Are you a morning person? Neither am I, but until the daylight savings time change, it's just too dark to walk through the park after work. So, we walk in the morning.
Buena Vista is a nice park for a walk. It has (mostly) easy uphills that spiral around the park to the top plateau with its "Buena Vista." The paved paths are wide and clear , while the unpaved paths take us through more remote terrain.
The locals call this squirrel park, and you'll probably see why. They're everywhere and the have full run of the park. They're used to being chased, but please make sure your dog doesn't catch one.
We can walk off-leash in this park, but we will avoid the Haight Street side, as there are a few homeless camps there. Please make sure your dog has good recall so he doesn't get off the main paths. We'll meet at the children's playground where Waller meets Buena Vista West (street cleaning on Thursday)