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Sutro Heights Park

Sutro Heights Park
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Type of Attraction
City Parks & Gardens
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Local Culture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking
Notes: Most of the area, including the trails, is wheelchair accessible; however, some areas may present problems for visitors with limited mobility.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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Sutro Heights Park

Beautiful Bay Side Park

Off The Beaten Path

Point Lobos Ave and 48th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118


This park that sits "hidden" across the road from, and above, the Cliff House is one of San Francisco's nicest small green areas. Adolph Sutro built a large Victorian here and landscaped the gardens with exotic plants. He also built a conservatory. The grounds have numerous pieces of sculpture--you can still see the lions that guard the gate. He opened the grounds to the public even while he lived there. Sutro's heirs gave the grounds to San Francisco in 1920. The grounds had fallen into disrepair, and eventually the house was demolished. The grounds are now landscaped in a more simple fashion. The park is often enshrouded in fog, giving it a distinctly mysterious air. On a clear day the views down Ocean Beach and out onto the ocean are beautiful.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Bus Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: Parking can be difficult to find in the area.

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