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.[Photos via Patricia Chang]
Located atop the bluffs above the south end of Noe Valley where it transitions to Glen Park is a steep, rugged space known as Billy Goat Hill Park. A classic San Francisco hilltop park that often induces a rest by the time you arrive, don't shy away from the hike. Privacy, views, and even a little excitement await at the top. Where it's located: At the top of a hill between 30th and Beacon Streets in the Glen Park neighborhood.
What it features: Besides a couple walking trails, a couple of swings, a small grass area and some nice views? Not much.
How to get there: To get there on Muni take the 24 to 30th and Noe and climb the last couple of blocks. Or you can take the 35 to Diamond Heights Boulevard and cut through the Walter Haas Playground over to Beacon Street.
Dogs allowed?: Yes, but with the steep terrain they may not enjoy the park much.
Don't Miss: The awesome swings. Hanging from a big tree of the edge of the hill, the swing offers a chance for the brave to watch the land drop from beneath their feet. Proceed with caution, however. We are not sure the swings are sanctioned (or inspected) by any city entity.
·Billy Goat Hill Park [San Francisco Parks Alliance]