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The Very Dog-Friendly Walter Haas Park and Playground

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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.

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Looking for a place to take your pup out for the day? Many places will do. Looking for a place to take your pup out for the day and want world-class views of the city? Then the clear choice is the Walter Haas Park and Playground. Located high atop the border between Glen Park and Diamond Heights the well-maintained park is a great place for all types of domesticated San Franciscans: dogs will love the play area, kids will love the playground, and adults will love the scenic views of downtown and the Bay (not to mention the break from the dog and kids). Where it's located: In Glen Park, bound by Diamond Heights Boulevard, Addison Street and Beacon Street.

What it features: A fenced-in dog area, basketball court, large lawn, concrete seating and 2 playgrounds.

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 or 52 to Diamond Heights Boulevard and walk over from there for a much flatter arrival.

Dogs allowed?: Dogs are allowed, encouraged, and allowed to roam leash-free in designated areas.

Don't miss: The aforementioned doggy play area. There are not many places in San Francisco where a pet lover can let their four-legged friend run free. Taking them to Walter Haas Park is also a great opportunity for them to make friends. According to one Yelp reviewer, "One day...there were 30 small dogs at the same time."
·Walter Haas Playground [San Francisco Parks and Recreation]
·Walter Haas Park and Playground [Yelp]

Walter Haas Park

5499 Diamond Heights, San Francisco, CA 94131