Guide: Parks of San Francisco

Alamo Square Park

Located: Alamo Square Enter at: Fulton Street & Steiner Street

  • Entrance to Alamo Square Park on Steiner Street at Grove Street

  • The northeast corner of Alamo Square Park

  • Painted Ladies from Alamo Square Park

Allyne Park

Located: Cow Hollow Enter at: Gough Street & Green Street

  • Allyne Park

  • Path inside Allyne Park

  • Inside Allyne Park

Alta Plaza Park

Located: Pacific Heights Enter at: Steiner Street & Clay Street

  • Alta Plaza Park at Steiner and Clay Street, just west of Fillmore Street

  • Alta Plaza Park

  • Bulletin Board in Alta Plaza Park

Aquatic Park (San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park)

Located: Fisherman's Wharf Enter at: Polk Street & Beach Street

  • San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park (Aquatic Park)

  • The northeast corner of Maritime Park at Hyde and Jefferson Streets

  • Promenade at the beach at Aquatic Park

Balboa Park

Located: Ingleside Enter at: San Jose Avenue & Havelock Street

  • Balboa Park entrance

  • Lawn at Balboa Park

  • Balboa Park playground

Bernal Heights Park

Located: Bernal Heights Enter at: Bernal Heights Blvd & Anderson Street

  • Path on Bernal Hill

  • Bernal Heights Boulevard at the edge of Bernal Hill

  • City view from top of Bernal Heights Park

Billy Goat Hill Park

Located: Diamond Heights Enter at: Beacon Street

  • Billy Goat Hill Park in Diamond Heights, off of Beacon Street

  • City view from Billy Goat Hill Park in Diamond Heights

  • Hillside at Billy Goat Hill Park

Buena Vista Park

Located: Ashbury/Corona Heights Enter at: Buena Vista Avenue & Upper Terrace

  • Inside Buena Vista Park

  • Paths inside Buena Vista Park

  • City view, looking south from top of Buena Vista Park

Civic Center Plaza

Located: Civic Center Enter at: Grove Street & Larkin Street

  • Playground in Civic Center Plaza

  • Farmer's Market at Civic Center Plaza (Wed, Sun)

  • Sculpture in Civic Center Plaza

Corona Heights Park

Located: Ashbury/Corona Heights Enter at: Masonic Avenue & Museum Way

  • Path up Corona Heights Park and view to the southwest

  • Rocks at the top of Corona Heights Park

  • Wildflowers on Corona Heights

Crocker Amazon Playground

Located: Crocker Amazon Enter at: Geneva Avenue & Moscow Street

  • View from the parking lot at Crocker Amazon Park

  • Inside Crocker Amazon Park

  • Crocker Amazon Playground

Crissy Field

Located: Marina Enter at: Mason Street & Crook Street

  • Crissy Field in the Marina

  • Path at Crissy Field

  • Crissy Field, east of the Golden Gate Bridge

Dolores Park

Located: Mission Dolores Enter at: Dolores Street & 19th Street

  • Dolores Park on the weekend

  • Looking down over Dolores Park in late fall

  • City view from the top of Dolores Park, at Church and 20th Streets

Duboce Park

Located: Duboce Triangle Enter at: Steiner Street & Duboce Avenue

  • Walking path at the east side of Duboce Park

  • Looking east across Duboce Park

  • Playground on the west side of Duboce Park

Fort Funston

Located: Lake Merced Enter at: Skyline Blvd & John Muir Drive

  • Corridor at Fort Funston

  • Shoreline from Fort Funston

  • Many dogs at Fort Funston

Fort Mason

Located: Fisherman's Wharf Enter at: Bay Street & Laguna Street

  • Lawn at Fort Mason

  • Path at top edge of Fort Mason

  • View over the Community Garden at Fort Mason

Franklin Square

Located: Potrero Hill Enter at: Bryant Street & 16th Street

  • Franklin Square Park, at 17th Street and Bryant Street

Glen Canyon Park

Located: Glen Park Enter at: Bosworth Street & Elk Street

  • Playground at the entrance to Glen Canyon Park

  • Rocks in Glen Canyon Park

  • Glen Canyon Park

Golden Gate Heights Park

Located: Golden Gate Heights Enter at: Cragmont Avenue & 12th Avenue

  • Trees on Golden Gate Heights Park, south of Grand View Park (at Pacheco and 12th Avenue)

  • Path leading around the top of Golden Gate Heights Park

  • Lawn at the edge of 12th Avenue, at Golden Gate Heights Park (also known as Sunset Heights Playground)

