Phone: (619) 268-6307
Hike: There are multiple trails on this land Level: Each trail varies in level of difficulty
Dog-Friendly: Yes Kid-Friendly: Yes
Golden Hill Park is actually an extension of Balboa Park and contains the oldest remaining feature in the entire park. An old, stone fountain is listed by the National Register as the oldest feature, designed by architect Henry Lord Gay. The fountain is on SOHO’s most endangered list.
Other attractions in the area include a children’s park, walking trails, and a redwood bird aviary. Make sure to check out the Victorian homes around the corner too!
The site was developed in 1907 and the fountain is actually a rustic Arts & Crafts-style inglenook with benches, rock double stairways, walls and radiating trails. There is a community garden right next to the fountain which you can appreciate from the outside and plenty of rolling hills and grass for a lovely picnic!
The landscaping here is beautiful and I highly recommend walking around, especially for plant lovers. There are Bunya Pines from Northeastern Australia located here and Moreton Bay Figs with the cascading roots that draw so many people in. There is also a beautiful view of the city that I would imagine to be a photographer’s dream spot.