Fodor's Expert Review Alta Plaza Park

Pacific Heights Park/Playground
Free Fodor's Choice

Golden Gate Park's longtime superintendent, John McLaren, designed the nearly 12-acre park in the early 1900s, modeling its steep south-facing terracing on that of the Grand Casino in Monte Carlo, Monaco. From the top you can see Marin to the north, downtown to the east, Twin Peaks to the south, and Golden Gate Park to the west. Kids love the many play structures at the large, enclosed playground at the top; dogs love the off-leash area in the parks southeast corner.

Park/Playground Free Family Views Pet Friendly Fodor's Choice

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San Francisco, California  94115, USA

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