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John McLaren Park, San Francisco

#67 of 70 in Parks in San Francisco
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
John McLaren Park is a park in southeastern San Francisco. At 312.54 acres (126.48 ha), McLaren Park is the third largest park in San Francisco by area, after Golden Gate Park and Presidio. The park is surrounded mostly by the Excelsior, Crocker-Amazon, Visitacion Valley, Portola and University Mound neighborhoods.

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  • Many locals do not know of this hidden gem. McLaren Park has many walkable paths and some of the best views of the City. People play pickle ball and practice Tai Chi on the weekends. Be smart...  more »
  • This park is a nice place for a walk. It's not very crowded. You may encounter someone here and there. It's not somewhere that's been taken over by tourists. So it's a good place to go if you...  more »
  • This is on of San Francisco's best kept secrets. Lush and wild. It also has many cool spaces and locations inside! Great for tourists and locals alike!
  • The second largest park in San Francisco. Could use more tender loving care from the city of San Francisco. I hope more hiking trails are developed.This is one of my favorite parks. Very popular with dog walkers (large pooch play areas including a pond). This park is also the home of the Jerry Garcia amphitheatre, several children playgrounds and an abundances of picnic areas. There are also tennis courts. In my opinion the only thing missing is the abundance of attention that's given to others parks in the city.

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