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Lafayette Park/Pacific Heights

Pros: An idyllic hilltop neighborhood park with tennis courts, picnic tables and a view
Cons:Gets pretty windy up there
Best For: Bringing your canine for a romp with the local four-legged residents of Pacific Heights

In 1858 The Van Ness Ordinance deeded this land to the city, but that didn't stop City Attorney Samuel Holladay from building an Italianate mansion on it. Lafayette Park In 1879 the first astronomical observatory was set up here by UC Professor George Davidson. After the great earthquake and fire of 1906, it became a haven for refugees, who watched the city burning from their hillside encampment. The boundaries of this park extend from Sarcamento to Washington Streets (going South to North) and from Laguna To Gough (going West to East). You can grab a tennis court and hit with a friend, or eat a sandwich on a bench with a view. It's also known for the neighborhood dogs who frolic here daily.
Lafayette Park, San Francisco
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Lafayette Park
Sacamento & Gough (#1 Muni Bus Stops Here)
San Francisco, 94109