We all love Golden Gate Park and Dolores Park, but did you know San Francisco has over 220 parks and open spaces? Curbed SF wants to bring fame and glory to some of the smaller, lesser-known parks, and we're doing so with our series Park Life. Each week we'll spotlight a different San Francisco park or open space, and bring you all the details you need to plan a visit.
Perhaps most well-known for Cupid's Span, the giant bow-and-arrow sculpture, Rincon Park has some of the most coveted views in San Francisco. It's waterfront location makes it a favorite for people walking/jogging/biking the Embarcadero and for SOMA residents looking for a tiny slice of green space.
Where it's located: On the Embarcadero between the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge.
What it features: The park's two acres are mostly grassy lawns with flower beds and seating walls along the Embarcadero path. There are also interpretive displays about the waterfront history along the path.
How to get there: Pretty much any light rail and most downtown buses will get you within a few blocks, but the N and T drop off right at the Folsom Street end of the park.
Dogs allowed?: Yes, though they must be on leash. Until the Rincon Hill Dog Park opened up, it was a popular (and one of the only) spot for dog owners in Soma.
Don't Miss: Hard to miss, that 60 foot tall bow-and-arrow sculpture is actually called "Cupid's Span" and was designed by internationally renowned sculptors Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. It was commissioned by Donald and Doris Fisher, founders of Gap, who then gifted it to the City.