Balboa Park and San Francisco have a mild climate and temperatures. Average temperatures range from 45-80°F. This means that your pup doesn't typically have to worry about hot concrete burning their sensitive paw pads on those steamy summer days. However, you should probably grab a light jacket before heading out for a walk as it can get quite chilly during the evenings, on cloudy days, or when a breeze comes in off the Pacific Ocean.
The boundaries of Balboa Park include Havelock Street and San Juan Avenue to the north, Mission Street to the east, Geneva Avenue to the south, and John F. Foran Freeway to the south. Ocean Avenue and Alemany Boulevard are also two major roadways through Balboa Park. You and your pup may want to avoid those roadways just to escape the high-traffic or congested areas.
There are few other parks within walking distance of Balboa Park and they are mostly small parks with playgrounds. However, less than two miles to the east, you will find John McLaren Park, a large public park. John McLaren Park is home to a golf course, a playground, an amphitheater, and almost seven miles of walking trails which are perfect for when your furry friend needs a little extra exercise! There is even a small off-leash area located here.