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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.


The Castro + Duboce Triangle + Noe Valley

Kite Hill Park

A much-loved urban space, Kite Hill is a bastion for flora. Throughout much of the year, you can see blooming lilies and thickets of wild grass. Enjoy some of the best views anywhere in the Bay Area. Fun fact: San Francisco's original settler used this same space to harvest soap-making floras. // Yukon and 19th St. (Castro), sfrecpark.org

Eureka Rec Center

Clubs, classes, courts, oh my! Eureka Rec Center has, for quite some time, been a Castro go-to for new parents. And, if your child just so happens to have four-legs, there's an enclosed dog pen where you can let your furry baby run inhibited. // 100 Collingwood St. (Castro), sfrecpark.org

Seward Mini Park

Known for its two concrete slides, Seward Mini Park is a treat for children and inner children alike. Bring a piece of cardboard or poster board and get ready to smile from ear to ear. // 30 Steward St. (Castro), sfrecpark.org

Noe and Beaver Mini Park

Abundant with garden beds, this quaint green space is an ideal spot for a midday stroll. Put down the phone and pick up a piece of abandoned trash you may see boarding the nearby sidewalks. Visit the park's page if you're eager on how to start a garden bed there. // Noe and Beaver St. (Duboce Triangle), sfrecpark.org

Upper Noe Rec Center

Bustling with kiddos, Upper Noe Rec Center is stacked with modern-day amenities like indoor basketball courts, indoor auditorium, and even an outside area designated for picnicking. // Day St. and Sanchez St. (Noe Valley), sfrecpark.org

Douglass Playground

Dog owners, rejoice! The upper terrace of this two-for-one park is dog friendly, helping to contain your four-legged bestie from running away courtesy of the rocky walls. The lower half is more bipedal minded, populated with play equipment and an ample amount of benches. // 26th St. and Douglass St. (Noe Valley), sfrecpark.org

Duboce Park

Popular among dog lovers, Duboce Park has long been a hangout for the canine enthusiast. Searching for Zen? Along Scott Street is a labyrinth, completed in 2007, designed for meditation. // Duboce Street and Scott Street (Castro), friendsofdubocepark.org

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