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Our guide to San Francisco will help you find the best kid friendly parks in San Francisco California. San Francisco makes it wonderfully easy to tap into the Good Life. Between the hot arts scene, the tempting boutiques, the awesome bay views, and all those stellar, locally focused restaurants and wine bars, it's the perfect place to indulge yourself. There are tons of great kid friendly parks in the city of San Francisco, our city guide will help you find the best kid friendly parks. You may have a hard time deciding what to do in San Francisco, but we make your decision easy.


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Kid friendly parks in San Francisco


West Portal Playground - San Francisco, CA (415) 753-7038West Portal Playground - San Francisco, CA
131 Lenox Way, (415) 753-7038 - A great little playground with some truly wonderful climbing structures, swinging decks, rocking horses, and swings. The equipment is practically n

Herz Playground - San Francisco, CA
1700 Visitacion Ave, (415) 337-4702 - This large hillside park includes a sand play area with climbing structures, tennis courts, and basketball game courts. It also has a recently-reno

Jackson Playground - San Francisco, CA
17th St & Arkansas St, (415) 554-9527 - This large, sunny park takes up an entire block and has a ball field, a tennis courts, basketball court, sand play area, picnic tables, and a small

Argonne Playground - San Francisco, CA
18th Ave, (415) 666-7008 - This small, sheltered playground has a sand play area abutting green space, a little picnic area, and concrete game courts. Best of all is the neig

Richmond Playground - San Francisco, CA
18th Ave & Lake St, (415) 666-7013 - This playground includes a giant game court area, a tennis court, and a tiny but protected sand play area with climbing structures and swings.

J.P. Murphy Playground - San Francisco, CA
1960 9th Ave, (415) 753-7099 - This hillside playground is tiny but inviting. In lieu of a big grassy playing field, you get some nice landscaping and pruned bushes - not neces

19th Avenue Playground (Argonne Playground) - San Francisco, CA
19th Ave, (415) 666-7008 - An urban playground, painfully free of grass and other softening elements. Most of the concrete patch is dedicated to a basketball court and tennis

Eureka Valley Playground - San Francisco, CA
19th St, (415) 695-5012 - The playground and fields were renovated and re-opened in February 2006. The park includes the Eureka Valley Recreation Center and Rikki Streicher

Mission Playground - San Francisco, CA
19th St, (415) 695-5008 - This small play area, blessed with a broad vibrant mural, well-tended grassy lawn, and top-of-the-line playground equipment, is clearly a neighborh

McKinley Square - San Francisco, CA
20th St & Vermont St - A beautiful park cresting Potrero Hill, which means you can alternately play in the playground there or just stand and take in the surrounding city

McCoppin Square - San Francisco, CA
22nd Ave & Taraval St - A small playground in the Sunset that offers a clean, quiet place for children to play on the way to and from the Parkside Branch Library next door

Rochambeau Playground - San Francisco, CA
24th Ave, (415) 666-7012 - A charming neighborhood respite, this playground consists of a small sand play area with climbing structures, concrete game courts, and a recreatio

Noe Courts - San Francisco, CA
24th St & Douglass St - The playground was newly renovated and re-opened in February 2008. It's a great small park at the top of 24th Street. The sun always seems to shine

South Sunset Playground - San Francisco, CA
2601 40th Ave, (415) 753-7037 - Offers an afterschool latchkey program and sports programs.

Parkside Square Playground - San Francisco, CA
26th Ave & Vicente St, (415) 831-5520 - A large fenced playground with new equipment for all ages of kids - babies to upper school age. There tennis courts, a large playing field, clean b

Garfield Park - San Francisco, CA
26th St - This large playground includes a pool, a sand play area with climbing structures, a ball field, and game courts.

Douglass Park - San Francisco, CA
26th St & Douglass St - Douglass Playground was renovated and reopened in 2002. The playground is situated on a hillside and located on two levels. The lowest level includ

Fulton Playground - San Francisco, CA
27th Ave, (415) 666-7009 - A charming neighborhood respite, this park includes a small, sheltered sand playground with climbing structures next to concrete game courts. Picni

Midtown Terrace Playground - San Francisco, CA
280 Olympia Way, (415) 753-7036 - This pretty spacious playground offers a little bit of the best of suburbia, right in the city - easy, ample parking, green vistas all around, and

Junipero Serra Playground - San Francisco, CA
300 Stonecrest Dr, (650) 589-5708 - Junipero Serra Playground, renovated in 2008, is a two-level park featuring a sand playground with climbing structures, a ball field, and game cour

