Everyone loves 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 adjacent to AT&T Park is the Giants Promenade. This privately owned public park runs along two sides of the ballpark, with waterfront access to McCovey Cove. Open since 2000, the ballpark and promenade have been instrumental in the revitalization of the South Beach waterfront area and the neighborhood as a whole. Where it's located: In the South Beach neighborhood, running from the Embarcadero down to 3rd Street, around AT&T Park.
What it features: The park mostly consists of two long walkways, with a plaza at one end, a second plaza between the walkways and a green space at the other end. Benches provide seating with waterfront views, and public art is displayed. Plaques embedded in the concrete commemorate great moments in Giants history.
How to get there: The T/K and N light rail lines are the best way to get there via Muni. There are also multiple bus lines running close to the park (10, 45, 30), or if you are coming from the Peninsula jump on Caltrain and get dropped off about two blocks away.
Dogs allowed?: Dogs are allowed, but leash only is the rule—which may actually be enforced by private security.
Don't Miss: A free Giants game. During all home games a viewing area is available from the park with views of the game. The game view is not amazing and they rotate people out every couple innings, but it is still an opportunity to catch some free professional sports action in person, an option not available in most cities. And when you turn around you are treated to sweeping views of McCovey Cove and the San Francisco Bay.
·AT&T Park [Ballparks.com]
·Giants History [MLB.com]