Located on the west coast, Outer Parkside is part of the Parkside District of San Francisco. This district is mostly residential with a primary commercial corridor, Taraval Street, running through the center of the neighborhood. There are restaurants, shops, convenience stores, banks, and plenty of other businesses and services along Taraval Street, and because it is centrally located in Outer Parkside, area residents can easily reach local businesses on foot.
Walking in San Francisco with its Mediterranean climate means pedestrians experience warm weather all year. There is, however, quite a bit of fog, especially on the west coast. If you are walking with your dog in Outer Parkside on a foggy day, be sure to keep your pup close. Remember that foggy days are damp so be prepared with waterproof gear to keep you dry. Most dogs don't mind the fog, but small indoor dogs with short coats can become chilled so be aware of your dog’s comfort.
The most significant greenway in Outer Parkside is more of a sandy color! Ocean Beach runs the length of the west side of Outer Parkside and the beach is dog-friendly! Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach between stairwell 1 and 21, so your dog is free to romp in the ocean, play fetch, and explore to their heart's content. Be aware that garbage and sea creatures that wash up on the shore can be harmful to your pup, so watch for sharp debris or jellyfish and teach your dog to avoid these hazards. Other areas of the beach are accessible to dogs on leash only.
Further inland, there are greenways lining Sunset Boulevard with large trees and paved sidewalks where you can enjoy some shade and respite from the sun. Nearby large parks with greenways just outside of Outer Parkside include Golden Gate Park to the north and Pine Lake Park to the southeast.