Mission Dolores Park

Dolores St (btwn 18th & 20th St), San Francisco, CA 94110
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Closed until 6:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–10:00 PM
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  • "Bring a six pack a blanket and enjoy the park" (15 tips)
  • "... up some friends on a sunny day. Plant yourselves on Hipster Beach and..." (11 tips)
  • "Get take-away, have a picnic!" (13 tips)
  • Mazda

    Dolores Park is named after Mission Dolores, established by Spanish missionaries in 1776.

    Mazda · October 25, 2010
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 - Reader's Poll - BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE WATCH

    SF Weekly · May 19, 2011
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  • Katie M.

    Go to the top (top right) corner of the park for some of the best views of the city.

    Katie M. · April 28, 2009
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  • timoni w.

    stop by Bi-Rite first, to stock up on wine & fruit.

    timoni w. · July 19, 2009
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 - Reader's Poll - BEST PARK

    SF Weekly · May 19, 2011
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  • Valentine's Day Movie

    This picturesque park offers free movie nights, concerts, and tennis & basketball courts. Locals' favorite eats are within walking distance - try Tartine, BiRite Creamery, or Pizzeria Delfina. #vday

    Valentine's Day Movie · February 2, 2010
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  • Corinna P.

    Part of living in San Francisco is laying around and being a bastard. Indulge! And brown bag some Steel Reserve while you're at it.

    Corinna P. · August 7, 2011
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  • Keane L.

    Dolores Park Movie Night! Bring a sweater because it can get cold... Brrr!

    Keane L. · April 15, 2009
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  • Erika K.

    Lay back and enjoy the views, whether it be the tight rope walkers or the families enjoying the rare sunshine.

    Erika K. · June 18, 2009
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  • Jess H.

    Grab a 12 pack and round up some friends on a sunny day. Plant yourselves on Hipster Beach and enjoy the people watching. Make friends with someone who lives nearby so you can pee.

    Jess H. · April 4, 2009
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST FIVE PICNIC SPOTSTop 5: Dolores Park, Crissy Fields, South Park, Corona Heights, & SF Botanical Garden... Read more

    SF Weekly · May 25, 2011
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  • Kelly S.

    Wanna get a tan, ironically the beach is not your place to do it. Go to Dolores to sit back, enjoy libations, people watch and enjoy the warmest weather in the city. Just watch out for the pizza dough Read more

    Kelly S. · June 20, 2011
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  • Jessica R.

    Look for the man with copper pots. He has the most amazing goodies for you at a reasonable price!! Also, the views of the city are amazing.

    Jessica R. · November 8, 2009
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  • Adrienne A.

    Hide your booze from the cops!

    Adrienne A. · July 5, 2010
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  • Sarah L.

    Watch out for hipsters.

    Sarah L. · June 26, 2010
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 - Reader's Poll - BEST PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS

    SF Weekly · May 19, 2011
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  • Chris G.

    The BEST place to have a blast with friends on a warm sunny day in San Francisco. Great park, great views, great people.

    Chris G. · June 4, 2010
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  • Jori L.

    The park to spend a sunny Sunday

    Jori L. · August 18, 2011
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  • lara l.

    Movies in the park, tamale lady, acro-yoga and dogs on the loose. Chill with good friends and enjoy the view.

    lara l. · May 14, 2009
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  • Catherine B.

    Best spot in town for a picnic!

    Catherine B. · February 15, 2010
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  • Joe G.

    Have an afternoon sit with your friends from out of town on the bench in the southwest (highest) corner of the park.

    Joe G. · March 18, 2009
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  • molly m.

    Dog Inventory: Go to Dolores Park and count the dogs, bonus points if there are more than 25.

    molly m. · March 18, 2009
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  • Guce

    Give some beer cans/bottles to the Asian lady who collects em!

    Guce · September 28, 2010
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  • Hiten P.

    go

    Hiten P. · May 30, 2009
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  • David L.

    New slides -- skinny and wide!

    David L. · April 21, 2012
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  • Jamie

    look around. if you can't decide who the biggest hipster is... it's probably you.

    Jamie · September 6, 2011
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  • Andrew C.

    Stop by during the day for some great people watching, day drinking, and relaxsunning. Or come by at night for a picturesque cityscape.

    Andrew C. · December 29, 2011
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  • Chris M.

    Don't be a jerk. Pick up after yourself. The rubbish does not magically disappear via the Dolores Park Fairy. Read more

    Chris M. · May 16, 2011
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  • Dora

    Hungry? Kids need a snack? Bi-rite creamery is across the street on 18th street. For something healthier, nearby Bi-Rite Market has great sandwiches and snack foods.Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more

    Dora · June 30, 2010
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  • Rachel G.

    bring sun glasses and a bad attitude if going alone to ward off horny men, and homeless drunkards...other than that a great time :-) Read more

    Rachel G. · May 3, 2010
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  • Sosia B.

    I left my heart in Dolores Park. No other place feels like summer in San Francisco.

    Sosia B. · March 15, 2010
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  • kristine m.

    Head to south end of the park. Sit. Chill. Wave over ganga treat man. enjoy.

    kristine m. · August 27, 2009
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  • Band of the Day A.

    Bring speakers, blast my mixtape, and impress your new hipster friends with your knowledge of new bands

    Band of the Day A. · February 9, 2012
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  • Steve J.

    Come by The Summit Cafe (780 Valencia at 19th) after kickin back at the park. Blue bottle coffee, tasty pressed sandwiches, and ice cold ginger beer.

    Steve J. · September 12, 2010
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  • Laura C.

    Dolores Park movie night is really fun! Grab a blanket and your buddies and you are set for the night.

    Laura C. · November 17, 2011
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  • Bryan H.

    Gay Beach!

    Bryan H. · February 12, 2011
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  • Benjamin R.

    Wander Tallboy Terrace looking for your friends.

    Benjamin R. · July 20, 2010
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  • Keegan J.

    Lovely place to soak up the sun and hang out with friends.

    Keegan J. · June 9, 2012
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  • Willa K.

    A blanket is always the last thing I remember and the first thing I wish I had! Snag your friends, lovers and conservative relatives to enjoy this quintessential San Franciscan wild ride!

    Willa K. · March 20, 2012
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  • Rob R.

    Something for everyone out here. Grab some food and drinks at Birite, stake out a patch of grass, and enjoy the great weather.

    Rob R. · October 28, 2011
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  • Richard L.

    Must go on warm days. Good for laying out with a picnic and beer.

    Richard L. · August 13, 2010
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  • Loren B.

    Go to the top of the park for a great view. Bring your thong and suntan lotion.

    Loren B. · June 1, 2010
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best Of 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE WATCH

    SF Weekly · June 13, 2012
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST SUNDAY FUNDAY

    SF Weekly · June 13, 2012
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  • Martita G.

    grab friends, some food and drinks, and head to the park on a sunny day :)

    Martita G. · April 28, 2010
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  • Michael M.

    THE spot in SF to work on your tan.

    Michael M. · April 3, 2010
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  • Spoon C.

    Love this place!

    Spoon C. · March 7, 2010
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  • Nathan I.

    Show off Dolores Park when my buddies come into town.

    Nathan I. · May 10, 2009
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  • Jason S.

    Hang out at the top of the park and listen to 107.9 FM. It's like Art Bell never left for the Philippines.

    Jason S. · March 22, 2009
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  • mylifeisgorgeous

    Center of cultural, political and sport activities, lie down on the grass and feel like a neighboring guy. Read more

    mylifeisgorgeous · October 23, 2011
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