Potrero Hill can be found in the east of San Francisco. It is famous for the incredible views it offers of the city skyline and the Bay coast. To the west of the area, you have Mission District bordered by the 101 Freeway. On its southern border, you have Cesar Chavez road which separates the area from Islais Creek. To the north, you have the Design District and Mission Bay. Right on its eastern side, you have San Francisco Bay itself.
Just as many dog amenities can be found in Potrero Hill as anywhere else in the city. Pawtrero Hill Bathhouse and Feed can be found on Mississippi Street. It provides a range of pet supplies and food made from all organic recipes. It’s also a great pampering place for your pooch as it provides organic soaps and raised bathtubs. VCA San Francisco Veterinary Service can be found Alabama Street which is perfect for making sure your pooch is healthy.
San Francisco is a very hilly city and Potrero Hill is no different. Named because of its steep terrain, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a flat, open space in this neighborhood. This can be hard work for both dogs and owners with lower fitness levels, so it is recommended that you plan your walk before you set off in order to avoid some of the area’s largest hills. Wear appropriate footwear and recognize your physical limits to avoid any injury.
The terrain in Potrero Hill is almost totally built-up and artificial. It is a central city location that consists of mostly residences and commercial buildings. If you’re looking for a walk where your pooch can really roam free, you may need to go a little further outside of the area. The coastline in this area can be commercial, so you’ll need to cross to the other side of the island if you'd like a more natural landscape.
Potrero Hill is home to a number of inner city parks and recreation areas. The largest is Potrero Park on Arkansas and 23rd Street. It is home to a recreation center which provides many of the area’s sporting activities. Jackson Playground can be found on Mariposa Street and 17th Street. Remember to observe local leash laws in the area to avoid incidents with other pedestrians. There are ball fields and tennis courts there as well.
Near the industrial coastline, you have the Warm Water Cove Park. This used to be home to wasteland but now provides a number of paved paths and grassland. Esprit Park can be found just east of the 230 Freeway. It’s an ideal area for dogs with trees and wide open green space. This is a small urban park which is perfect for weekday visits within the neighborhood. While Potrero Hill is a built up area, there’s a nice balance of inner city green spaces available.