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John McLaren Park

Rolling hills and meadows in San Francisco's John McLaren Park

San Francisco

Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive

Established in 1927, San Francisco's second largest park is named after John C. McLaren, superintendent of Golden Gate Park from 1887-1943. This 312-acre park has received seven grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, from 1967-2003. These have helped develop public trails, landscaping, restrooms, picnic areas, playfields, tennis courts, interpretive signs, and an observation area. More than seven miles of trails wind through a 165-acre natural area with meadows, grasslands, and wetlands. In addition, it has an amphitheater, golf course, swimming pool, and lake.

Photo: Rolling hills and meadows in San Francisco's John McLaren Park
– City of San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department

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