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The Complete Guide to 153 San Francisco Public Parks

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Golden Gate and Dolores might get top billing, but San Francisco is literally blooming with public parks—did you know there is one city park per every half-mile here? Grab your picnic blankets and a good read—here's our complete guide to SF parks, neatly organized for you by neighborhood.

Bernal Heights

Jurri Commons Park

Likely you've walked right passed this Mission District park more than once. (Well, at less than a half-acre in size, it's quite easy to miss.) Home to a bevy of communal garden beds, Jurri Commons is a good place to take in all the seasonal bounty found in the city. // Guerrero and 26th St. (Bernal Heights), sfrecpark.org

Coso and Precita Mini Park

Lay out a blanket and take a nap under the midday sun at this small green space between Bernal Heights and the Mission. Don't expect to find much here but a picnic bench and a trash can. But feel free to let your dog run free for a bit! // Coso and Precita Ave. (Bernal Heights), sfrecpark.org

Precita Park

This park has a pet-friendly green space, butterfly garden and frisbee field that makes it a nice spot to curb your boyfriend and your dog. // 3200 Folsom St. (Bernal Heights), sfrecpark.org

Mullen and Perati Mini Park

Mullen and Perati Mini Park may just become your next go-to spot for taking panoramic photos of the city. Be sure to use the restroom beforehand—because you wont find one here. // Mullen and Peralta Ave. (Bernal Heights), sfrecpark.org

Prentis Mini Park

Feel free to enjoy a packed lunch on one of the green picnic tables in this tenth-acre park. If you're bringing the little ones, they'll appreciate the small play area in the center. // Prentis and Eugenia Ave. (Bernal Heights), sfrecpark.org

Coleridge Mini Park

Enjoy the views of the Outer Mission from atop this tucked away green space. But, at less than a third-acre, it's not the best spot to let the pooch run off any pent-up energy. Let the kids slide down the metal slides to busy them while you enjoy a break from the day. // Coleridge Ave. and Esmeralda St. (Bernal Heights), sfrecpark.org

Holly Park

One of SF's oldest parks, Holly is favored by locals and tourists alike. Feel like having a grill-off? Aside from the well-manicured trails and benches, there are also publicly accessible barbecues on which to sizzle a sirloin. // Holly Park Circle (Bernal Heights), sfrecpark.org

Bernal Heights Rec Center

Truth be told—aside from the well-kept playground—this is mostly a hot spot for parents to gather and sip a Peet's coffee while their children zoom around. Feel free to utilize the club house's open gym. // 500 Moultrie St. (Bernal Heights), sfrecpark.org

St. Mary's Rec Center

More geared toward the under double-digit club, this safe and well put together playground is a favorite amongst local families. Be sure to checkout the newly renovated digs inside, too. // Murray Dr. and Justin Dr. (Bernal Heights), sfrecparks.org

Bernal Heights Park

Well known to be one of the city's best vantage points, Bernal Heights Park is popular amongst naturalists and homebodies. Come spring and summer, expect to see wildflowers—including blue-eyed grasses, checker blooms, shooting stars and yellow mariposa lilies—blanket much of the hillside. // 3400-3416 Folsom St (Bernal Heights), sfrecpark.org

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