Golden Gate Park

Located: Golden Gate Park Enter at: Stanyan Street & Hayes Street

  • Conservatory of Flowers from the front

  • The Rustic Bridge at Stow Lake

  • Lindley Meadow, between JFK Drive and Polo Field

Grand View Park

Located: Golden Gate Heights Enter at: Moraga Street & 14th Avenue

  • Tiled steps leading up to Grand View Park

  • Shadows on the hill at Grand View Park

  • The top rocky perch at Grand View Park

Harding Park/Lake Merced

Located: Lake Merced Enter at: Harding Road & Skyline Blvd

  • Inside Harding Park, off of Skyline Boulevard, on the shore of Lake Merced

  • Shore of Lake Merced, inside Harding Park

  • Walkway at Lake edge in Harding Park

Holly Park

Located: Bernal Heights Enter at: Holly Park Circle & Bocana Street

  • Holly Park entrance, at Holly Park Circle near Park Street

  • Walking path at Holly Park

  • At Holly Park, facing west

Huntington Park

Located: Nob Hill Enter at: California Street & Taylor Street

  • The Pacific-Union Club, at Huntington Park, built by James Flood in 1886

  • Gate at the Pacific-Union Club

  • Fountain in Huntington Park, between the Pacific-Union Club and Grace Cathedral

Ina Coolbrith Park

Located: Russian Hill Enter at: Vallejo Street & Taylor Street

  • Stairway in Ina Coolbrith Park

  • City view from Ina Coolbrith Park

  • Walking path in Ina Coolbrith Park

Jackson Playground

Located: Potrero Hill Enter at: Arkansas Street & 17th Street

  • Jackson Playground, at 17th and Wisconsin Streets

Justin Herman Plaza

Located: Embarcadero Enter at: Clay Street & Drumm Street

  • Justin Herman Park at Davis Street

  • Justin Herman Park

  • Ferry Building Tower from Justin Herman Park

Kite Hill

Located: Castro Enter at: End of Grand View Terrace

  • Bench on Kite Hill Park

  • Fence on Kite Hill Park

  • City view from Kite Hill Park

Koshland Park

Located: Hayes Valley Enter at: Page Street & Buchanan Street

  • Daniel E Koshland Community Park, on Buchanan Street at Page Street

  • Community Garden at Koshland Park

  • Tiles on the exterior wall at Koshland Park

Lafayette Park

Located: Pacific Heights Enter at: Washington Street & Laguna Street

  • Lafayette Park at Gough and Sacramento in Pacific Heights

  • North view toward the bay, from Lafayette Park

  • Inside Lafayette Park

Marina Green

Located: Marina Enter at: Marina Blvd & Fillmore Street

  • Marina Green, at Marina Boulevard

  • Marina Yacht Harbor, west toward Golden Gate Bridge

  • Wave Organ, at the east end of the Golden Gate Yacht Club peninsula

McLaren Park

Located: Excelsior Enter at: Persia Avenue & Sunnydale Avenue

  • Picnic tables in McLaren Park

  • Walking path in McLaren Park

  • Pond in McLaren Park

McKinley Square Park

Located: Potrero Hill Enter at: Vermont Street & 20th Street

  • Playground in McKinley Square Park

  • West view from McKinley Square Park

  • The crooked section of Vermont Street, between 20th and 22nd Street, adjacent to McKinley Square Park

Moscone Recreation Center

Located: Marina Enter at: Chestnut Street & Buchanan Street

  • George Moscone Recreation Center - bordered by Webster, Laguna, Bay, and Chestnut Streets

