For those of you looking for a really nice dog park with wonderful woods, miles of trails and vast open spaces, try McLaren park.
McLaren Park was opened in 1927 and is named for John McLaren, known as the Grandfather of Golden Gate Park. It is located just off 101 and is nestled at the top of the Excelsior district and contains 312 acres of open land to roam around.
You can reach the park from Mansell or Persia Avenues in the Excelsior/Portola Districts. The Park is a hidden gem in the City and is the second largest city park in San Francisco, only slightly smaller than the much busier Golden Gate Park. You'll even find the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, picnic areas, tennis courts and even a lake!
The beauty of McLaren Park is the open spaces. You'll often find yourself with a trail to yourself and parking is never an issue, even on the weekends. You'll get majestic views of the downtown area and the bay, open trails and a place where your dog can swim, run, walk or just lounge around with other park lovers.
To find out more about McLaren Park by visiting the SF Parks & Recreation site.
Enjoy the park!
Owner, Fetch! Pet Care, San Francisco