Billy Goat Hill

This hilltop park in the Diamond Heights neighborhood has amazing views of the city and bay, and a mix of urban forest and grassland plant communities. American kestrels and other raptors often … Continue reading

Corona Heights Park

This park has some of the best views in San Francisco, but don’t overlook the wonderful wildflower display that carpets the grasslands each spring. Among the flowers you may see here are … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park

Beyond Glen Canyon Park’s recreation center, ball field, and tennis courts lies a large urban canyon that has incredible spring wildflower displays, dramatic rock (chert) formations, and Islais Creek, one of the … Continue reading

Grandview Park

This aptly-named hilltop park in the Sunset District has stunning views stretching from downtown San Francisco and Golden Gate Park to Pt. Reyes and around to Lake Merced. The park features a … Continue reading

Lake Merced Park

Lake Merced, a large freshwater lake in San Francisco’s southwestern corner, is the heart of a 614-acre park that is popular with boaters, hikers, bicyclists, and birdwatchers. A 4.5-mile paved trail circles … Continue reading

John McLaren Park

Discover San Francisco’s second-largest park. In addition to playgrounds, picnic areas and game courts, you’ll find the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, a golf course, McNab Lake and the newly renovated Coffman Pool. Explore … Continue reading

Twin Peaks

At 922 feet in elevation, Twin Peaks is second only to Mt. Davidson in height, offers spectacular views of the Bay Area, and is a world-famous tourist attraction. Originally called “Los Pechos … Continue reading

Creeks to Peaks

Following the Islais Creek trail, the Creeks to Peaks trail introduce you to the ecosystems of San Francisco. The 1.8 mile, moderate to strenuous, trail connects Glen Canyon’s Islais Creek to the … Continue reading

Interior Greenbelt

The City and County of San Francisco purchased Interior Greenbelt open space for the public in the 1950′s, and envisioned it as part of a collection of natural lands that would connect … Continue reading