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Backyard Fire Pits
in San Francisco, California

The popularity of Fire Pits

in San Fransisco

In the heart of San Francisco, where a unique blend of coastal breezes and mild temperatures define the city’s climate, a charming outdoor trend has taken root: backyard fire pits. San Francisco, with its love for the outdoors and community gatherings, has warmly embraced the concept of cozying up around the fire in the comfort of one’s own backyard. This phenomenon speaks to the city’s outdoor lifestyle, where residents appreciate the beauty of their surroundings and seek to extend their living spaces into nature. In this blog post, we delve into the rising popularity of these backyard sanctuaries, exploring how they’ve become an integral part of San Francisco’s outdoor culture, offering warmth, social connection, and an inviting ambiance under the city lights. We also explore the significance of fire pits in San Francisco backyards, their benefits, popular styles, and safety regulations.

Outdoor Culture

San Fransisco

San Francisco’s vibrant outdoor culture revolves around its love for communal gatherings. Emphasizing this trend, fire pits have emerged as pivotal elements, enhancing outdoor experiences. They create a warm, inviting atmosphere, drawing people together under the open sky, accentuating the city’s social charm and transforming ordinary evenings into memorable, cozy affairs.

San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods form a colorful tapestry where the allure of fire pits is universal. These neighborhoods, each with its unique character, have embraced fire pits as common fixtures in residential spaces. Regardless of the area’s distinct vibe, the warmth and community fostered by these fire features remain constants, uniting the city’s diverse populace.

Benefits of a

Backyard Fire Pit

A backyard fire pit offers a multitude of advantages, transforming ordinary outdoor spaces into inviting sanctuaries. Its flickering flames create a cozy ambiance, providing warmth and a mesmerizing glow, ideal for intimate gatherings or solitary relaxation.

Moreover, it expands the usability of outdoor areas, effectively extending living spaces into the serene outdoors. One of its most remarkable benefits lies in fostering social connections, encouraging family and friends to gather, share stories, and create lasting memories around the comforting allure of the fire pit’s flames.

Popular Styles and Designs

Outdoor Fire Pits

Modern Sleek Fire Tables

DreamCast Quadra fire table enhances any outdoor living space with its striking modern design. Its popularity stems from its spacious tabletop, ideal for entertaining, and the warm ambiance it creates. Available in four sizes, this fire table offers versatility and charm, making it a perfect choice for gatherings of any scale.

Concrete Fire Bowls


Our Zen 34 fire bowl is the perfect addition to modern landscapes, creating an instant intimate gathering space. The clean modern curve of this low-profile fire bowl offers a timeless appeal to any outdoor design.

Safety Regulations

Responsible Firepit Use

Understanding San Francisco’s safety regulations is paramount when it comes to enjoying fire pits responsibly. Local guidelines dictate the permissible size, and fuel types. When installing your gas fire pit check the manual for required safe distances from structures and to combustible overhangs. Adherence to these rules not only ensures personal safety but also promotes environmental well-being, preventing accidents and minimizing the risk of fires. Responsible usage, including proper maintenance and supervision, is key. By adhering to these laws, residents can enjoy the warmth of their fire pits while upholding the city’s safety standards, fostering a secure outdoor environment. 

Check out the following links for more information:

2022 San Francisco Fire Code from the Fire Department

Recreational Fire Regulations

Tips on safe practices

Responsible Firepit Use

Adhering to safe practices is vital when enjoying a backyard fire pit in San Francisco. Proper placement, ensuring a safe distance from structures and vegetation, is crucial to prevent accidents. Obtaining necessary permits, as mandated by local authorities, ensures legal compliance and responsible usage. You may be required to get a permit to install a fire pit to a hard piped gas or propane line. One of the key benefits of a gas fire pit is not having to deal with ash, or worrying about Spare the Air announcements.  By following these tips, residents can indulge in the warmth of their fire pits without compromising safety, creating a secure and enjoyable outdoor ambiance.

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San Fransisco Projects

The Duboce Triangle, San Francisco


DreamCast had a chance to work with Knibb Design to finish a concrete fire bowl in The Duboce Triangle, San Francisco. The product we used for this project is ZEN 36, the best selling fire bowl in our firepit collection.

Glen Park, San Francisco


Another project DreamCast has completed was in Glen Park neighborhood. For this project, we worked with OPQ Design. The product used for the project was QUADRA 60, our most popular fire table design.

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Other projects in California

Over the years, DreamCast has had the opportunity to work on various projects all over California, not only in San Francisco.

We have recently finished a LINEA 72 Fire Table project in Point Loma Heights, San Diego, and a Libra 48 Fire Table project in Hollywood Dell, Los Angeles.

Handling & Delivery

It is recommended that you choose a concrete firepit that is engineered with proper weight distribution. This way, you can place it on your deck or move it around your patio via a two-man lift. Don’t forget about this when you are buying a new concrete firepit.

Consider how your new concrete firepit will be delivered and installed. Will it be shipped securely? You may need help with set-up if the desired location is hard to access. If you are purchasing a gas or propane fire pit, you may require the services of a gas fitter to safely connect the appliance. 

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