Tucked away in the Bayview District, this leafy gem is home to a beloved community garden. The basketball court, playground and BBQ area are all time-honored gathering spots for friends and neighbors. Expansive views of the Bay and Candlestick Park.... more
Historic 13 acre park. Western half of the park is an official off-leash dog play area, Eastern half of the park has the children's play area, tennis courts, and famous view of the Painted Ladies Victorian homes with great views of the city. - http:... more
Of course, Alcatraz is the tiny little island in the middle of the Bay that has such an amazing past as a top security prision that no one ever successfully escaped from it. But there's much more to its past that can only be discovered by actually vi... more
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An amazing resource to the Bernal Heights area.   Fun, education, community. Everyone, young or old, experienced or still learning, is welcome to join our community workdays held from 12noon - 5pm every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month and t... more
A broad, tiered staircase climbs the terraced southern slope of this steep hillside park; when you reach the top, you will find panoramic views of the city and Bay. Trees and benches crown the summit, while nearby are a children’s playground, a... more
Aquatic Park was built in 1939 as a public bathing club between Hyde Street Pier and Fort Mason. Now the National Maritime Museum is here. A great place to spend a weekend. The braves swim in the chilly waters. Ghirardelli Square and the cable car tu... more
Balboa Park is a great resource for this area of town. The park has four baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a playground, soccer field (stadium), dog run / field, baskets, an indoor swimming pool and a skate park. ---------- Balboa Park is a neigh... more
A great enclosed area with ramps, stairs, rails, mounds, walls, and more.   I've seen people with bikes, razors, in-line skates and of course, skate boarders, young and old. The Balboa Skatepark is a great upgrade to Balboa Park in general and... more
Various trails give you 360-degree views of the City, San Francisco Bay, San Bruno Mountain, and downtown San Francisco; diverse populations of sensitive plant species; a variety of resident and migratory bird species. more
Beach Chalet Soccer Fields is newly renovated as of 2015, featuring synthetic turf and lights.   Almost every weekend soccer fans can catch a game - maybe not a professional game, but fun nonetheless. more
Amazing Views.  Wonderful walk to the top.   more
This inner-city sanctuary in the Tenderloin offers a basketball half-court, swings, slide and play structures. The community clubhouse hosts year-round activity programs. more
Great views, a playground, nice lawns and many places to have a picnic. There are some homeless people who sleep in the park and sometimes near Haight Street, people can be seen selling dope. The climb is somewhat severe, so if you're not in gr... more
From Candlestick Point State Recreation, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the East Bay Hills, San Bruno Mountain as well as relax in the peaceful scenery of the park itself. Its location on the western shoreline of the San... more
The Casino Meadow (a.k.a. Bunny Meadow) is surrounded by a grove of trees that block the chill ocean wind. Free Shakespeare in the Park is staged here each fall and it's relative shelter and privacy make it an excellent place to picnic and / or rela... more
Perhaps best known for its sculpture gardens, unique trails, and bustling basketball court, the park also offers visitors a clubhouse, children’s playground, tennis court, ball diamond, and multipurpose, turf area. more
Great view of the city from up here.   Right below Twin Peaks.   This is where they put the pink triangle during Pride Week. more
The College Hill Learning Garden will educate students about San Francisco’s water, wastewater, renewable-energy and energy-efficiency systems as well as provide hands-on exposure to healthy food cultivation and sustainable living practices. "... more
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The Conservatory of Flowers is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants under glass. From Borneo to Bolivia, the 1,500 species of plants at the Conservatory represent unusual flora from more than 50 countries around the world... more
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Corona Heights Park is a craggy outcropping located along Roosevelt Way (between Museum Way and 15th Street) and next to the Randall Museum. On the north side of the park is a playground with a children's play structure and a pair of tennis courts. B... more
The restoration of Crissy Field in the Presidio seems nothing short of miraculous. Newcomers to this shoreline just east of the Golden Gate will no doubt be impressed by the beautiful natural setting. Those of us who remember what Crissy Field used t... more
From its setting in a national park, Crissy Field Center offers a wide variety of programs and amenities that connect the diverse population of the Bay Area to urban environmental issues. Working in partnership with the National Park Service and Bay... more
Baseball fields, soccer fields, walking trails and more. The playground features a large play structure with over 50 play elements. * tot-lot with play equipment for toddlers * sunken boat with water play and sand * stage element * fanta... more
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One of the more popular parks in the city, Dolores Park has several basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, and grassy hills where locals hang out to relax. Great view of downtown from the top of the hill near 20th and Church streets. Get lun... more
