Central Richmond is a gorgeous neighborhood nestled between Inner Richmond and Outer Richmond. It is bordered by the Golden Gate Park on one side and the Lobos Creek and South Bay on the other. This is a primarily residential neighborhood with restaurants situated primarily along Geary Boulevard. You can get a first class grooming experience for your dog as well as some great accessories right within Central Richmond at the Top Dog Boutique and Grooming. Pets Corner also provides natural pet products for your spoiled pooch.
There is a natural environment for you to travel to in this area, whether you want beautifully manicured trails or natural wilderness areas. To the south of Central Richmond, the Golden Gate Park offers gorgeous trails as well as lovely grassy areas and lots of attractive water features. North of Central Richmond is Mountain Lake Park and Lobos Creek as well as the wide and beautiful Sandy Baker Beach.
Central Richmond is a heavily populated area with homes of generally two or three stories that are spaced flush together. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic is heavy and there is no spacer between sidewalk and road so you will find yourself walking your dog close to your side. Trees are few, so this can be an excruciatingly hot walk in the summer months.
It isn't hard to get a break from the hot city streets of Central Richmond. You can head either north or south and find absolutely wonderful areas to explore. The Golden Gate Park provides varied terrain between grassy fields and thickly forested areas. Lots of small lakes can give you a chance to expose your pup to the water and take a swim.
Whether you want to stick to the well-maintained trails or wander off the beaten path, you will have a great experience with your pup.
The Golden Gate Park provides miles of well-maintained pathway through grassy areas as well as thick forest. The park's dog training area is a wonderful place to play with your pup off-leash and let and at the far west side of the park, you can find a sandy beach that extends for miles along the coast.
You can follow the beach down the coast to Lake Merced and the area around the coastline here. By heading north of the coastline, you will find your way to Sutro Heights Park and Point Lobos. These areas provide striking views of the gorgeous cliff and crashing waves.
You can explore all the way along the coastline up to Lands End Lookout, to the Mile Rock Beach, and all the way to China Beach and Sandy Baker Beach. All the way along this area, the coastline is natural except for a few places where homes push against the beach.