Best Parks in San Francisco

Locals’ favorite places

1. Mission Dolores Park
671local recommendations
Leslie says “Dolores Park is every reason to come to The Mission. Whether it’s cloudy or sunny, weekend or weekda...” ·
2. Golden Gate Park
592local recommendations
Judith says “Absolutely gorgeous park! Home to the DeYoung museum, the Botanical garden, the Academy of Science,...” ·
3. Presidio
154local recommendations
4. Crissy Field
213local recommendations
Cathie says “Crissy Field, once an army airfield, is a beautifully reclaimed beach and part of the Golden Gate Na...” ·
5. Duboce Park
74local recommendations
Leo says “Park is near by. Big grassy area, and also a playground for kids. It also has a dog park area. Good ...” ·
6. San Francisco Botanical Garden
1199 9th Ave
57local recommendations
Coté And Arturo
Coté And Arturo says “Beautiful Botanical Garden. Take a morning to go walking to the garden. You will enjoy the park so m...” ·
7. Buena Vista Park
104local recommendations
Katherine says “Great little hike up for awesome views, go to the kids swing set and have a swing with great view of...” ·
8. Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F Kennedy Dr
100local recommendations
Bree says “The 135-year old Conservatory of Flowers is a greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collecti...” ·
9. Glen Canyon Park
Elk St and Chenery Street
94local recommendations
Louise And Jim
Louise And Jim says “Brand new and re-surfaced trails--easy for children and older people as well as a new children's pla...” ·
10. Yerba Buena Gardens
750 Howard St
72local recommendations
Jamey & Carole
Jamey & Carole says “Surrounded by museums, a movie theater, a bowling alley, a skating can't go wrong. Tons o...” ·
11. Corona Heights Park
72local recommendations
Yuca says “From the top of Corona Heights Park is a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of downtown San Franc...” ·
12. Alta Plaza Park
67local recommendations
Tina says “Tennis courts, basketball & newly redone kids' playground. Set on the top of our local SF peak, so...” ·
13. Helen Diller Playground
62local recommendations
Melissa says “Dolores Park on a sunny day - with or without children - take a picnic, grab some sunscreen and enjo...” ·
14. San Bruno Mountain State & County Park
555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy
19local recommendations
Felipe says “Absolutely AMAZING views once you hiked up. You can easily reach this park from Kings Rd in Brisbane...” ·
15. Washington Square
60local recommendations
Jamie says “Bring a picnic blanket and a bottle of bubbles for a fun day in the park! With amazing view of Sain...” ·
16. Lafayette Park
55local recommendations
Lucy says “Play tennis, bring children to play in a fantasyland of swings and tunnels and merry-go-rounds. Rece...” ·
17. Precita Park
3200 Folsom St
52local recommendations
Lisa says “A small, mellow park to hang out in. Lots of folks bring their dogs here, and there's a small playg...” ·
18. Twin Peaks
501 Twin Peaks Blvd
54local recommendations
Daniel says “Snap a selfie with the entire Bay Area in the background. On a clear day, home to a view of all of ...” ·
19. Alamo Square Playground
Steiner St
20local recommendations
Christian says “Home of the Painted Ladies and everyone's favorite scene from Full House's opening credits.” ·
20. Marina Green Triangle
200 Marina Blvd
40local recommendations
B says “Fun place on a beautiful day to be around young people and have fun! Bring a blanket, snacks, drinks...” ·
21. Bison Paddock
1237 John F Kennedy Dr
38local recommendations
Rita & Nathan
Rita & Nathan says “Yes, Golden Gate Park has bison. It's kind of crazy to be walking through the park and come across a...” ·
22. Grandview Park
1705 14th Ave
38local recommendations
Paul says “Among the best locations for ocean views to the West & all the way to Berkeley to the East. Great ...” ·
23. Patricia’s Green In Hayes Valley
31local recommendations
Joseph says “The Green Center Piece of Hayes Street surrounding the Best Neighborhood in San Francisco for the b...” ·
24. Tank Hill
Twin Peaks Blvd
34local recommendations
Will says “Wonderful sunrises/sunsets. I favor this hill for central city views over Twin Peaks because it is m...” ·
25. Holly Park
625 Holly Park Cir
30local recommendations
Maura says “Great playground for toddlers on up in age. Very sunny and a wonderful view of the bay. There is als...” ·
26. Lake Merced
26local recommendations
Janaf says “Take a break from sightseeing & run, walk or bike to the lake with a jogging trail on the perimeter....” ·
27. Mount Davidson
23local recommendations
Jeff says “The highest natural point in San Francisco. A short hike up from the park entrance. Great views and ...” ·
28. McKinley Square
21local recommendations
Fran says “Kid and dog-friendly park. Don't have to climb hills to get there” ·
29. Koret Playground
34local recommendations
Bree says “The best kids playground ever! Tons of things to do for all age groups. There's even a coffee and ...” ·
30. Sutro Heights
846 Point Lobos Ave
22local recommendations