stay on trail in the area south of the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, in order to protect sensitive habitat.

McLaren Shelley DPA

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.