The Rincon Hill Dog Park is a specially adapted street corner space designated as a dog park in San Francisco, California. There is a large parking lot under the Bay Bridge from where the dog park is easily accessed. The dog park is an approximately two-acre patch of ground which has been enclosed with chain-link fencing that is solely for exercising dogs off-leash. There is concrete paving at the entrance.
The Rincon Hill Dog Park is comprised of two separate sections. There is an elongated rectangular shaped run for large dogs and a semi-circular, completely enclosed, small dog pen. Both off-leash areas are surfaced with rough, stony dirt edged by gravel. The dog park is open to the elements. There is no shade in sunny weather or anywhere to shelter when it rains.
The large dog run is bordered on one side with a grassy bank and by a highway on the other. Secure double fencing has been installed between the dog park and the highway. The small dog run is surrounded by a low embankment which has been planted with trees. Paved pathways connect the two separate spaces. There is a large paved area with gardens and benches at the front of the park.
A freshwater fountain has been installed and poop bags are normally available. The Rincon Hill Dog Park is maintained by a voluntary group. Any donations of poop bags and drinking bowls are very welcome. Pet owners are obliged to pick up after their dogs and to also help maintain the site to a high standard of cleanliness. Pet owners are reminded that state law requires them to deal with their pet's poop. Failure to do so can lead to a summons and fine of up to $320. Also not carrying a poop bag in hand, when exercising a dog on leash on the street or off-leash in the dog park, can leave them liable to a further fine of $320.