A photo of a dog at Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park. photo credit: @thesassydorkie
Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA is pet-friendly.
Many dog owners bring their pets to Golden Gate Park, which features four separate off-leash areas.
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A photo of a dog at Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park. photo credit: @thesassydorkie
Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA is pet-friendly.

Description

Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco's most popular pet-friendly parks. Dogs have a dedicated off-leash area near the entrance at Fulton St. and 38th Ave. There are four separate off-leash areas: the southeast section between Lincoln Way, King Drive and 2nd and 7th Avenues; the Northeast section at Stanyan and Grove Streets; the Southcentral area between King Drive, Middle Drive, and 34th and 38th Avenues; and the fenced training area at 38th Ave. and Fulton.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Golden Gate Park has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 4 dog owners on BringFido.

  • More than one year ago.
    Where the locals go

    The fully fenced-in area at Fulton & 38th (it's right by the bison field) is our favorite park in the city. (Well, it's also the closest.) You want to make sure you go in the late afternoon, after all the dog walkers leave and the locals show up, because that's when you meet the owners who really care about their dogs, pay attention, socialize with other dog owners, etc. If you go earlier, closer to lunchtime on weekdays, there are so many dogs with dog walkers that there's no room for the dogs to run around, and the dog walkers are kind of cliquey. Typically there are lots of tennis balls around to play with, as well as (often) other toys. By far the best part of this park is the fact that it's fully fenced in, so there's no danger of your dog running off.

  • More than one year ago.
    Good large fenced area, occasional bad owners.

    It's bigger than a soccer field. It's mainly the dirt/sand you will find in the Sunset. Most of the owners are responsible.

    Unfortunately at this point (4/15/15) there is a woman that brings a dog that attacks other dogs WITHOUT warning.

    It is a young Husky mix (brindleish) with one blue and one brown eye.

    My dog (which is a Pit mix) was fixated on a ball and had never met this dog before. This woman when she showed up took both the leash and the collar off the dog as soon as she entered. This dog went straight as an arrow at full speed and attacked my dog, who defended herself.

    I stepped into the melee and broke it up. The woman that owned the attacking dog did nothing to calm the situation. I had to drag my dog to a gate while letting her face backwards to fend off the attacks for about 50 ft.

    The whole time she did nothing.

    After I got my dog away, and we walked around to where I was parked and she was busy texting she said to me that her dog was only playing.

    Tell that to my dog with the two cuts on her cheek, and who has since been short with other dogs.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Park in SF

    This is a wonderful park for both owners and dogs alike. I never found the "fenced" area but the walk from the inland to the beach area is wonderful.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Fenced Area

    The fenced dog area near Fulton & 38th was great for our puppy. One corner of the area was a little muddy but otherwise the sand makes for quick cleanup of dirty paws. No grass though. Lots of bigger dogs but there were no issues.

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