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Alamo Square Park sits on a hilltop with sweeping views of downtown. It's known for being surrounded by the famous Victorian homes that are called the Painted Ladies. The area is popular with tourists, but the park itself is a refuge for people in... more
Balboa Park is a great resource for this area of town. The park has four baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a playground, soccer field (stadium), dog run / field, baskets, an indoor swimming pool and a skate park. ---------- Balboa Park is a neigh... more
Bernal Heights Playground is a sheltered, small little playground, situated just behind the Bernal Heights library, offering parents the chance to combine two visits in one.   There are benches and picnic tables. more
This inner-city sanctuary in the Tenderloin offers a basketball half-court, swings, slide and play structures. The community clubhouse hosts year-round activity programs. more
Learn something new at one of the popular Rec Center programs here. Or just have a ball if you prefer: basketball and tennis courts are available. Two play areas are well-used by local daycare and school programs. more
Baseball fields, soccer fields, walking trails and more. The playground features a large play structure with over 50 play elements. * tot-lot with play equipment for toddlers * sunken boat with water play and sand * stage element * fanta... more
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One of the more popular parks in the city, Dolores Park has several basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, and grassy hills where locals hang out to relax. Great view of downtown from the top of the hill near 20th and Church streets. Get lun... more
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Gilman Baseball Diamond is a great neighborhood field to play ball at. There is a clubhouse and playground on the other side of the park - . more
The Hayes Valley Playground is little quarter-acre inner city playground and clubhouse. The clubhouse is a regular gathering space for residents and provides much needed programming for youth from the neighborhood.  The playground is a stone's t... more
The park offers a playground, picnic areas, tennis courts, basketball courts and two ball fields. more
The Joe DiMaggio Playground is on the North end of North Beach. The facility has a great children's playground, but also a swimming pool, a new library, clubroom, tennis, basketball and bocce courts. more
Nestled in the corner of Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Park Playground the neighborhood playground is a wonderful community resource. And if you're just visiting the museum or on a walk along the Land's End trail with the family, the playground is a gre... more
A favorite picnic spot, this recently improved playground is also the perfect place to watch ducks and birds on nearby McNab Lake. Choose from dozens of picnic areas, or rent the clubhouse for your private event. Sports fans will be happy to find two... more
There's a rec center, tennis, basketball and soccer (poppy foot) courts as well. more
This community center offers a wide selection of games, sports, programs and classes, including after school activities for kids. Join a pickup game on the basketball court or soccer field, or take your dog for a run. The playground has climbing stru... more
5M welcomes a central park, children's play area, dog run, and outdoor performance space with free, year-round programming and special events focused on art, neighborhood culture and youth. A pedestrian only retail and cafe paseo runs along its edge,... more
Parque de los Niños Unidos is a hidden gem in the Mission. The new-ish playground equipment is similar to the equipment at JK and Sunnyside parks. There's a rope jungle gym, a merry-go-round, several swings, a tire swing, a sand pit, and a see... more
Programs offer homework assistance along with reading, cooking and sewing classes, arts & crafts, roller skating, and sports. There are various programs for teens during drop-in hours. more
The Panhandle is a thin strip of greenery from Divisadero / NoPa - Upper Haight and Golden Gate Park. The park features a running / walking pass, bike trail, basketball court, playground and a few small open fields to lay out, play catch and enjoy t... more
This 2.5-acre park is a welcome addition to the SOMA neighborhood.   The park has a softball field, basketball court, dual-level playground, picnic area, community garden and large, and grassy field. The park is named for local diving champion... more
West Sunset Playground is located at Quintara Street and 41st Avenue in the Sunset District. The park is bordered by three schools and a public library. The park itself houses a playground, softball/baseball fields, a soccer field, and tennis courts.... more
This well-loved inner-city park contains two sand-floor playgrounds, and basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, all built into the side of a hill. The large Rec Center runs a popular afterschool program providing homework assistance, snacks and ac... more
With a playground, a Carousel, an interactive museum, an Ice Skating and Bowling Center and much more, the Rooftop at Yerba Buena Gardens offers kids of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to challenge their minds and bodies as individuals and a... more