  • Field in the Moscone Recreation Center

  • Path in the Moscone Recreation Center

Mount Davidson Park

Located: Miraloma Park Enter at: Juanita Way

  • Steps leading up to Mt. Davidson at Juanita Way

  • Inside Mt. Davidson Park

  • Trails in Mt. Davidson Park

Mountain Lake Park

Located: Presidio Enter at: Lake Street & 12th Avenue

  • Mountain Lake Park, at the south edge of the Presidio

  • Playground at Mountain Lake Park

  • Lawn in Mountain Lake Park

Ocean View Playground

Located: Ingleside Enter at: Plymouth Avenue & Montana Street

  • Ocean View Playground

  • Tennis Courts at Ocean View Playground

  • Field at Ocean View Playground

Palace of Fine Arts

Located: Marina Enter at: Bay Street & Baker Street

  • Walking Path at Palace of Fine Arts

  • Grounds of the Palace of Fine Arts

  • Lake at the Palace of Fine Arts

Pine Lake Park/Stern Grove

Located: Parkside Enter at: Wawona Street & 33rd Avenue

  • Lawn in Stern Grove

  • Pine Lake Park, on the west side of Stern Grove

  • In the Pine Lake Park side of Stern Grove

Portsmouth Square

Located: Chinatown Enter at: Kearny Street & Clay Street

  • Portsmouth Square, off Kearny between Clay and Washington

  • Portsmouth Square Park, from Washington Street near Kearny Street

  • Entrance to Portsmouth Square at Washington Street

Potrero del Sol Park

Located: Alamo Square Enter at: Utah Street & 25th Street

  • Entrance to Potrero del Sol Park, at Utah Street, just south of 25th Street

  • Potrero del Sol Park

  • Skating area in Potrero del Sol Park

Potrero Hill Recreation Center

Located: Mission/Potrero Enter at: Connecticut Street & 22nd Street

  • The edge of the Potrero Hill Recreation Center, on 22nd Street at Connecticut Street

  • Looking east toward the bay from the Potrero Hill Recreation Center

  • Bench at the Potrero Hill Recreation Center

Precita Park

Located: Bernal Heights Enter at: Folsom Street & Precita Avenue

  • Precita Park entrance on Folsom Street

  • Precita Park, from Folsom Street


Located: Presidio Enter at: Chestnut Street & Lyon Street

  • East side of the Presidio, facing the Palace of Fine Arts

  • Inspiration Point, where Arguello Boulevard intersects with Washington Boulevard in the Presidio

  • View from Battery Godfrey, toward Golden Gate Bridge

Rolph Playground

Located: Mission/Potrero Enter at: Hampshire Street & 26th Street

  • Rolph Playground at Potrero Avenue just south of 25th Street

  • Field in Rolph Playground

  • Walkway in Rolph Playground

Russian Hill Park

Located: Russian Hill Enter at: Francisco Street & Larkin Street

  • View across Bay Street from Russian Hill Park

  • Reservoir at Russian Hill Park at Hyde and Francisco Streets

  • Steps leading down from Larkin Street at Russian Hill Park

South Park

Located: SOMA Enter at: South Park Avenue & 2nd Street

  • South Park, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Bryant and Brannan Streets

  • South Park

  • Inside South Park

St. Mary's Square

Located: Chinatown Enter at: Pine Street & Quincy Street

  • St. Mary's Square, off Grant Street between Pine and California

Sterling Park

Located: Russian Hill Enter at: Lombard Street & Larkin Street

  • Entrance to Sterling Park at Lombard Street and Larkin Street in Russian Hill

  • Inside Sterling Park, looking west

  • Tennis Courts in Sterling Park

Stern Grove

Located: Parkside Enter at: Sloat Blvd & 19th Avenue

  • Entrance to Sigmund Stern Grove, at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

  • Outdoor Theater in Stern Grove

  • Walking path in Stern Grove

Sutro Heights Park

Located: Ocean Beach Enter at: Geary Blvd & 48th Avenue

  • Sutro Heights Park

  • Looking south from the steps leading up to the parapet in Sutro Heights Park

  • View south, from the top of the parapet and former site of the Sutro house

Tank Hill

Located: Twin Peaks Enter at: Twin Peaks Blvd & Crown Terrace

  • Steps at Twin Peaks Boulevard, leading up to Tank Hill

  • Top of Tank Hill, facing south

  • View to the north from Tank Hill

Twin Peaks

Located: Twin Peaks Enter at: Twin Peaks Blvd

  • Parking lot at Twin Peaks

  • Walkway and railing at Twin Peaks

  • Viewing telescope at Twin Peaks

Walter Haas Park

Located: Diamond Heights Enter at: Diamond Heights Blvd & Addison Street

  • Walter Haas Park and Playground, entrance and sign

  • Walter Haas Park and Playground, off of Diamond Heights Boulevard

  • View of Walter Haas Park in Diamond Heights

Walton Square Park

Located: Jackson Square Enter at: Front Street & Jackson Street

  • Entrance to Sydney G. Walton Square Park in Jackson Square

  • Fountain in Walton Square Park

  • Inside Walton Square Park

Washington Square

Located: North Beach Enter at: Union Street & Stockton Street

  • Washington Square Park, on Union Street near Columbus in North Beach

  • Saints Peter and Paul Church, facing Washington Square

  • Time Capsule inscription at the base of the statue of Benjamin Franklin in Washington Square Park