SAN FRANCISCO
02/22/2013 08:45 pm ET Updated Feb 25, 2013

San Francisco Parks: The Best And The Worst (PHOTOS)

It might be time to relocate your weekly hangout session in Dolores Park. A new report shows all San Francisco green spaces are not created equal.

The City Controller's office released its annual report scoring the maintenance of city parks. The analysis considers factors such as cleanliness of lawns, trees, athletic fields, courts, play areas and benches. Parks are evaluated four times every year.

Fay Park earned the top spot in the report. The Russian Hill urban oasis boasted a perfect 100 percent score. Maintenance at Fay is a community-wide labor of love, and volunteers take responsibility for mowing the lawns and pruning topiaries.

Other San Francisco parks did not fare so well. Dolores Park earned a a 73.9 percentage score, while Park Presidio Boulevard came in dead last with a 41.3 percent score.

Scoring is simple: clean restrooms and well-kept playgrounds boost scores, while littered fields and vine covered trees lead to bad marks. That's one more incentive to walk your Ike's sandwich bag to the trash.

Overall, the city's green spaces did not experience any major changes over the last year. Though 77 percent of parks saw scores that increased or remained the same, the average score increased by only one percent. The report describes the fluctuation as "insignificant."

Take a look at the best and worst of San Francisco's parks below. Did your favorite hangout make the cut?

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