Mission Creek Dog Park
485 Berry St
(at 7th St)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Hours: Now Open
Added By: Garrett
|Park Leash Policy||
|Permitted Dog Areas||
Small (1-10 acres)
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*Small dog parents* - this park does not have separate sides for big and small dogs so your little 7lb pup is in the same area as a 70lb one.
Look at the dogs playing BEFORE you ever enter the park. If there are all pit bulls and retrievers, keep on walking. Not that these breeds are bad but there is a risk that your pup will be trampled during their play. I know this first hand with my little poodle.
Sometimes we get lucky and there are mostly small dogs or we schedule a play date for a certain time (usually Fridays at 2pm) for little dogs.
I personally think weekends are the worst time to come because there are more visitors than nearby resident dogs. This is when I've seen the intact, aggressive males.
As soon as the 2nd & Beale Street dog park opens in June 2011, I'm saying adios to this place. The new park will have separate sides for big and little. Yay!
Pay careful attention to the other dogs before you let your pooch run here. A friend's dog was mauled here a few months ago by a pit and an akita.
Otherwise, it is kept clean, there is water, and with the double gates it is a safe place to let a dog with poor recall get some free run time.
when i first got roadie i went here a lot as he didn't know his name when called. they have water for the dogs and pop bags. i don't really like the gravel as he gets super dirty but he doesn't seem to mind. the lay out bothers me as it is shaped in an L shape sometimes it can feel too crowded especially by the water fountain and bench. i wish there was a water fountain on the other end. we go here time to time but not so much if there are too many dogs there. i've found when there are too many dogs there it gets a bit chaotic. i'm looking forward to a second park @ mission creek.
Fenced, safe, and popular. Fresh running water is available, pooch can run free and the gravel surface doesn't bother dogs at all (although it does bother some people). It is in fact designed for sanitation. Nothing but 5 bones here.
This is a fenced-in gravel park - it's easy for the park management to keep clean, but your dog will get dirty with gravel dust. Not much to this place, other than a clump of bushes for a good game of chase and a nice water fountain. Parking can be difficult especially during baseball season. Do not park in front as you'll get a hefty parking ticket.
It is nice to have this park in our neighborhood, and there is a good number of dogs and people there. It's a little of the beaten path, but worth the walk through the nice Mission Creek Park. There is a great path along the channel so do the whole loop before and after your stop for fetch at the fenced in dog park!
This place is too small, and has too hard of a gravel surface. Its good in a pinch, however if you want to use the nearby grassy parks, beware of the rangers on tricycles warning you to put your dog back on a leash.
My dogs like it here a lot. This park is not only nicely laid out for dogs to run around but it's pleasing to the eye of dog owners/walkers who have felt left out in other parks around the city. The park crew take great care of the area and I think it's a nice use of the space around the exterior of the PUC waste treatment plant. Wha else could you possibly put there???
I do think it would be nice to have some more shaded areas in the park and look forward to the trees in the play area, which is only about a year and a half old at this point, growing in to larger, more shade-giving trees.
I appreciate the gravel for a few reasons. One is that even though I Frontline my dogs monthly I know that sand can have fleas and ticks in it and sand stays in my dogs fur forever (one long hair and one moderately long hair dog)...the gravel on the other hand doesn't get in to my dogs fur, save for a little dust which isn't any worse than what they pick up in my backyard. Another reason I like the gravel is that for me and the dogs alike it's quite a workout to walk/run in, like sand is. It tires us all out!
I know my boys love grass, but I also know, as a person with a yard at home, how difficult it is to keep the grass alive and green with dogs running around and peeing everywhere. There are other things my tax dollars should go to rather than paying to keep grass in a dog play area.
I look forward to more dog play areas being developed in the Mission Bay area!
I dig this place!
It is on the small side but the manager of the property told us that an additional dog park will be built in the next couple years.
The gravel surface in the dog park is nice. It’s a small pea gravel with smooth edges and doesn’t get hot like sand at the beach does. It is also way more hygienic because gravel doesn't harbor fleas and ticks like sand or bark chip. I know how hard real grass is to keep green and pretty with hundreds of dogs peeing and running on it daily - and think of all the water wasted to keep it alive! Also - unlike other dog parks in the city, this dog park would be closed during the rainy season if the surface were grass.
Under the gravel, according to the property manager (I totally chewed her ear for an hour - thank you!), there is a drainage system and their maintenance staff also hoses the gravel down twice a week. Running around in the gravel is like running around in sand – it tires the dogs out faster without the worry of bugs or having a wet dog to take home in the car.
The park management supplies the entire park, not just the dog run, with degradable dog poo bags in case dog owners forget to bring their own or run out and the dog run has a doggie water fountain as well as a human fountain and a separate bowl to fill up if your dog is afraid of the fountain, which some dogs are.
I dig it.
Go use it.
The primary shortcoming of this place is the gravel surface. When the place is dry my puppy comes home with a light coating of dust. When it is wet he comes home totally covered and unrecognizable. Also, the park could be slightly bigger.
On the upside, it is great to have a fenced dog park in the neighborhood and it has all the amenities you would expect: bags, water, bench.
Be aware that they are currently doing some construction next to the park so things can be a bit noisy.
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