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San Francisco Parks

The Best San Francisco Parks Directory

From scenic locations with sweeping views of the Bay to quiet parks perfect for a picnic, or places to walk your fur baby, there are San Francisco parks for everyone.

Golden Gate Park is one of the most popular parks in San Francisco. With over 1,000 acres of land, it’s perfect for a stroll or a picnic. And with plenty of flowers and trees, it’s also one of the most beautiful parks in the city. If you’re looking for something more active, there’s also plenty to do here, from tennis to biking to fishing.

Lafayette Park is another great option. It’s located in the heart of the city, making it easy to get to no matter where you are. It’s also one of the most popular parks for dog walking. For stunning views, Alamo Square Park is a must-see. Located atop a hill in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood, this park offers sweeping views of the cityscape. It’s also one of the most popular parks for photography, so if you’re a shutterbug, be sure to bring your camera.

No matter what you’re looking for in parks in San Francisco Bay area, you’re sure to find it here. You’ve now got a handy map and directory at your fingertips.

Map of San Francisco Parks – Click the green marker to reveal park locations

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San Francisco Parks Directory

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San Francisco ParksAddressCityStateZipWebsite
Alamo SquareHayes StreetSan FranciscoCA95115http://www.alamosquare.org
Alice Chalmer's Playground670 Brunswick StreetSan FranciscoCA94112http://sfrecpark.org
Aptos Playground147 Aptos AveSan FranciscoCA94127https://www.sfparksalliance.org/our-parks/parks/aptos-playground
Aquatic Park San Francisco City900 Beach StSan FranciscoCA94109https://www.nps.gov/safr/learn/historyculture/bathhousebuilding.htm
Atrium222 2Nd StSan FranciscoCA94105https://ltse.com
Baker Beach1770 Gibson RoadSan FranciscoCA94129https://www.parksconservancy.org
Balboa Park Playground34 Sgt John V Young LaneSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org/facilities/facility/details/balboa-park-148
Bayshore Circle ParkN Bayshore CirSan BrunoCA94066
Beckner's Shelter (Picnic Area #14)251 City Park WaySan BrunoCA94066https://www.sanbruno.ca.gov
Bernal Heights Playground500 Cortland AvenueSan FranciscoCA94110http://sfpl.org
Blue Playground3473 Fulton StSan FranciscoCA94118
Borel Park425 Barneson AveSan MateoCAhttps://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3140/borel-park-development-project
Brooks Park373 Ramsell StSan FranciscoCA94132
Brotherhood Mini Park10 Brotherhood WaySan FranciscoCA94132
Buckeye Park2351 Rosewood DrSan BrunoCA94066
Bunny MeadowConservatory Dr WSan FranciscoCA94118https://sfrecpark.org/912/ggp---bunny-meadow-picnic-area
Cabrillo Park and Tennis Courts853 38th AvenueSan FranciscoCA94121http://sfrecpark.org
Cabrillo Playground851 38th AveSan FranciscoCA94121https://sfrecpark.org
California State Parks Foundation33 New Montgomery St Ste 520San FranciscoCA94105https://www.calparks.org
Candlstick Point Recreation1150 Carroll AveSan FranciscoCA94124http://www.candlestickconnect.org
Cayuga Playground301 Naglee AveSan FranciscoCA94112https://sfrecpark.org
China Beach490 Sea Cliff AveSan FranciscoCA94121http://parksconservancy.org
Commodore Park1350 Commodore DrSan BrunoCA94066
Crane Cove Park699 Illinois StreetSan FranciscoCA94107https://sanfranciscoparksalliance.org
Dolores ParkDolores StSan FranciscoCA94110https://sfrecpark.org/facilities/facility/details/mission-dolores-park-188
Dorothy W Erskine ParkBaden St & Martha AveSan FranciscoCA94131
Doughboy Meadow1098 Park Presidio BypassSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org/918/ggp---doughboy-meadow-picnic-area
Douglass ParkDouglass St & Clipper StSan FranciscoCA94114
Duboce ParkDuboce Ave between Scott St and Steiner StSan FranciscoCA94114http://friendsofdubocepark.org
Elk Glen Picnic Area1017 Martin Luther King Jr DrSan FranciscoCA94122https://sfrecpark.org/920/ggp---elk-glen-picnic-area
Embarcadero Plaza1 Market StSan FranciscoCA94105https://sfrecpark.org/868/embarcadero-plaza
Emerald Park333 Harrison StSan FranciscoCA94105http://www.sfparksalliance.org/our-parks/parks/emerald-park
Esprit Park19th & Minnesota StSan FranciscoCA94107https://www.greenbenefit.org/esprit-park
Eureka Valley Recreation Center100 Collingwood StSan FranciscoCA94114http://sfrecpark.org/destination/eureka-valley-rec-center
