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9 Parks to explore in San Francisco County

San Francisco County

Cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

Alamo Square
Alamo SquareAlamo Square, San Francisco, CA, USA

Alamo Square is a residential neighborhood and park in San Francisco, California. Its boundaries are not well-defined but are generally considered to be Webster Street on the east, Golden Gate Avenue on the north, Divisadero Street on the west, and Fell Street on the south. The well known postcard motif "Painted Ladies" is located in Alamo Square.

Buena Vista Park
Buena Vista ParkBuena Vista & Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Buena Vista Park is a centralized public space in San Francisco that stretches across 36 acres of land, which especially provides residents in the Haight-Ashbury and Buena Vista Heights neighborhoods with a place to enjoy the great outdoors, spend quality time with the family, stay active. The park is on a steep hill that peaks at 575 feet, and covers 37 acres. The lowest section is the north end along Haight.

Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate ParkSan Francisco, CA, USA

This is a large urban park located in San Francisco administered by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. It is a large urban park with windmills, bison, museums, lakes and a carousel among its many attractions. . Golden Gate is the third most-visited city park in the United States after Central Park and the Lincoln Memorial.

Grandview Park
Grandview Park1705 14th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA

Grandview Park is a local elevated park in the Sunset District that's relatively small, but it's packed with botanical and geological wonders.The summit of Grandview Park rises to about 666 feet. It provides one of the last remaining habitats within the city for a number of native plants, including the endangered Franciscan wallflower and dune tansy, and also bush lupin, beach strawberry, bush monkey flower, and coyote bush. The hill is crowned with Monterey cypress trees.

John McLaren Park
John McLaren Park100 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco, CA 94134, USA

This is the San Francisco's second largest park, offers a wide range of both active and passive recreational opportunities. These elements range from trails and paths, to six playgrounds, five picnic areas, tennis and basketball courts, an amphitheater, natural areas, a clubhouse and so more. The park is surrounded mostly by the Excelsior, Crocker-Amazon, Visitacion Valley, Portola and University Mound neighborhoods.

Lands End Lookout
Lands End Lookout680 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA

Lands End is a park in San Francisco within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is a rocky and windswept shoreline at the mouth of the Golden Gate, situated between the Sutro District and Lincoln Park and abutting Fort Miley Military Reservation. A memorial to USS San Francisco stands in the park. Numerous hiking trails follow the former railbeds of the Ferries and Cliff House Railway along the cliffs and also down to the shore.

Mission Dolores Park
Mission Dolores ParkDolores St &, 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

One of the popular city park in San Francisco, California. The park is surrounded by residential buildings of two to four stories, in various architectural styles. It offers several features including many tennis courts, a basketball court, a multi-purpose court, a soccer field, a pissoir, a children's playground, and a dog play area.

Oracle Park
Oracle Park24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Oracle Park is the home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. The ballpark is located in the South of Market area at the corner of 3rd and King streets. Oracle Park also hosts other popular events, providing wonderful views and first-rate amenities to make any baseball game or event a memorable one. The stadium stands along the San Francisco Bay; the section of the bay beyond Oracle Park's right field wall is unofficially known as McCovey Cove.

Washington Square park
Washington Square parkFilbert St & Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

This is one of the city's first parks established in 1847. It has been featured in many feature films. The park is bordered by sidewalk cafes and restaurants such as Mama's, Park Tavern restaurant and the Liguria Bakery as well as the Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

Map of Parks to explore in San Francisco County