West Sunset Playground - San Francisco, CA
3223 Ortega St, (415) 753-7047 - The bi-level playground is next to the Ortega Branch Library and two schools. It sees lots of action but that has more to do with location than any

Bernal Heights Playground - San Francisco, CA
500 Moultrie St, (415) 695-5000 - A very welcoming playground, Bernal Heights is designed around a few trees that shelter small clusters of benches and picnic tables. The play equip

Christopher Playground - San Francisco, CA
5210 Diamond Hts Blvd, (415) 695-5000 - The playground is right behind Diamond Heights Shopping Center, which has Safeway, restaurants, etc. Christopher Playground is a neighborhood favor

Tenderloin Park - San Francisco, CA
570 Ellis St, (415) 751-8987 - This playground contains a small recreation center, a play area with climbing structures, and concrete game courts. It also hosts a variety of chil

Rossi Pool & Playground - San Francisco, CA
600 Arguello Blvd, (415) 666-7014 - The Rossi Playground is one of the nicest in town thanks to grassy grounds and play equipment that's in good shape. In addition to a large ball fie

Alice Chalmers Playground - San Francisco, CA
670 Brunswick St, (800) 223-7111 - A fenced-in ball field that includes a small sand play area with a few swings and climbing structures. Also has concrete sports courts and a recrea


Kid friendly recreation in San Francisco


Milton Meyer Recreation Center - San Francisco, CA Milton Meyer Recreation Center - San Francisco, CA
195 Kiska Rd - This large playground includes an indoor gym, a sand playground with climbing structures, a ball field, and game courts.

Portola (Palega) Playground & Recreation Center - San Francisco, CA
500 Felton St, (415) 468-2875 - A happy, lively play area that includes two ball fields, two nice tennis courts, a basketball court, and a fairly new playground. The place teems w

Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center - San Francisco, CA
70 Elk St, (415) 337-4705 - Glen Park Recreation Center offers various programs and activities for children of all ages - preschool classes, baby classes, afterschool programs

Noe Valley Recreation Center - San Francisco, CA
Day St, (415) 695-5011 - The exterior playground at the Noe Valley Rec Center was the beneficiary of extensive renovation from '07-'08. The playground has structures for di

Moscone Recreation Center - San Francisco, CA
Laguna St & Chestnut St, (415) 292-2006 - Definitely one of our favorite small parks, this flat four-block park contains four baseball diamonds, two groups of tennis courts, two basketball

Upper Noe Recreation Center - San Francisco, CA
Sanchez St & Day St, (415) 695-5011 - Outdoors, there's a blacktop basketball court, a tennis court lighted for evening play, and an unlighted softball field covered in a carpet of neat


Kid friendly in San Francisco


Larsen Park/Sava Pool - San Francisco, CA
2699 19th Ave, (415) 753-7000 - This grassy, flat park makes for a nice stopover should you find yourself fuming in 19th Avenue traffic - a not uncommon occurrence. The park fea

Sunset Recreation Center - San Francisco, CA
28th Ave, (415) 934-4858 - The Sunset Recreation Center is the busy, active hub of its neighborhood. It has a community hall that is the site of holiday carnivals, teen parti

The Carousel - San Francisco, CA
320 Bowling Green Dr, (415) 820-3320 - The Carousel at Golden Gate Park is located right next to the Koret Children's Quarter, formerly Children's Playground, possibly the best playgroun

Balboa Park and Pool - San Francisco, CA
San Jose Ave, (415) 337-4701 - This large park, home to the Balboa pool, includes a sand playground with climbing structures, four ball fields, a soccer stadium, game courts, and


Kid friendly arboretum / gardens in San Francisco


San Francisco Botanical Garden - San Francisco, CA (415) 661-1316San Francisco Botanical Garden - San Francisco, CA
1199 9th Ave, (415) 661-1316 - The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society builds communities of support for the Garden and cultivates the bond between people and plants. Whether

Yerba Buena Gardens - San Francisco, CA
760 Howard St, (415) 820-3550 - In an area that was once barren of anything green this 8 1/2 acre combination arts and parks center has become one of the truly great places in tow


Kid friendly zoo / aquariams in San Francisco


San Francisco Zoo - San Francisco, CA (415) 753-7119San Francisco Zoo - San Francisco, CA
1 Zoo Rd, (415) 753-7119 - San Francisco Zoo is a kid friendly zoo / aquarium located in San Francisco CA.


Kid friendly beaches in San Francisco


Fort Funston - San Francisco, CA
John Muir Dr, (415) 333-0100 - Here's your chance to hike from the bluffs to the beach. Once the natural order of the coastline, Fort Funston marks the last surviving sand dune s



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