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

    Photo courtesy of nguy1

10BEST Says

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.

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. While it does tend to cater to the wilder side, especially during the evening and late night hours, the newly renovated children's play area has made this park one of the best options for those traveling with kids. And with the ever-popular Bi-Rite grocery (with its delicious ice cream) right around the corner, kids who are pooped from running and screaming can get their sugar charge right back up.

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.

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.


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Local Expert Says:

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

Parks: "Mission Dolores has been recently remodeled."

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

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

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Mission Dolores is the favorite spot for locals with kids.

Best for Parks Because: Now that the playground area has been added, Mission Dolores is a great option for those traveling with kids.

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

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

10Best List photo 10BEST says

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.

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. While it does tend to cater to the wilder side, especially during the evening and late night hours, the newly renovated children's play area has made this park one of the best options for those traveling with kids. And with the ever-popular Bi-Rite grocery (with its delicious ice cream) right around the corner, kids who are pooped from running and screaming can get their sugar charge right back up.

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.

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.

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Local Expert Tom Molanphy Says:

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

Parks: "Mission Dolores has been recently remodeled."

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

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

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Mission Dolores is the favorite spot for locals with kids.

Best for Parks Because: Now that the playground area has been added, Mission Dolores is a great option for those traveling with kids.

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

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

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