Mission Dolores Park


534 18th Street, San Francisco CA
San Francisco, CA

Phone: 415-554-9529

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Type:
Family Friendly, Great Views, Recreational Facilities, Relaxing

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    Mission Dolores Park

    Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
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    Mission Dolores Park

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10BEST Says

Attractions near The Cow Palace: Mission Dolores Park is the heart of the Mission district and offers wonderful views of downtown. This is a true city park: often crowded, usually loud, and a great spot for people-watching. Street performers and food trucks often visit the park for a real "local" feel. a recent remodel has made the park even more kid-friendly, so it's a good option for those who might be traveling with small kids who needs some room to run. And after all that running, the uber-hip Mission District with its endless restaurants and bars is right at your feet. A full day at Mission Dolores Park can definitely be counted as a classic San Francisco day.

Free Things to Do: Mission Dolores Park is the heart of the Mission district and offers wonderful views of downtown. This is a true city park: often crowded, usually loud, and a great spot for people-watching. Street performers and food trucks often visit the park for a real "local" feel. Over 14 acres in size, it's second to only Golden Gate Park in terms of space and activities. With a brand new playground, it's now a fantastic option for families, as well, with the always popular Bi-Rite Market just around the corner for those necessary summer ice-cream cones. And since this area is often protected by hills from the chilly summer fog, you can actually enjoy that summer cone.

Things to Do with Kids: For years, Mission Dolores Park was simply the heart of the Mission district, offering wonderful views of downtown and lots of space for San Francisco hipsters to play frisbee and enjoy a late afternoon beer. This is a true city park: often crowded, usually loud, and a great spot for people-watching. Street performers and food trucks often visit the park for a real "local" feel. After years of outcry from Mission neighborhood families who wanted someplace close to take their kids, Mission Dolores now features a state-of-the art playground for the youngsters. If you don't feel like driving to - and paying for - Great America, take the family to Mission Dolores Park.

Family Attractions Worth Driving For: Mission Dolores Park is the heart of the Mission district and offers wonderful views of downtown. This is a true city park: often crowded, usually loud, and a great spot for people-watching. Street performers and food trucks often visit the park for a real "local" feel. Although the recent renovation and addition of an enormous children's playground was met with some hostility to longtime residents, things have settled down now, and the area is really a perfect spot for both kids and adults. If you need a break from the jungle gym, cross over to the Bi-Rite Grocery for their always popular ice cream cones.

Parks: Mission Dolores Park is the heart of the Mission district and offers wonderful views of downtown. This is a true city park: often crowded, usually loud, and a great spot for people-watching. Street performers and food trucks often visit the park for a real "local" feel.


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Local Expert Says:

Attractions near The Cow Palace: "Mission Dolores just underwent a massive remodel."

Free Things to Do: "Mission Dolores has finished a recent renovation."

Things to Do with Kids: "Mission Dolores just finished a remodel and is open to the public."

Family Attractions Worth Driving For: "Mission Dolores has added a huge children's playground."

Parks: "Mission Dolores is undergoing a remodel but is still open to the public."

Best for Attractions near The Cow Palace Because: Mission Dolores is one of the best "people-watching" spots of the trendy, eclectic Mission neighborhood.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Mission Dolores Park offers some of the best "people-watching" opportunities in the city.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Attractions near The Cow Palace: Mission Dolores Park is the heart of the Mission district and offers wonderful views of downtown. This is a true city park: often crowded, usually loud, and a great spot for people-watching. Street performers and food trucks often visit the park for a real "local" feel. a recent remodel has made the park even more kid-friendly, so it's a good option for those who might be traveling with small kids who needs some room to run. And after all that running, the uber-hip Mission District with its endless restaurants and bars is right at your feet. A full day at Mission Dolores Park can definitely be counted as a classic San Francisco day.

Free Things to Do: Mission Dolores Park is the heart of the Mission district and offers wonderful views of downtown. This is a true city park: often crowded, usually loud, and a great spot for people-watching. Street performers and food trucks often visit the park for a real "local" feel. Over 14 acres in size, it's second to only Golden Gate Park in terms of space and activities. With a brand new playground, it's now a fantastic option for families, as well, with the always popular Bi-Rite Market just around the corner for those necessary summer ice-cream cones. And since this area is often protected by hills from the chilly summer fog, you can actually enjoy that summer cone.

Things to Do with Kids: For years, Mission Dolores Park was simply the heart of the Mission district, offering wonderful views of downtown and lots of space for San Francisco hipsters to play frisbee and enjoy a late afternoon beer. This is a true city park: often crowded, usually loud, and a great spot for people-watching. Street performers and food trucks often visit the park for a real "local" feel. After years of outcry from Mission neighborhood families who wanted someplace close to take their kids, Mission Dolores now features a state-of-the art playground for the youngsters. If you don't feel like driving to - and paying for - Great America, take the family to Mission Dolores Park.

Family Attractions Worth Driving For: Mission Dolores Park is the heart of the Mission district and offers wonderful views of downtown. This is a true city park: often crowded, usually loud, and a great spot for people-watching. Street performers and food trucks often visit the park for a real "local" feel. Although the recent renovation and addition of an enormous children's playground was met with some hostility to longtime residents, things have settled down now, and the area is really a perfect spot for both kids and adults. If you need a break from the jungle gym, cross over to the Bi-Rite Grocery for their always popular ice cream cones.

Parks: Mission Dolores Park is the heart of the Mission district and offers wonderful views of downtown. This is a true city park: often crowded, usually loud, and a great spot for people-watching. Street performers and food trucks often visit the park for a real "local" feel.

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Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Attractions near The Cow Palace: "Mission Dolores just underwent a massive remodel."

Free Things to Do: "Mission Dolores has finished a recent renovation."

Things to Do with Kids: "Mission Dolores just finished a remodel and is open to the public."

Family Attractions Worth Driving For: "Mission Dolores has added a huge children's playground."

Parks: "Mission Dolores is undergoing a remodel but is still open to the public."

Best for Attractions near The Cow Palace Because: Mission Dolores is one of the best "people-watching" spots of the trendy, eclectic Mission neighborhood.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Mission Dolores Park offers some of the best "people-watching" opportunities in the city.

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