Playgrounds in San Francisco

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Playgrounds in San Francisco

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  • Ulyana
    Moscow, Russia682 contributions
    Cool place to have a excellent view! There is small parking area but it’s possible to park your car for a some period of time along the road. Be noticed that it’s very very very windy point but photos made here are really amazing!
    Written June 15, 2021
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  • Scott
    San Francisco, CA5,076 contributions
    Beautiful Urban Park on Pacific heights. Across the street from spreckels Mansion, and the best view of the mansion. Great place to bring the kids to play. Found a curbside parking spot on a Sunday afternoon.
    Written November 3, 2019
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  • Travel75_12
    Fremont, CA488 contributions
    South Park is small, hidden gem in the heart of busy San Francisco. Easily accessible, relaxing, and a great place for a picnic (with plenty of dining options in the area).
    Written July 27, 2020
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  • Quinten Jiskoot
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands514 contributions
    One of the nicest spots in the city to watch people, in my humble opinion. I could sit here for hours.
    Written October 14, 2022
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  • Bonnie S
    Chilliwack, Canada1,481 contributions
    What a fun area for the kids. I have never seen a slide quite like the one here. Kids took pieces of cardboard to the top and slid down the cement slide. The Bubble Pirate was in the area at the time we were there and I saw my first bubble dragon.
    Written July 7, 2019
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  • Steinbrenner
    Columbus, OH463 contributions
    Great place to meet locals in SF. There is also free parking on W. Pacific. There is always something fun happening in the park. There are also great views of the GG Bridge.
    Written March 1, 2016
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  • The_Loup_Garou
    Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
    Lovely Park Across from Historic Cathedral

    In July, I stumbled on Old St Mary’s Cathedral on California St, and while photographing it from the exterior, encountered St Mary’s Park, just across the street.

    I had walked down California St, from Chinatown, and discovered the Cathedral, and from it, discovered St Mary’s Park

    First, it was a great vantage point, to study the structure of the Cathedral, but it was also a tranquil little park, right in the middle of Chinatown.

    The park has some nice grassy areas, and quite a few benches, plus a small playground for youngsters. I noticed a public bathroom, in an antique structure, on the western edge of the park, so a convenience.

    Besides the views of the Cathedral, and some of the nearby buildings, both in Chinatown and the Financial District, St Mary’s Park offers a respite from life - nice and quiet, and lovely to behold.
    Written May 28, 2020
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  • TooMuch2Do
    Laguna Niguel, CA412 contributions
    If you are walking to or from Bernal Heights Park on the Mission St side, walk up Esmeralda Street. Tucked into the landscaping is a steep narrow park with a double sliding board half a block long. It's fun even for adults. The slide is fast but you can slow yourself down using the sides of your shoes to increase friction.
    Written October 19, 2018
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  • 1GiantsMS
    Redwood City, CA1,118 contributions
    Played here as a kid and what a difference. Everything is clean with lots of interesting art and trails to explore. No longer a place to be afraid. Sculptures seem to pop out at you like at an old fun house. Very entertaining. Lots of parking available nearby. Can be a bit noisy with freeway and Bart nearby.
    Written June 27, 2020
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  • Chris L
    Mountain View, CA174 contributions
    We'd marched our kids through a series of museums, and they needed a chance to get their ya-yas out. This playground has beautiful landscaping, space to run around, and some cool equipment, including a dual swing. Picnic tables for parents to chill at, and the surrounding area is cool to check out.
    Written December 27, 2019
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA175,387 contributions
    This is a very fun playground. We loved going there.

    There were many children enjoying the playground. Everyone was having fun.

    Its in the Civic Center area.
    Written December 23, 2019
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  • WillieMacfan
    Healdsburg, CA649 contributions
    Grew up in San Francisco and never knew about this park. Likely unless you live in the residential neighborhood surrounding this park you would have no idea about it. That said looking thru neighborhood sights, I decided to look for this park and discovered a serene natural setting.

    Park has a children's playground which is protected by a low cyclone fence from animals, two nicely maintained tennis courts and both paved and unpaved paths around the park. There are two level green space areas one at the top and one at the bottom. Use of park could be improved with a few picnic tables (there are none so bring blankets to spread out or your own portable tables. Park is off 12th Avenue in the Sunset District. Dogs are allowed on leash; though an impolite couple had three dogs off-leash.

    Views from the park are limited due to foliage.
    Written September 19, 2019
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  • kani75
    Chennai (Madras), India534 contributions
    The only other trampoline park we've been to is Rize in HongKong which is excellent. House of Air is very good with very helpful staff, good supervision and safety measures and decent amount of space. We were disappointed that our 4.5yr son had to use a separate area and we therefore could not all do this as a family. Other Jan that it's good fun and do try out the dodge ball game!
    Written May 15, 2017
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