Located at the corner of Gough and Sacramento Streets, Lafayette Park brings green space to the Pacific Heights neighborhood and provides open air for dog lovers.
The park, situated on a hill, provides a great view of this section of San Francisco, including Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay. Just across the street, famed author Danielle Steele's large estate resides. After the earthquake of 1906, the park sheltered those who had lost their homes. The Friends of Lafayette Park host various social events at the park and is intent to ensure the park stays well-maintained.
With 13 acres, the size of four city blocks, the park offers picnic tables for lunch or a game of chess, tennis courts, restrooms, small trails, and plenty of open space. Visitors to Lafayette Park can view the mansions of the Pacific Heights neighborhood while enjoying a relaxing interlude during the day. On sunny days the park is full of sunbathers and dog walkers.
Groups can reserve the picnic tables for events by contacting San Francisco's Parks Department to obtain a permit.
Lafayette Park is situated 20-minutes by car north of San Francisco International Airport. Attractions nearby include the Haas-Lilienthal House, Great American Music Hall, Cable Car Museum, and the San Francisco Ghost Hunt.