Brooks Park Natural Areas

Brooks Park Natural Area

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