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.[Photo via Patricia Chang]
Located near the geographic center of the city, Duboce Park covers less than two square blocks yet is one of the City's most popular and well received recreation areas. The park straddles the border between the Lower Haight and Duboce Triangle while sitting central in San Francisco's newest landmark area, the Duboce Park Landmark District. With its proximity to Hayes Valley and the building boom currently going on in the surrounding neighborhoods, expect this park to become all the more popular. Where it's located: Along Duboce Avenue, bounded by Scott and Steiner streets.
What it features: A multi-use area for dogs, a playground, a basketball court, a dog-free section of lawn, the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center, and the Scott Street Labyrinth designed for yoga, meditation and relaxation.
How to get there: The N Muni light rail line will drop you off right in front of the park. If coming from the north/south take bus lines 24 or 22 to get close.
Dogs allowed?: Dogs are welcome and even allowed off-leash in the multi-use area, a fenced in section for the pups and children.
Don't miss: One of the park's planned events. This park seems to have fun happenings every week, from children's Halloween parties to tag sales and pet parades. For a calendar of events click here.
·Duboce Park Historic District Up for Final Review [Curbed SF]
·Duboce Park [SF Recreation and Parks]
·Event Calendar [Friends of Duboce Park]