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I'm looking for great neighborhood parks in the city. We love
Crissy Field, but haven't had much luck with smaller spaces. I'd
love to hear about your favorites. Thanks!
I grew up in the city and I remember my day care would take us to
Mountain Lake Park during the summer when I was in 3rd grade. I
remember it being big and sandy. It had a really cool slide and
it had a lake with ducks and geese. I honestly don't really know
how to get there, but I looked it up and it is located on Lake
Street in San Francisco.
dude, go to the park atop moscone center, by (in the metreon)
wild things with the big old freaky shining slides. and golden
We take our almost 2 year old to Rochambeau park in the Richmond.
It's between 24th and 25th avenues and California and Lake
Streets. We like it quite a bit! good safe playstructures, lots
of kids, bathrooms, and people leave toys there that become
community property. There's also a more advanced playground for
the bigger kids, and basketball and tennis courts so I think
older kids wouold have fun too.
Depending on what part of town you're in there are several nice playgrounds. In
Bernal Heights we like Holly Park Playground and Bernal Playground (aka behind the
library). On Potrero Hill there's a nice but sometimes windy park at 20th St. &
Vermont, McKinley Park. In the Excelsior the Excelsior Playground on Madrid is cute.
Near CPMC on the other side of town, Julius Kahn is a really great place, expensively
renovated with a clubhouse that has arts & crafts. A little farther down the road at
23rd Ave/Lake St. is the Mountain Lake park, which has an actual lake with ducks
Up on top of the Muni tunnel the West Portal playground is also very nice, with a big
grassy area as well as a clubhouse & play structure.
For much more info go here: www.gocitykids.com/browse/subcat.jsp?area=199&category=33
My 8 year old daughter loves KidPower! in the Mission. It's on
Hoff, a one block street that runs from 16th to 17th between
Mission and Valencia. It's pretty new, with great equipment.
The Children's Playground in Golden Gate Park (near the
carousel, in the southeast corner of the park) is nice because
there are different areas targeted towards different aged kids,
so the toddlers don't get stomped by bigger kids. We go here a
fair amount because it is closest to our house, but it attracts
kids from all over the City, and there's the park to explore if
the playground gets boring.
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