Lafayette Park (San Francisco)

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Lafayette Park
Lafayette Park, San Francisco, from the park's western edge.jpg
Lafayette Park from the park's western edge
Lafayette Park (San Francisco) is located in San Francisco County
Lafayette Park (San Francisco)
Type Municipal
Location San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′29″N 122°25′41″W / 37.7913179°N 122.4280268°W / 37.7913179; -122.4280268Coordinates: 37°47′29″N 122°25′41″W / 37.7913179°N 122.4280268°W / 37.7913179; -122.4280268[1]
Area 11.49 acres (4.65 ha)[2]
Created 1936[3]
Operated by San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department

Lafayette Park is an 11.49 acres (4.65 ha)[2] park in San Francisco, California, United States. Originally created in 1936,[3] it is located in the neighborhood of Pacific Heights between the streets of Washington, Sacramento, Gough, and Laguna. Located on a hill, the park offers views of many areas, including the city's Marina district, Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco Bay, Buena Vista Park, and Twin Peaks. In addition to both open and treed green spaces, the park includes two tennis courts, a children's playground, an off-leash dog area, restroom facilities, and a picnic area.


  1. ^ "Lafayette Square". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Lafayette Park". San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Project Status Report: Lafayette Park Renovation" (PDF). San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Retrieved 2012-03-26.