Name Phone Address City State Zip Type Park Sevice Area District ADA Parking Restrooms Acreage SqFt Latitiude Longitude
10th Ave & Clement Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 351 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 2,249 37.7817145 -122.4683422

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

10th Ave & Clement Mini Park 5am to Midnight (415) 601-6501 351 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No No 0.66 37.7818440 -122.4680991

Relax with a good book at this renovated mini-park next to Richmond Public Library. Settle on the grass or a comfortable bench nearby while the kids enjoy the brand new playground, with swings and soft rubber flooring.

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10th Ave & Fulton Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7092 Fulton St & 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 14,990 37.7730177 -122.4672686

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

17th & Folsom Park – Future Park Site (415) 831-2700 17th & Folsom St San Francisco CA 94110 Park Accessible Yes 37.7640100 -122.4158200 http://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/17th_and_Folsom_Final_Design-700x288.jpg
24th & York Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 554-9521 24th & York St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 534 37.7530510 -122.4086060

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

24th & York Mini Park 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 24th & York St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.12 37.7530604 -122.4085754

24th & York Mini Park is a newly renovated park in the beautiful, sunny Mission neighborhood. The mini park features a children’s play area, with an interesting serpent play structure, a small picnic area, and park benches for your afternoon respite. Stop by for a visit!

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Adam Rogers Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 601-6501 Ingalls & Oakdale San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 3,698 37.7306746 -122.3837087

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Adam Rogers Park Community Garden 5am to Midnight (415) 819-6138 Ingalls St & Oakdale St San Francisco CA 94124 Community Garden PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 6,864 37.7312440 -122.3836260

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

For the waitlist, please visit http://www.hunterspointfamily.org/girls.html

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AIDS Memorial Grove 5am to Midnight (415) 765-0497 Middle Dr East & Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes No 336,540 37.7696311 -122.4623207

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a living tribute to all whose lives have been touched by AIDS, and a dedicated space where people can gather to heal, hope, and remember. Its purpose is to ensure that those who have suffered from the AIDS epidemic — both those who have died and those who have shared their struggle — are not forgotten. It is a place for quiet reflection among the rhododendrons and redwoods, where people can seek out solitude or gather in groups for memorial services, celebrations, and picnics. Near the eastern entry is the Circle of Friends, a circular stone plaza in which names of those who have been touched by AIDS are inscribed, and where many leave informal remembrances to loved ones. In the middle section of the grove is a sunny meadow; from there, trails wind up through the Fern Grotto and Circle of Peace to the western entry.

The idea for the grove was first proposed in 1988, and in 1991 renovation began on the chosen site, de Laveaga Dell. Architects and designers volunteered their services to create a landscaping plan for the neglected and overgrown site, and thousands of volunteers have now donated tens of thousands of hours to clearing, planting, and maintaining the grove. Native trees, shrubs, and other plants have been reintroduced, paths and benches installed, and boulders of Sierra granite placed; site improvements are ongoing. Several pathways wind through groves of dogwood, redwood, oak, and pine trees, and at the western end, lush ferns tower overhead in the Fern Grotto. Much of the grove is wheelchair-accessible. In 1996, the grove was designated an official national memorial by Congress and the president.

The grove is designed primarily for use by individuals and small groups, but larger groups may also use it for memorial services, weddings, commitment ceremonies, picnics, and other celebrations. All events require permission, and fees are charged for larger events. For more information about guidelines and permits, see www.aidsmemorial.org.

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is located in the eastern end of Golden Gate Park, at the intersection of Bowling Green and Middle Drive East, across from the tennis courts.

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Alamo Square 5am to Midnight (415) 218-0259 Hayes & Steiner San Francisco CA 94117 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 12.70 37.7763488 -122.4346740

Don’t forget your camera: historic Alamo Square offers quintessential scenes of the City, including the famous ‘Painted Ladies’ of Postcard Row. This photogenic hilltop has appeared in numerous TV and film productions, such as the sitcom ‘Full House.’

Fame aside, the abundant lawns, flowerbeds and willows have made this park a well-loved play space for generations. Youngsters flock to the dual-level playground, while the off-leash area is popular with dogs (and dog parents). Look for the unusual Shoe Garden, where castoff high heels and ski boots are repurposed as landscape art. Full tennis court, walking trails and picnic area.

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Alamo Square Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Steiner San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 4,464 37.7764621 -122.4337757

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Alamo Square Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 218-0259 Hayes & Steiner San Francisco CA 94117 Dog Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 37.7762501 -122.4354552

This park has grassy, tree-shaded slopes with spectacular city views, as well as a playground, tennis court, popular dog play area, picnic tables, benches, and flowerbeds. Dog-lovers mix with the many groups on walking tours of the square and surrounding neighborhood, and the park is a common stop for tour busses taking visitors around San Francisco.

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Alamo Square Restrooms (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Steiner San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No N/A 480 37.7760676 -122.4343095

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Alamo Square Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Steiner San Francisco CA 94117 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 6,487 37.7762723 -122.4341708

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Alice Chalmers Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 670 Brunswick & Lowell Roemer San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 8,547 37.7097967 -122.4471483

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Alice Chalmers Playground 6am to 10pm 670 Brunswick San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 1.68 37.7098271 -122.4466507

Kids enjoy the sand playground and game courts at this longstanding community center, which has an After-School Program.

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Alice Chalmers Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 670 Brunswick & Lowell Roemer San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 7,223 37.7098680 -122.4469387

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Alice Marble Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Greenwich & Hyde St San Francisco CA 94109 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No No 8,521 37.8012768 -122.4201637

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Alice Marble Courts 5am to Midnight Greenwich & Hyde San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No No 0.84 37.8014278 -122.4203433

Located in Marina Sitting high atop Russian Hill and George Sterling Park (operated under the SF Public Utilities Commission) are the Alice Marble Tennis Courts, offering breathtaking views of the city and the Bay. The facility include four tennis courts, a full-court basketball court and a practice wall. Beware: The views are so distracting, you may take your eyes off the ball.

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Alice Marble Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Greenwich & Hyde St San Francisco CA 94109 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No No 23,405 37.8015522 -122.4201003

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Alioto Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 20th & Capp San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 1,129 37.7589970 -122.4182768

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Alioto Community Garden 5am to Midnight 20th St & Capp St San Francisco CA 94110 Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 1,050 37.7588690 -122.4182790

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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Alioto Mini Park 6am to 10pm 20th & Capp San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.16 37.7589020 -122.4182170

This is a small park in the Mission with a grassy area, gazebo, community gardens, and a play structure.

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Allyne Park 6am to 10pm 2609 Gough St San Francisco CA 94123 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No No 0.75 37.7974607 -122.4275999

At just a quarter of an acre, Allyne Park is small in size but big on atmosphere, offering visitors a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Step inside the fences of this neatly manicured park and be transformed to a quieter, more peaceful oasis. At just a quarter of an acre, Allyne Park is small in size but big on atmosphere, offering visitors a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Step inside the fences of this neatly manicured park and be transformed to a quieter, more peaceful oasis.

Alta Plaza Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 9,175 37.7909669 -122.4380980

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Alta Plaza Park 5am to Midnight Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 11.91 37.7911733 -122.4376698

A broad, tiered staircase climbs the terraced southern slope of this steep hillside park; when you reach the top, you will find panoramic views of the city and Bay. Trees and benches crown the summit, while nearby are a children’s playground, a basketball court, and tennis courts. An off-leash dog-play area is in the park’s southeast corner.

Once the site of a quarry, Alta Plaza’s nearly 12 acres were purchased by the city in 1877. Although the park was established in 1888, nothing was done to improve the site for 20 years, when Park Superintendent John McLaren took on its landscaping. Like nearby Lafayette Park, Alta Plaza served as a campsite for refugees from the 1906 earthquake and fire. In 1971, during the filming of the Barbra Streisand-Ryan O’Neal movie “What’s Up, Doc?,” several cars were driven down the grand staircase, breaking off chunks of concrete.

Alta Plaza Park is bounded by Clay, Jackson, Scott, and Steiner streets; the grand staircase rises midway along its southern edge, from Pierce Street. Wheelchair access is from Scott and Jackson.

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Alta Plaza Restrooms (415) 292-2012 Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No N/A 213 37.7912414 -122.4381549

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Alta Plaza Tennis Courts (415) 292-2012 Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 21,591 37.7912607 -122.4371319

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Angelo J. Rossi Playground 6am to 10pm 2 Willard North St San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 6.47 37.7787419 -122.4574540

With two busy baseball diamonds and a popular indoor swimming pool, this spacious park is enjoyed year-round. Sports enthusiasts will find plenty to do, from pickup basketball and kickball games to tennis and Bocce ball courts.  Both small tots and older kids adore the fully renovated, dual-level playground.

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Anglers Lodge (415) 831-2700 1232 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 2,013 37.7679962 -122.4965669

Tucked away in the park’s western end, just across from the Bison Paddock, are three serene pools and a rustic mountain-style lodge, home to the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club. Generations of San Franciscans have learned to fly-fish here, and people come from around the world to participate in tournaments and other events. The pools are open to anyone who would like to practice their casting technique, free of charge, and members are often happy to provide tips. A free public casting clinic is offered the second Saturday of every month. Beginners are welcome, and rods are provided to those who don’t have their own.

Both the ponds and the wood-and-stone lodge were built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938. The lodge, open to the public whenever a member is present, has a library of books and tapes on fishing, as well as club memorabilia and photographs, and the building itself is worth a visit for its charming handcrafted details. Visit in spring to see the rhododendron garden in all its blooming glory.

The Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, organized in 1933, was an offshoot of the San Francisco Fly Casting Club, which dates back to 1894. Originally situated at Stow Lake, the club moved to its present location upon completion of the facilities in 1939. The club offers a variety of classes in addition to its free clinics, many open to the general public. Membership is open to anyone who has an interesting in fly-fishing, regardless of where they live – the club boasts members from all over the world.

The Angler’s Lodge and fly-casting ponds are on John F. Kennedy Drive, across from the Bison Paddock.

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Aptos Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 298-9601 138 Aptos Ave San Francisco CA 94127 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No No 3,806 37.7287301 -122.4660705

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Aptos Playground 5am to Midnight Aptos & Ocean Ave San Francisco CA 94127 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No No 4.81 37.7285246 -122.4665409

Find plenty of space to roam at this 4.81 acre urban playground near Aptos Middle School. Reopened in 2006, the newly renovated park is the pride of Ocean Avenue.

Bring the whole family for fun and fitness-there’s a play structure for little ones, a well-groomed baseball diamond, tennis court and enormous blacktop area. Walk or jog along the beautifully landscaped path, with or without your canine companion.

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Aptos Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 298-9601 Aptos & Ocean Ave San Francisco CA 94127 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No No 7,245 37.7289182 -122.4658121

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Arboretum North Restrooms (415) 753-7092 360 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 330 37.7688960 -122.4708870

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Arboretum South Restrooms (415) 753-7092 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr & Nancy Pelosi Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 330 37.7668002 -122.4683453

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Argonne Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 18th Ave & Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 5,533 37.7793719 -122.4778120

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Argonne Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 18th Ave & Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 1,682 37.7795086 -122.4773867

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Argonne Playground 5am to Midnight 18th Ave & Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 0.82 37.7794150 -122.4776998

Historic Argonne Playground looks brand new again, thanks to a complete facelift. Bright, modern play structures will please small tots and older kids alike. A renovated picnic area, grassy lawn, basketball and tennis court round out this inviting neighborhood play space. Park established in 1926.

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Argonne Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 18th Ave & Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 3,304 37.7793613 -122.4780070

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Arizona Garden 5am to Midnight Stanyan & Great Hwy , 94117 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 26,135 37.7726198 -122.4588540

“Golden Gate Park never stops blooming, and its gardeners never stop working. The entire park is a garden created out of sand dunes by gardeners’ hands in the 1870s, and generations of gardeners since then have planted many rare and exotic plants throughout the park. And because San Francisco has very little frost and ample winter rain, there is always something growing, flowering, going to seed, or changing color here.

Although Golden Gate Park has beautiful destination gardens, it was designed for folks to “”get lost.”” Wander any trail and you will find interesting features, surprising plants, magnificent tree groves, and sunny glades. And did you know that there are ten lakes in the park?”

Balboa Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Ocean & San Jose San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 5,584 37.7251895 -122.4438074

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Balboa Park East Restrooms (415) 717-2872 Ocean & San Jose San Francisco CA 94112 Restroom PSA 5 District 11 Accessible Yes N/A 1,008 37.7251828 -122.4442322

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Balboa Park West Restrooms (415) 717-2872 Ocean & San Jose San Francisco CA 94112 Restroom PSA 5 District 11 Accessible Yes N/A 782 37.7251441 -122.4455173

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Bandstand Public Restrooms (415) 753-7092 78 Music Concourse Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 589 37.7697496 -122.4686974

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Bay View Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 601-6501 3rd & Armstrong San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 6,878 37.7258430 -122.3935007

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Bay View Playground 5am to Midnight 3rd & Armstrong San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 3.40 37.7151323 -122.3922702

Splash in warm, clean indoor pools or bask in the great outdoors? You don’t have to choose at Bay View-this park includes a playground, softball field and spacious lawn in addition to a 75-square foot pool and a separate children’s wading pool. Swim classes available.

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Bayview Park 5am to Midnight LeConte Ave San Francisco CA 94124 Natural Area, Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 46.63 37.7152613 -122.3926708

Bayview Park supports perhaps the most diverse assemblage of plants and animals in the natural areas system. Its grassland has some of the most beautiful wildflower displays in San Francisco. Other plant communities here include coastal scrub, eucalyptus and oak groves, and the largest Islais cherry population in the city. On a sunny day you are likely to encounter western fence lizards, California alligator lizards, or one of many non-poisonous snakes, such as the common garter snake, Pacific gopher snake, or Pacific ring-neck snake. Red-tailed hawks are often seen soaring overhead. Great horned owls rest in the notches of trees during the day, and woodpeckers can be heard hammering for an insect snack.

The primary trail is a paved road that loops through the park, beginning and ending at the eastern end of Key Avenue. Remnants of stairs and retaining walls built by the Works Progress Administration during the Depression can still be seen along the roadway.

Cultural History

Around 1900, the parkland known today as Bayview Park was nearly lost to development when George Hearst and the Bay View Land Company proposed to develop the area into an exclusive district for the wealthy. Fortunately the land was considered too far removed from downtown, and development plans were dropped. In 1902, the Bay View Land Company sold a large portion of the hill’s crest to the city, which apparently had plans to build a “pest house” (isolation hospital) on the hilltop. Charles Crocker, a nearby landowner, offered to give his portion of the ridge to the city on the condition that it not build the hospital. One city official explained, “Charles Crocker didn’t want a pest house close to his other properties.” As a result, the hilltop was officially declared a park. In 1997, the City and County of San Francisco acquired an additional 16 acres of the upper northeast slope to be used as open space.

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Beach Chalet (415) 386-8439 1000 Great Highway San Francisco CA 94122 Concession GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7695180 -122.5100950

This 1925 Spanish Revival-style building at the park’s western end, designed by renowned architect Willis Polk, originally housed a lounge and bathing facilities for Ocean Beach swimmers on the ground floor and a restaurant upstairs. The ground floor’s striking frescoes, mosaics, and wood carvings were added in 1936-37 in a project funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Painted by French-born painter and clothing designer Lucien Labaudt, the frescoes depict life in San Francisco during the Depression, including images of residents at play in Golden Gate Park and Land’s End. Labaudt recruited friends and family as models, but several well-known figures are included, among them legendary Golden Gate Park Superintendent John McLaren.

Labaudt also designed and directed the tile work, created by Primo Caredio, and magnolia-wood carvings done by sculptor Michael von Meyer, including the intricate balustrade along the stairs leading to the second floor, with octopus newel posts, mermaids, deep-sea divers, old ships, and a sea monster.

During World War II the Chalet was commandeered by the U.S. Army and used as a barracks for coastal defense forces operating the nearby signal station. In 1947, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) leased the building as a social hall, with a bar and pool tables downstairs and meeting rooms upstairs. Over time, the building deteriorated and the bar acquired a bad reputation. The VFW moved out in 1979 and the building sat empty and fenced off from the public until 1981, when an extensive restoration of the structure and artwork began; the chalet was listed on the National Register of Historic Places the same year. It reopened in 1996, and today the ground floor houses the Golden Gate Park visitor center and the Park Chalet restaurant; upstairs is the Beach Chalet restaurant, with sweeping views of the Pacific.

The Beach Chalet is at 1000 Great Highway, across from Ocean Beach, on the western edge of Golden Gate Park.

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Beideman & O’Farrell Mini Park 5am to Midnight O'Farrell & Beideman San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.06 37.7823889 -122.4386165

Rest your feet at this blooming corner plaza in the Western Addition. Benches are set around well-kept flowerbeds, plants and trees.

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Bernal Heights Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6331 Bernal Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94110 Dog Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes No 37.7430381 -122.4139578

Bernal Heights Park was once a quarry and is now a large natural area. Hawks can be seen swooping above the hilltop that looms over the mostly residential Bernal Heights neighborhood that is home to both young families and longtime residents. Because of the size and beauty of this park

Bernal Heights Park 5am to Midnight Bernal Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94110 Natural Area, Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes No 26.34 37.7430988 -122.4140468

Bernal Hill provides visitors with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama and clear views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown, San Bruno Mountain, and the hills of the East Bay. These windswept slopes are still sunny when Twin Peaks is shrouded in afternoon fog. Red-tailed hawks soar overhead, the breeze sends waves undulating through the native grassland community, and visitors hike around the hill’s peaceful summit to escape from the complexities of urban life. As one of the few remaining natural refuges in San Francisco, Bernal Hill is a special place for the city’s human and wildlife inhabitants.

A paved limited-access road and a network of well-defined dirt trails wind around the hill’s flanks and provide access to the summit.

Cultural History

Bernal Hill was originally part of a 4,446-acre land grant awarded to José Cornelio de Bernal, a soldier in Juan Bautista de Anza’s 1776 expedition. The grant extended south from current-day Cesar Chavez Street to Daly City. The Bernal region became a squatter’s paradise over the next several decades, until the Van Ness Ordinance of 1855 decreed that these illegitimate tenants were in fact bona fide landowners and citizens of the city.

In the mid-1800s, as San Francisco began to outgrow the capacity of the downtown district, the Bernal Heights neighborhood emerged. The streets were laid out and many small- to moderate-sized homes were built. A tight-knit community, including many Irish, Scots, and Scandinavians, took up residence in the shadow of the hill, which residents used extensively for cattle and dairy ranching.

One of the most dramatic tales of Bernal Hill took place in May of 1876. The Bernal Heights community caught the California gold rush fever after Frenchman Victor Resayre announced his discovery of gold on the Bernal summit, ore that he claimed would fetch $1 million per ton. For several days the hill was the site of extensive mining efforts, until it was revealed that the original discovery consisted of the considerably less valuable quartz.

During the 1906 earthquake, homeowners in Bernal Heights were some of the luckiest in the city because of the hill’s stable rock. Few homes here were damaged, compared to those in parts of the city that were built on landfill or former sand dunes.

Natural History

Bernal Hill’s steep slopes support a thriving grassland community, suggesting how much of the northern San Francisco peninsula might have looked 250 years ago. In the summer and fall its grasslands are dry and parched, and Bernal appears from a distance to be a tawny, uninhabitable monolith. The native grasses and wildflowers have dropped their seeds, which wait patiently in the soil for the winter rains to awaken them. By early February, the hill is transformed into a palette of brilliant colors as a multitude of native wildflowers bloom, including footsteps of spring, sun cup, blue-eyed grass, checkerbloom, and shooting star. Native purple needlegrass and red fescue blow in waves from the almost constant ocean breeze.

With a diversity of plant life, an assortment of native animals can survive. More than 40 species of birds are known to use Bernal Hill, including Anna’s hummingbirds, dark-eyed juncos, American kestrels, western meadowlarks, and Townsend’s warblers. These birds forage and hunt in the grasslands in search of a tasty meal of seeds, berries, nectar, or invertebrates. The American kestrel effortlessly hovers above the steep slopes of the hill, waiting patiently for its next meal to reveal itself among the lupines, fragrant coyote mint, and red fescue.

Kestrels, like all raptors, are excellent hunters, aided by their specialized hooked beaks, keen eyesight, swift flight, and curved talons. Any insects, field mice, or small birds and reptiles on Bernal Hill could fall prey to this falcon. As rodents scurry through grasslands, they mark their trails with urine, which absorbs ultraviolet light. Raptors such as kestrels can see UV light, a trait that enables them to track the rodents along these “urine highways” through the grasslands. Smaller rodents such as voles urinate almost continuously, so a kestrel can simply follow the fresh trail directly to its prey.

