While non-service dogs aren't allowed to enjoy the green, manicured expanse a golf course can offer, there are plenty of public spaces where they're welcome to enjoy a leisurely stroll or fast-paced jog with you. Less than seven miles southwest of downtown San Francisco, Lakeshore is home to a majority of properties. A very west coast vibe permeates the residential streets of Lakeshore, with homes painted in happy pastels and lightly toned, summery neutrals. All in all, the neighborhood is a fun, relaxing place to wander and explore with Fido.
A lot of San Francisco is not on a grid system which is mainly due to the bursts of hills and elevation, causing roads to hug the natural lines and curve. Most of Lakeshore's roads in its residential areas are curvy.
Lake Merced Park is surrounded by both greenery and ocean views. To those looking for a challenge, views of the city are available when you scale any number of hills in the park. You and your furry friend can tackle the trail that surrounds Lake Merced, which is a little less than 5 miles round-trip.
Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove is a wonderful place to enjoy outdoor entertainment. The dog park at Stern Grove is spacious, has green grass, lots of trees, and natural growth.
San Francisco continues to top lists as one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, so you'll never be short on options for outdoor fun.