Golden Gate Park


Top-Five Lists

Especially Pretty

Nice For A Picnic

Lesser-Known Areas

Particularly Private

Easy To Drive To

Out In The Open

In The Bushes

Good For A Quickie

For Screamers



11 - Dog Training Area

The Dog Training Area is reached through the 36th Avenue entrance into the north side of the park. Training may be a bit of an over-statement, but this is a great place for canines to socialize with each other, and for their owners to do the same.

Just beyond the southwest corner of the training area is a stand of tall eucalyptus trees. These trees provide a decent degree of privacy for the pleasant picnic spot that is just beyond.

To reach this place, you can climb over the fence along the far side of the training area. Alternatively, from the north side of the doggie area (toward Fulton St.), head west and turn left on a large dirt path that goes along the west side of doggie heaven down toward the bison paddock.

You'll reach a four-corners intersection with another large dirt path crossing the one you're on. (The bison paddock is on the far-left corner of this intersection.) Turn left here, walk about 100 feet, turn left off the path and toward the base of the eucalyptus grove.

The ground dips here, giving you nice privacy from the path. Choose a spot that is also out of sight from dog owners peering over the training area fence, and you should have plenty of privacy. This area is sunny and grassy...perfect for a picnic or whatever tickles you.


7 - Metson Lake

8 - Overlook Drive

9 - North Lake

10 - Bernice Rodgers Way

11 - Dog Training Area

12 - Middle Lake

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