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Duboce Park is a wonderful little park.  Great dog area, active playground and basketball court.   The Harvey Milk Rec Arts Center at the top of the park is a great resource for the community. --------------- Duboce Park is a smal... more
Sometimes referred to as the "North Windmill", the first Golden Gate Park windmill stands 75 feet tall with 102 foot long spars, and was built to pump up to 30,000 gallons an hour of well water for irrigation purposes. (Before the windmill's erection... more
Located in the heart of the Presidio's largest watershed, Tennessee Hollow, El Polín Spring is central in the area's history. From time immemorial the spring was a source of fresh water for native families. The native Ohlone lived just downstr... more
In between the high-rise city that has transformed Rincon Hill, a half-acre patch of green gives residents and workers a semblance of calm. more
The Eureka Valley Rec Center offers a wide selection of groups, clubs and classes at this vibrant community center in the Castro District. After a full renovation, the indoor basketball court and play area look brand new again.  The auditorium,... more
Saturday Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9am - 1pm A Certified Farmers' Market is your best source for sweet and juicy fruits, crisp and healthy vegetables, delicious salad greens, and much more - all California-grown and freshly picked by the very farmer... more
Look for the 'rainbow'-brightly painted bricks next to the McDonalds and across the street from the police station.   The park is not the place you'd want to hang out on most days, although there are events in this mini park from time to time. more
The 200ft high bluffs on the most western edge of San Francisco, Fort Funston is one of the premier hang-gliding spots in the country.   The network of trails make it ideal for hiking & even horseback riding.    More Info: There'... more
Fort Mason Center, located in the historic piers and buildings of Lower Fort Mason, offers a variety of activities of the highest quality at minimum or no cost, suitable for all ages and interests. This former military base offers the opportunity to... more
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From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point was planned as the most formidable deterrence America could offer to a naval attack on California.   Special Park Use Permits The Office of Special Park Uses is located... more
Bring the whole family to explore this newly renovated play space. The lighted, artificial turf soccer field is the pride of the neighborhood, and the bright, modern playground will entertain kids of all ages. A dual-level design provides small tots... more
Friends of the Urban Forest is a non-profit committed to the belief that trees are a critical element of a livable urban environment. Since 1981, we have offered financial, technical, and practical assistance to individuals and neighborhood groups... more
Why go to the Grand Canyon when you can get all the canyon you want right here in SF? The beautiful walking trails offer you a little bit of "wilderness" in the middle of the city. Stay on the trail or go off the beaten track (watch out for the poiso... more
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What can one say about Golden Gate Park that hasn't already been said... From it's unique flora and fauna, to it's sports fields and picnic spots... From Hippy Hill to the Carousel... This is the park that's uniquely connected to San Francisco.... more
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Lindley Meadow is a grassy area stretches along the south edge of JFK Drive in the center of the park, spilling down a steep bank into a wide flat space with picnic tables and grills tucked into the eucalyptus border. Lindley Meadow is a splendid pla... more
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The Music Concourse, a landscaped basin between the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum, is a vital civic and cultural space within Golden Gate Park, hosting free concerts on Sundays during the summer and serving as a respite and p... more
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Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco - along JFK Drive, near the Fell Street entrance - between the Conservatory of Flowers & McLaren Lodge. more
Generations of San Franciscans (and young visitors from around the world!) have fond memories of the children's playground and carrousel in Golden Gate Park's southeast corner. The playground, called the Sharon Quarters for Children when it opened in... more
The object of The Golden Gate Tennis Club is to promote and stimulate tennis activities in general. more
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 dune plant community atop 140-million-year-old rock called... more
This stretch of lawn is usually the setting for big concerts on Treasure Island, offering amazing views of The City and Bay. more
A National Historic Landmark and part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Center houses about 30 nonprofit organizations and is the setting for more than 15,000 meetings, conferences, performances, and special events, attended by 1.5 mil... more
The Visitor Center offers hands-on activities that create an intimate experience with our marine world, which promotes understanding, while underscoring the importance of our protected marine sanctuaries. Our Visitor Center is open Wednesday –... more
An open air area at the end of market, just across from the Ferry Building, where arists, skaters, tourists and others congregate -- if the weather is nice -- to enjoy the happenings and beautiful scenery. more