San Franciso is known for being a nature-loving paradise, not just for humans, but for their furry companions as well! No matter the location, the city boasts several picturesque dog parks that are both high quality and highly entertaining. Here are the best local dog parks to take your pup, all of which are ffavored for being exceptionally scenic, expansive, and fun for making new friends!
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Duboce Park may be the most well-known dog park, especially since it hosts the beloved annual DogFest. Here you can expect only wide areas for both on and off-leash dogs, but also pup-friendly water fountains, a playground, the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center, and of course, an Instagrammable view of downtown.
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For the more adventurous doggy trekkers, take them up towards Corona Heights Park, which has a large play area at its base of part wood-chip and grass. The entire mountain is also easily dog-accessible, for a more challenging and exhilarating hike you and your dog can accomplish. Just be sure to snap a proud selfie at the summit!
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The Mission Bay neighborhood is wonderfully dog-friendly, because aside from their SparkSocial food truck lawn, the Mission Creek Dog Park just nearby has fabulously thoughtful amenities. It is a quieter, tucked-away gravel park near the Caltrain that has plenty of shady trees, benches, and water areas. This is the perfect spot to let your dog off the leash and casually socialize after a nice walk around the neighboring waterfront.
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Lafayette Park sits atop a steep hill that presents immensely sweeping views. Here, many dogs revel in the off-leash play areas, while the owners also savor in the sights and historic architecture at this elevated landmark
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Sitting snugly between Glen Canyon Park and the Noe Valley neighborhood is the Upper Douglass Dog Park, which presents a radiantly sunny and vibrant open grass area. This expanse is the perfect for those pups who love to zoom great distances and explore the surrounding tall trees.
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Walter Haas is just as kid-friendly as it is for dogs, hosting both a spacious green and a complex playground. Located in Diamond Heights, this is the idyllic social setting for dogs after a thrilling hike around the adjacent Billy Goat Hill, all with some rejuvinating city views as well.
San Francisco is undoubtedly dog-loving, and these impeccable parks are sure to garner some great memories and friends, for both your pet and yourself!
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