Situated in the heart of San Francisco, Glen Canyon offers a glimpse at the varied habitats present before development occurred throughout the city.
Glen Canyon Park contains one of the few stretches of historic free-flowing Islais Creek. Good for a pleasant stroll or outing with the dog, the park also hosts a community center, sports fields, children’s camp, and tennis courts.
NOTE: This park contains sensitive wildlife habitat and dogs must be on-leash here. The reality is many people let their dogs run here (as shown in our Flickr photo feed as of Aug 31, 2012), but it is against the law.
South of Twin Peaks, Islais Creek runs through Glen Canyon, home to native wildflowers such as red columbine and silver lupine and beautiful rock outcrops of layered radiolarian chert. The canyon is an important spot for migratory songbirds seeking fresh water in the creek, one of just two in San Francisco that has not been […]