California alligator lizards and Pacific gopher snakes bask in the sunny warmth provided by Bernal’s rocky outcrops. Other wildlife, such as Botta’s pocket gophers, California slender salamanders, arboreal salamanders, and raccoons, call Bernal Hill home. In recent years coyotes have been spotted at Bernal Hill; this native mammal, once prevalent in San Francisco, had gone extinct from the city but now is making its way back. If you are lucky enough to see one of these elusive creatures, please don’t try to approach or feed it, for its safety and yours. Remember that a fed coyote is a dead coyote: While not normally a threat to humans, coyotes that become too accustomed to being approached can become aggressive. Keep your dog on leash in areas that coyotes are known to frequent, for its own safety. For more information about learning to coexist with coyotes, see Project Coyote.

Habitat Restoration

In 1973, Bernal Heights residents Barbara and Roland Pitschel began organizing volunteer projects on Bernal Hill. Originally the work concentrated on park beautification and trash removal, but gradually the focus turned more to invasive plant removal. In 1980 the group received official authorization from the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to pursue grassland habitat restoration, the first project of its kind in the city. Today, the Natural Areas Program and the Bernal Hilltop Restoration Project are working together to preserve and restore Bernal Hill’s natural history. Through invasive plant removal, revegetation with native species, erosion control, and biological monitoring, they hope to re-establish the indigenous, healthy grassland ecosystem of Bernal Hill.

If you are interested in helping to continue transforming Bernal Hill into a thriving natural area, please visit our opportunities page for information on volunteering.

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Bernal Heights Rec Center 6am to 10pm (415) 695-5007 500 Moultrie St San Francisco CA 94110 Park, Rec Center PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,009 37.7382338 -122.4160959

Beloved by local families, this welcoming neighborhood center is particularly busy after Story Hour at Bernal Heights Public Library. Parents often socialize over coffee while their children frolic in the fenced playground and sandbox, and just about every kid on the Hill learns to ride a bike on this blacktop.

The newly renovated clubhouse and gym offer a variety of afterschool and Tiny Tot programs for young ones, along with Open Gym hours for everyone.

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Bernal Heights Rec Center Basketball Courts (415) 513-2577 500 Moultrie St San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 3,530 37.7382480 -122.4163344

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Bernal Rec Center Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 500 Moultrie St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 4,179 37.7386542 -122.4161556

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Betty Ong Rec Center (415) 359-9103 1199 Mason St San Francisco CA 94108 Park, Rec Center PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 15,596 37.7942364 -122.4116283

After nearly 60 years of serving one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in San Francisco, Chinese Recreation Center recently underwent a major renovation, that transformed the center into a state-of-the-art recreation destination. The center is now open to the public.

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Big Rec Handball Courts (Interior South Side of Building) 5am to Midnight (415) 831-5500 Nancy Pelosi Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Handball/Racquetball Court GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 0.22 9,459 37.7687266 -122.4648567

Adults and children of all ages enjoy our variety of different athletic fields. We have soccer fields to meet every need from NCAA regulation fields to 7 aside or microsoccer. We have small diamonds that are perfect for youth to adult size baseball and softball diamonds. We have football and lacrosse fields. We even have areas for fun kickball, volleyball or flag football games that can be combined with a picnic and barbecue. Depending on your needs we offer a range of ways to book facilities. Leagues, programs and events can apply online months in advance and confirm the availability of their fields with plenty of time to plan their seasons. Residents who just want a space for a spontaneous event or practice can also book. We look forward to helping you!

Big Rec Racquetball Courts (Exterior North side of Building) (415) 831-5500 Nancy Pelosi Dr San Francisco CA 94117 GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7687266 -122.4648567

Adults and children of all ages enjoy our variety of different athletic fields. We have soccer fields to meet every need from NCAA regulation fields to 7 aside or microsoccer. We have small diamonds that are perfect for youth to adult size baseball and softball diamonds. We have football and lacrosse fields. We even have areas for fun kickball, volleyball or flag football games that can be combined with a picnic and barbecue. Depending on your needs we offer a range of ways to book facilities. Leagues, programs and events can apply online months in advance and confirm the availability of their fields with plenty of time to plan their seasons. Residents who just want a space for a spontaneous event or practice can also book. We look forward to helping you!

Big Rec Restrooms (415) 753-7092 Nancy Pelosi Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 1,855 37.7685306 -122.4653633

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Bison Paddock 5am to Midnight 1237 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Museum or Landmark GGP Accessible Yes No 37.7698450 -122.4983870

Visitors to Golden Gate Park are often astounded to stumble upon a herd of American bison browsing in a meadow in the park’s western end, but these huge, shaggy Great Plains denizens have been a beloved institution since 1892. Before San Francisco opened its first zoo in the 1930s, a menagerie of creatures were kept in Golden Gate Park, including elk, deer, bear, sheep, and bison, more commonly known as buffalo.

An emblem of the American west, bison had been driven nearly to extinction by the time Golden Gate Park’s herd was established. The herd’s first home was in the park’s eastern end, near where the Music Concourse now stands, but in 1899 they were moved to the meadow where you see them today, just west of Spreckels Lake along John F. Kennedy Drive. The small herd that remains is cared for by staff from the San Francisco Zoo, while Recreation and Parks Department gardeners maintain the enclosure.

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Boeddeker Park Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 295 Eddy St San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 2,591 37.7843281 -122.4124307

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Boeddeker Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 295 Eddy St San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 3,067 37.7843561 -122.4120802

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Bowling Green Clubhouse (415) 487-8787 310 Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 2,741 37.7685986 -122.4589681

The San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club (SFLBC) is an organization committed to the health and well-being of it members, to the community, and to fostering and promoting the game of lawn bowls. It is an easy-to-learn, yet highly competitive sport that can be played and enjoyed by people of all ages and levels of physical fitness.

General Information Free lessons are available every Wednesday at noon or at any specific time by appointment with any designated Club Instructor. In the late spring and summer, additional lessons are given during  evenings. Further information on lessons is posted on the front of the Clubhouse. Telephone 415/487-8787 for greens information or to leave a message. The San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club is conveniently located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, near Sharon Meadow and the Carousel.

A bowler can progress at his or her own pace and take as many lessons as needed, either to aspire to tournament-level skills or enjoy the game at a social level. After receiving adequate instructions on the basics of the game bowlers are welcomed to join the Club.

Broadway Tunnel East Mini Park 5am to Midnight Broadway & Himmelman San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 0.03 37.7969968 -122.4129010

The Broadway Tunnel East and West Mini Parks include ornamental gardens, shade trees and a few benches.

Broadway Tunnel West Mini Park 5am to Midnight 1201 Broadway San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 0.12 37.7964358 -122.4174232

The Broadway Tunnel East and West Mini Parks include ornamental gardens, shade trees and a few benches.

Brooks Park 6am to 10pm 373 Ramsell St San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 3.77 37.7172740 -122.4667688

Located on the southwestern-most hill in San Francisco, Brooks Park has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the Farallones, and Mt. Tamalpais. Wildlife such as grizzly bears, elk, and foxes once roamed the area, as did a wide variety of birds. Some of the plants once used by Native Americans have survived and are still growing in the park; for example, you can see the flowers of bulbs (Ithuriel’s spear, blue-dicks) they roasted and ate.

From 1846 to 1852, the area from Mount Davidson to Lake Merced was part of the huge Rancho San Miguel, owned by Jose de Jesus Noe (for whom Noe Valley is named). By the 1920s the land had been parceled out to the City and County of San Francisco and other buyers, and the Brooks family bought a half-acre site on the hilltop that would become Brooks Park. A woman ahead of her time, Mrs. Brooks composted organic materials, kept beehives, and taught visitors about native plant gardening.

When the Brooks family moved to La Honda in 1978, the city bought the property as parkland. Unfortunately, the Brooks house burned down and the park fell into disrepair, becoming a haven for nighttime partying and vandalism.

In 1987 Peter Vaernet, neighbor and activist, and his neighbors decided that Brooks Park had too much potential to be ignored. They formed the Friends of Brooks Park, a block club, and organized work parties to clean up the park after years of neglect. Neighbors started a massive anti-graffiti effort and began removing broken glass and other refuse.

In 1990, the Friends of Brooks Park requested a grant from the Open Space Committee to acquire the hillside’s surrounding six acres and enlarge the park to its present size. The $1.3 million grant was approved in 1994. The gated entranceway was built in 1990 with funds from the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners. A community garden now graces the east side of the park, and native plant restoration and environmental education with the Natural Areas Program and California Native Plant Society continue through monthly work parties.

Brooks Park is the winner of the Trust for Public Land’s Lackmann-Soulages Park and Open Space Stewardship Award and a 2005 San Francisco Beautiful Award.

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Brooks Park Community Garden 6am to 10pm 373 Ramsell St San Francisco CA 94132 Community Garden PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 0.30 12,364 37.7173949 -122.4659520

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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Buchanan St. Mall Basketball Crts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Buchanan & Grove San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 2,076 37.7796241 -122.4286193

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Buchanan St. Mall Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Buchanan & Grove San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 7,345 37.7797327 -122.4286217

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Buchanan Street Mall 5am to Midnight Buchanan & Grove San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 1.81 37.7794953 -122.4285648

Escape the city streets on this six-block landscaped greenway, dotted with play structures and benches. Buchanan Street Mall borders Rosa Parks Senior Center and Ella Hill Hutch Community Center.

Click here for the Buchanan Street Mall Activation Project

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Buena Vista Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 819-2699 Buena Vista & Haight St San Francisco CA 94117 Dog Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 37.7690700 -122.4425251

This dog paradise is situated above San Francisco’s legendary Haight Ashbury neighborhood and it is the perfect place to tune out the world and ramble along the winding trails. Buena Vista park gets its name from the many spots where a walker can peer out through the tree canopy and catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge and the rolling hills of the Marin Headlands.

This park attracts residents of of the surrounding neighborhoods including the long-time residents of the dynamic Haight-Ashbury, the young families of Cole Valley and urban hipsters staked out in the the Lower Haight.

Buena Vista Park 5am to Midnight Buena Vista & Haight San Francisco CA 94117 Park PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No No 36.08 37.7685639 -122.4413795

Buena Vista Park, located in the center of the city, is named for the spectacular views from its upper slopes. The oldest park in San Francisco, it features secluded, winding trails and one of the city’s few remaining coast live oak groves. Buena Vista’s natural area is on the park’s northern side.

Oak woodlands have always been considered special places, and many cultures have deemed the oak sacred. A world of creatures thrives among the shadows of an oak woodland. The acorn crop comes in the fall when other food sources dry up and many animals must put on fat for the winter. Several species of the birds known as sapsuckers drink from the trees’ phloem (vascular tissue that transports sugars throughout the tree), just below the bark. Western harvest mice strip the bark, and Botta’s pocket gophers eat the roots of saplings. Insectivorous bird species such as brown creepers and nuthatches scour the trunks, branches, and leaves for the many insect species that live in oaks.

Acorns from the oak trees are the main food source for squirrels. Some species of squirrels gather nuts for the winter and store them in any accessible hiding place, usually by burying them. Although squirrels generally have excellent memories for their caches, many an oak tree has gotten its start from a forgotten acorn.

Cultural History

If you look carefully into one of the trailside drainages in Buena Vista, you might see fragments of engraved marble. The park’s meandering trails and drainage system are lined in part with headstones. Starting in 1914 and continuing through the 1940s, San Francisco removed all the cemeteries within its limits except the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio and the cemetery at Mission Dolores. Headstones and monuments of the dead were relocated to Colma, although remains were not always moved with them. Unclaimed headstones were recycled for building sea walls, landfills, and park gutters such as those found in Buena Vista Park.

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Bush & Broderick Mini Park 6am to 10pm Baker & Bush San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.18 37.7855781 -122.4425351

Bring your pup out to play at this dog-friendly hangout. Picnic tables and small children’s play area also available.

Cabrillo Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 38th Ave & Cabrillo San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 4,065 37.7729937 -122.4984947

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

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California Academy of Sciences (415) 379-8000 55 Music Concourse Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Museum or Landmark GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7699700 -122.4665760

The California Academy of Sciences, home to an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum, is a groundbreaking research and educational institution. Devoted to studying and sharing the diversity of life on the planet, the Academy’s mission is to explore, explain, and protect the natural world. Its stunning home in Golden Gate Park, designed by architect Renzo Piano, combines innovative “green” architecture with inventive exhibits, including the four-story Rainforests of the World dome, the world’s largest all-digital planetarium, the Philippine Coral Reef, Water Planet, a “living” roof garden of native plants, podcasts, live penguin cams, and more.

The oldest scientific institution in the western United States, the California Academy of Sciences was founded in San Francisco in 1853 by a group of naturalists and scientists intent on surveying, collecting, and studying the natural resources of California and beyond. Its scientists set out on expeditions of exploration around the American southwest, into Mexico and Latin America, and across the Pacific to Asia, as well as to the Galapagos and other Pacific islands.

In the late 1800s, the Academy’s specimens and artifacts drew thousands of visitors, and its collections outgrew its first museum. It moved to a larger home on Market Street in 1891, and after the 1906 earthquake and fire destroyed that building, built a magnificent Beaux Arts complex in Golden Gate Park. North American Hall opened in 1916, to be joined in later decades by Steinhart Aquarium, Simson African Hall, Science Hall, and Morrison Planetarium.

In 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake caused structural damage to the Academy’s aging facilities in Golden Gate Park, which were filled to bursting from the size of its collections. The old complex closed in 2003 and construction began on the new building, in the same location. Opened in 2008, it is a model of sustainable, energy- and water-efficient design, and is the world’s largest “green” museum. Exhibits incorporate both old favorites like the Swamp and African Hall, new exhibits utilizing advanced technologies, and more than 38,000 live animals in displays that engage visitors in the interdependence of earth, ocean, and space.

The Academy continues to be a leading research and educational institution. Staff scientists and associates lead expeditions around the world and conduct cutting-edge research in 11 fields of study, with the goal of better understanding and protecting Earth’s living things. Its research collections include more than 26 million specimens. The Academy also offers a wide range of workshops, lectures, events, field trips, and special programs in the natural sciences for schoolchildren, educators, and the general public.

The California Academy of Sciences is located on the southern edge of the Music Concourse, in the eastern section of Golden Gate Park.

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Camellia Garden 5am to Midnight Stanyan & Great Hwy , 94117 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 212,568 37.7722894 -122.4568629

“Golden Gate Park never stops blooming, and its gardeners never stop working. The entire park is a garden created out of sand dunes by gardeners’ hands in the 1870s, and generations of gardeners since then have planted many rare and exotic plants throughout the park. And because San Francisco has very little frost and ample winter rain, there is always something growing, flowering, going to seed, or changing color here.

Although Golden Gate Park has beautiful destination gardens, it was designed for folks to “”get lost.”” Wander any trail and you will find interesting features, surprising plants, magnificent tree groves, and sunny glades. And did you know that there are ten lakes in the park?”

Camp Mather (209) 379-2284 35250 Mather Rd Groveland CA 95321 Family Camp Accessible Yes Yes 337.51 37.8831480 -119.8538210

Choose your favorite summer recreation and you will find it at Camp Mather in the High Sierra. In a setting unparalleled in the West, your family can take advantage of the many activities available at San Francisco’s own vacation land.

You’ll enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities in this locale of spectacular beauty. Crystal clear lakes, surging streams and quiet mountain forests surround Mather and offer unlimited recreation to visitors. Water sports abound with swimming at Birch Lake and Pool. Fishing is plentiful in any of the nearby mountain streams and lakes. There are miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, all at their scenic best within these tranquil surroundings.

Fun-filled days are capped with entertaining nights of dances, campfire songs, skits and games. From dusk to dawn, an air of relaxation prevails throughout the Camp slowing down the quickened pace of modern life. An experience in dining awaits you as hearty home cooked meals are prepared and served to you three times daily, cafeteria style.

Campfire entertainment, sport activities, supervised recreation programs for children, fine dining, all are yours at very reasonable rates at Camp Mather!

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Carl Larsen Park 5am to Midnight 19th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 6.58 37.7392978 -122.4759660

Get outside in the Sunset at this friendly neighborhood park. A baseball diamond, tennis court, basketball court and playground create welcome play space. The remodeled indoor pool is named for beloved local swimming instructor Charlie Sava. Click here to visit the Sava Pool page.

Carl Larsen donated the land-site of his former chicken ranch-in 1926.

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Cayuga & Lamartine Mini Park 6am to 10pm Cayuga & Lamartine St San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 5 District 11 Accessible No No 0.12 37.7303376 -122.4329426

Relax under a shady pine canopy at this urban mini-park. Youngsters will ‘dig’ the unique sandbox!

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Cayuga Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Cayuga & Naglee St San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 4,468 37.7143812 -122.4500340

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Chain of Lakes Restrooms (415) 753-7040 1389 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 855 37.7679705 -122.5018055

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Chalet Soccer Fields Restrooms (415) 753-7040 1496 John F. Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 2,301 37.7672603 -122.5079559

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Chinese Rec Center Basketball Courts (415) 274-0291 Washington & Mason St San Francisco CA 94108 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 4,599 37.7941155 -122.4120427

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Chinese Rec Center Children’s Play Area (415) 274-0291 Washington & Mason St San Francisco CA 94108 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 5,101 37.7942139 -122.4119620

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Coffman Pool (415) 337-9085 1701 Visitacion Ave San Francisco CA 94134 Swimming Pool PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 15,345 37.7132172 -122.4157991

The 10,000-square-foot Coffman Pool, originally built in 1957, was refreshed in 2008, and is located on Visitacion Avenue and Hahn Streets within Herz Playground at the southeastern entrance of McLaren Park. A hidden gem for city swimmers, Coffman offers a variety of swim programs for all ages, including recreational swim, learn-to-swim classes, water aerobics, underwater hockey and lap swim.

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Coit Tower 10am to 6pm (415) 249-0995 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd San Francisco CA 94133 Museum or Landmark PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 37.8025680 -122.4058060

Skip the elevator line! Pre-purchase your time specific mural tour and/or elevator tickets now!

Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933, a welcoming beacon to visitors and residents alike. Its observation deck, reached by elevator (tickets can be purchased in the gift shop), provides 360-degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.

The simple fluted tower is named for Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a wealthy eccentric and patron of the city’s firefighters. Coit died in 1929, leaving a substantial bequest “for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city I have always loved.” The funds were used to build both the tower and a monument to Coit’s beloved volunteer firefighters, in nearby Washington Square. The tower was designed by the firm of Arthur Brown, Jr., architect of San Francisco’s City Hall. Contrary to popular belief, Coit Tower was not designed to resemble a firehose nozzle.

The murals inside the tower’s base were painted in 1934 by a group of artists employed by the Public Works of Art Project, a precursor to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and depict life in California during the Depression. When violence broke out during the 1934 longshoremen’s strike, controversy over the radical content in some of the panels became quite heated. Some of the most controversial elements were painted over, and the tower was padlocked for several months before the frescoes were finally opened to the public in the fall of 1934.

Telegraph Hill takes its name from a semaphore telegraph erected on its summit in 1850 to alert residents to the arrival of ships. Pioneer Park, which surrounds Coit Tower, was established in 1876 on the former site of the telegraph station. As you wander the trails that wind around the tower and down the hill, you may hear the raucous chatter of the neighborhood’s most famous (and noisiest) residents, the flock of parrots featured in the 2005 film “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.”

COIT TOWER DETAILS

Hours

10am-6pm May through October and 10am-5pm November through April.

Holiday closures

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

Guided Tours

Docent tours are available to visitors with a complete tour of the Tower including the murals. The tours are limited to an eight (8) person maximum. The length of the tour is about 30 – 40 minutes.  Visitors will learn about the Tower’s inception, the Public Work of Art Projects’ influence, and history of the twenty-six artists.  A $7 fee will be charged for tours of the murals. Please visit coittowertours.com for more information.

Elevator Entrance Fees*

Age Category
Residents
Non-Residents
Adult $6 $8
Senior (65+) $3 $5
Youth (12-17) $3 $5
Child (5-11) $2 $2
Child (4 & under) Free Free

* A service fee will be added for pre-purchased online ticket sales.

Pre-purchase your mural tour and/or elevator tickets now!

Transportation: Muni #39; limited automobile parking

Please note that parking at the tower is very limited, and at peak times the line of cars waiting to reach the lot can be very long.Muni’s #39 Coit bus travels between Coit Tower and Fisherman’s Wharf. For a scenic hike to the tower, climb Telegraph Hill’s eastern slope via the Filbert Street stairs, which pass through the Grace Marchant Garden, or the Greenwich Street stairs.

