Heron’s Head Park is a peninsula park and one of the few wetlands on San Francisco's shoreline. The park named for its shape when viewed from the air, coincidentally attracts over 100 different bird species per year. This area is teeming with interesting flora and fauna, and has many different ways to enjoy it. Heron’s Head Park also has a woofderful treat for your pupper, an off-leash dog area!
While the park welcomes dogs, pups need to stay leashed and on the trails to protect the wildlife restoration effortsthroughout most of it. However, the fenced, off-leash area provides a safe place for doggos to enjoy some pawsitive socialization, and burn off some steam in freedom. The dog park is quite small and has a dirt surface, but is great for making furry-friends and a game of fetch. Don’t forget the waste bags and plenty of drinking water for your parched puppy! Keep a close eye on your dog so that this can remain a safe haven for everyone.
There are plenty more areas in Heron’s Head Park to explore with your canine companion. This is a top destination for bird watchers in San Francisco, so be sure to bring a pair of binoculars! The park not only attracts wildlife enthusiasts, but hikers, bikers, teachers, students, and dog walkers. There are two dog-friendly trails in the park, both along the waterfront. Along the way you’ll find interpretive signs that describe the terrain, plants, and animals. You can take in some knowledge while your pupper takes in the scents.
Some other features of this park are picnics areas, a bike path leading up to the park, bike racks and restrooms. There are also environmental education programs, where you can learn about the San Francisco Bay’s ecology.
Heron’s Head Park is a unique area that clearly loves animals, including their neighborhood dogs!