Clark Street and San Rafael Ave
San Rafael, California 94901
The area that is now Gerstle Park was first acquired and developed by J.O.B. Short in the late 1800's. It was known as Short's Tract, and then Southside.
Some of the original homes were built as summer residences for San Francisco families, including the two adjoining estates of the Lewis Gerstle and Louis Sloss families, where large lawns and exotic trees provided an idyllic retreat.
• Leashed dogs are welcome.
• Please be kind and pick up after your dogs.