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Coleridge Mini Park 5am to Midnight Coleridge & Esmeralda St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.21 37.7444227 -122.4196665

A patch of green near Bernal Heights and the Outer Mission.

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Collis P. Huntington Park 5am to Midnight California & Taylor San Francisco CA 94108 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 1.07 37.7921658 -122.4121529

Huntington Park is a 1.3 acre neighborhood park, located in the Nob Hill neighborhood between California Street and Sacramento Street at Taylor Street in supervisorial District 3. Donated to the city in 1915 by the widow of railroad baron Collis P. Huntington, Huntington Park is a Nob Hill neighborhood park jewel. It features a playground, landscaped areas, and the historic Flood Fountain.

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Conservatory of Flowers (415) 831-2090 100 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 12,000 37.7725900 -122.4602200

A Victorian confection of wood and glass, the Conservatory of Flowers, which opened in 1879, is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park and one of San Francisco’s most beloved landmarks. It houses some 1,700 species of aquatic and tropical plants, many of them rare, including a 100-year-old giant Imperial philodendron, a world-renowned collection of orchids, giant water lilies, and carnivorous plants. Special exhibits have included such popular favorites as the Butterfly Zone and the miniature garden railroad.

The building is situated in Conservatory Valley, where intricately designed flowerbeds bloom from January through September. Palm trees along the stairs leading to the Conservatory provide an elegant frame for the central dome. To the east of the Conservatory are the Arizona Garden, with drought-tolerant species, and the Dahlia Garden, which is in radiant bloom through the summer months and into early fall.

The Conservatory’s story begins with eccentric millionaire James Lick, who ordered the prefabricated building but never had it erected; when he died in 1876, the greenhouse was still in crates. In 1878, several prominent San Francisco businessmen bought the kit and donated it to the city for construction in Golden Gate Park. The Conservatory was an immediate success, becoming one of the park’s most popular attractions. In 1883 the building’s dome was replaced with a slightly taller one after a fire destroyed the original. The Conservatory suffered no serious damage from the 1906 earthquake, and homeless survivors of the disaster camped in Conservatory Valley and throughout Golden Gate Park.

In 1995, a winter storm with high winds severely damaged the aging Conservatory and destroyed some of the collection. A campaign to save the beloved landmark resulted in a five-year, $25 million reconstruction with many needed upgrades. The building reopened in 2003.

In keeping with San Francisco’s policy of reduced pesticide use in all city parks and facilities, the Conservatory uses beneficial insects to control harmful pests, and is home to a population of geckos that keeps infestations by cockroaches and other insects in check.

The Conservatory of Flowers is at 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, in the eastern end of Golden Gate Park.

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Conservatory Restrooms (415) 831-6309 100 John F. Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 1,293 37.7725967 -122.4607755

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Corona Heights Park 5am to Midnight Roosevelt & Museum Way San Francisco CA 94114 Natural Area, Park, Trail PSA 5 District 8 Accessible Yes Yes 13.38 37.7649767 -122.4387969

This park has some of the best views in San Francisco, but don’t overlook the wonderful wildflower display that carpets the grasslands each spring. Among the flowers you may see here are checkerbloom, California poppy, footsteps of spring, Douglas iris, mule’s ears, and Johnny jump-up, a sensitive species that is the only host plant for the callippe silverspot butterfly. Also look for anise swallowtail, a big yellow butterfly with black shoulders that frequents San Francisco’s hilltops.

Be Mindful

Corona Heights has a lot of poison oak, which provides food for dark-eyed juncos and white-crowned sparrows, and shelter from predators and habitat for many of the insects that birds feed on. However, poison oak can give humans an itchy rash. Learn to recognize this plant by its three shiny green (sometimes red) leaves and tan spine-free stems. Poison oak oils can be transmitted to humans via dog hair, so be sure to keep your dog on leash and on trail.

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Cottage Row Mini Park 6am to 10pm Sutter & Fillmore San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.16 37.7865710 -122.4323102

Stroll the landscaped brick pathway and admire the charming Victorians of Cottage Row. Most of the 22 buildings, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, were built by William Hollis during the late 1860’s and 1870’s.

A short walk from Japantown and the Fillmore District, the park was recently improved with a new retaining wall and plant beds.

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County Fair Building (415) 831-5500 1199 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94122 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 24,720 37.7664993 -122.4671492

With event space for 50 to 2,000, the County Fair Building is one of the most popular venues in the city for community events, meetings, weddings and other private parties. Featuring a total of approximately 30,000 square feet of event space and four separate rooms, plus a patio and courtyard, the County Fair Building (also known as the Hall of Flowers) is a flexible space that can be molded to fit your needs.

Cow Hollow Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Baker & Filbert St San Francisco CA 94123 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 3,613 37.7973048 -122.4448796

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Crocker Amazon Basketball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 Moscow & Italy St San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 16,365 37.7146147 -122.4317528

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Crocker Amazon Bocce Ball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 Moscow & Geneva San Francisco CA 94112 Bocce Ball Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 0.12 5,204 37.7149015 -122.4321198

Learn to play bocce and get a taste of Old Italy at one of our two Bocce Ball Courts.

Crocker Amazon Children’s Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 Moscow & Italy St San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 12,232 37.7145918 -122.4308358

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Crocker Amazon Dog Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 Moscow & Geneva San Francisco CA 94112 Dog Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7150164 -122.4277578

The dog play areas in McLaren Park are among the largest in San Francisco and they offer hundreds of dogs a day both big fields and trails. There are two dog areas in this park, one behind the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and one at the intersection of Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive. These play areas serve a diverse cross-section of San Francisco residents from the blue-collar Excelsior District and Visitacion Valley to some of San Francisco

Crocker Amazon Playground 6am to 11pm Moscow & Geneva San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 56.46 37.7140459 -122.4292387

Game on! Newly renovated Crocker Amazon is much more than a playground, it’s a sports complex. Five full-size, lighted soccer fields are now available for year-round play, along with baseball and softball fields, tennis, basketball and Bocce courts.

The playground was also treated to a full makeover. With a new clubhouse, community garden, Tiny Tots programs and dog-friendly areas, there’s plenty of room for everyone to play. Concession areas and Yes have been upgraded, too. What more can we say? How about GOAL!

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Crocker Amazon Tennis Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 Moscow & Italy St San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 20,709 37.7137624 -122.4326625

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Crocker-Amazon Skatepark 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2010 1700 Geneva Ave San Francisco CA 94134 Skatepark PSA 3 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 0.17 7,585 37.7134461 -122.4275973

So, you want to follow the nuge, get a good feeble, a nice ollie, an excellent lipside, maybe a tolerable down love and become known for your outstanding kick flip el toro? Become a regular visitor at our skate parks. Righteous.

Dahlia Garden 5am to Midnight Stanyan & Great Hwy , 94117 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 3,623 37.7724875 -122.4592313

“Golden Gate Park never stops blooming, and its gardeners never stop working. The entire park is a garden created out of sand dunes by gardeners’ hands in the 1870s, and generations of gardeners since then have planted many rare and exotic plants throughout the park. And because San Francisco has very little frost and ample winter rain, there is always something growing, flowering, going to seed, or changing color here.

Although Golden Gate Park has beautiful destination gardens, it was designed for folks to “”get lost.”” Wander any trail and you will find interesting features, surprising plants, magnificent tree groves, and sunny glades. And did you know that there are ten lakes in the park?”

de Young Museum (415) 750-3600 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Museum or Landmark GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7713200 -122.4685800

The de Young, San Francisco’s oldest museum, is housed in a strikingly modern copper-sheathed building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. The building, which opened to the public in 2005, provides San Francisco with a landmark that integrates the museum’s superb art collections, architectural innovation, and the natural landscape in one multifaceted destination.

The de Young’s collection of American paintings, sculptures and decorative arts includes works from the 17th century to the present, representing a range of cultures and artistic movements, including Native American and Spanish colonial art, the Federal style, Hudson River School, Impressionism, Modernism, Surrealism, Abstract, Pop, and Contemporary. Works purchased from the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894 form the core of the museum’s fine Oceanic art collection, which includes New Zealand Maori wood carvings, carved and textile works from Indonesia, rare paintings by Australian Aboriginal artists, and masterworks of New Guinea art from the Jolika collection. Art of the Americas includes the largest group of Teotihuacan murals outside of Mexico, while the textile arts collection features more than 13,000 textiles and costumes from around the world.

The de Young has its roots in the 1894 Midwinter International Exposition, which San Francisco Chronicle publisher M.H. de Young helped bring to San Francisco. After the exposition closed, its profits were used to convert the Egyptian revival-style Fine Arts Building into a permanent museum, called the Memorial Museum, which opened in 1895. The collection consisted of objects from the fair and de Young’s personal collections, as well as many artifacts of the Gold Rush era donated by San Franciscans. This building was badly damaged in the 1906 earthquake, and de Young donated funds to build a new wing, completed in 1919; a central tower and another wing were added later. In 1921 the name was changed to the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. The original Egyptian-style structure was demolished in 1929.

In 1989, another earthquake, the Loma Prieta, badly damaged this de Young building. Deemed unsafe, it was closed in 2000; construction on the new building began in 2003. The new de Young is noted for its perforated copper skin, which will acquire a patina over time. Outdoor landscaping incorporates elements from the old museum, including the sphinx sculptures and the Pool of Enchantment, with new features such as the public sculpture garden and children’s garden. The public observation floor at the top of the building’s 144-foot tower provides panoramic views of Golden Gate Park and the city.

The de Young Museum is situated on the Music Concourse just east of the Japanese Tea Garden, at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.

Website: http://deyoungmuseum.org

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Douglass Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 717-2872 26th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 6,079 37.7480442 -122.4384887

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Duboce Park 6am to 10pm (415) 717-2872 Duboce & Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Park PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 4.31 37.7696150 -122.4334278

There’s always something to do at this lively community hub, home of the newly renovated Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center. The basketball court is in high demand, and the dog play area is so popular that part of the park is now designated ‘people only’ (leashes optional). Improved play structures feature separate areas for tots and older kids. Don’t miss the Scott Street labyrinth, built by Friends of Duboce Park.

Established in 1900, Duboce Park became a tent city after the 1906 earthquake, sheltering displaced residents from all over the City.

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Duboce Park Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 Duboce & Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 4,280 37.7694284 -122.4341980

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Duboce Park Children’s Play Areas 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 Duboce & Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 6,893 37.7695939 -122.4340438

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Duboce Park Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 717-2872 Duboce & Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Dog Play Area PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 37.7695460 -122.4326910

This sunny neighborhod park is a gathering spot for families and dog owners from all over Noe Valley, the Castro and the surrounding Duboce Park neighborhood.  The entire area including the Harvey Milk Arts Center was updated in 2008 and that renovation included substantial work on the dog play area. This park features both an off-leash dogs area and on-leash dog areas and is known for the social scene among parents, dog-owners and other park visitors.

Dupont Courts Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 30th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 11,131 37.7826837 -122.4908085

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

DuPont Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight 336 31st Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 0.82 37.7826879 -122.4908331

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

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Dutch Windmill 5am to Midnight John F Kenney Dr & Great Hwy San Francisco CA 94122 GGP Accessible Yes Yes 37.7704770 -122.5093870

On the far western edge of Golden Gate Park stand two wooden windmills that were built to pump groundwater for irrigating the park’s lawns and gardens, helping to transform the dunes that once covered the area. After lobbying by Park Superintendent John McLaren and others, the North, or Dutch, Windmill was built in 1902. It was such a success that it was followed by the South, or Murphy, Windmill, begun in 1905 and completed in 1907 after delays caused by the 1906 earthquake.

Motorized pumps were first installed in the Dutch Windmill in 1913 to augment the power system, and the Murphy Windmill was electrified soon after. It is commonly believed that the windmills were taken out of service around 1935, after which they began to deteriorate. A campaign to restore them began in 1964, but funding difficulties caused the Murphy Windmill to be dropped from the plan. Cosmetic repairs to the Dutch Windmill were completed in 1980, but it no longer functions. The Murphy Windmill is now undergoing extensive restoration.

The Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden, planted just below the Dutch Windmill, features thousands of tulips interspersed with Icelandic poppies, which burst into glorious flower in March and April.

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Esprit Park 5am to Midnight Minnesota St & 19th St San Francisco CA 94107 Park PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No No 1.83 37.7609861 -122.3909937

Toss a Frisbee with friends or work out on the parcourse circuit at this sunny oasis in historic Dogpatch.

The well-groomed field, bordered with benches and stately Redwoods, was previously a corporate garden, gifted to the City by Esprit Corp. Picnic tables fill up with neighborhood workers at lunchtime, while BBQs are in high demand on weekends.

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Eureka Valley Basketball Court 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 4,153 37.7600342 -122.4367264

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Eureka Valley Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 100 Collingwood San Francisco CA 94114 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 3,846 37.7600792 -122.4362238

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Eureka Valley Dog Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6810 100 Collingwood St San Francisco CA 94114 Dog Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 37.7597595 -122.4363509

Most dogs are friendly. So in our play areas, the socializing always provokes a laugh. And often, the people make friends, too.

Eureka Valley Rec Center 9am to 9pm (415) 831-6810 100 Collingwood St San Francisco CA 94114 Park, Rec Center PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 1.93 37.7597896 -122.4364807

Choose from a wide selection of groups, clubs and classes at this vibrant community center in the Castro District. After a full renovation, the indoor basketball court and play area look brand new again.  The auditorium, gym, lobby, activity room and mezzanine were also remodeled.

Outside, the baseball diamond, tennis court and enclosed dog run were all remodeled, along with the children’s playground. Kids frolic safely on the modern play equipment, surrounded by a low fence and soft rubber floor. The surface design was inspired by “The Wizard of Oz,’ complete with yellow brick road.

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Eureka Valley Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 100 Collingwood San Francisco CA 94114 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 7,333 37.7594659 -122.4361950

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Excelsior Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Russia Ave & Madrid San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 5,883 37.7199408 -122.4333187

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Excelsior Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Russia Ave & Madrid San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 6,609 37.7201296 -122.4335713

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Excelsior Playground 6am to 10pm Russia Ave & Madrid San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 1.61 37.7203554 -122.4332186

Excelsior Playground Closure Advisory-English

Locals love the play area at this hidden gem. The sandbox and separate, gated playground with soft rubber flooring are perfect for small tots. Older kids enjoy age-appropriate play structures, too. Have a ball at any age on the basketball court, lighted tennis court or newly renovated baseball field. The clubhouse offers year-round programs in multiple languages. Picnic tables also available.

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Excelsior Tennis Court 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Russia Ave & Madrid San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No Yes 7,340 37.7201050 -122.4332454

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park 9am to 7pm 246 Eddy St San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 0.97 37.7843951 -122.4120591

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.

Wander through the plaza to see its historic clock, kiln and two public sculptures. The globe created by Anthony Smith celebrates the area’s diverse heritage, while Bruce Hassan’s bronze ‘Ark’ symbolizes the park as a safe haven for neighborhood families.

Opened in 1985, the park is named for beloved local pastor Father Alfred Boeddeker. Renovations are coming soon thanks to a grant from the Trust for Public Land.

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Fillmore & Turk Mini Park 5am to Midnight Fillmore & Turk St San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.23 37.7801859 -122.4317804

Look for the ‘rainbow’-brightly painted bricks provide a backdrop to this inviting green plaza in the Fillmore District. Enjoy lunch al fresco at one of the picnic tables, surrounded by ornate shrubs and flowers.

Fillmore & Turk Performance Spaces 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Fillmore & Turk San Francisco CA 94115 Performance Space PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.01 510 37.7802132 -122.4316418

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for developing local musical, dance and theater talent, along with other events. So turn out for the next event, either on stage, or in the audience — you’ll be glad you did!

Franklin Square 6am to 10pm 16th & Bryant Streets San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 2 District 10 Accessible Yes No 5.18 37.7650151 -122.4093148

Bring the whole family to explore this newly renovated play space. The lighted, artificial turf soccer field is the pride of the neighborhood, and the bright, modern playground will entertain kids of all ages. A dual-level design provides small tots with soft rubber surfacing, sandbox and infant swings. Older kids enjoy climbing structures, slides and seat swings. The park offers several picnic areas with benches.

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Franklin Square Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 254-8030 16th & Bryant St San Francisco CA 94103 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible Yes No 2,401 37.7646722 -122.4099514

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Fuchsia Dell 5am to Midnight Stanyan & Great Hwy , 94117 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 54,695 37.7731666 -122.4565050

The Fuchsia Dell (or Garden) of Golden Gate Park was established in 1940 and is located east of the Conservatory of Flowers. It offers various walking paths and plantings that display a beautiful showing of blossoms and shrubs, along with a sundial on a pedestal mounted dial plate that was installed in 1983. The entrance can be found at Conservatory Drive East a few hundred yards north of JFK drive. The garden begins to bloom in May and continues into November, though there are many other trees and shrubs in the area that bloom the rest of the year.

Fulton Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 27th Ave & Fulton St San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 5,148 37.7733941 -122.4866146

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Garfield Square 5am to Midnight 26th & Harrison St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 2.93 37.7502006 -122.4122356

Transformed by renovations into a lively community hub, this 3.5-acre park boasts a new, artificial turf soccer field, great for league play or pickup games. The playground, clubhouse and pool have all been remodeled, along with the basketball court, picnic and BBQ areas.

Located in the heart of the Mission District, Garfield Square is a traditional gathering spot for annual Day of the Dead ceremonies. Public artworks and murals celebrate the neighborhood’s rich cultural heritage.

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Garfield Square Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 554-9521 26th & Harrison St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 4,772 37.7496279 -122.4123242

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Gene Friend Basketball Courts (415) 254-8030 270 6th St San Francisco CA 94103 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 6,207 37.7787163 -122.4066454

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Gene Friend Children’s Play Area (415) 254-8030 270 6th St San Francisco CA 94103 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 3,289 37.7784841 -122.4063636

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Gene Friend Rec Center (415) 554-9532 270 6th St San Francisco CA 94103 Park, Rec Center PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 1.02 37.7786393 -122.4063519

Youth programs play a starring role at this busy Recreation Center in the SOMA neighborhood. Facilities include a full indoor gymnasium, activity room, weight room, auditorium, outdoor basketball court and playground. Badminton and volleyball courts, ping pong and foosball tables, too.

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GGP -14th Avenue East Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 425 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area GGP Accessible Street - limited availability Yes 37.7712940 -122.4721780

DISCLAIMER: JFK Drive is CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays

GGP Archery Fields 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7040 47th Ave & Fulton St San Francisco CA 94121 Archery Field GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 1.96 85,332 37.7701481 -122.5070530

One of the many unique features of the park, the Golden Gate Park Archery Field is located at 47th Avenue and Fulton Street. No reservations are required for this field. Hay bales are supplied but bring your own targets, bows and arrows.

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GGP Bowling Greens 5am to Midnight San Francisco CA 94102 Bowling Green GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 83,391 37.7687548 -122.4595275

Golden Gate Park has three “flat-green bowls” perfect for a game. The bowling greens are also home to the San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club and features a clubhouse and parking.

GGP Dog Play Area 1 5am to Midnight Martin Luther King Jr Dr & Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Dog Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7666044 -122.4617463

Golden Gate Park, visited by 13 million people a year, is one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. Out of a windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved a verdant, horticulturally diverse, and picturesque public space where city dwellers can relax and reconnect with the natural world. Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres a visitor can discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and an array of cultural venues, events, and activities.

There are four dog play areas in Golden Gate Park including an all-sand dog training area in the northwest corner of the park. There is another play area in the northeast corner of the park just off Stanyan Street, one in the southeast corner near Kezar Stadium and one in the southwest quadrant.

Like Golden Gate Park itself, these dog areas draw residents from the entire city and beyond who want to explore all areas of the park with their dogs on a leash and then take time for some offleash running in whichever corner of the park they happen to find themselves.

GGP Dog Play Area 2 5am to Midnight (415) 831-2700 Fulton St & Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117 Dog Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes No 37.7744918 -122.4549880

Golden Gate Park, visited by 13 million people a year, is one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. Out of a windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved a verdant, horticulturally diverse, and picturesque public space where city dwellers can relax and reconnect with the natural world. Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres a visitor can discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and an array of cultural venues, events, and activities.

There are four dog play areas in Golden Gate Park including an all-sand dog training area in the northwest corner of the park. There is another play area in the northeast corner of the park just off Stanyan Street, one in the southeast corner near Kezar Stadium and one in the southwest quadrant.

Like Golden Gate Park itself, these dog areas draw residents from the entire city and beyond who want to explore all areas of the park with their dogs on a leash and then take time for some offleash running in whichever corner of the park they happen to find themselves.

