Jordan Park is a sub-community within the greater Laurel Heights neighborhood in San Francisco. It occupies the western side of Laurel Heights, with its major streets being Euclid Avenue, Jordan Avenue, and Geary Boulevard. Most of the neighborhood is residential and upscale, but Geary Boulevard contains a small commercial street with banks, restaurants, coffee shops, and a middle school in the southwest corner of the neighborhood. The Laurel Heights area, including Jordan Park, is known for its pleasant, Victorian architecture and classic west-coast atmosphere.
San Francisco is known to have a unique climate. Due to its location on the San Francisco Bay, the city typically experiences mild to heavy wind year-round and most locals will still be wearing light jackets or windbreakers even in the summer months. If you decide to walk your dog on a cold or windy day, make sure to keep yourself and your dog covered up!
The terrain in San Francisco is famously hilly, however, this isn’t the case for the Jordan Park area. Jordan Park only has a very slight, gradual incline that rises from west to east, but there is no major hill or drastic slope in the area. It isn't the ideal place if you're a more active hiker or your dog is especially high-energy, but if you are looking for a less extreme place to walk your dog in San Francisco in terms of elevation, Jordan Park is one of the mildest areas.
Foot and street traffic can be heavy in some of the busiest parts of San Francisco, but Jordan Park is a quieter section of town. The only time things might get congested is during rush hour on major thoroughfares like Geary Boulevard. If you stick to the residential sections of the neighborhood while walking your dog, you shouldn’t face any traffic issues.
There are no major parks or greenways within the boundaries of Jordan Park, mostly because the neighborhood is only a few blocks in size. But if you travel in any direction outside of the neighborhood, you will still find some good green spaces for walking. Directly to the east, in Laurel Heights, is Laurel Hill Playground. It stretches for 1.5 acres in the middle of the neighborhood and is a popular spot for parents to take their kids. The park has multiple athletic fields, an indoor clubhouse, and lots of open green space that is popular among dog owners in the area.
If you venture one block south of Jordan Park, you will find Angelo J. Rossi Playground which is another park similar in size and nature to Laurel Hill. The park also has several walking trails and a small pool in its upper northwest corner so your pup won't be short on places to exercise.