The Complete Guide to 153 San Francisco Public Parks
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The Complete Guide to 153 San Francisco Public Parks


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.

Richmond District + Presidio Heights

Lincoln Park

Named after the 16th president, this 100-acre park is popular with avid runners for its rolling hills and well-kept trails. Enjoy views of the Marin Headlands and Golden Gate Bridge—all while not having to pay the $7 to cross it. // Clement St. and 34th Avenue (Outer Richmond),

Dupont Tennis Courts

There are four publicly accessible tennis courts—that's really all you need to know. // 336 31st Ave. (Outer Richmond),

Angelo J. Rossi Playground

With its on public indoor swimming pool, Angelo J. Rossi Playground is a cut above the most other playgrounds in the northern stretches of The City. Boccie ball courts can also be found on-site, along with a basketball and tennis court as well. // 2 Willard North St. (Inner Richmond),

Park Presidio Boulevard Park

Replete with hiking trails, this 20-acre greenway almost counts as an oasis amid the busy 19th Ave. The honking car horns return you to reality quickly.// Park Presidio Blvd. and Geary Ave. (Richmond District),

Presidio Heights Playground

With a sports center and clubhouse open to the public, you can sweat and cool off...all in the same place. (And in the Presidio, nonetheless.) Kids, too, can enjoy the sandboxes and various play structures. // Clay St. and Walnut St. (Mission District),

Julius Kahn Playground

Restructured in 2003, this small Presidio gem is a climbing oasis for the arboreal kiddos out there. Adults can take refuge from the beating late-afternoon Bay Area sun from underneath one of the many shaded benches. // West Pacific Ave. and Spruce St. (Presidio Hieghts),

Rochambeau Playground

BBQ grills, basketball and tennis courts, and picnic areas...what more do you need? Checkout the newly renovated Rochambeau Playground for an afternoon or evening of grilling and dribbling. // 238 25th Ave. (Outer Richmond),

Mountain Lake Park

In the 90's, the 14-acre park housed the infamous "Golden Gator"—a four-foot reptile that, somehow, survived in the lake for many years before being removed. Nowadays, the lake is populated with water birds and the undulating topography surrounding it is filled with tai-chi practitioners, soccer match-ups and picnic-goers. // 98 Funston Ave (Inner Richmond),

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