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Mission Dolores Park Dog Play Areas (North and South)


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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. 

There are two off-leash Dog Play Areas in Mission Dolores Park, illustrated on this map. The North DPA is delineated by the Dolores Street perimeter slope, stretched between the south court service driveway and 19th street center promenade, up the slope 20 feet into the flat of main field. The South DPA is located to the north of the playground, stretching to the central promenade and between the playground path to the east and the pathway to the west.

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.