I'll bet there are quite a few long-time San Francisco residents who haven't a clue about McLaren Park. It's the largest city park after Golden Gate Park and it's pretty darn beautiful. Some of you might have noticed the blue water tower on one of the southern hills of The City. Well, that's part of McLaren Park. Among many things at the park, you'll find a natural spring, several lakes, lots of ducks and hawks, an amphitheatre, hiking trails, incredible views and many happy dogs. It's a great place for a picnic on a gorgeous San Francisco day.