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 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. Other attractions in the area included 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!
This area is on SOHO's most endangered list: http://sohosandiego.org/endangered/mel2010/fountain.htm
There is a nice community garden here: