San Francisco Parks & Gardens
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area encompasses over 75,000 acres of land and includes Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands, Fort Mason and more.
This lovely public garden offers opportunities for shopping, viewing art, enjoying some outdoor music or just relaxing on the bright green lawn.
Fishing, hiking and wind surfing are all popular activities at Candlestick Park State Recreation Area which is located next to 3ComPark in San Francisco. Inside the park are a number of picnic areas, trails and fishing piers, as well as permanent wind instruments placed around the area for visitors to listen too.
Explore this redwood forest, which contains plenty of hiking trail and interpretive displays. In the area is a visitor center with exhibits that is open year round from 8am to sunset. No bicycles, picnics, dogs or camping are allowed in the park.
For the bird watcher there are over 400 species that pass though the park, or watch the annual gray whale migration. Lots of hiking trails, backcountry camping, biking and much more to see and do. Located only 22 miles north of San Francisco.
This large urban park sprawls over a large part of the land within San Francisco. It features a Japanese Tea Garden, the De Young Museum, the Academy of Sciences and a few lakes.
This park covers 740 acres with hiking, fishing, biking and enviromental camping sites available. Explore the military building build in 1863. Visit three historical homes on the island. Open all year around.
Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Presidio of San Francisco features a number of historical buildings as well as hiking and biking opportuities.
Built on the former site of one of the city's most elaborate residences, Huntington Park was set aside in 1915 for all the people of San Fran to enjoy. The park is now host to many art shows and cultural events.
Corona Heights Park
The top of Corona Heights Park features a spectauclar view of San Francisco. Visitors should take caution while heading up the steep steps to take in the view.
Glen Canyon Park
Taking up about 70 acres (28 ha) of land, the Glen Canyon Park offers a diverse landscape. Playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts and more facilities are located inside the park.
Mountain Lake Park
At Mountain Lake Park visitors can venture around Mountain lake on a series of paths. The parks is also home to a playground and tennis court.
One of the largest parks in San Francisco, McLaren Park has a variety of playgrounds. The park is full of activities from golf, hiking to bird watching.
Grand View Park
At the top of Grand View Park, also known as Turtle Hill, visitors can take in views of the city and the ocean. As visitors explore the paths they can admire the park's natural vegetation.
A soccer field, tennis courts and a basketball court are a few of the facilities at Dolores Park. The park also offers picture-worthy views of the city.
Encompassing approximately 100 acres of the northwestern corner of the San Francisco Peninsula, Lincoln Park was dedicated to President Lincoln in 1909. The park is the Western Terminus of Lincoln Highway and now boasts a 18-hole golf course.
Situated near the Cayuga Terrace neighborhood, the Cayuga Park features several beautiful gardens. There are also well-maintained walking paths.
The grassy Duboce Park is a popular spot with dog walkers, due to its off-leash dog area. The park also has a fun children's playground.