Heron’s Head Park

Heron’s Head Park

Heron’s Head Park is a 22-acre open space and thriving wildlife habitat located in the southern waterfront Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, maintained by the San Francisco Port Authority. Named for its resemblance to the Great Blue Heron when viewed from the air, the park attracts more than 100 bird species a year and is used for education and recreation by thousands of bird watchers, hikers, students, teachers, and visitors from around the San Francisco Bay Area. Heron Head’s Park is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail.

The trail through Heron’s Head Park is strictly on-leash, as it is home to many shorebirds, waterfowl and aquatic wildlife. The park has been recently renovated, however, and now features a small fenced-in area for dogs to play off-leash.

The EcoCenter at the park is an educational community center operated by San Francisco Recreation and Parks and owned by the Port. The center is the first LEED Platinum building in San Francisco that uses sustainable on-site power, water, and wastewater systems. The facility is designed to educate the public about renewable energy, green economy, and sustainable architecture. The EcoCenter can be rented for events through San Francisco Recreation and Parks.

Difficulty: Easy
Leash rules: Off-leash/on-leash
Parking: Street parking on Jennings St.
Drinking water: Water fountain and water bottle refilling station
Hours of operation: Sunrise to sunset

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