GGP Dog Training Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-2700 Off 36th Ave in Golden Gate Park San Francisco CA 94121 Dog Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes No 37.7709859 -122.4994299

Golden Gate Park, visited by 13 million people a year, is one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. Out of a windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved a verdant, horticulturally diverse, and picturesque public space where city dwellers can relax and reconnect with the natural world. Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres a visitor can discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and an array of cultural venues, events, and activities.

There are four dog play areas in Golden Gate Park including an all-sand dog training area in the northwest corner of the park. There is another play area in the northeast corner of the park just off Stanyan Street, one in the southeast corner near Kezar Stadium and one in the southwest quadrant.

Like Golden Gate Park itself, these dog areas draw residents from the entire city and beyond who want to explore all areas of the park with their dogs on a leash and then take time for some offleash running in whichever corner of the park they happen to find themselves.

GGP Petanque Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 666-7004 39th Ave & Fulton St San Francisco CA 94121 Petanque Court GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 0.59 25,543 37.7710503 -122.4983774

Petanque is a French game similar to lawn bowling or bocce ball. The courts have a small, active community, the SF Pentanque club.

GGP Rhododendron Dell 5am to Midnight 365 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 GGP Accessible Street - limited availability No 37.7723270 -122.4647010

The Rhododendron Dell is a 20 acre site, located in the heart of Golden Gate Park along Kennedy Drive near the Music Concourse. It was designed to honor John McLaren, the father of Golden Gate Park, with over 850 varieties of his favorite flower.The area includes a pathway system by which a visitor can view the collection.

Gilman Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Gilman Ave & Griffith San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 8,113 37.7167107 -122.3880218

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Glen Canyon Natural Areas 5am to Midnight Diamond & Farnum St San Francisco CA 94131 Natural Area, Trail PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 55.72 37.7409258 -122.4429925

Beyond Glen Canyon Park’s recreation center, ball field, and tennis courts lies a large urban canyon that has incredible spring wildflower displays, dramatic rock (chert) formations, and Islais Creek, one of the few remaining free-flowing creeks in San Francisco. This 60 acres of wilderness, formerly referred to as the San Miguel Hills, not only provides critical habitat for a wide array of wildlife, but serves as a relaxing sanctuary from the city’s urban bustle. An extensive network of hiking trails leads through a variety of habitats, from the lush creekside vegetation to the rocky grass- and scrublands of the canyon’s steep eastern slope, where a profusion of wildflowers blooms each spring.

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Golden Gate & Steiner Mini Park 5am to Midnight Golden Gate & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.08 37.7795827 -122.4334515

Claim a bench and relax in this small plaza at the intersection of Golden Gate Ave and Steiner St. Pretty flowerbeds are set against a brightly painted fence.

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Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden 5am to Midnight Frederick St & Arguello Blvd San Francisco CA 94122 Community Garden GGP District 5 Accessible No No 37.7659980 -122.4578130

To meet the need for more community garden plots and to advance the Mayor’s Executive Directive on Healthy and Sustainable Food, the Recreation and Park Department has constructed the new Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden at 780 Frederick Street. The 0.66-acre site is situated at the northwest corner of Frederick/Arguello Streets. The site is readily accessible via the MUNI ‘N’, #6 and #71 lines that service the area.

In addition to 67 raised bed community garden plots, the Recreation and Park Department is making available common landscape materials (mulch, chips and fines) stocked in holding bins and a gardening-tool lending library, demonstration gardens and educational programming are up next – unique public resources that make this an urban agriculture resource center per one of the goals of the new citywide Urban Agriculture Program. The Recreation and Park Department seeks to emphasize environmentally sustainable practices at the site in its design and programmatic and operating features, including a native plant nursery as part of the materials distribution component. Surplus produce from garden plots may be given away to the food bank and/or food pantries.

As of November 2013 all 33 individual plots and 34 shared plots have been assigned based on a lottery conducted of folks who previously expressed interest. The garden currently accommodates 170 people.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for a plot at the garden, please send an e-mail toggpcg@sfgov.org with the following information: your full name, phone number, email, and names of any other people you’d like to garden with, if you are considering a shared plot. Please have your potential plot-mates send us an email to sign up for the waitlist as well. When both individual and shared plot spaces become available, we will move down our wait list and offer them to the next person in line. As of November 4, 2013, we have 201 people on the waitlist for individual plots and 48 people on the waitlist for shared (and individual) plots.

If you are interested in seeking a garden space at one of our other 36 community gardens, please visit the “Join an Existing Garden” page for a map and list of these gardens and contact the Community Gardens Program Manager for the contact info of the garden coordinator at each site.

The new Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden is meant as a resource center for the general public as well as those assigned plots in the garden. The garden will be open to the general public and park users soon; you will be able to take advantage of demonstration gardens, workshops and programming, and material bins with compost, etc.

FUNDING

The Recreation and Park Department identified $250,000 in Capital Funds to construct Phase 1 improvements, including garden plots, material bins, facilities for tool lending and a native plant nursery. Charitable donations have allowed RPD to include additional features beyond the original scope of work. Eco-Media has made a $100,000 grant from yp possible, which has allowed for the installation of a Vertical Garden which spans 100 lineal feet on the north perimeter of the site. This living wall is wholly comprised of edible plants that include leafy vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. In addition, a $20,000 grant from Levi Strauss Foundation has allowed for the installation of permeable paving in the material pick-up area.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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Golden Gate Park Senior Center (415) 666-7079 6101 Fulton St San Francisco CA 94121 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 8,882 37.7715165 -122.4970075

The Golden Gate Park Senior Center is a recreation center dedicated to the enjoyment of quality activities for all seniors age 55 and over. Our goal is to provide seniors with programs to improve/maintain their physical, intellectual, and social well being. We offer classes to seniors, who are interested in dancing, exercise, bridge games, art classes, bingo, language classes, and more. We are located on the North West side of Golden Gate Park.

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7001 Nancy Pelosi Dr & John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Sport Complex or Stadium, Tennis Court GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 128,590 37.7701523 -122.4589893

Located in the heart of Golden Gate Park (just minutes away from iconic Haight-Ashbury district and the Conservatory of Flowers), lies one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets: the Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex. Established in 1901, this historic 21 court facility hosts professional level tournaments, leagues, camps, and recreational play for the city’s tennis community. Open 7 days a week, we hope you swing by the courts soon and discover this hidden gym for yourself! Please contact Facility Coordinator, Amanda Tugwell, with any questions at amanda.tugwell@sfgov.org. Get out and play!

In collaboration with SF Rec & Park and the SF Parks Alliance, SF Tennis Coalition is spearheading a public campaign to help fund the full renovation of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center. For more information on how to get involved or about the project please go to http://www.tenniscoalitionsf.org/ggp-tennis-center-renovation/.

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Haight St Entrance Restrooms (415) 831-6309 Stanyan & Page San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible No N/A 896 37.7698837 -122.4542633

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Hamilton Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Geary & Steiner St San Francisco CA 94115 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 7,194 37.7842911 -122.4356218

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Hamilton Pool (415) 292-2008 Geary & Steiner St San Francisco CA 94115 Swimming Pool PSA 2 District 5 Accessible Yes Yes 12,176 37.7845604 -122.4354450

 

After a recent overhaul of the pool and adjacent recreation center, this stunning new swimming facility features a large, heated pool and not one, but two, indoor water slides, the only ones in the city. Available for rentals and that one-of-a-kind swimming party you always dreamed of.

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Hamilton Rec Center 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2111 1900 Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94115 Park, Rec Center PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 3.22 37.7844149 -122.4360393

Park is now open! The $17-million improvement project rebuilt the Recreation Center, swimming pool, playground and athletic courts.
Come check out the improved Hamilton Rec Center!

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Hamilton Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Geary & Steiner St San Francisco CA 94115 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 13,358 37.7844768 -122.4359630

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Harvey Milk Photo Center (415) 554-8919 50 Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Activity or Art Center PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 9,944 37.7695678 -122.4345397

Established in the early 1940’s, The San Francisco Photography Center is the oldest public darkroom in the United States. Moved to the Harvey Milk Recreation Center in 1957. The Photo Center has been a cornerstone of arts programming almost since the building’s inception.

Our members enjoy full use of the very large darkroom and film processing areas, at extremely reasonable prices. Offering a wide variety of weekly classes and Saturday workshops and orientations in both film and digital photography, and open to anyone interested in photography regardless of experience.

The SF Photo Center is continuing to improve and expand its’ facilities, and the scope of its unique program offerings, gallery and ongoing exhibits which showcases the wide creative talents and unique viewpoints of our members.

All of these engaging, fun classes, and programs are offered to the public, and can be taken from teens to adults. Photo Center classes are taught by working professionals within the industry, in both fine arts and commercial photography.

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Harvey Milk Rec Arts Center 6am to 10pm (415) 554-8742 50 Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Activity or Art Center, Restroom PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 9,944 37.7695678 -122.4345397

Overlooking beautiful Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts is as unique as the Civil Rights leader it was named for. Originally dedicated to the Performing Arts, the building, commonly called “Drama, Dance & Music”, was headquarters for the Performing Arts Division of the Recreation and Park Department since its construction in 1954. Duboce Park itself, has been a location for arts programming since the early 1920’s when the women volunteers of the San Francisco Urban Story League performed puppet shows and storytelling in the park for children.

The 23,125 sq ft center reopened to the public after an impressive $12 million renovation to the 55 year old building. Dedicated now to the Visual as well as the Performing Arts, the Harvey Milk Arts Center has quickly become the City’s newest Digital Destination with state-of-the-art technological facilities including brand new Sound Recording Studio & Digital Labs.

Located in the southwestern side of Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Building is also home to the Recreation & Park Department’s exceptional San Francisco Photo Center – the oldest (and one of the largest) public darkrooms for traditional black & white process printing still in existence in the United States. The building also features a multitude of arts & recreational programming in our expansive Ballroom, Dance Studio, Art Studios, multiple Exhibition Galleries and Scott Street Labyrinth.

Part of a quartet of Arts Centers, under the Cultural Arts Division, the building was officially re-dedicated in 1979 to Harvey Milk as t ribute to the slain City Supervisor after his assassination in 1978. The building’s recent redesign plays homage to the storied history of the recreational center & Harvey Milk, himself, in the form of a San Francisco Arts Commission suite of permanent art installations conceived of by artists Michael Davis and Susan Schwartzenberg. One of those pieces, “The American Dream: A Tribute to Harvey Milk” memorializes Milk’s words, “The American Dream starts with the neighborhoods…” fittingly upon the building’s Eastside.

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Hayes Valley Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 7,077 37.7760959 -122.4270904

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Hayes Valley Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 4,413 37.7759374 -122.4275364

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Hayes Valley Playground 7am to 10pm Hayes & Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 0.61 37.7760603 -122.4273671

A quarter-acre inner city playground and clubhouse, Hayes Valley Playground is located in a diverse, community-oriented San Francisco neighborhood. The park’s clubhouse is a regular gathering space for residents and provides much needed programming, especially for youth from nearby public housing developments. Community members participated in a 6-month design process with the end result: a park that local residents—young and old—love.

Playground features:

  • 2,500 sq. ft. clubhouse
  • play areas for school-aged children and tots
  • a stage and plaza for community gatherings
  • outdoor fitness equipment for adults
  • community garden plots

The new design also employs sustainable features including a living roof on the clubhouse, water saving drought-tolerant plants, recycled denim insulation, and solar panels for radiant floor heating. The park re-opened on June 11, 2011

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Hayes Valley Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Hayes & Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94102 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 6,639 37.7760690 -122.4272848

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Head & Brotherhood Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 298-9601 Head St & Brotherhood Way San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 5,011 37.7126255 -122.4641755

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Head & Brotherhood Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 298-9601 Head St & Brotherhood Way San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 1,313 37.7127161 -122.4644323

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Head & Brotherhood Dog Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-2700 Head St & Brotherhood Way San Francisco CA 94112 Dog Play Area PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 37.7126273 -122.4642209

Most dogs are friendly. So in our play areas, the socializing always provokes a laugh. And often, the people make friends, too.

Head & Brotherood Mini Park 5am to Midnight Head St & Brotherhood Way San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 0.55 37.7126222 -122.4642292

Bring your tot or your pup for an afternoon break at this small play area and off-leash dog run in Ingleside Heights.

Helen Crocker Russel Hort Library (415) 661-1316 1199 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94122 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 3,469 37.7669134 -122.4674206

“The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, established in 1972, is northern California’s most comprehensive horticultural library. The library houses approximately 27,000 volumes and 350 plant and garden periodicals.

The library collections cover all aspects of horticulture including gardening, garden design, botanical art, ethno botany and pest management, with an emphasis on plants grown in Mediterranean and other mild temperate climates. The library also features a 1,600-volume children’s botanical library, Sunday children’s story time programs and botanical art exhibitions.”

Helen Wills Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Broadway & Larkin St San Francisco CA 94109 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 3,884 37.7958634 -122.4203325

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Helen Wills Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Broadway & Larkin St San Francisco CA 94109 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 5,497 37.7958395 -122.4207120

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Helen Wills Playground 5am to Midnight Broadway & Larkin San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 0.80 37.7957730 -122.4206614

A $3.4 million renovation project in 2005 transformed the .8-acre site in the Polk Gulch neighborhood into a sleek and modern urban park space. The park boasts a multi-functional clubhouse, unique play features, sports courts and landscaping accents throughout the grounds designed to give visitors a greener and more unique park experience. The park also includes its own boardwalk, giving visitors a bird’s eye view of the attractive grounds.

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Helen Wills Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Broadway & Larkin St San Francisco CA 94109 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 7,380 37.7957447 -122.4210252

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Hellman Hollow Restrooms (415) 666-7004 860 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 1,004 37.7695298 -122.4846926

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Herschell-Spillman Carousel (415) 831-2727 Martin Luther King, Jr and Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7678974 -122.4580158

Three carousels have been housed in Golden Gate Park near the Koret Children’s Quarter since the playground opened. The current carousel was built in 1914 by the Herschell-Spillman Company and operated at amusement parks in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, before it was installed in Golden Gate Park in 1940 after a stint at the World’s Fair on Treasure Island. It was shut down in 1977 and restored, reopening in 1984. The carousel’s 62 colorfully painted menagerie animals include a dragon, camel, and goat as well as horses, frogs, dogs, roosters, and pigs. Painted panels inside the carousel depict Bay Area landscapes.

To reserve the picnic area adjacent to the carousel and playground, please call (415) 831-5500.

CAROUSEL DETAILS

Hours of Operation

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, the Carousel is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and from Mondays through Fridays, the Carousel will be open between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

From the day after Labor Day through the Day before Memorial Day, on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, the Carousel is open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on Thursdays and Fridays, the Carousel will be open between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

*Last ride begins 15 minutes prior to closing.

The Carousel may be open on additional hours/days (weather permitting).  Please call (415) 231-0077 to hear an updated message regarding the current status and schedule of the Carousel, including additional hours/days of operation.

Cost

Adults, $2; children ages 6 to 12 years, $1 per ride; children 5 and under free if accompanied by a paying adult. Children under 40″ in height must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Location

320 Bowling Green Drive, between John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, adjacent to the Koret Children’s Quarter (playground) by the Sharon Building.

Parking

Parking is east of Bowling Green Drive, by the lawn bowling building.There is no parking by the carousel or Sharon Building.

Carousel Slideshow

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Herz PG Childrens Play Areas 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Visitacion & Hahn St San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 6,498 37.7136508 -122.4160706

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Holly Park 6am to 10pm Holly Park Circle San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 8.15 37.7372096 -122.4199401

Rediscover one of the City’s oldest public parks, now completely renovated. The lively new playground, top-rated by the San Francisco Chronicle, offers colorful, modern play structures with slides, swings and climbing ropes. Gated picnic/BBQ areas are popular gathering spots for birthday parties and family events. Stroll or jog the well-groomed path around the perimeter, or climb the hill for a spectacular City view. Tennis court, basketball court and baseball field available.

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Holly Park Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Holly Park Cir San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,308 37.7369836 -122.4203860

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Holly Park Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Holly Park Cir San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,930 37.7368008 -122.4197359

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Holly Park Restrooms (415) 513-2577 Holly Park Cir San Francisco CA 94110 Restroom PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No N/A 447 37.7371177 -122.4205732

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Holly Park Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Holly Park Cir San Francisco CA 94110 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 4,949 37.7368539 -122.4204690

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Howard & Langton Mini Park Community Garden 6am to 10pm Howard St & Langton St San Francisco CA 94103 Community Garden, Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No No 0.20 9,204 37.7772000 -122.4098000

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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Ina Coolbrith Park Vallejo & Taylor San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 0.80 37.7981647 -122.4133837

If you love exploring and discovering little pockets of the hidden San Francisco, there’s a little .8-acre park in Russian Hill that’s calling your name. Enjoy the hike up to Ina Coolbrith Park and, if the steep hills don’t take your breath away, the stunning views of the city and the bay sure will.

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India Basin Childrens Play Areas (415) 601-6501 Hawes St & Hunter's Point Blvd San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes No 5,578 37.7342110 -122.3755383

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

India Basin Natural Areas 204 Arelious Walker San Francisco CA 94124 Natural Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes No 6.15 267,930 37.7331636 -122.3719646

Just 150 years ago, San Francisco Bay was ringed by wetlands, valuable ecosystems that supported many plant and animal species. Over 90 percent of these wetlands have been lost to development, but a few can still be found. India Basin is one of these precious wetlands, and is the only natural area within the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department system that borders the bay.

Restoration began at India Basin in 2000 as part of a mitigation project associated with San Francisco International Airport. Today the park features tidal salt marsh and upland habitat that provides food and shelter for a variety of shorebirds and foraging habitat for raptors. It also boasts excellent views of the bay, trails that link to the Bay Area Ridge Trail, access for kayakers, and fantastic bird watching.

Natural History

Wetlands, including mudflats, ponds, tidal channels, and salt marshes, are home to a wealth of plants and wildlife. Specially adapted plants such as cordgrass, toad rush, pickleweed, and marsh rosemary can withstand the changing environmental conditions of the India Basin tidal salt marsh. These plants triumph over the daily adversities of inundation, exposure, extreme temperatures, high salinity, turbidity variations, and oxygen-poor water. Not only do they survive in the harsh environment, they flourish to the point of creating some of the most productive ecosystems on earth. Countless organisms feed, take shelter, and nest in salt marsh foliage.

More than 75 species of birds have been observed foraging in the salt marshes and mudflats of India Basin. A few common inhabitants are the snowy egret, American avocet, northern harrier, brown pelican, and great blue heron.

Healthy wetlands provide countless environmental benefits in addition to their significance as habitat. They reduce bank and shoreline erosion and damage caused by stream runoff, tidal waters, flooding, and wave action. By trapping pollutants, wetlands improve the water quality of urban and agricultural runoff into the bay. They also trap and stabilize sediment suspended in the water that would otherwise hinder fish and plant growth.

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J. P. Murphy Basketball Courts (415) 298-9601 1960 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 5,493 37.7516945 -122.4649296

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

J. P. Murphy Children’s Play Area (415) 298-9601 1960 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 6,852 37.7514961 -122.4650013

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

J. P. Murphy Tennis Court (415) 298-9601 1960 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 18,834 37.7519354 -122.4650240

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

J.P. Murphy Playground 5am to Midnight 1960 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 1.23 37.7518011 -122.4650001

This playground has a play structure, a large grass area with some nice shrubbery (perfect for the pooch to run around); in addition, there are three tennis courts and a basketball court.

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Jackson Children’s Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 254-8030 17th & Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No Yes 7,777 37.7638811 -122.3993216

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

James McAteer Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 15,233 37.7349802 -122.4782667

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

James Rolph Jr Basketball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 554-9521 Potrero & Cesar Chavez St San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,412 37.7500718 -122.4064461

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

James Rolph Jr Children’s Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 554-9521 Potrero & Cesar Chavez St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 6,510 37.7504008 -122.4063629

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

James Rolph Jr Playground 6am to 11pm Potrero & Cesar Chavez St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 2.93 37.7497274 -122.4062312

Rolph Playground has been transformed into a dynamic community center. Kids love the new clubhouse and modern play structures, while the athletic fields and programs are popular with all ages. Baseball field, basketball and tennis courts available.

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James Rolph Jr Tennis Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 554-9521 Potrero & Cesar Chavez St San Francisco CA 94110 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 13,493 37.7501899 -122.4061977

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Japanese Peace Plaza Performance Space (415) 292-2010 1704 Post St San Francisco CA 94115 Performance Space PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 0.04 1,576 37.7850924 -122.4298039

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for developing local musical, dance and theater talent, along with other events. So turn out for the next event, either on stage, or in the audience — you’ll be glad you did!

