Owned at maintained by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, Allyne Park is tiny and completely fenced in, making it a little difficult to find unless one knows where to look for it and its entrance. Although cable cars pass right in front of it, the grounds dip below street level, virtually hiding it from view, as if it were someone's private back yard or secret garden.
The park features lovely landscaping with narrow paths, shady trees, shrubs, flowers, benches, and grassy lawns, providing a mini-escape from the bustle of the city. There are picnic tables and areas for groups, too, available by reservation.
Allyne Park is particularly pet-friendly. A group called "Yorkies and Friends" meets up here periodically, and local dog owners can be seen walking the park paths each morning and afternoon. Parents with children also appreciate the safety and convenience of being separated from the streets and traffic, too.
Allyne Park is located next to the historic McElroy Octagon House at the corner of Green and Gough streets, San Francisco, California 94109. Muni access is via 41-Union and 45-Union/Stockton with the nearest stop at Union and Gough. From the stop, the park is just a short walk south down Gough.