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.
North Beach + Telegraph Hill
Joe DiMaggio Playground
Bocce, anyone? Renovated in 2000, Joe DiMaggio Playground is a hub for community enrichment and a relaxation spot for yogis who frequent the lush two-acre space. Take advantage of the newly redone community clubhouse. // 651 Lombard St. (North Beach), sfrecpark.org
Washington Square Park
This community gathering place hosts festivals, free movie nights and other special events. Sidewalk cafes like Mama's and Liguria Bakery can be found bordering the square. Throw your four-legged friend a frisbee. // Filbert St. and Stockton St. (Telegraph Hill), sfrecpark.org