Japanese Tea Garden 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive , 94118 CA Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 121,492 37.7700417 -122.4700776

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park is the oldest in the United States, created for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition as part of the fair’s Japanese Village exhibit. The garden’s lush, harmonious landscaping pays homage to the traditional Japanese art of the garden. Paths wind through its five acres of carefully chosen and manicured plants, including Japanese maples, towering stands of bamboo, an ancient wisteria, and cherry trees that put on a spectacular flowering display in March and April. Among the garden’s other trees and shrubs are pines, cedars, azaleas, magnolias, camellias, and a superb collection of bonsai and other intricately shaped plants.

The grounds also feature a series of koi ponds, elaborate carved wood gates, many stone lanterns, a five-story pagoda (dating from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915), a Zen Garden constructed of stones and gravel, a high-arching Drum Bridge (a relic of the original Japanese Village), and a teahouse and gift shop. A large bronze Buddha near the teahouse, cast in Japan in 1790, was presented to the garden by the Gump Company in 1949. The 9,000-pound bronze Peace Lantern situated behind the pagoda was bought with the contributions of Japanese schoolchildren and presented to the garden in 1953 in commemoration of the U.S.-Japan peace treaty signed in San Francisco in 1951.

Several people were responsible for creating the tea garden — including businessman George Turner Marsh and Golden Gate Park Superintendant John McLaren — but the driving force was Japanese immigrant Makoto Hagiwara, a wealthy landscape designer. After the exposition closed in 1894, the city decided to maintain the garden and purchased some of its features. Hagiwara became the official caretaker in 1895 and lived in the garden with his family until his death in 1925.

His descendants continued to manage the garden until 1942, when they were sent to an internment camp in Utah as part of the World War II relocation of all West Coast citizens of Japanese descent. Much of the Hagiwara family’s personal collection was removed from the garden at this time; during the war the family’s residence was demolished and the garden renamed the Oriental Tea Garden. The name was restored to Japanese Tea Garden in 1952. The collection of dwarf trees on Waterfall Hill, part of the Hagiwaras’ collection, was returned to the garden in 1965. A bronze plaque honoring the Hagiwara family, by artist Ruth Asawa, was installed just inside the garden’s main gate in 1974, and in 1986 the park’s Tea Garden Drive was renamed Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.

The Japanese Tea Garden is at 7 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, at the northwestern edge of the Music Concourse, near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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Japanese Tea Garden Men’s Restrooms (415) 753-7092 80 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 500 37.7705540 -122.4694730

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Japanese Tea Garden Women’s Restrooms (415) 753-7092 81 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 426 37.7704756 -122.4694453

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Japantown Peace Plaza Post & Buchanan San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.71 37.7852091 -122.4297510

Located at the heart of Japantown, the Peace Plaza hosts many annual traditions of this historic neighborhood, including the Cherry Blossom Festival, Nihonmachi Street Fair, the Summer Obon Festival and the Year-End Festival.

Rising from the plaza’s center is the Peace Pagoda, a five-tiered concrete shrine designed by Japanese architect Yoshiro Taniguchi. Installed in 1968, it was a gift from the people of Osaka, San Francisco’s sister city in Japan.

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Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Performance Space PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 0.90 39,376 37.7205868 -122.4174565

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for developing local musical, dance and theater talent, along with other events. So turn out for the next event, either on stage, or in the audience — you’ll be glad you did!

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre Restroom (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Restroom PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes N/A 918 37.7208576 -122.4169072

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Joe Alioto Piazza Children’s Play Area (415) 254-8030 Grove & Larkin San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 6,635 37.7794466 -122.4171799

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Joe Dimaggio Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 8,232 37.8024493 -122.4120579

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Joe Dimaggio Bocce Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Bocce Ball Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 0.10 4,553 37.8026512 -122.4127239

Learn to play bocce and get a taste of Old Italy at one of our two Bocce Ball Courts.

Joe DiMaggio Playground 6am to 10pm 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 2.52 37.8024834 -122.4120691

Formerly known as North Beach Playground, this playground was renamed in 2000 in honor of Hall-of-Fame baseball player and former San Francisco resident Joe DiMaggio, who spent many of his formative years playing ball at North Beach and other local parks. A $7.5 million renovation in 2005 saw the playground’s once tiny clubhouse transformed into a 2,200 square-foot, state-of-the-art, multi-use community building.

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Joe Dimaggio Restrooms (415) 274-0291 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Restroom PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No N/A 238 37.8022336 -122.4125770

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Joe Dimaggio Tennis Courts (415) 274-0291 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 16,060 37.8024308 -122.4124244

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

John McLaren Park 5am to Midnight Mansell St & John F Shelley Dr San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 312.54 37.7180842 -122.4190721

Discover San Francisco’s second-largest park. In addition to playgrounds, picnic areas and game courts, you’ll find the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, a golf course, McNab Lake and the newly renovated Coffman Pool. Explore an immense Natural Area of scenic meadows, grassland and wetland habitat. More than 7 miles of walking trails meander through its 312 acres, replete with native plants and wildlife. Established in 1927, the park is named for John McLaren, the ‘grandfather of Golden Gate Park.’

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Jose Coronado Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 21st & Folsom San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 6,942 37.7575065 -122.4152586

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Jose Coronado Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 21st & Folsom San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 2,429 37.7577402 -122.4148571

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Jose Coronado Playground 6am to 10pm 21st & Folsom St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.78 37.7575463 -122.4151059

This urban escape was recently improved with resurfaced courts and new backboards. Blacktop soccer and baseball are popular pastimes here, along with classes offered at the community clubhouse. Full basketball court, tennis court and play structure available.

Jose Coronado Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 21st & Folsom San Francisco CA 94110 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 6,477 37.7574943 -122.4154529

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Joseph L. Alioto Performing Arts Piazza Grove & Larkin San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No No 5.38 37.7794805 -122.4175995

This plaza offers two play areas at the center of historic Civic Center. Combine a visit with a trip to the weekly Farmer’s Market, the Asian Art Museum or San Francisco Main Library, which has a wonderful children’s section and reading room.

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Joseph Lee Children’s Play Area (415) 601-6501 1395 Mendell St San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 4,388 37.7345309 -122.3897515

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Joseph Lee Rec Center (415) 970-9204 1395 Mendell St San Francisco CA 94124 Park, Rec Center PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 0.78 17,450 37.7345349 -122.3894120

Visit this thriving community center in the Bayview District and you’ll find a wide selection of games, sports, programs and classes. Play basketball, ping-pong, tetherball or air hockey. Join a pickup game on the multipurpose field or sign up for an arts & crafts workshop at the clubhouse.

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Joseph Lee Tennis Courts (415) 601-6501 1395 Mendell St San Francisco CA 94124 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 2,732 37.7347300 -122.3895087

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Julius Kahn Basketball Courts (415) 292-2012 West Pacific Ave & Spruce St San Francisco CA 94118 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 5,050 37.7912174 -122.4543238

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Julius Kahn Children’s Play Area (415) 292-2012 West Pacific Ave & Spruce St San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 8,269 37.7911340 -122.4538675

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Julius Kahn Playground West Pacific Ave & Spruce St San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 12.38 37.7913131 -122.4539728

A 2003 renovation transformed a heavily used playground into a state-of-the-art, Parisian-style play area. The new Julius Kahn design was developed with the feel and aesthetics of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. The park also includes an interactive wet sand play sculpture and unique and challenging play equipment.

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Julius Kahn Tennis Courts (415) 292-2012 West Pacific Ave & Spruce St San Francisco CA 94118 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 23,656 37.7910999 -122.4544647

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Junipero Serra Basketball Courts (415) 298-9601 300 Stonecrest Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 7,506 37.7250535 -122.4737952

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Junipero Serra Children’s Play Area (415) 298-9601 300 Stonecrest Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 3,828 37.7249554 -122.4740512

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Junipero Serra Playground 5am to Midnight 300 Stonecrest Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 1.53 37.7248234 -122.4738519

Renovated in 2008, this charming neighborhood park features a new playground and an 1,800-square-foot clubhouse. Two Islamic tile murals by artist Laurey (Bean) Finneran were commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission and are located on the north and south exterior walls of the clubhouse.

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Junipero Serra Tennis Court (415) 298-9601 300 Stonecrest Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 6,253 37.7250562 -122.4736055

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Juri Commons 6am to 10pm Guerrero and 26th San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.32 37.7495039 -122.4219925

Uncover a neighborhood treasure in the Mission District. Small play areas are tucked along this tree-lined walkway, which cuts through an entire city block. The beautiful planting beds are the creation of an active local community that organizes regular work parties and gardening events.
Juri Commons was once the site of a railroad track for the San Francisco-San Jose Railroad, one of California’s first intercity rail links. After the 1906 earthquake, tracks were rerouted and this line was taken out of service.

Justin Herman – Embarcadero Plaza Steuart St and Market St San Francisco CA 94111 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 4.33 37.7948798 -122.3947658

This lively plaza at the eastern end of Market Street is a popular lunchtime gathering place for workers in nearby office buildings. Parents bring their children to play by the Vaillancourt Fountain, while shoppers flock to the regular crafts markets along the plaza’s edge. In summer you can enjoy a series of free lunchtime concerts here, while the winter holiday season marks the return of the outdoor ice skating rink. In recent years, a company has offered zipline tours over the plaza, with sweeping views of the waterfront, during the summer months.

Opened in 1972, Justin Herman Plaza, which is named for the city planner who led redevelopment efforts in the area, was designed by noted architect Lawrence Halprin. At that time the double-deck Embarcadero Freeway loomed directly behind it, dominating the skyline and cutting the plaza off from the waterfront beyond. After the 1989 earthquake, the freeway was torn down, and now the plaza is backed by palm trees, with the Ferry Building tower, just across the Embarcadero, dominating the view. The fountain, by Canadian artist Armand Vaillancourt, has been controversial since its installation — some residents complain that it’s ugly, while others like to climb around and above it, enjoying the play of water as it spills from the fountain’s rectangular steel and concrete arms.

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Kelloch & Velasco Mini Park 6am to 10pm Kelloch & Velasco St San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 1.74 37.7085427 -122.4131488

This small urban retreat recently received a full makeover. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family to enjoy the brand new children’s play areas and popular basketball courts.

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Kelloch Velasco Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Kelloch & Velasco St San Francisco CA 94134 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 8,954 37.7084493 -122.4128055

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Kelloch Velasco Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Kelloch & Velasco St San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 7,232 37.7086463 -122.4135300

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Kezar Stadium 5am to Midnight (415) 831-5500 San Francisco CA 94102 Sport Complex or Stadium GGP District 5 Accessible Yes - Lot Available Yes 37.7670000 -122.4560000

Kezar Stadium is a stadium located adjacent to Kezar Pavilion in the southeastern corner of Golden Gate Park. It is the former home of the San Francisco 49ers and of the San Francisco Dragons of Major League Lacrosse. It also served as the home of the California Victory of the USL First Division before the club folded. Kezar also hosts amateur and recreation sports leagues, as well as numerous San Francisco high school football games (including the city championship, known popularly as the “Turkey Bowl”).

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Kid Power Park Sunrise to Sunset 45 Hoff St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 6 Accessible No No 0.23 37.7641543 -122.4202799

After local kids lobbied for a play space in their Mission neighborhood, this former parking lot was transformed into an urban retreat. The brand new park features dual-level play areas with modern equipment and soft rubber safety flooring. Cozy benches and tables are set around a beloved community garden.
The design’s bright colors and tropical plants reflect the Mission’s rich cultural heritage. The arched gate and tiled fountain create an inviting entrance, and a three-story mosaic mural by Josef Norris provides an artful backdrop to a beloved neighborhood gem.

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Kid Power Park Children’s Play Area Sunrise to Sunset (415) 554-9521 45 Hoff St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 6 Accessible No No 5,231 37.7641412 -122.4202955

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Kid Power Park Community Garden Sunrise to Sunset 45 Hoff St San Francisco CA 94110 Community Garden PSA 6 District 6 Accessible No No 990 37.7641950 -122.4201920

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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Koret Playground & Carousel (415) 861-0778 Martin Luther King, Jr and Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 86,764 37.7682700 -122.4575116

Generations of San Franciscans (and young visitors from around the world!) have fond memories of the children’s playground and carousel in Golden Gate Park’s southeast corner. The playground, called the Sharon Quarters for Children when it opened in 1888, is thought to have been the nation’s first public playground. In that era, the idea of providing a dedicated space solely for youth recreation was groundbreaking. The nearby Sharon Building was designed for indoor play during bad weather; it now houses Sharon Art Studio, which offers art classes for both children and adults.

With generous support from the Koret Foundation, the playground underwent a major renovation and reopened in 2007 as the Koret Children’s Quarter. New features include a climbing wall shaped like waves and a rope climbing structure; the historic concrete slide was retained.

Herschel-Spillman Carousel

Three carousels have been housed in Golden Gate Park near the Koret Children’s Quarter since the playground opened. The current carousel was built in 1914 by the Herschell-Spillman Company and operated at amusement parks in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, before it was installed in Golden Gate Park in 1940 after a stint at the World’s Fair on Treasure Island. It was shut down in 1977 and restored, reopening in 1984. The carousel’s 62 colorfully painted menagerie animals include a dragon, camel, and goat as well as horses, frogs, dogs, roosters, and pigs. Painted panels inside the carousel depict Bay Area landscapes.

To reserve the picnic area adjacent to the carousel and playground, please call (415) 831-5500.

CAROUSEL DETAILS

Hours of Operation

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, the Carousel is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and from Mondays through Fridays, the Carousel will be open between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

From the day after Labor Day through the Day before Memorial Day, on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, the Carousel is open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on Thursdays and Fridays, the Carousel will be open between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

*Last ride begins 15 minutes prior to closing.

The Carousel may be open on additional hours/days (weather permitting).  Please call (415) 231-0077 to hear an updated message regarding the current status and schedule of the Carousel, including additional hours/days of operation.

Cost

Adults, $2; children ages 6 to 12 years, $1 per ride; children 5 and under free if accompanied by a paying adult. Children under 40″ in height must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Location

320 Bowling Green Drive, between John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, adjacent to the Koret Children’s Quarter (playground) by the Sharon Building.

Parking

Parking is east of Bowling Green Drive, by the lawn bowling building.There is no parking by the carousel or Sharon Building.

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Koshland Park Sunrise to Sunset Page & Buchanan San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.82 37.7732484 -122.4267294

Children love the bright play structures and sand pit at this leafy Hayes Valley plaza. Local schools use the Community Learning Garden to educate young people about gardening and food sources. Its well-tended beds are the pride of the neighborhood. If gardening isn’t your thing, you can also shoot hoops on the half-court, or bring your pup here to play.

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Koshland Park Basketball Courts Sunrise to Sunset (415) 292-2010 Page & Buchanan San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 1,589 37.7732781 -122.4269895

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Koshland Park Children’s Play Area Sunrise to Sunset (415) 292-2010 Page & Buchanan San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 2,427 37.7732663 -122.4267651

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Lafayette Park 5am to Midnight Gough & Washington St San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 11.49 37.7915498 -122.4276716

With its grassy lawns, lovely views of the city and the bay, tennis courts, playground, picnic tables, and off-leash dog-play area, this hilly park is a source of respite and recreation for residents of San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood.

The city set aside the four-block area in 1855 to be used for a park, but did not officially establish one until 1867. In the meantime, an attorney named Samuel Holladay claimed part of the land and built himself a house at the hill’s summit that became a favorite destination for local literary and political society. Litigation continued for years before the matter was settled; the house was finally torn down in 1936. The first astronomical observatory on the West Coast was built in Lafayette Park in 1879 by George Davidson, best known for his work with the U.S. Coastal Survey. After the 1906 earthquake, refugees from the destruction camped out here and watched the city burn in the great fire that followed the quake.

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Lafayette Park Children’s Play Area (415) 292-2012 Washington & Laguna St San Francisco CA 94115 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 3,637 37.7916252 -122.4285283

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Lafayette Park Restrooms (415) 292-2012 Washington & Laguna St San Francisco CA 94115 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No N/A 788 37.7917066 -122.4281209

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Lafayette Park Tennis Courts (415) 292-2012 Washington & Laguna St San Francisco CA 94115 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 14,708 37.7913603 -122.4269742

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Lake Merced Natural Areas Skyline Blvd & Harding Rd San Francisco CA 94132 Natural Area, Trail Accessible Yes Yes 391.00 37.7213584 -122.4934098

Lake Merced, a freshwater lake in the southwest corner of San Francisco, is a major water, recreational, and natural resource for the City and County of San Francisco and the surrounding area. It is also an important stop for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. More than 250 species of birds can be seen throughout San Francisco during the year, most of which migrate from as far as South America to the Arctic and back. Many of these migrating birds stop only briefly at Lake Merced to feed and rest as they continue their journey to the north or south; others mate, build nests, and nurture a new generation of young birds in San Francisco before returning to their wintering grounds elsewhere. Lake Merced has an extensive network of hiking trails, including a 4.5-mile paved trail circling the lake

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Lake Merced Park Skyline Blvd & Harding Rd San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible Yes Yes 614.00 37.7218356 -122.4923818

Lake Merced, a large freshwater lake in San Francisco’s southwestern corner, is the heart of a 614-acre park that is popular with boaters, hikers, bicyclists, and birdwatchers. A 4.5-mile paved trail circles the lake’s perimeter; facilities include many picnic areas and a boathouse, fishing pier, and boat launch. The park is bounded by three golf courses, including City-owned Harding Park.

Lake Merced is major water, recreational, and natural resource for the City and County of San Francisco and the surrounding area. It is also an important stop for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. More than half of the park is managed by the Recreation and Parks Department’s Natural Areas Program, which works to restore and protect habitat for birds and other wildlife, as well as to maintain and improve trails.

Originally inhabited by the Ohlone people, the land around Lake Merced was a ranch during the era of Mexican rule. In the 1850s, a famous duel took place near the lake’s shore, between David S. Terry, formerly chief justice of the Supreme Court of California, and the Honorable David C. Broderick, a U.S. senator. Broderick died of his wounds, but Terry was later acquitted; a plaque now marks the location.

The lake has supplied water to the City since the late 1860s. The park was established in the 1950s, after the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which manages the City’s water supply and owns the land, turned its management over to the Recreation and Parks Department. The park is bounded by John Muir Drive, Skyline Boulevard, and Lake Merced Boulevard.

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Laurel Hill Children’s Play Area (415) 831-6809 Euclid & Collins St San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 2,624 37.7837808 -122.4511048

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Legion of Honor (415) 750-3600 100 34th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Museum or Landmark PSA 1 District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 59,527 37.7845000 -122.5007700

The Legion of Honor, San Francisco’s most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the Legion of Honor is a beautiful Beaux-arts building located in San Francisco’s Lincoln Park. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Francisco, the Legion is most noted for its breathtaking setting. Its collections include Rodin’s Thinker, which sits in the museum’s Court of Honor, European decorative arts and paintings, Ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country.

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Lessing & Sears Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Sickles & Sears San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No No 1,423 37.7085698 -122.4552989

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Lessing & Sears Mini Park 6am to 10pm Sickles & Sears San Francisco CA 94112 Park PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No No 0.15 37.7086041 -122.4553029

Transformed by recent renovations, this little oasis in the Outer Mission offers a brand new tot play structure and many upgraded amenities. It’s also home to a beloved community garden.

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Lincoln Park 5am to Midnight 34th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 112.03 37.7842384 -122.4983828

This 100-acre park in the city’s northwestern corner offers superb views of downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Marin Headlands. Its main features are an 18-hole public golf course and the Legion of Honor museum, with its fine collections of European paintings, European decorative arts and sculpture — including a series of masterworks by Auguste Rodin — and the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the largest repository of works of art on paper in the western United States. Sculptor George Segal’s moving Holocaust Memorial is in a grove of trees across the street from the Legion of Honor. Hikers can pick up the California Coastal Trail here and travel west along the steep cliffs of Land’s End, in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, to the ocean; or east to Baker Beach and the Presidio.

From 1868 until 1909, the land where Lincoln Park now lies was a cemetery, known variously as Golden Gate Cemetery, City Cemetery, and Potter’s Field (then a common name for burial places of people who were indigent or unknown). Thousands were interred here, including more than 4,000 Chinese residents, as well as members of the Italian, French, Japanese, Serbian, and other ethnic communities of San Francisco. In 1909, the land was turned over to the Park Commission, and Lincoln Park, named for President Abraham Lincoln, was dedicated. A three-hole golf layout had been completed in 1902, but now plans were made for a complete 18-hole course, which was finished in 1917. For 23 years, Lincoln was the city’s only municipal golf course, and in its earliest years charged no fee.

