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.
We love the city's mini parks, and the Clay Street Mini Park has the added bonus of the Presidio Branch Library on site. Rolling grassy lawns to lounge on while reading a book? We're sold.
Where it's located: Clay Street Mini-Park is a sloping lawn surrounding the Presidio Branch Library site, on Clay between Lyon and Baker Streets. It can also be accessed from one of the two cement paths leading from Sacramento Street past the library building.
What it features: There's not a lot of programmed space, but the Clay Street side's two lawns are nicely maintained. Since it's nestled mid-block, it's a great quiet spot for lounging on sunny days.
How to get there: The 1 bus drops off a block away at California and Baker Streets.
Dogs allowed?: Yes, but must be on leash. There's a little mailbox near the Clay Street entrance that has cleanup bags.
Don't Miss: The Presidio Library was recently renovated, with a new exterior restoration.