South Beach Park
San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: South Beach
Hours: Now Closed
Added By: Garrett
|Park Leash Policy|
|Permitted Dog Areas||
Small (1-10 acres)
Walk or use public transit.
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This park used to be a good place to take our dog for playing with the other neighborhood doggies. Whoever is responsible for this park changed the landscaping company - this company overwaters and changed the fertilizer to these little, yellow pellets that dogs love to eat. As a result, this park is now a boggy, muddy, torn up mess. In the winter, people tend not to pick up after their dog as they'd prefer to keep their feet dry. We've been avoiding this place for months.
This is a great park where you will always run into pups! It is right next to Java Hut so you can grab a cup of coffee and read the paper or make friends with the locals. The park is right by the Marina and some of the best weather in the city!
This is my neighborhood place, we come here almost twice a day and our dog loves it! great space for running and mostly protected with bushes and the marina. Since this place is run by the marina/port authority there is some extra freedom, and the Java House is great for BACON if you and your dog love it!
Certain times of the year some parts can be overwatered, so if your dog is a mud eater, it may not be your favorite place.
We come here every day with our dog, and there is a great dog community here. The plus's are easy access to a doggie water fountain, large grassy field, poop bags, and frequent doggie fun times as I call them when what seems like all the neighborhood dogs come out to play.
The minuses are that this area is not fenced so you must have a dog that listens well (bikers on one side and cars on the other), the fish-fertilizer that they use on occasion that makes all the dogs want to eat the grass, and the game-day heaps of Giants fans. For the most part all the dogs just stay on the grass anyway, so it's not an issue.
Technically, there are signs that say dogs must be on leash in this space. But every single day, multiple times a day, there are anywhere from 3-15 dogs running around off-leash.
An additional note: b/c there is a kiddie playground right next to the lawn, there's often families and small children that come to use this area as well. This can be a plus if you are looking for some child-socialization, or a minus if your dog is bad around children. But either way, the children are fenced in :-)
This park has something for everyone. During the middle of the day you'll find the half dozen SOMA toddlers playing on the fenced in playground. Around 5:30 the dogs show up for some off-leash frolicking on the large grassy area. The rest of the time tourists, Giants fans, and office workers relax in the park or stroll along the marina.
The park is also right next to Java House so you can grab a beer or sandwich to enjoy in the sun. For thirsty dogs, the dog water fountain at the end of the park is a great feature.
This park is right by a busy road so your dog should be under strict voice control.
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