In 1924, the Legion of Honor Museum opened in Lincoln Park. Also known as the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, this fine arts museum, dedicated to the memory of California soldiers who lost their lives in World War I, is a three-quarter scale adaptation of the Palais de la Legion d’Honneur in Paris. The building and its initial collections were funded by sugar baron Adolph Spreckels and his wife, Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, the museum’s founder. From 1992 to 1995, the museum underwent a major renovation that included seismic strengthening and the addition of six special exhibition galleries, as well as a glass pyramid skylight. During the renovation, Gold Rush-era remains and artifacts from the former cemetery were discovered still buried below the museum grounds.

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Lincoln Park Childrens Play Area (415) 831-6809 34th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 21,823 37.7821297 -122.4935564

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Lincoln Park Picnic Area 34th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Accessible Street - limited availability Yes 37.7819110 -122.4937650
Little Hollywood Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Lathrop & Tocoloma San Francisco CA 94134 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 3,786 37.7100745 -122.3978048

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Little Hollywood Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Lathrop & Tocoloma San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 3,391 37.7101536 -122.3981272

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Little Hollywood Park 6am to 10pm Lathrop & Tocoloma San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 1.31 37.7099691 -122.3982088

Visit this family-friendly park for the great play area and full basketball court.

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Louis Sutter Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 5,174 37.7222850 -122.4136050

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Louis Sutter PG Childrens Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 21,325 37.7221481 -122.4137339

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Louis Sutter Playground 6am to 10pm Wayland & University San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 13.92 37.7224598 -122.4139244

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 tennis courts, a full basketball court, a soccer pitch and two baseball fields. Dogs are welcome, too!

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Louis Sutter Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 292-2010 Mansell & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 12,505 37.7223189 -122.4133289

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Lower Great Highway Great Highway & Noriega San Francisco CA 94122 Park District 4 Accessible No Yes 21.10 37.7492806 -122.5081753

Take a scenic walk or jog along this 3.5-mile recreational trail, which runs along Ocean Beach from Skyline Boulevard to the historic Cliff House. As you roam along the coast, look for the remains of the 19th-century Sutro Baths, which burned down in 1966.

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Margaret Hayward Basketball Courts (415) 292-2010 1016 Laguna San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 11,611 37.7806294 -122.4258572

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Margaret S Hayward Children’s Play Area (415) 292-2010 1016 Laguna San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 7,482 37.7804566 -122.4267619

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Margaret S Hayward Tennis Court (415) 292-2010 1016 Laguna San Francisco CA 94102 Tennis Court PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 11,853 37.7809262 -122.4268178

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Margaret S.Hayward Playground 1016 Laguna San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 5.03 37.7808468 -122.4254270

Bring the whole team out to play at this spacious park in the Western Addition. The playground and sand pit will hit a home run with little ones. Tiny Tots and after-school programs are available at the historic clubhouse. Bigger folks can choose from two tennis courts, two basketball courts, and two of the City’s best baseball/softball fields.

Built in 1955, the park is named for the woman who pioneered the movement for public playgrounds in San Francisco.

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Marina Green Restrooms East (415) 292-2012 Marina Blvd San Francisco CA 94123 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes N/A 494 37.8064610 -122.4345325

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Marina Green Restrooms West (415) 292-2012 Marina Blvd San Francisco CA 94123 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes N/A 1,090 37.8057530 -122.4482692

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Maritime Plaza 285 Washington St San Francisco CA 94111 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 2.01 37.7956051 -122.3992389

Take a break from the bustle of downtown in this beautifully landscaped plaza surrounding the Alcoa Building. Connected by pedestrian bridges to Golden Gateway and Embarcadero Center, it’s the perfect spot to bring lunch or enjoy a respite from sightseeing.
According to historic documents, the remains of two ships lie buried partially beneath the park. About 50 old ships are believed to be buried in this area.

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Martin Luther King Jr Pool (415) 822-2807 3rd & Armstrong San Francisco CA 94124 Swimming Pool PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 24,528 37.7254915 -122.3935752

Another hidden pool gem, MLK Pool features a 25-yard x 25-meter pool and a separate wading pool for tots. Aquatic programs include learn-to-swim programs, water aerobics, recreational swim and lap swim.

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Mccoppin Square Children’s Play Area (415) 753-7043 24th & Taraval San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 4,513 37.7438125 -122.4808082

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Mckinley Square Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 254-8030 20th St & Vermont San Francisco CA 94107 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No No 5,040 37.7593239 -122.4044737

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McLaren Amphitheatre Dog Play Area (415) 831-2700 John F Shelley Dr & Cambridge St San Francisco CA 94134 Dog Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7204162 -122.4184461

The dog play areas in McLaren Park are among the largest in San Francisco and they offer hundreds of dogs a day both big fields and trails. There are two dog areas in this park, one behind the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and one at the intersection of Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive. These play areas serve a diverse cross-section of San Francisco residents from the blue-collar Excelsior District and Visitacion Valley to some of San Francisco

McLaren Lodge 8am to 5pm (415) 831-2700 501 Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117 Administration Building GGP District 5 Accessible Yes Yes 6,509 37.7718611 -122.4546954

Built in 1896, McLaren Lodge was the home of the park department’s first superintendent, John McLaren, until 1943. McLaren Lodge is currently both the headquarters for the Recreation and Park Department and an interesting stop for architecture buffs, who often marvel at the intricate construction of the building’s Moorish-Gothic design, which includes exterior walls of 18-inch thick ashlar basalt masonry and sandstone quoins. McLaren Lodge is a registered San Francisco landmark (No. 175).

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McLaren Park Basketball Courts (415) 292-2010 San Francisco CA 94102 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 5,835 37.7227998 -122.4185414

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Mclaren Park Geneva Dog Play Area (415) 831-2700 Geneva & Brookdale San Francisco CA 94134 Dog Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7116582 -122.4261002

The dog play areas in McLaren Park are among the largest in San Francisco and they offer hundreds of dogs a day both big fields and trails. There are two dog areas in this park, one behind the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and one at the intersection of Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive. These play areas serve a diverse cross-section of San Francisco residents from the blue-collar Excelsior District and Visitacion Valley to some of San Francisco

McLaren Park Natural Areas Mansell & Shelley Dr San Francisco CA 94134 Natural Area, Trail Accessible Yes Yes 161.30 37.7176894 -122.4195263

McLaren Park, the second largest park in San Francisco, was named for John McLaren, the superintendent of Golden Gate Park from 1887 to 1943. It includes a natural area rich in native plants and animals, as well as picnic areas, playgrounds, lawns and planted gardens, a golf course, tennis courts, and an amphitheater. Miles of paved and unpaved trails wind through the park, many of them built during the Depression by the Works Progress Administration. You can hike through a variety of habitats, both native and introduced, including forests, grasslands, and marshy riparian areas, where springs feed Yosemite Creek.

 

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Midtown Terrace Children’s Play Area (415) 298-9601 Clarendon & Olympia Way San Francisco CA 94131 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 5,139 37.7517529 -122.4553141

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Midtown Terrace Playground 5am to Midnight Clarendon & Olympia Way San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 1.57 37.7522337 -122.4545325

This roomy new playground in Forrest Hill features a modern play structure and sandbox, surrounded by trees. The clubhouse hosts Tiny Tots and afterschool programs for little ones. Shiny new basketball courts are in high demand, and the well-groomed grass field is a great place to toss a ball for your pooch.

The east bank of this park is actually an earthen dam, creating a reservoir where the land forms a natural bowl. Adolph Sutro once kept his cattle here.

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Minnie & Lovie Basketball Courts (415) 298-9601 Capitol & Montana St San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No Yes 5,572 37.7163344 -122.4567082

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Minnie & Lovie Children’s Play Area (415) 298-9601 Capitol & Montana St San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 11 Accessible Yes Yes 4,069 37.7163024 -122.4588804

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Minnie & Lovie Tennis Courts (415) 298-9601 Capitol & Montana St San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No Yes 12,853 37.7162816 -122.4564340

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center 5am to Midnight (415) 337-4710 650 Capitol San Francisco CA 94112 Park, Rec Center PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No Yes 10.30 37.7157702 -122.4575702

Choose from a wide selection of programs and classes at this sparkling new Recreation Center. The renovated building includes a gymnasium, community room, teen center, multipurpose rooms, arts and crafts room, preschool, kitchen and weight room. A large central courtyard provides additional gathering space. The Rec Center shares a 10-acre park with baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts. The play structures, entry plaza, picnic and BBQ areas, and paths have also been upgraded.

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Mission Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 19th & Linda San Francisco CA 94110 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 13,414 37.7589977 -122.4225319

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Mission Art Center (415) 695-5014 745 Treat St San Francisco CA 94102 Activity or Art Center PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,034 37.7581674 -122.4133587

The newest addition to the Cultural Division, Mission Arts is an art destination site in heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. Located on Treat and 21st Street, this beautiful brick building will play host to some of the City’s finest music, dance, and visual art offerings in an open and diverse community setting.

The Mission Arts Center is the temporary home of many Randall Museum programs while the museum on Corona Heights is being renovated.  In addition to visiting our beloved animals, you can take advantage of our many Randall style class offerings through Spring session of 2017.  We have classes for all ages in Ceramics. Arduino/Tech classes for youth and adults. Art classes for infants and preschoolers four mornings a week.  There’s an innovative afterschool building class called Rocketmobiles.

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Mission Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 19th & Linda San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 7,095 37.7594955 -122.4222564

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Mission Community Pool (415) 641-2841 101 Linda St San Francisco CA 94110 Swimming Pool PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 8,373 37.7594975 -122.4226561

The 4,565 square foot Mission Pool was constructed in 1916, and is located on 19th Street between Linda and Valencia Streets in the Mission District. It’s the only City-operated outdoor pool in San Francisco, offering a 90′ x 40′ pool for learn-to-swim, recreational and lap swim programs during the summer months and beyond.

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Mission Dolores Park Play Structure 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 19th & Dolores St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 15,526 37.7588232 -122.4268447

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Mission Playground Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 19th & Linda San Francisco CA 94110 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 8 Accessible No Yes 5,621 37.7592441 -122.4225745

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Mission Rec Center (415) 695-5012 2450 Harrison St San Francisco CA 94110 Park, Rec Center PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes Yes 9,873 37.7581968 -122.4128127

Mission Recreation Center is the hub for recreational activities in the Mission. Mission Recreation Center offers a indoor gymnasium, which is used for basketball, volleyball, indoor-soccer and many more sports. We also have a newly expanded fitness center, which includes treadmills, stair masters, ellipticals and so much more. There is also Boxing Ring, 2 Racquetball/Handball courts, weight room table tennis and a children’s play area.

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Mission Rec Children’s Play Area (415) 554-9521 745 Treat St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 4,214 37.7581781 -122.4131440

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Model Yacht Clubhouse (415) 386-1037 36th Ave and John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Activity or Art Center GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 5,217 37.7701949 -122.4956228

From early March through late October, Spreckels Lake is the place to catch model yachts — both sail and power boats — in action. Home to the San Francisco Model Yacht Club, Spreckels is a manmade lake, built in 1903 and designed specifically for model yachting. You don’t have to be a member of the club to operate a boat on the lake, but you must follow Recreation and Park Department regulations; see the club’s website,www.sfmyc.org, for more information. When a club member is present, the public is welcome to tour the clubhouse, built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1937. It is used to store members’ boats and for club meetings.

Members of the Model Yacht Club, founded in 1898, initially sailed their yachts on Stow Lake until traffic there became too heavy for model boating. The club moved to Spreckels Lake in 1904. The club holds regular regattas as well as some special events, including Wooden Boats on Parade and the Rubber Ducky Roundup. Club membership is open to all who are interested; you needn’t be a Bay Area resident.

Although the lake is manmade, it still provides refuge to birds and other creatures. Be sure to look for turtles sunning themselves on the concrete turtle sculpture at the lake’s west end.

Spreckels Lake is near 36th Avenue and Fulton Street in the western end of Golden Gate Park.

Moscone Basketball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2012 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 10,435 37.8020881 -122.4331644

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Moscone Childrens Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2012 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 26,479 37.8014885 -122.4330863

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Moscone Rec Center 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2045 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Park, Rec Center PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 12.07 9,650 37.8021249 -122.4331353

Find activities and programs for all ages at this full-service Rec Center in the Marina District. The popular facility includes an indoor gym, community rooms, two play areas, a basketball court, two tennis courts, four ball diamonds, a putting green and fully renovated playground.

Local legend has it that Joe DiMaggio took Marilyn Monroe for a stroll in this park just hours before they tied the knot at City Hall. Formerly known as Funston Park, it was renamed for Mayor Moscone, who was assassinated in 1978.

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Moscone Restrooms (415) 292-2012 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Restroom PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No N/A 552 37.8021970 -122.4346148

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Moscone Tennis Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 292-2012 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 27,677 37.8018113 -122.4330115

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Mothers Building at the San Francisco Zoo San Francisco CA 94102 District 7 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7348822 -122.5056867
Muriel Leff Mini Park 7th Ave and Geary San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No No 0.21 37.7800646 -122.4650080

Unwind in this pocket of green in the Inner Richmond. Bring a picnic lunch and relax under a tree. Kids will dig the play area’s sandbox and the unique public sculpture.

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Music Concourse 5am to Midnight 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Museum or Landmark GGP Accessible Yes Yes 37.7706400 -122.4675100

The Music Concourse, a landscaped basin between the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum, is a vital civic and cultural space within Golden Gate Park, hosting free concerts on Sundays during the summer and serving as a respite and picnic spot year-round for visitors to nearby cultural facilities.

The oval-shaped basin was excavated in 1893 to create the Grand Court for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition, also known as the Midwinter Fair, and statuary and other relics from the exposition can still be found scattered around the concourse. The Music Concourse itself was built in 1900 to accommodate audiences for concerts at the Spreckels Temple of Music (often referred to as the Bandshell), built the same year as a gift from Claus Spreckels, the “sugar king.” The original layout of the concourse was much as you see it today. The depressed elevation was intended to provide protection from summer winds, and terraces around the perimeter were designed to seat an anticipated capacity of 20,000.

The Spreckels Temple of Music and the original M.H. de Young Museum, which was built for the Midwinter Fair, were the first structures in the Music Concourse area. The California Academy of Sciences was added in 1916, and the concourse’s central fountain, Rideout Fountain, in 1924. Many other monuments and statues are located in and around the concourse, and other historic features include three pedestrian tunnels under adjacent roadways. The striking modern building that now houses the de Young’s collection opened in 2005, and the California Academy of Sciences’ innovative “green” building opened in 2008.

The concourse’s grove of pollarded (severely pruned) trees are primarily London plane trees and Wych elms, with some maples and walnuts. It’s not clear when the present trees were planted. Original drawings and photos of the concourse show fewer trees.

The Spreckels Temple of Music, damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, was rededicated in 1994 after a complete seismic reconstruction. The concourse and its four fountains have also been restored.

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Noe Valley Courts 6am to 10pm 24th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Park PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 0.93 37.7514032 -122.4389210

Look for this small green sanctuary at the end of the Noe Valley shopping district. A newly renovated playground beckons little ones, while the well-groomed lawn is nice spot for lunch or a romp with your dog. Tennis and basketball courts are in high demand, and more park improvements are coming soon.

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Noe Valley Courts Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 24th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 4,367 37.7515597 -122.4390343

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Noe Valley Courts Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 24th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 1,790 37.7513013 -122.4386662

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Noe Valley Courts Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 24th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94114 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 6,846 37.7512730 -122.4390812

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

North Beach Pool (415) 391-0407 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Swimming Pool PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 8,231 37.8027052 -122.4124234

Renovated in 2005 to accommodate more users and programs, North Beach Swimming Pool has long been a neighborhood destination for swimmers of all ages. The facility features two pools (a 25-meter x 21′ lap pool and a 89′ x 21′ recreation pool) to accommodate a variety of aquatic programs and needs.

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Page & Laguna Mini Park Page & Laguna St San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.15 37.7734614 -122.4252478

Discover this charming community garden in Hayes Valley, tucked away between two Victorians. Beyond the wrought-iron gate, a winding path leads through lovely flowering beds and apple trees. A great place to relax on a bench with a book, or just smell the roses.

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Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St & Marina Blvd San Francisco CA 94123 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 19.37 37.8029990 -122.4485127

Don’t forget your camera-the iconic Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most photographed sites in the City, featured in numerous film and TV productions. It’s also a popular wedding location and dazzling performance venue, as well as a wonderful place for a stroll after a visit to the Exploratorium. Admire the Greco-Roman style Rotunda and colonnades, and watch swans drift across the peaceful lagoon.

Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition, this urban temple has become a San Francisco treasure, beloved by residents and visitors alike.

PFA Request for Concept Proposals

The Recreation and Park Department is pleased to announce the Request for Concept Proposals for the lease of the Palace of Fine Arts building in San Francisco. For information about this unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, please visit the links below or contact Cassandra Costello at Cassandra.Costello@sfgov.org, 415-831-2791.

PALACE OF FINE ARTS REQUEST FOR CONCEPT PROPOSALS

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Palega Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 500 Felton San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 9 Accessible No Yes 11,047 37.7291300 -122.4103350

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Palega Community Garden 500 Felton St San Francisco CA 94134 Community Garden PSA 3 District 9 Accessible No Yes 37.7293420 -122.4097800

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses. This garden features 14 plots and can be reached at (415) 336-0106.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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Palou & Phelps Basketball Courts (415) 601-6501 Palou & Phelps St San Francisco CA 94124 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 1,742 37.7359183 -122.3948381

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Palou & Phelps Children’s Play Area (415) 601-6501 Palou & Phelps St San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 3,291 37.7361283 -122.3952144

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Palou & Phelps Park Palou & Phelps St San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 2.63 37.7355138 -122.3947234

This small park has a playground at its northern entrance, the only place where it is flat. The rest of the park is primarily a steep grassland with trails, city views, and habitat for a variety of bird species. During summer and early fall the land is parched and golden brown, and native grasses drop their seeds and await the winter rains. By February the hills transform to a verdant green, and in spring a variety of native wildflowers, including California poppy, blue-eyed grass, checkerbloom, and mule’s ears, add color to the grassland.

A Catholic orphanage sat at the summit of this park until the 1960s, and a Caltrain tunnel currently runs directly below its slopes.

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Panhandle Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6309 Stanyan & Great Hwy San Francisco CA 94117 Basketball Court GGP District 1 Accessible No Yes 4,646 37.7723049 -122.4483816

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Panhandle Childrens Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6309 Oak & Ashbury Sts San Francisco CA 94117 Children's Play Area GGP District 1 Accessible No Yes 12,065 37.7720815 -122.4479279

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Panhandle Restrooms (415) 831-6309 1608 Oak Street San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible No N/A 1,728 37.7720872 -122.4475778

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Park Presidio Blvd Park Presidio Blvd & Geary Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No No 20.38 37.7801228 -122.4722846

This leafy greenway runs along Park Presidio from Fulton to Lake, providing a tree-lined walking trail and screen between neighboring homes and busy 19th Avenue.

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Parkside Square 6am to 10pm 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 8.31 37.7379478 -122.4839060

Welcome to the City’s first completely ADA-accessible playground, part of a 7.5-acre recreation complex that borders Stern Grove. The new playground includes separate areas for small tots and older kids, a water feature, sandbox, climbing dome, whirl and a charming woodland walk. Also popular are the newly renovated tennis courts, basketball court and baseball field. Bring a picnic or your pooch!

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Parkside Square Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 2,333 37.7387597 -122.4834302

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Parkside Square Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 9,545 37.7378297 -122.4847123

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Parkside Square Restrooms (415) 753-7043 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Restroom PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No N/A 403 37.7383327 -122.4837096

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Parkside Square Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 23,841 37.7383467 -122.4833313

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Parque Ninos Unidos Sunrise to Sunset 23rd & Treat Ave San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 0.53 37.7543905 -122.4135691

Programs and classes are in high demand at this new Mission District park, built especially for kids under 12. The clubhouse is set among groomed lawns, two play areas, a gazebo and a community garden. The courtyard provides outdoor gathering space, and the entire park is fenced and gated.

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Parque Ninos Unidos Children’s Play Area Sunrise to Sunset (415) 554-9521 23rd & Treat St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 5,482 37.7543487 -122.4135887

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley Octavia Blvd & Fell St San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 0.45 37.7762229 -122.4244131

This green oasis in bustling Hayes Valley features a busy playground and new art exhibits every 6 months. Bring your lunch and enjoy an outdoor break at one of the picnic tables.

