Lake Merced Park Picnic Area

Picnic Features

  1. Seven non-reservable spots surround the Lake Merced picnic area – each spot has 1-2 tables with a total of 13 tables at this location.
  2. BBQing is allowed and we do have built in grills. Feel free to bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid.
  3. BBQ spots and parking are limited and non-reservable.
  4. Restrooms are located directly across the street at the 14th Avenue East picnic site or at Stow Lake.
  5. No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Lake Merced.
  6. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.


The Lake Merced picnic area is located on 1 Harding Rd. It is closely located near the Lake Merced Boathouse.

Address: 1 Harding Rd, San Francisco, CA 94132
Picnic Areas: Yes; Multiple First Come First Serve Areas
Jumpers Allowed: Yes – Additional Permit Required
BBQ Allowed: Yes
Alcohol: Not Allowed
Parking: Yes – Lot Available -Limited Availability
Restrooms: Yes
Latitude: 37.726717
Longitude: -122.501015

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