Lafayette Dog Park is a beautiful hilltop park sandwiched between two beautiful suburban neighborhoods. The town of Lafayette Park houses several distinct entertainment areas. This is all due to the 10 million dollar renovation project that occurred through the years of 2012 and 2013. The park proper hosts several events, most of which tend to be free to the public.
There are also regular weekly meetups called "Clean & Green with The Friends of Lafayette Park." These events are centered around park upkeep and are also a great way to meet others in the community. Lafayette Park also boasts a fully equipped, 18-hole golf course. Reservations are available either on their website or at the San Fransisco Public Park offices. The marina and harbor are both open seasonally, with dates changing from year to year.
Several walking trails wind through the park, all of which are dog-friendly provided you keep your canine on a leash. Lafayette Park also hosts an almost 100-year-old observatory that still provides free evenings twice a month for all local residents, while non-residents are charged a $2 entrance fee. More information can be found on their website.
In 2014, the second series of renovations brought the Lafayette Park Dog Play Area to fruition. Keeping cost and maintenance in mind, the city decided to cover the majority of the park in synthetic grass. Synthetic grass is incredibly easy to spray down at the end of the day, and ensures that the park opens each day free of excess "dog business." The planners did, however, include a natural grass area for dogs that are partial to it.
The dog park is lined with a low barrier metal fence, which means your dog gets to be off leash as long as you are on the grounds. Public "human" seating is situated throughout the grounds, so if you are elderly or less-able there are plenty of places to rest and catch your breath while your dog runs wild.