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Patricias Green Childrens Play Area (415) 292-2010 Octavia Blvd & Fell St San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No No 903 37.7759518 -122.4243536

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Pine Lake Natural Areas 6am to 10pm Sloat Blvd & Vale St San Francisco CA 94132 Natural Area Accessible Yes Yes 5.40 37.7363044 -122.4887371

Pine Lake Park, in western San Francisco and contiguous with Stern Grove, is an elongated valley with steep, forested slopes. Pine Lake is one of the few remaining natural lakes in San Francisco, and is fed by the same aquifer as Lake Merced. The willow, tule, and other wetland plants that ring the lake provide habitat for a variety for resident and migratory bird species. A trail encircles the lake, providing opportunities for viewing birds, and connects to the larger trail network that winds through Stern Grove, including a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Pacific Flyway

Pine Lake is an important stop for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. More than 250 species of birds can be seen throughout San Francisco during the year, most of which migrate from as far as South America to the Arctic and back. Many of these migrating birds stop only briefly at Pine Lake to feed and rest as they continue their journey to the north or south; others mate, build nests, and nurture a new generation of young birds in San Francisco before returning to their wintering grounds elsewhere.

Cultural History

In 1847, the Greene family moved from Maine to San Francisco for the excellent grazing and farming land, and purchased a large property of which Stern Grove and Pine Lake were only a small portion. In 1887 the family was forced by lawsuit to give up most of the land and keep only the portion that today makes up Pine Lake and Stern Grove. In 1892, George Greene, Jr., built the Trocadero Inn in what is now Stern Grove. It was a Victorian-style roadhouse that operated for more than 20 years, closing when Prohibition was enacted. Pine Lake was then known as Laguna Puerca, or Pig Lake. The Greenes planted the eucalyptus trees that surround the lake.

In 1931, Rosalie Stern, widow of civic leader Sigmund Stern, was looking for land to purchase and donate to the city as a park in honor of her husband. Her friend, Golden Gate Park Superintendent John McLaren, recommended the Greenes’ property at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. Sigmund Stern Grove opened to the public on June 4, 1932. A San Francisco newspaper reporter wrote, “Thousands of San Franciscans do not even suspect the existence of the lovely redwood and eucalyptus grove that once was part of the old Trocadero ranch. It is way over by Sloat Boulevard, a beautiful amphitheater of hillside, trees, and greensward.”

Over the following five years, the city purchased land west of the original grove, including Pine Lake, enlarging Sigmund Stern Grove. The grove has hosted free summer music concerts every year since 1938.

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Pine Lake Park 6am to 10pm Sloat Blvd & Vale St San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 30.29 37.7363086 -122.4859274

Pine Lake Park, in western San Francisco and contiguous with Stern Grove, is an elongated valley with steep, forested slopes. Pine Lake is one of the few remaining natural lakes in San Francisco, and is fed by the same aquifer as Lake Merced. The willow, tule, and other wetland plants that ring the lake provide habitat for a variety for resident and migratory bird species. A trail encircles the lake, providing opportunities for viewing birds, and connects to the larger trail network that winds through Stern Grove, including a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Pacific Flyway

Pine Lake is an important stop for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. More than 250 species of birds can be seen throughout San Francisco during the year, most of which migrate from as far as South America to the Arctic and back. Many of these migrating birds stop only briefly at Pine Lake to feed and rest as they continue their journey to the north or south; others mate, build nests, and nurture a new generation of young birds in San Francisco before returning to their wintering grounds elsewhere.

Cultural History

In 1847, the Greene family moved from Maine to San Francisco for the excellent grazing and farming land, and purchased a large property of which Stern Grove and Pine Lake were only a small portion. In 1887 the family was forced by lawsuit to give up most of the land and keep only the portion that today makes up Pine Lake and Stern Grove. In 1892, George Greene, Jr., built the Trocadero Inn in what is now Stern Grove. It was a Victorian-style roadhouse that operated for more than 20 years, closing when Prohibition was enacted. Pine Lake was then known as Laguna Puerca, or Pig Lake. The Greenes planted the eucalyptus trees that surround the lake.

In 1931, Rosalie Stern, widow of civic leader Sigmund Stern, was looking for land to purchase and donate to the city as a park in honor of her husband. Her friend, Golden Gate Park Superintendent John McLaren, recommended the Greenes’ property at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. Sigmund Stern Grove opened to the public on June 4, 1932. A San Francisco newspaper reporter wrote, “Thousands of San Franciscans do not even suspect the existence of the lovely redwood and eucalyptus grove that once was part of the old Trocadero ranch. It is way over by Sloat Boulevard, a beautiful amphitheater of hillside, trees, and greensward.”

Over the following five years, the city purchased land west of the original grove, including Pine Lake, enlarging Sigmund Stern Grove. The grove has hosted free summer music concerts every year since 1938.

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Pioneer Log Cabin Stanyan & Great Hwy , 94117 CA Administration Building GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 1,347 37.7709175 -122.4753718

We want to help you to reserve the space that you need. We have upgraded our phone system to make that easier for you. Please call us at (415) 831-5500 so that we can help you. In addition, we welcome you to stop by and visit us at the Pioneer Log Cabin, 2 Stow Lake Drive East in Golden Gate Park. We are open 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday  and 9:00am to 12:00noon on Saturdays (EXCEPT for Thursday when we are CLOSED from 12:30pm – 2:30pm for staff meetings). For more details on how to reserve a specific space and the fees involved, please go to the webpage for that space.

Polo Field North Restrooms (415) 666-7004 1451 John F. Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 2,165 37.7694175 -122.4930873

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Polo Field South Restrooms (415) 666-7004 Metson Rd & Middle Dr W San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 2,270 37.7667852 -122.4927804

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Portsmouth Square Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 Washington & Walter Lum Pl San Francisco CA 94111 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 5,826 37.7946152 -122.4052232

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Portsmouth Square Restrooms (415) 274-0291 Washington & Walter Lum Pl San Francisco CA 94111 Restroom PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No N/A 858 37.7946014 -122.4056048

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Potrero del Sol 6am to 10pm Potrero & Cesar Chavez San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 10 Accessible No No 4.36 37.7506070 -122.4050797

Neighborhood kids and skateboarders from around the city flock to Potrero del Sol for its beautifully designed skate park — San Francisco’s largest — which opened in 2008. Grassy lawns provide space for picnicking and ball-playing; other features include a playground, a performance space, and, nearby, a community garden.

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Potrero Del Sol Childrens Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 1499 Utah St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 10 Accessible No No 4,957 37.7507480 -122.4047040

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Potrero Del Sol Performance Spaces 6am to 10pm (415) 554-9521 Potrero & Cesar Chavez San Francisco CA 94110 Performance Space PSA 6 District 10 Accessible No Yes 0.07 3,221 37.7503813 -122.4046962

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for developing local musical, dance and theater talent, along with other events. So turn out for the next event, either on stage, or in the audience — you’ll be glad you did!

Potrero Hill Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 254-8030 801 Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No Yes 6,224 37.7566568 -122.3970540

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Potrero Hill Mini Park 6am to 10pm Connecticut St and 22nd St San Francisco CA 94107 Park PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No No 0.22 37.7574464 -122.3965207

Bring your pup out to play! This pocket of open space near Potrero Recreation Center offers nice views and an off-leash dog run.

Precita Park 5am to Midnight 3200 Folsom St San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 2.21 37.7470623 -122.4120247

Kids love the butterfly garden and colorful, gated playground at this neighborhood gathering spot. Benches line the perimeter, so parents can relax while keeping an eye on their little ones. Toss a ball or play Frisbee on the grassy field. Dogs are welcome, too!

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Precita Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 513-2577 3200 Folsom St San Francisco CA 94110 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 5,180 37.7471211 -122.4109824

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Prentiss Mini Park 5am to Midnight Prentiss & Eugenia San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No No 0.06 37.7402171 -122.4118737

At .06 acres, Prentiss Mini Park is as “mini” as they come, but features include a small playground, benches, picnic tables and a lawn.

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Presidio Heights Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Clay & Walnut St San Francisco CA 94118 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 6,166 37.7885201 -122.4494795

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Presidio Heights Playground 5am to Midnight Clay & Walnut St San Francisco CA 94118 Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible No Yes 0.44 37.7884708 -122.4495972

A full-length basketball court is the star of this urban playground in Presidio Heights. Kids enjoy the swings, slide, sandbox and climbing structures. Sport court and clubhouse also available. An active community group is making plans for playground renovation.

Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden 5am to Midnight John F Kenney Dr & Great Hwy , 94117 San Francisco CA 94102 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 13,567 37.7702285 -122.5091971

Motorized pumps were first installed in the Dutch Windmill in 1913 to augment the power system, and the Murphy Windmill was electrified soon after. It is commonly believed that the windmills were taken out of service around 1935, after which they began to deteriorate. A campaign to restore them began in 1964, but funding difficulties caused the Murphy Windmill to be dropped from the plan. Cosmetic repairs to the Dutch Windmill were completed in 1980, but it no longer functions. The Murphy Windmill is now undergoing extensive restoration.

The Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden, planted just below the Dutch Windmill, features thousands of tulips interspersed with Icelandic poppies, which burst into glorious flower in March and April.

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Randall Museum (415) 554-9600 Roosevelt & Museum Way San Francisco CA 94114 Museum or Landmark PSA 5 District 8 Accessible Yes Yes 18,081 37.7644233 -122.4382062

The Randall Museum offers children and adults a place to explore, investigate and create from the natural world at a spectacular site overlooking San Francisco. The Randall features a live animal exhibit displaying native California animals, vibrant interactive exhibits, and classes for children and adults in the arts and science.

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Randolph & Bright Mini Park 6am to 10pm Randolph & Bright San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 11 Accessible No No 0.09 37.7145121 -122.4636933

Take a mini-break in this Ingleside green pocket. The bench is a convenient spot to relax or wait for the bus, and there’s a small play structure to amuse kids.

Raymond Kimball Playground 5am to Midnight Geary Blvd & Steiner St San Francisco CA 94115 Park PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 5.40 37.7829440 -122.4351265

Bring the whole team to out to play! This lively neighborhood park offers three ball fields, an outdoor sport court, play structures, and a generous lawn where kids and dogs can romp around. A new artificial-turf field is under construction, and playground and court improvements are coming soon under the Neighborhood Parks Bond.

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Raymond Kimbell Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Steiner & O'Farrell St San Francisco CA 94115 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 5 Accessible No Yes 4,591 37.7825805 -122.4357139

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Rhoda Goldman Concert Meadow 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94116 Performance Space PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 2.02 88,011 37.7362640 -122.4798864

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for developing local musical, dance and theater talent, along with other events. So turn out for the next event, either on stage, or in the audience — you’ll be glad you did!

Richmond Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 18th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 11,277 37.7850582 -122.4781066

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Ridgetop Plaza 5am to Midnight Whitney Young Circle San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 0.29 37.7337983 -122.3834518

Stroll up the hill to this small landscaped plaza for a good view of the Bayview-Hunter’s Point area.

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Rochambeau Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 24th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 11,519 37.7847757 -122.4846027

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Rochambeau Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 24th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 5,532 37.7848654 -122.4842386

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Rochambeau Playground 5am to Midnight 238 25th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Park PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 0.83 37.7848385 -122.4845441

Find programs, sports and fun for the whole family at this newly renovated Recreation Center and park in the Richmond District. Features include two full basketball courts, tennis courts and picnic areas with BBQ grills. The dual-level playground will please small tots and older kids alike, with colorful climbing structures, a spacious sandpit and hardtop game area.

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Rochambeau Tennis Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 831-6809 24th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 5,725 37.7847835 -122.4848744

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Rolph Nicol Children’s Play Area 6am to 11pm (415) 753-7043 Eucalyptus Dr & 25th Ave San Francisco CA 94132 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No No 1,417 37.7308286 -122.4799037

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Rolph Nicol Jr Playground 6am to 11pm Eucalyptus Dr & 25th Ave San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No No 3.04 37.7306029 -122.4804193

Located on Eucalyptus Drive near Stonestown and Lowell High School, Rolph Nicol Park is a quiet three-acre green space in the Park Merced neighborhood surrounded by magnificent eucalyptus trees.

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Rose Garden Restrooms (415) 753-7092 525 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 1,693 37.7715169 -122.4720125

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Rossi Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6809 Arguello & Anza San Francisco CA 94118 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 5,991 37.7792249 -122.4573823

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Rossi Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6809 Arguello & Anza San Francisco CA 94118 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 6,629 37.7783847 -122.4582257

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Rossi Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6809 Arguello & Anza San Francisco CA 94118 Tennis Court PSA 1 District 1 Accessible No Yes 22,224 37.7791460 -122.4577926

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

San Francisco Botanical Garden (415) 661-1316 9th Ave and Lincoln Way San Francisco CA 94118 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7664700 -122.4666200

The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum grows and conserves plants from around the world — more than 8,000 varieties in 55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces. Stroll through a grove of coast redwoods and a Mediterranean garden, explore cloud forests from meso-America and southeast Asia, and wander gardens of flora from Chile, Australia, Japan, California, and more. The garden’s special collections include rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias, and succulents. The Garden of Fragrance, designed in 1965 to allow people with visual impairments to enjoy plants through touch and smell, features aromatic plants in beds made of stones from a 12th-century Spanish monastery brought to the United States by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.

On warm days you will often see picnickers and loungers spread out on the Great Meadow. Children in particular love the waterfowl pond, where you’ll see egrets, ducks, and many other birds, and the moon-viewing garden, with its deck overlooking a turtle-shaped island. The Botanical Garden offers lectures, tours, and classes on subjects ranging from gardening to botanical illustration and photography, and its Youth Education Program serves over 10,000 schoolchildren every year through guided walks, storytime walks, a treasure hunt, and the hands-on Children’s Garden.

The Botanical Garden is also home to the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, with 27,000 books and 450 periodicals covering all aspects of horticulture, from garden design and pest management to ethnobotany, botanical art, and children’s botanical books. Established in 1972, it is the largest such collection in northern California. The library hosts exhibits of botanical art and offers free children’s story times and family walks.

William Hammond Hall’s original plan for Golden Gate Park included a botanical garden, and in 1890 the park’s superintendent, John McLaren, identified the current site as appropriate and began planting trees. But funds to develop the garden did not become available until Helene Strybing left a bequest to the city in 1926. Construction began in 1937, and the arboretum opened to the public in 1940.

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is near the corner of Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park.

Accessibility

Most of the Garden’s pathways are wheelchair accessible, and accessible pathways are marked on wayfinding signage with the ISA symbol ADA icon.

Complimentary wheelchairs are available at either Garden entrance on a first come, first served basis.

Accessible restrooms are located near the Friend Gate, at the North entrance to the Botanical Garden at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Tea Garden Drive.

There are also restrooms inside the Library building adjacent to the main entrance, and in the Great Meadow. These restrooms are not accessible.

This link will take you to a printable map showing the location of the accessible restroom and accessible paths of travel.

Click this link for more information on San Francisco Recreation and Parks accessibility, including requesting accommodations.

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San Francisco Zoo 1 Zoo Rd San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible Yes Yes 131.52 37.7315892 -122.5038086

Special Notice: The Zoo’s free admission day for this month has been changed to April 17, 2013.

Visit northern California’s oldest and largest zoological park, situated on the Pacific Ocean along the Great Highway. The zoo houses nearly 700 animals representing almost 200 species; exhibits include Penguin Island, Koala Crossing, Grizzly Gulch, a meerkat and prairie dog exhibit, a lemur forest, and an insect zoo.

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Sava Pool (415) 661-6327 19th Ave & Wawona St San Francisco CA 94116 Swimming Pool PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 11,583 37.7377925 -122.4758529

A neighborhood favorite, Sava Pool reopened in 2009 after a $17 million renovation. It features a 25-yard, eight-lane multi-purpose pool that accommodates recreation, lap and competitive swimming. The unique design of the building maximizes the use of natural lighting and ventilation with rooftop monitors and a south facing window wall.

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Selby & Palou Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 601-6501 Palou & Selby San Francisco CA 94124 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 709 37.7387987 -122.4003965

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

SF Marina Small Craft Harbor 6am to 10pm (415) 831-6322 3950 Scott Street San Francisco CA 94123 Marina, Park PSA 1 District 2 Accessible Yes Yes 35.00 37.8064770 -122.4423510

Welcome to San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor website. San Francisco Marina, as it is also known, is a destination sought by thousands of boaters from all over the world. The oldest recreational marina operating in San Francisco, and perhaps the Greater Bay Area, the harbor has had vessels berthed in its original basin, now known as the West Harbor, since before the 1906 earthquake. The original marina was expanded in the mid-1960s and is now approximately 35 acres. The entire facility has 727 berths, including 15 end ties for guest berthing vessels up to 50 feet LOA, free pump out stations and a commercial fuel dock.San Francisco Marina also features a large and popular park, Marina Green, which is home to many events including Escape From Alcatraz and Fleet Week. Marina Green also has several “par course” workout stations along its perimeter.

 

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Sgt. John Macaulay Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 Larkin & O Farrell San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No No 4,162 37.7854083 -122.4181816

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Sgt. John MaCaulay Park 5am to Midnight Larkin & O Farrell San Francisco CA 94109 Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No No 0.21 37.7854000 -122.4181974

Little ones love the colorful new climbing structures, slides and tire swings at this inner-city sanctuary in the Tenderloin. Parents can keep an eye on their tykes from a comfortable bench bordering the newly renovated play area.

The park is named in honor of a young local police sergeant who was killed in the line of duty in 1982.

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Shakespeare Garden 5am to Midnight 55 Music Concourse Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes No 37.7688890 -122.4672440

A Shakespeare garden is a themed garden that cultivates plants mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. In English-speaking countries, particularly the United States, these are often public gardens associated with parks, universities, and Shakespeare festivals. Shakespeare gardens are sites of cultural, educational, and romantic interest and can be locations for outdoor weddings.

Signs near the plants usually provide relevant quotations. A Shakespeare garden usually includes several dozen species, either in herbaceous profusion or in a geometric layout with boxwood dividers. Typical amenities are walkways and benches and a weather-resistant bust of Shakespeare. Shakespeare gardens may accompany reproductions of Elizabethan architecture. Some Shakespeare gardens also grow species typical of the Elizabethan period but not mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays or poetry.

Courtesy of WikiPedia

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Sharon Meadow Restrooms (415) 831-6309 Sharon Meadow San Francisco CA 94117 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 1,926 37.7681830 -122.4589102

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove 6am to 10pm 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94132 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 33.78 37.7360822 -122.4782979

Experience world-class symphony, opera, dance, world music and more in an unparalleled outdoor setting. The newly renovated concert meadow is best known as the home of the Stern Grove Festival, a beloved San Francisco institution that presents free cultural performances every summer. Come early, bring a picnic and relax on the groomed lawn amid eucalyptus and pine groves.

There’s more than music on the menu: historic Stern Grove is a full outdoor recreation complex with athletic fields, courts, a children’s playground and dog play area. Play tennis or croquet, pitch horseshoes or toss a Frisbee. Walk or jog around Pine Lake, or reserve Trocadero House for private events.

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Silver Terrace Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Thornton & Bayshore San Francisco CA 94124 Basketball Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 6,431 37.7328102 -122.4023732

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Silver Terrace Playground 6am to 10pm Thornton & Bayshore San Francisco CA 94124 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 5.47 37.7328591 -122.4031496

Dribble, serve and score at this spacious sports park in Bayview. Local athletes and fans flock to the lighted artificial turf field, basketball courts, tennis court and ball diamonds. There’s also a children’s play area with slides, swings, climbing structures and a community clubhouse.

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Silver Terrace Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 601-6501 Thornton & Bayshore San Francisco CA 94124 Tennis Court PSA 3 District 10 Accessible Yes Yes 7,230 37.7326179 -122.4027009

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

SOMA West Skate Park San Francisco CA 94102 Skatepark PSA 2 District 9 Accessible No No 37.7702491 -122.4218772

San Francisco’s most recently added Skatepark, SoMa West Skatepark was designed to reflect iconic San Francisco spots, with a special nod to the Justin Herman Plaza. Skaters from all over the world travel to this park providing an exciting and enjoyable experience for all ages.

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South Sunset Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 40th Ave & Vicente St San Francisco CA 94116 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 12,720 37.7378115 -122.4985133

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

South Sunset Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 40th Ave & Vicente St San Francisco CA 94116 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 7,616 37.7380732 -122.4986391

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

South Sunset Playground 6am to 10pm 40th Ave & Vicente St San Francisco CA 94116 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 3.72 37.7373868 -122.4984517

This busy neighborhood center boasts a new, million-dollar artificial turf field and a fully remodeled playground. The bright, modern play equipment and soft rubber flooring scores big with kids. The clubhouse hosts popular After-School and sports programs. Other facilities include two baseball diamonds, three soccer fields, two basketball courts, tennis court, multipurpose sport court and picnic areas.

