A canyon may be the last thing you expect to see sandwiched between two residential areas in a major city. But Glen Canyon Park blends in seamlessly with the neighborhoods of Glen Park and Diamond Heights, offering a respite from city life. At 70 acres, the park has plenty to explore. Trails traverse the canyon and offer glimpses of the park’s diverse flora and fauna, including California poppies, eucalyptus trees, red tail hawks, and owls. Walk along the boardwalk next to Islais Creek, or take advantage of the many amenities the park offers. You’ll find a recreational center, tennis courts, and baseball fields.
In the southern part of San Francisco you’ll find Glen Canyon Park, which is smaller than Golden Gate Park but just as much a respite from the bustle of the city.
Close by the Diamond Heights and Glen Park neighborhoods, you’ll find not only walking and running trails in Glen Canyon Park but also tennis courts, playgrounds, a community recreation center, and designated areas for dogs.
Into rock climbing? Many of San Francisco’s climbers consider Glen Canyon Park’s bouldering to be the best in the city.