Forest Hill Park185 Magellan AveSan FranciscoCA94116
Fort FunstonSkyline BlvdSan FranciscoCA94132
George Sterling Park1199 Lombard StSan FranciscoCA94109https://sanfranciscoparksalliance.org
Glen Canyon ParkElk StSan FranciscoCA94131https://sfrecpark.org/511/glen-canyon-park
Glen Park Greenway Sf Ca Walking Path From Glen Park Bart Station To Glen Canyon ParkBrompton AveSan FranciscoCAhttps://www.glenparkassociation.org/greenway
Golden Gate Heights Park2002 12th AveSan FranciscoCA94116
Golden Gate National Park1 Marina BlvdSan FranciscoCA94123https://www.parksconservancy.org
Golden Gate Park1244 Appleton StSan FranciscoCA94129
Golden Gate Park 45Th Avenue Playground4414 Lincoln WaySan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org/909/ggp---45th-avenue-playground-boat-picnic
Grattan Playground1180 Stanyan StSan FranciscoCA94117
Great Meadow Park At Fort MasonBay St And Laguna StSan FranciscoCA94123https://www.parksconservancy.org/parks/fort-mason
Guy Place Mini Park4 Guy PlSan FranciscoCA94105https://sfrecpark.org/facilities/facility/details/guyplace-339
Hellman Hollow800 John F Kennedy DrSan FranciscoCA94121https://sfrecpark.org/923/ggp---hellman-hollow-picnic-area
Holly Park625 Park StSan FranciscoCA94110https://www.sfparksalliance.org/our-parks/parks/holly-park
Hoover Redwood Grove Picnic Area716-808 Martin Luther King Jr DrSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org/925/ggp---hoover-redwood-grove-picnic-area
Huntington Falls50 Stow Lake DrSan FranciscoCA94122https://goldengatepark.com/the-waterfalls-of-golden-gate-park.html
Huntington Park1000 Taylor StSan FranciscoCA94108https://www.sfparksalliance.org/our-parks/parks/huntington-park
Hyde Vallejo Mini ParkHyde St And Vallejo StSan FranciscoCA94109
Hyde-Turk Mini Park400 Turk StSan FranciscoCA94102
Ina Coolbrith Park1700 Taylor StSan FranciscoCA94133https://www.sfparksalliance.org/our-parks/parks/ina-coolbrith-park
India Basin Shoreline Park401 Hunters Point BoulevardSan FranciscoCA94188https://sanfranciscoparksalliance.org
Interior Greenbelt200 Belgrave AveSan FranciscoCA94117https://sfrecpark.org/facilities/facility/details/interior-greenbelt-trail-395
J.P. Murphy Playground1960 9th AvenueSan FranciscoCA94116https://sfrecpark.org
Jack Early Park100 Pfeiffer StSan FranciscoCA94133https://www.sfgate.com/thingstodo/article/jack-early-park-3300634.php
Jefferson Square ParkEddy & GoughSan FranciscoCA94102http://sfrecpark.org/destination/jefferson-square
John McLaren Park116 John F Shelley DriveSan FranciscoCA94112http://sfrecpark.org
Joost Baden Mini Park248 Joost AveSan FranciscoCA94131
Jose Coronado Playground21st StSan FranciscoCA94110http://sfrecpark.org/530/jose-coronado-playground
Juan Batista De Anza National Trl333 Bush StSan FranciscoCA94104https://www.nps.gov/juba/index.htm
Junipero Serra Park1801 Crystal Springs RdSan BrunoCA94066https://www.smcgov.org/parks/junipero-serra-park
Kelloch & Velasco Mini ParkVelasco Ave & Kelloch AveSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org/facilities/facility/details/kelloch-velasco-mini-park-179
Kidpower Park45 Hoff StSan FranciscoCA94110http://sfrecpark.org/destination/kid-power-parak/kid-power-park-community-garden
Lafayette ParkGough St & Washington StSan FranciscoCA94109https://sfrecpark.org/facilities/facility/details/lafayette-park-182
Lake Merced1 Harding RdSan FranciscoCA94132
Larsen Playground850 Vicente StSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org/facilities/facility/details/carl-larsen-park-157
Louis Sutter Playground1150 Wayland StSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org/facilities/facility/details/louis-sutter-playground-254
Magic Mountain Playground1701 Coyote Point DrSan MateoCA94401https://www.smcgov.org/parks/coyote-point-recreation-area
Maritime Garden700-898 Beach StSan FranciscoCAhttps://www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/maps.htm
Mckinley Square Picnic Area20th St & Vermont StSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org/977/mckinley-square-picnic-area
Merced Heights Playground801 Shields StSan FranciscoCA94132
Midtown Terrace Playground280 Olympia Way At Clarendon AveSan FranciscoCA94131
Monte Verde Park1800 Oakmont DrSan BrunoCA94066
Mother's Meadow Playground573 Martin Luther King Jr DrSan FranciscoCA94122https://sfrecpark.org
Mount Davidson2-298 Dalewood WaySan FranciscoCA94127https://mtdavidson.org
Mount Sutro10-165 Johnstone DrSan FranciscoCA94143https://sutroforest.com/2010/09/13/hiking-in-mount-sutro-forest-pointers
