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Washington Square Park

Park, Playground, and Plaza
North Beach, San Francisco
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8.9/10
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  • Kevin
    "green and watch Tai chi here on a Sunday morning"(4 Tips)
    Carolyn S.
    "A great place to hang out, sip a coffee, and people watch."(6 Tips)
    Rob R.
    "Little bit of everything, right in the heart of North Beach!"(2 Tips)
    Patrick R.
    "Great for picnics and playing, or just sunbathing on a lazy day"(4 Tips)
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  • Sarah S.
    We love to sit in the shade here during the day, it's a friendly park, good for groups, families, or just to relax on your own.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly StrodlSeptember 9, 2011
    Should you want to see one of the most crowded but beautiful areas of the city. Probably only park w/o a radiant view hovering above the city around it, it's actually a low-set 1, but views nearby.
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SeeferAugust 23, 2011
    The heart of North Beach, in the shadow of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. A great place to hang out, sip a coffee, and people watch. There are also regular art shows here.
  • Nick I.
    Nick IssaSeptember 22, 2013
    Bring your drink, your snacks and great attitude cause this is a great place to hang out and people watch- pets are welcome with responsible owners...
  • Keenan P.
    Keenan PattersonSeptember 7, 2014
    Great park for picnicking or just hanging out in general. Went to a movie night here and while crowded, it was still a great time.
  • Donia
    DoniaJune 27, 2013
    Come early and watch all the little old Asian ladies do aerobics, Thai chi, fan dancing, and jazzersize.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DiiulioJanuary 16, 2013
    Get a soda cup from Tony's Slice House pour your beer in it for under cover drinking - or just do it openly, the worst that'll happen is a cop telling you to pour it out.
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MadridMarch 7, 2012
    The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation hosts a couple movies in the park over the summer. Bring your blanket and bottle of wine!
  • Shelly S.
    The vibe, the sun, the bells ringing from the church. Amazing place to chill and hang
  • Kevin
    KevinDecember 4, 2011
    Benches on the filter steet side (near the church) are quiter and get more sun. Get there early for some tai chi
  • Rob R.
    Rob RayOctober 28, 2011
    Little bit of everything, right in the heart of North Beach! Grab some food and drinks, then make friends with some of the other people out here...
  • Owen T.
    Owen ThomasDecember 28, 2010
    When it's not too cold or dark, there's usually a group of dog owners who hang out while the pups play. Ramona the Love Terrier is a regular.
  • Tom E.
    Tom EvansApril 7, 2013
    Perfect place to relax after climbing all them hills! :-) Sip a water or coffee, sit back and people watch.
  • MJ D.
    MJ De La CruzApril 22, 2012
    Great place to have a bottle of wine. But beware of people tossing balls, they usually don't aim well.
  • Dmitrii C.
    Dmitrii CalzagoDecember 31, 2013
    Never noticed a playground in the north-west corner until a visit with a toddler. More old-school than most: no plastic. Four baby swings.
  • Kevin
    KevinDecember 11, 2011
    Grab a coffe and croissant from the italian bakery at union and green and watch Tai chi here on a Sunday morning
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CJuly 13, 2015
    Great place to hang out with friends, have a drink, and chill out.
  • nym L.
    nym LJune 12
    have a rest after a fantastic visit in SF, quite enjoy
  • John R.
    John RichardsAugust 12, 2013
    Nice little park with things going on every weekend. Great food places all around it.
  • Patrick R.
    Patrick RamseyJune 2, 2013
    Great for picnics and playing, or just sunbathing on a lazy day
  • 41560318
    41560318June 10, 2014
    bring a picnic basket, watch your purse though. take a nap. watch your purse!
  • Joe G.
    Joe GratzSeptember 25, 2010
    Bathrooms at the church are usually open. Enter through the door on the left. And give them a donation.
  • Gus C.
    Gus ClassMarch 25, 2013
    Come here early on sunny days and grab a good spot.
  • Gus C.
    Gus ClassJuly 27, 2012
    Come early in the morning to listen to sick beats while you have group workouts.
  • Kara P.
    Kara PriceMarch 17, 2013
    Great spot to sit and people watch. It's extremely crowded when the sun comes out!
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 20, 2015
    Nice dog area. Beautiful church right across the street
  • 🅰ⓐⓡⓞⓝ ⓒ.
    🅰ⓐⓡⓞⓝ ⓒSeptember 7, 2013
    Portable toilet located on Filbert St. Directly across the church.
  • JJ V.
    JJ VenturiniJune 21, 2015
    Great place to take the dog after eating in North Beach.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DiiulioFebruary 24, 2013
    Park etiquette: Its fine if you want to stand up, but don't block my sun.
  • Alberto J S M.
    Alberto J S Moreau DOctober 31, 2013
    A good area filled with good restaurant to enjoy and have a good time
  • Krum P.
    Krum PanchevSeptember 30, 2012
    Great park to get some sun and meet with friends :)
  • Valerie G.
    Valerie GreenJanuary 6, 2010
    Grab a bottle of vino and a blanket and lounge away on a sunny day here.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AucoinAugust 23, 2014
    Awesome park to spend a sunny afternoon in!
  • Keenan P.
    Keenan PattersonJune 16, 2015
    The park is not a square. The statue is not of Washington. I guess Jefferson Trapezoid Park wasn't a good name?
  • CJ
    CJApril 13, 2013
    Pick up your beer at Napoli Market one block away. :)
  • Andrei R.
    Andrei RomanovJuly 4, 2010
    If you're a vagrant in North North, this is the perfect spot to get horribly sun burnt. I'm looking at you Ramone.
  • Erik W.
    Erik WeberNovember 8, 2014
    People watching, picnicking, and tai chi!
  • Amélie B.
    Amélie BeerensDecember 7, 2014
    Chillout with the dansing grand-ma on saturday morning
  • Ksenia S.
    Ksenia SlavnikovaJune 10, 2015
    Nice to chill
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadJune 30, 2011
    Pretty relaxed place. SF Giants mural across the street.
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongAugust 23, 2015
    Nice spot for tai chi or a morning jog
  • Marcus F.
    Marcus FryerJuly 9, 2015
    Lovely view.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CamptonAugust 6, 2012
    Watch cute dogs run around after having brunch at Mama's.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesSeptember 10, 2014
    Great place for people watching.
  • Lindsay G.
    Lindsay GFebruary 20, 2014
    My kid just stepped in your dog's shit. Please scoop the poop.
    Upvoted May 31
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RuizSeptember 26, 2015
    Great spot at night
  • Dan D.
    Dan DiiulioJanuary 12, 2013
    Use the restrooms at Rogue Public house when the Park's toilets are closed.
  • Angie k.
    Angie k.April 28, 2013
    Great park for taking a nap!
  • Evgenia V.
    Evgenia ValievaApril 8, 2010
    Perfect lunch spot on a sunny day
  • Monica C.
    Lugar para hacer un buen picnic. O reposar la comida. Muchos restaurantes y cafés cerca
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