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Dog Parks in San Francisco

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Fort Funston Dog Park

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San Francisco has always been known as a dog-friendly town, for its many off-leash dog parks and dog play areas. Dogs are free to roam in several parks in San Francisco, and in restricted zones at other locations.

Note: California beach areas have more restricted access and leash laws because of the threatened species, the Snowy Plover, which nests in these spots. Off-leash dogs can disturb nests and harm the birds. Other areas may be off limits to dogs for protection natural habitat or endangered plants. Although it can be an inconvenience at times to leash your dog, please observe and be respectful of all laws and signs that pertain to these issues.

DOG PARKS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Alamo Square & The Haight

Alamo Square Park
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: 12 acres
Location: Bordered by Scott, Hayes, Pierce & Fulton

Bernal Heights

Bernal Hill
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: More than 30 acres
Location: Bernal Heights Boulevard – Access from Folsom

Glen Park

Glen Canyon Park
Type: Dogs permitted on leash
Size: Entire park more than 70 acres
Location: Bosworth & Elk just up from Glen Park commercial area

Haight - Corona Heights

Corona Heights Park
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: 16 acres
Location: Bordered by 16th Street & Roosevelt

Marina

Crissy Field
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: 100 acres
Location: Mason Street / Marina

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Mission

Dolores Park
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: 13 acres
Location: Dolores Street at 18th, 19th & 20th

Pacific Heights

Alta Plaza Park
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: 12 acres
Location: Bordered by Clay, Steiner, Jackson & Scott

Potrero Hill

McKinley Square Park
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: Less than five acres
Location: San Bruno & 20th

Presidio / Richmond

Mountain Lake Park
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: 10 acres
Location: Lake Street & 8th
Guide to the Presidio

Sunset

Golden Gate Park
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: More than 100 acres but off-leash dog areas are limited to four zones:

  • Southeast borders - Lincoln Way / King Dr / 2nd Ave / 7th Ave
  • Northeast - Stanyan & Grove
  • South central - King Dr / Middle Dr / 34th Ave /38th Ave
  • North central - 38th & Fulton fenced training area.

Guide to the Inner Sunset

Ocean Beach – Stairwell 1 to 21
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: 13 acres
Location: Great Highway at Sloat

SLIGHTLY FARTHER SOUTH

Fort Funston
(South of Ocean Beach)
Type: Off-Leash dog park and dog areas
Size: More than 200 acres
Location: Off Highway 35 – south of Ocean Beach

John McLaren Park
(Southeast San Francisco /Visitacion Valley / The Portola)
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: More than 300 acres. North section of park has off-leash dog zones.
Location: John F. Shelley Drive

SLIGHTLY FARTHER EAST

Cesar Chavez Park
(Berkeley Marina)
Type: Off-Leash area for dogs
Size: 90 acres with designated off-leash area
Location: Off Highway 80 - University Avenue exit to the Berkeley Marina

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline Park
Richmond (north of Berkeley and Albany)
Type: Off-Leash dog park
Size: 21 acres of off-leash area with bay and San Francisco views, and water access for dogs. Point Isabel and surrounding mudflats and marshes are also a haven for bird watchers.

The park also has Mudpuppy's Tub & Scrub (dog wash) and Cafe for dogs and their owners.
Location: Off Highway 80 - Central Avenue west to Point Isabel.

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