Mountain Lake Park Playground1 12th AveSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org
Mt. Davidson Cross125 Dalewood WaySan FranciscoCA94127https://www.mountdavidsoncross.org
Muriel Leff Mini Park450 7th AveSan FranciscoCA94118
National Park Services333 Bush StSan FranciscoCA94104http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/contactinformation.htm
National Parks & Conservation Assoc150 Post StSan FranciscoCA94108http://www.npca.org
North Shore, Yosemite SloughWallace AveSan FranciscoCAhttps://www.parks.ca.gov
Ocean BeachGreat HwySan FranciscoCA94121https://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/chinabeach.htm
Ocean View Park650 Capitol AveSan FranciscoCA94112https://sfrecpark.org
Owens Park1600 Owens StSan FranciscoCA94158
Pacific Heights Park3199 Longview DrSan BrunoCA94066
Point San Bruno ParkForbes BlvdSouth San FranciscoCA94080
Polk Street Parklet1234 Polk StSan FranciscoCA94109
Ponderosa Park4001 Pacific Heights BlvdSan BrunoCA94066
Presidio Wall PlaygroundPacific Ave &,Spruce StSan FranciscoCAhttp://sfrecpark.org/facilities/facility/details/presidiowallplayground-251
Purple Park Playground1398 Geneva AveSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org
Redwood Playground Picnic Area200 John F Shelley DrSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org/1128/mclaren-park-playground-group-picnic-are
Richmond Playground149 18th AvenueSan FranciscoCA94121http://sfrecpark.org
Rincon Park270 The EmbarcaderoSan FranciscoCA94105https://www.sfparksalliance.org/our-parks/parks/rincon-park
San Bruno City Park1378 Crystal Springs RdSan BrunoCA94066https://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/facilities/facility/details/city-park-3
San Francisco Parks Alliance1074 Folsom StSan FranciscoCA94103https://sfparksalliance.org/our-parks/parks/ocean-view-plgdminnie-lovie-ward-rec-center
San Francisco Recreation & Park501 Stanyan StSan FranciscoCA94117https://sfrecpark.org
Sellick ParkAppian WaySouth San FranciscoCA94080
Sergeant John Macaulay ParkLarkinSan FranciscoCA94102
Sigmund Stern Recreation GroveSloat BlvdSan FranciscoCA94132https://www.sterngrove.org
South Park PlaygroundS Park AveSan FranciscoCA94107
Strawberry Hill50 Stow Lake DriveSan FranciscoCA94122https://goldengatepark.com
Sue Bierman Park216 Drumm StSan FranciscoCA94111http://sfrecpark.org/destination/sue-bierman-park
Sunnyside Playground & Recreation Center200 Melrose AveSan FranciscoCA94127
Sutro Heights Park48Th Ave & Point Lobos AveSan FranciscoCA94121http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/cliff-house-sutro-baths.htm
Sweeney Ridge3660 Sneath LnSan BrunoCA94066https://www.parksconservancy.org/parks/sweeney-ridge
Tank Hill100 Twin Peaks BlvdSan FranciscoCA94117https://www.sfparksalliance.org/our-parks/parks/tank-hill
Waller Park188 Buchanan StSan FranciscoCA94102
Walter Haas PlaygroundAddison StSan FranciscoCAhttps://sfrecpark.org/1017/walter-haas-playground-picnic-area
Warm Water Cove Park300-398 24th StSan FranciscoCA94107https://www.sfparksalliance.org/our-parks/parks/warm-water-cove
Washington Square ParkFilbert StSan FranciscoCA94133https://sfrecpark.org/902/washington-square
Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground830 Sacramento StreetSan FranciscoCA94108http://sfrecpark.org
Woods Yard Park915 22nd StSan FranciscoCA94107https://sfparksalliance.org/our-parks/parks/woods-yard

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The OTL City Guides includes a dedicated San Francisco City Guide with directories, event calendars, and restaurant recommendations. But we leave the comments, negativity, and biased reviews to social media and shopping sites. Instead, OTL City Guides provides resources and suggestions for Things to Do, Things to Eat, and Things to Learn. Then, YOU decide.

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San Francisco Parks – FAQs

What are a few of the best parks in San Francisco?

Some of the most popular parks in the Bay area include Golden Gate, LaFayette, and Alamo Square. But, the best parks in San Francisco depend on whether you’re looking for a quiet place to picnic, the best walking trails, sports fields, playgrounds, or just a grassy space with a view – and you’ll find them all.

Where can I get a map of parks in the San Francisco area?

The San Francisco Guide on OTLCityGuides.com has a page dedicated to Bay area parks. It includes a map and a list of locations with park websites.