Basking in the mild weather of San Francisco, you are likely to find a dog-friendly establishment or park around every corner. With easily mild temperatures in the winter and minimal rainfall year round, dog walking is a favorite pastime in San Francisco and it is one US city that is known for being dog-friendly. If there is not a clear sign, but there is an outdoor patio, chances are it's dog-friendly, so don't be afraid to ask!
A good mix of natural terrain is thrown in the neighborhood with some great parks. Bernal Heights Summit is a natural climbing experience with walking trails almost to the top where a privately owned space holds the famous radio tower.
The parks in Bernal Heights offer the much needed green spaces for the dog-friendly neighborhood. The Bernal Heights Dog Park is a 36+ acre park that sits on top of the Bernal Heights Summit. This is an off-leash park for dogs with no separation of large or small dogs. It is also not a structured, fenced-in park but rather a free roaming, trail hiking experience. Keep untrained pups on a leash!
St. Mary's Dog Play Area off of Justin Drive in Bernal Heights has been ranked as one of the best dog play parks in the city. With a double gated entrance to keep our furry friends safe, the park offers a large, manicured grass field. Lots of benches and picnic tables are available for two-legged folks. Water fountains are available to keep your furry friend hydrated. The area is not separated for large and small dogs, so keep an eye on your little pups!