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This guy (found via Mission Mission) got a ticket for bringing a portable BBQ to Dolores Park. Which parks let you use a portable BBQ?

According to the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, none; you can only barbecue if a grill is already installed. Here’s a list of parks with grills:

Holly Park
Bocana Street & Highland Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
(650) 991-8263

John McLaren Park
2100 Sunnydale Ave
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 587-2425?

Portrero Hill Recreation Center
801 Arkansas Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 695-5009

You can also barbecue at multiple locations within Golden Gate Park; call (415) 831-5500 to reserve a picnic site.

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  • Katie Baker

    Sorry the Ask the Appeal column today was slightly ironic (or just unhelpful), but it’s supposed to be sunny again after Wednesday!

  • Katie Baker

    Sorry the Ask the Appeal column today was slightly ironic (or just unhelpful), but it’s supposed to be sunny again after Wednesday!

  • Cranky Old Mission Guy

    That’s OK — there’s something viciously ironic (or maybe ironically vicious) in the City’s Bar-B-Q policy. What, they think we’re going to blow up the parks with propane tanks? Deprive San Francisco’s overwhelming beaucoups of BBQ restaurants of their rightful loot? (Whoah, I think I was being ironic there. Or maybe just sarcastic.)

    Just out of curiosity, what do you suppose the BBQ policy in Oakland might be?

  • Cranky Old Mission Guy

    That’s OK — there’s something viciously ironic (or maybe ironically vicious) in the City’s Bar-B-Q policy. What, they think we’re going to blow up the parks with propane tanks? Deprive San Francisco’s overwhelming beaucoups of BBQ restaurants of their rightful loot? (Whoah, I think I was being ironic there. Or maybe just sarcastic.)

    Just out of curiosity, what do you suppose the BBQ policy in Oakland might be?

  • cedichou

    I’m surprised not to see GG park on the list? There are bbq spots there, I’m quite sure. Also, baker’s beach, crissy field (bbq definitely by the warming hut), etc. Maybe under a different jurisdiction?

  • cedichou

    I’m surprised not to see GG park on the list? There are bbq spots there, I’m quite sure. Also, baker’s beach, crissy field (bbq definitely by the warming hut), etc. Maybe under a different jurisdiction?

  • Katie Baker

    Actually, cedichou, Golden Gate park is on the list – at the bottom. “You can also barbecue at multiple locations within Golden Gate Park; call (415) 831-5500 to reserve a picnic site.” Parks and Rec just gave me info for city parks, not national ones, but I’d guess almost every national park has bbqs.

  • Katie Baker

    Actually, cedichou, Golden Gate park is on the list – at the bottom. “You can also barbecue at multiple locations within Golden Gate Park; call (415) 831-5500 to reserve a picnic site.” Parks and Rec just gave me info for city parks, not national ones, but I’d guess almost every national park has bbqs.