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Get to Know the Renovated Aptos Park in Balboa Terrace

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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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At 4.61 acres, the recently renovated Aptos Park "is the pride of Ocean Avenue." Its many amenities and location near a middle school make this open space geared toward the more active park experience. Where it's located: Along Ocean Avenue and Aptos Avenue in the Balboa Terrace area of Ingleside.

What it features: Renovated in 2006, the park includes: children's playground, baseball diamond, tennis court, a multi-use blacktop court, a landscaped jog/walk path and public restrooms.

How to get there: This one is located right along the K Muni line, so just hop off and walk up to the park. The 23 bus line will also drop you off 3 big blocks away if the K is not feasible.

Dogs allowed? Allowed and encouraged, but the leash-only policy is in full effect here with the park's proximity to the adjacent school.

Don't Miss: An opportunity to organize a softball game. Everyone knows about the Marina Playground and Balboa Park, so throw your friends a curve ball and get them out to this relatively unknown beauty.
·Aptos Playground [San Francisco Recreation and Parks]
·Aptos Playground [Park Scan]

Aptos Park

147 Aptos, San Francisco, CA 94127