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Mission Dolores is a district located in the northeast section of San Francisco, California on the Bayside. This neighborhood is both residential and commercial and has many historic landmarks. Churches, schools, a theatre, some historic institutions such as the San Francisco Armory, and industrial buildings all make interesting walking destinations in the community. There are lots of businesses distributed throughout the area and concentrated on main thoroughfares such as Valencia Street. A local neighborhood association works to designate historic buildings and maintain the area by counteracting graffiti and encouraging preservation of historic structures. 

When strolling through Mission Dolores with your dog, San Francisco locals will experience plenty of foggy days with reduced visibility. This inland Bayside neighborhood usually experiences lifting of fog and clearing earlier in the day than some other areas of San Francisco. Cold snaps and breezy or wet days require a jacket to enjoy on foot travel in the neighborhood.
Terrain in Mission Dolores
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The terrain in Mission Dolores, like much of San Francisco, is hilly. When hiking with your hound in the region, you and your pup will need to navigate some hills, although most inclines in this area are not as steep as in other areas. The residential buildings in the district consist mainly of walk-up apartments and single-family homes that are two to four stories high. Homes are closely set on narrow lots with large beautiful shade trees.  

Mission Dolores contains many historic homes and buildings, some with brick construction. Many are painted light or bright colors and are well maintained and attractive. The neighborhood is named for the Mission Dolores Basilica built in 1776. Featuring unique architecture, it is the oldest intact structure in the City of San Francisco. There are 34 structures including churches, schools, and commercial buildings in the neighborhood that are designated historic buildings and lend beauty and original architecture to the community.

Greenways in Mission Dolores
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16 Greenways
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Mission Dolores Park is a picturesque park consisting of a large open area on a hillside with some trees on the edges and a paved pedestrian path running through it. The area to the south is a large hillside and the park has a prominent slope that provides a view of downtown San Francisco. Recreational facilities like tennis courts, a basketball court, soccer field, and playground area are located here. There is a dog play area where dogs are allowed off-leash.

A few blocks to the west, Buena Vista Park and Corona Heights Park are also easily accessible to Mission Dolores canines. Buena Vista Park is 37 acres and located on a steep hill with views of the surrounding San Francisco neighborhoods. Park goers will need to be prepared for some steep hikes to navigate the park. Corona Heights Park is also located on a hill and is more open than Buena Vista Park which is heavily treed.

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