Playgrounds in San Francisco

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Playgrounds in San Francisco

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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Any view of the Golden Gate Bridge is awesome but this location at sunset is awesome but crowded at times.

    Well worth the effort if the sky is clear of fog.
    Written 8 August 2023
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  • Scott
    San Francisco, CA5,299 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 3 November 2019
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  • kani75
    Chennai (Madras), India534 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 15 May 2017
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  • Travel75_12
    Fremont, CA559 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 27 July 2020
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Portsmouth Square is in front of the Hilton Hotel. It’s a place where many Chinese people, mostly older men, play cards and other games.
    Written 8 October 2023
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  • ge0fflisa
    New Zealand68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are from NZ and have some pretty good playgrounds but this one was really fun for kids to burn off some energy despite being too old for some of the equipment - lovely clean and next to a big set of courts
    Written 12 July 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,766 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice park downtown and next to Chinatown. We passed by here on our way to lunch and I noted that there were quite a few people here on a sunny day. Needed green space in a very crowded part of town.
    Written 30 June 2023
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  • Bonnie S
    Chilliwack, Canada1,481 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 7 July 2019
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  • Steinbrenner
    Columbus, OH463 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 1 March 2016
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  • TooMuch2Do
    Laguna Niguel, CA465 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 19 October 2018
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  • 1GiantsMS
    Redwood City, CA1,217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 27 June 2020
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA1,84,986 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 23 December 2019
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  • WillieMacfan
    Healdsburg, CA792 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 19 September 2019
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