San Francisco’s Best Dog Parks

The city by the bay is crazy about their dogs, so it’s no wonder that San Franciscans have the privilege of bring their furry friends to some of the nation’s best dog parks.

Alamo Square Dog Park

Sandwiched between the Western Addition and the Lower Haight, this hilltop park in the historic Alamo Square district is best known for its postcard view of the row of colorful Victorians known as the “Painted Ladies”.


Bernal Heights Dog Park

A popular destination amongst both residents and non-residents of the Bernal Heights neighborhood, this scenic 35-acre, off-leash dog park is set at the peak of an old rock quarry and provides visitors with world-class panoramic views of the city.

Crissy Field

One the most famous dog beaches in Northern California,  Crissy Field is a former airfield. So walk your pup down the runway to enjoy the plentiful places to run and play, with the water on one side and the Presidio to the other.


Dolores Dog Park

The views of the San Francisco skyline from Dolores Park are among the best from any dog park in the city.


Fort Funston

Aptly named, Funston is often regarded as one of the best places to walk a dog in the Golden State. Plus its fun for people too! The park is also popular amongst hang gliders, bicyclists, and horseback riders.

Huntington Park

In the Disney movie of SF dogdom, Nob Hill’s Huntington Park would be where all the snooty poodles would strut about looking down their noses at the rambunctious beagle hero of the film. This park with a famous fountain in the center of it, sits in the shadow of Grace Cathedral. It’s technically an on-leash park, and there is a playground right next to it, so for off-leash play this is strictly limited to the really well behaved, and tends to mostly be for small dogs.

Mission Creek Park

Located on Berry street, residents of the UDR communities Edgewater and Channel Mission Bay can easily walk to this gem in the city. That’s why we love it. But others love it because its convenient for urban dwellers, and its open in the winter.


Rincon Hill Dog Park

Grass is rare in the Financial District. But this fairly new addition to the Rincon Hill neighborhood makes residents and their pooches happy with a separate small dog and big dog areas, lights, drinking water, benches, and trees.

Did we miss one of Fido’s favorites? Be sure to comment below! And if you’re looking for a new apartment home in San Francisco, be sure to check out UDR’s pet friendly communities

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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