Telegraph Hill Park is gorgeous and varied. There is a lake with willow trees and lush greenery, two playgrounds, a skate park, and long carpets of grass. There are benches and chair-type metal ovals set into the ground, or you can bring a blanket to stretch out on in the sun.
My personal favourite spot, though, is inside of the wooden climbing structure. If it’s earlier in the day and no on is there, I can snuggle down inside of one of the towers and enjoy writing in the sun. It’s more supportive than a bench, to be able to put my feet or knees up against something. You might have guessed at this point that I’m quite small, so this position isn’t something I would recommend for everybody.
Right next to Telegraph Hill Park is The Hill Station, a colorful café with big, sturdy tables and couches and really remarkable cakes. I don’t normally like cake, but their cakes are amazing. If you’re there on a day they do the orange and almond cake, you have to get a slice, it’s heaven.
PS: They also have fun events, like performances and picnics.
Price: A cup of tea and slice of cake is, like, 3 quid.
Plus: Really spacious, both the park and the café.
Minus: Once 3 pm rolls around, everywhere explodes with children.