Glen Park Canyon

Shhh, this San Francisco green space is a secret

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The only kids you ever see in Glen Park Canyon live nearby. Though the unpopularity of this enchanting green space is a travesty, those who populate the canyon enjoy its spaciousness with glee.

How can you not marvel in a 70-acre canyon of whistling and creaking eucalyptus trees, populated by owlets, hawks, a resident coyote, a co-op preschool, and a slew of local dogs? Once a year the city even adds goats to the scene to mow the lawn.

The playground attracts more toddlers than tweens, but don’t let that detract you from a visit. There’s ample equipment sure to excite a resistant nine year old.

Hiking through the canyon is a treat for all ages. Most of the trails are stroller friendly—and you can trek all the way up to Diamond Heights from here. Be sure to dress warmly as this area gets some intense wind and fog—especially in summer.

On rainy days, the indoor playground offers mom and tot classes, sporting programs, and some very used toys.

BART: Glen Park.

At A Glance

70 Elk St
San Francisco


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