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South Sunset Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 40th Ave & Vicente St San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 7,379 37.7378204 -122.4988231

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

St Mary’s Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94112 Basketball Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes Yes 7,571 37.7333720 -122.4210630

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

St Mary’s Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94112 Children's Play Area PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes Yes 8,194 37.7334269 -122.4214952

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

St Mary’s Rec Center Restrooms (415) 513-2577 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94112 Restroom PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes N/A 338 37.7335634 -122.4213973

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

St Mary’s Square Childrens Play Areas 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 Pine & Quincy St San Francisco CA 94108 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 2,908 37.7922810 -122.4052115

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

St Mary’s Square Performance Space 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 California & Grant St San Francisco CA 94108 Performance Space PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 0.01 445 37.7920246 -122.4054303

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for developing local musical, dance and theater talent, along with other events. So turn out for the next event, either on stage, or in the audience — you’ll be glad you did!

St Mary’s Square Restrooms (415) 274-0291 California St & Grant St San Francisco CA 94108 Restroom PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes N/A 449 37.7917148 -122.4050789

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

St Mary’s Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 513-2577 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94112 Tennis Court PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes Yes 13,991 37.7333659 -122.4207750

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

St. Mary’s Rec Center 6am to 10pm (415) 695-5006 Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94110 Park, Rec Center PSA 6 District 9 Accessible Yes Yes 13.60 22,054 37.7336583 -122.4206429

St. Mary’s Recreation Center is a large, full-service recreation center with programs for tots, youth, adults and seniors. St. Mary’s includes a gymnasium, community rooms, sports courts, athletic fields, and the city’s largest playground for kids of all abilities.

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St. Mary’s Square 6am to 10pm California St & Grant St San Francisco CA 94108 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 1.11 37.7920562 -122.4051171

Escape from the office and enjoy lunch al fresco at this Nob Hill refuge, near St Mary’s church. The small play structure and swings will entertain kids.

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Stern Grove Croquet Lawns 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Wawona St San Francisco CA 94116 Croquet Lawn PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 0.51 22,359 37.7365713 -122.4757538

The croquet lawns in Stern Grave at 19th Avenue and Wawona Street are home to the San Francisco Croquet Club. The club is organized to support the development and maintenance of public croquet facilities for Tournament Croquet and to popularize croquet in the Bay Area. Low annual dues entitle members to use of club equipment and access to free classes and tournaments regularly scheduled year-round at the Stern Grove lawns.

Stern Grove Horseshoe Pits 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94116 Horseshoe Pit PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 0.10 4,559 37.7349677 -122.4786333

On Sloat Blvd. next to the tennis courts you will find a fantastic spot to spend a lazy afternoon with some friends getting fresh air and throwing horseshoes.

Stern Grove Restrooms (415) 753-7043 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd San Francisco CA 94132 Restroom PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes N/A 181 37.7350910 -122.4769894

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Stow Lake 5am to Midnight Stow Lake Drive San Francisco CA 94118 Lake or Ornamental Garden GGP District 1 Accessible Yes Yes 37.7704700 -122.4770600

Golden Gate Park’s largest body of water, Stow Lake is a popular spot for strolling, picnicking, and pedaling around in boats, which can be rented at the boathouse. Created in 1893, the lake was designed for leisure boating, as a promenade for horse-drawn carriages, and as a reservoir for park irrigation. The 12-acre doughnut-shaped lake surrounds Strawberry Hill Island, a wooded hill named for the wild strawberries that once flourished on its flanks.

A trail follows the lake’s perimeter, passing Huntington Falls, a 110-foot artificial waterfall that cascades from another reservoir higher up on Strawberry Hill; the Golden Gate Pavilion, a colorful Chinese pagoda presented to San Francisco by its sister city Taipei in 1976; and the Stone (or Rustic) Bridge, built in 1893, and Roman Bridge.

Both bridges connect the lakeshore trail to Strawberry Hill Island, where trails follow the shoreline and climb to the hill’s summit, the highest point in Golden Gate Park at more than 400 feet. You can still catch glimpses of the city through the thick groves of trees, but in the 1890s the hill provided sweeping views. Sweeney’s Observatory, an elaborate castle-like structure built on the summit in 1891, was actually a vista point. Horse-drawn carriages took visitors around the lake and up to the observatory until 1906, when it was destroyed in the great earthquake.

Stow Lake Boathouse, on the lake’s north shore, rents pedal boats, row boats, and has a snack bar. The current building, built in 1946, replaced the original 1893 boathouse.

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Stow Lake Restrooms (415) 666-7003 50 Stow Lake Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Restroom GGP District 1 Accessible Yes N/A 807 37.7709747 -122.4768640

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Sunnyside Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Terisita Ave & Melrose San Francisco CA 94127 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 7 Accessible No Yes 5,666 37.7337987 -122.4471808

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Sunnyside Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Terisita Ave & Melrose San Francisco CA 94127 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 7 Accessible No Yes 1,185 37.7335516 -122.4471729

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Sunnyside Conservatory 5am to Midnight Monterey & Baden San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No No 0.26 37.7319358 -122.4407613

Visit the landmark Sunnyside Conservatory and experience a piece of history. Stroll through the hundred-year-old garden, rejuvenated with a thriving collection of drought-tolerant plants, succulents and palms. The octagonal redwood building, which dates to 1900, has been completely renovated for public use. It now hosts cultural events for the community and is available for private parties by reservation.

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Sunnyside Playground 5am to Midnight Teresita Ave & Melrose San Francisco CA 94127 Park PSA 5 District 7 Accessible No Yes 2.37 37.7336641 -122.4474787

This well-loved family park looks brand new again, thanks to a complete makeover of the play area, clubhouse and grounds. Kids of all ages love the bright, modern play equipment, huge sandbox, merry-go-round and fountain. The fully restored clubhouse offers Tiny Tots and other programs. Bring a picnic and relax on the wide lawn, or toss a Frisbee with friends. Four-legged friends are welcome, too!

Sunnyside Tennis Court 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Terisita Ave & Melrose San Francisco CA 94127 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 7 Accessible No Yes 8,663 37.7337085 -122.4475047

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Sunset Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 753-7043 2201 Lawton San Francisco CA 94122 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 4 Accessible No Yes 5,157 37.7572550 -122.4871199

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Telegraph Hill – Pioneer Park 5am to Midnight Telegraph Hill Blvd San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 4.89 37.8027841 -122.4058360

Located at the top of Telegraph Hill, Pioneer Park is the site of world-famous landmark Coit Tower. At 4.89 acres, Pioneer Park offers wide, breathtaking views of the city and the bay. The park space was built in 1876 to commemorate the country’s centennial anniversary.

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Tenderloin Children’s Play Area (415) 254-8030 570 Ellis St San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 3,248 37.7846941 -122.4152283

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Tenderloin Rec Center (415) 292-2162 570 Ellis St San Francisco CA 94109 Park, Rec Center PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 0.61 10,133 37.7848210 -122.4154023

It’s all about youth at this lively facility, catering to the community’s large and diverse population of kids. Seven days a week, the Rec Center and adjacent playground provide a full menu of activities and programs in a safe, stimulating environment. Choose from Tiny Tots, After-School Program, arts & crafts, dance, sewing, cooking, gardening, year-round sports and more. There’s also a game court, ball diamond and child-sized gym, and a teen club every Friday night.

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TPC Fleming (415) 664-4690 99 Harding Road San Francisco CA 94132 Golf Course District 7 Accessible Yes Yes 608.49 37.7238000 -122.4949000

TPC Fleming is a nine-hole golf course located in the interior of TPC Harding Park.  Built in 1961, TPC Fleming is a par 30 executive course that measures 2,165 yards from the back tee and 1,865 from the forward tees. Although the course was designed to be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities, the course rewards accuracy and club selection with its tree-lined fairways and strategically placed green complexes.

Tee Time Reservations can be made by calling the Pro Shop at (415) 664-4690.

FLEMING GOLF COURSE RATES

WEEKDAY WEEKEND *
Standard $28 $33
San Francisco Resident $23 $25
San Francisco Resident Senior ** $17 $22
San Francisco Resident Junior $13 $16
Tournament $33 $44
Replay $13 $13

* Weekend rates are in effect from noon on Friday through Sunday.
** Senior rate applies to individuals 65 years and older.

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TPC Harding Park (415) 664-4690 99 Harding Road San Francisco CA 94132 Golf Course District 7 Accessible Yes Yes 608.49 37.7237550 -122.4948910

Having trouble finding your Resident Golf Card online login information? If so, you may call the TPC Harding Park Golf Shop, and the golf shop staff can assign a new username and password.  Alternatively, you may send inquires to residentgolfcard@sfgov.org  

Legendary History

Constructed in 1925 by famed architects Willie Watson and Sam Whiting, TPC Harding Park is considered one of the Country’s premiere municipal venues.  Soon after its opening, Harding Park began hosting major amateur events – most notably, the USGA National Public Links Championship and the San Francisco City Championship.  In 1944, Harding Park hosted its first PGA TOUR event with Byron Nelson as the inaugural winner.  Throughout its history, Harding Park has crowned legendary champions such as Gary Player (1961), Ken Venturi (1966), Billy Casper (1968), and Tiger Woods (2005).

Revitalization efforts and partnership with TPC

By the end of the 1960’s, however, budgetary cuts left Harding Park in poor condition.  No longer host to the PGA TOUR, it appeared all but settled that Harding’s glory days were relegated to the past.  The course reached its lowest point in 1998, when it was used as a parking lot for the U.S. Open at nearby Olympic Club.

Despite the conditions, Frank “Sandy” Tatum had different ideas for Harding’s future.  Convinced that Harding could return to its gloried past, the former USGA president rallied political leaders, local businesses and the PGA TOUR to join the cause.  These combined efforts resulted in a $24 million restoration project in 2002-2003.

A mere seven years removed from its use as a parking lot, Harding Park hosted the WGC American Express Championship for its first PGA TOUR event since 1969.  Record crowds flocked to witness Tiger Woods defeat John Daly in a memorable playoff.  After years of uncertainty and unfulfilled potential, Harding Park was finally again on the world stage. Harding Park culminated its remarkable rebirth with its addition to the PGA TOUR’s prestigious TPC network in October of 2010.  A gem once again, TPC Harding Park remains poised to continue its role in golf history as a major championship venue for years to come.

Major Announcement

In July of 2014, the PGA TOUR, the PGA of America, and The City and County of San Francisco announced an unprecedented partnership to bring the 2015 World Golf Championship Match Play, 2020 PGA Championship, and 2025 Presidents Cup to TPC Harding Park. This extraordinary announcement elevated TPC Harding Park to become just the fifth municipal course ever to host a Major Championship in the 120 year history of American championship golf.

Tee Time reservations can be made above, or by calling the Pro Shop at (415) 664-4690.  TPC Harding Park is located at 99 Harding Road, San Francisco, CA 94132.

 

HARDING GOLF COURSE RATES

WEEKDAY WEEKEND *
Standard ** $157 $177
Standard Twilight $87 $102
Standard Junior $78 $89
Bay Area *** $92 $102
Bay Area Twilight *** $73 $82
Bay Area Junior *** $46 $51
San Francisco Resident $54 $68
San Francisco Resident Twilight $43 $52
San Francisco Resident Senior **** $39 $68
San Francisco Resident Junior $21 $26
Tournament ** $127 $137

Please note that $1.00 per person will be added to the above rates if reservations are made through our online tee time reservation system (7) days or less in advance. $10.00 per person will be added to the above rates for reservations made by calling the course (415-664-4690) for tee times scheduled eight (8) days or more in advance.

* Weekend rates are in effect from noon on Friday through Sunday.
** This rate includes a motorized cart.
*** Bay Area is defined as San Francisco (for residents without a valid Resident Golf Card), Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma.
**** Senior rate applies to individuals 65 years and older.

HARDING DRIVING RANGE RATES

$7.00 per bucket (25-30 balls)
$9.00 per bucket (45-50 balls)
$12.00 per bucket (70-75 balls)

 

 

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Treat Commons Community Garden at Parque Ninos Unidos Sunrise to Sunset 23rd St & Treat Ave San Francisco CA 94110 Community Garden PSA 6 District 9 Accessible No Yes 0.04 1,564 37.7546610 -122.4133920

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

Wait List Me!

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Turk & Hyde Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 Hyde & Vallejo San Francisco CA 94102 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No No 2,390 37.7827418 -122.4159416

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Turk & Hyde Mini Park 5am to Midnight Turk & Hyde San Francisco CA 94102 Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No No 0.11 37.7827403 -122.4159630

Created especially for preschoolers, this urban oasis features bright red and yellow play structures sized just for little ones, including a four-foot high train and two cars. A haven for small tots in the heart of the Tenderloin.

Twin Peaks 5am to Midnight (415) 831-2700 501 Twin Peaks Blvd San Francisco CA 94114 Natural Area, Park Accessible Yes Yes 29.30 37.7512923 -122.4477896

At 922 feet in elevation, Twin Peaks is second only to Mt. Davidson in height, offers spectacular views of the Bay Area, and is a world-famous tourist attraction. Originally called “Los Pechos de la Choca” (Breasts of the Maiden) by early Spanish settlers, these two adjacent peaks provide postcard views and a treasure trove of animal and plant diversity. Most visitors to Twin Peaks drive (or take a tourist bus) to the north peak parking lot to enjoy 180-degree views of the Bay Area.

Many miss an opportunity to experience the coastal scrub and grassland communities of this 64-acre park. Similar to the Marin Headlands, Twin Peaks gives us an idea of how San Francisco’s hills and peaks looked before grazing and then development changed them forever. The vegetation is primarily a mix of grassland and coastal scrub. Expect strong winds as you hike among plants such as coyote brush, lizard tail, pearly everlasting and lupine.  The endangered Mission Blue Butterfly has adapted to the strong winds and flies low to the ground from lupine to lupine. Native plants provide habitat for brush-nesting birds like the white-crowned sparrow and animals such as brush rabbits and coyotes.

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Union Square 5am to Midnight Post & Stockton San Francisco CA 94108 Park PSA 2 District 3 Accessible Yes Yes 2.60 37.7879312 -122.4075005

Claim a seat in the center of San Francisco’s premier shopping district and take in the scene. The Square’s sleek new design suits its cosmopolitan setting, and features a large performance stage, seasonal ice skating, a restaurant and open air cafe. Relax amid the bustle of downtown, admire seasonal holiday decorations and enjoy great people-watching year-round.

Find special events, learn more about concessions and performance space, and read about the Square’s history online.

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Union Square Performance Spaces 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 Post & Stockton San Francisco CA 94108 Performance Space PSA 2 District 3 Accessible No Yes 0.06 2,559 37.7880980 -122.4075090

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for developing local musical, dance and theater talent, along with other events. So turn out for the next event, either on stage, or in the audience — you’ll be glad you did!

Upper Noe Basketball Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 Day & Sanchez St San Francisco CA 94131 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 5,472 37.7422632 -122.4279505

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Upper Noe Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 Day & Sanchez St San Francisco CA 94131 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible Yes Yes 6,654 37.7425638 -122.4281916

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Upper Noe Rec Center 6am to 10pm (415) 970-8061 Day & Sanchez St San Francisco CA 94131 Park, Rec Center PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 2.51 16,447 37.7424309 -122.4277975

This lively Noe Valley hub boasts a newly renovated Recreation Center and sand-floor playground, perfect for small tots. Let your pooch frolic safely in the fenced dog run, bring your tennis racket for a serious workout, or join a pickup game on the popular basketball courts. There’s also an indoor gym, a baseball diamond, picnic area and multipurpose field.

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Upper Noe Tennis Courts 6am to 10pm (415) 819-2699 Day & Sanchez St San Francisco CA 94131 Tennis Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No Yes 7,434 37.7425580 -122.4279818

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Utah & 18th Mini Park 6am to 10pm 18th & Utah Steets San Francisco CA 94110 Park PSA 2 District 10 Accessible No No 0.10 37.7625175 -122.4059976

This small landscaped plaza in Potrero Hill offers great views and an interesting history. The space became available in the 1960s, after a truck knocked down the old walking bridge that extended over the 101 freeway. The park was recently expanded and improved in partnership with CalTrans.

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Victoria Manalo Draves Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 Folsom & Sherman St San Francisco CA 94103 Basketball Court PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 7,340 37.7773859 -122.4066068

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Victoria Manalo Draves Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 254-8030 Folsom & Sherman St San Francisco CA 94103 Children's Play Area PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 5,348 37.7770461 -122.4062333

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Victoria Manalo Draves Community Garden 5am to Midnight Folsom St & Sherman St San Francisco CA 94103 Community Garden PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 1,744 37.7772660 -122.4065220

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Victoria Manalo Draves Park 5am to Midnight Folsom & Sherman St San Francisco CA 94103 Park PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No Yes 2.52 37.7770095 -122.4059553

This brand new, 2-acre park is a welcome addition to the SOMA neighborhood, next to Bessie Carmichael School. With a softball field, basketball court, dual-level playground, picnic area, community garden and large, grassy field, there’s enough space for everyone to come out and play.

The park is named for local diving champion Vicki Manalo Draves, the first Filipina-American to compete in the Olympic games. In 1948, she won two gold medals, in springboard and platform diving.

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Victoria Manalo Draves Restrooms (415) 254-8030 Folsom & Sherman St San Francisco CA 94103 Restroom PSA 2 District 6 Accessible No N/A 610 37.7767680 -122.4059910

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Vis Valley Greenway Children’s Play Area Sunrise to Sunset (415) 292-2010 Leland & Peabody St San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 10,000 37.7149566 -122.4059477

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Visitacion Valley Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2010 Cora & Leland St San Francisco CA 94134 Children's Play Area PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 8,429 37.7127982 -122.4090057

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Visitacion Valley Greenway Sunrise to Sunset Campbell St & Rutland St San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No No 2.13 37.7147664 -122.4061319

Six separate, themed lots make up this open space between Leland and Tioga streets in Visitacion Valley. Kids adore the new play area and ‘Magic Meadow’ at Campbell-Rutland Mini Park. The herb garden in Senior Park offers a riparian corridor for birds and butterflies, with scenic picnic and BBQ areas for humans. A meandering pathway winds along the steep hillside of Native Plants Park, a natural garden with wheelchair accessibility and framed views. The greenway provides nearly 2 acres of critical green space for a diverse community of wildlife and city-dwellers.

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Visitacion Valley Greenway Community Garden Sunrise to Sunset 159 Teddy Ave San Francisco CA 94134 Community Garden PSA 3 District 11 Accessible No 37.7140630 -122.4056600

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

To see the most updated numbers on waitlist and plot turnover, please visit our Community Gardens Directory 

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Visitacion Valley Playground 5am to Midnight 50 Raymond Ave San Francisco CA 94134 Park PSA 3 District 10 Accessible No Yes 4,147 37.7123215 -122.4039120

Kids flock to the unique climbing structure on this busy sand-floor playground in Visitacion Valley. The clubhouse hosts programs and can be reserved for private events. A full basketball court, baseball diamond, large multipurpose field and sport court round out this family-friendly open space.

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Walter Haas Basketball Courts 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Addison & Farnum San Francisco CA 94131 Basketball Court PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No No 4,081 37.7404318 -122.4348080

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Walter Haas Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 717-2872 Addison & Farnum San Francisco CA 94131 Children's Play Area PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No No 8,522 37.7407436 -122.4348190

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Walter Haas Playground 5am to Midnight Addison & Farnum San Francisco CA 94131 Park PSA 5 District 8 Accessible No No 4.40 37.7405838 -122.4343698

Find activities for the whole family at this newly renovated neighborhood park in Diamond Heights. Children of all ages will enjoy the dual-level playground, while your four-legged ‘kids’ can make new friends in the popular dog run. Shoot hoops on the basketball court or simply lounge on the lawn and take in wonderful views of the City.

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Washington & Hyde Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 292-2012 Washington & Hyde St San Francisco CA 94109 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No No 68,007 37.7434303 -122.3876797

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Washington Square 5am to Midnight Filbert & Stockton San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 2.26 37.8008378 -122.4100283

Rediscover one of the City’s first parks, established in 1847. A popular North Beach stop for visitors and locals alike, this lively urban oasis is bordered by sidewalk cafes and restaurants, as well as Saint Peter & Paul’s Church. The Square is a natural community gathering place with a long and fascinating history, hosting festivals, free movie nights and other special events throughout the year. It’s also a great spot to people-watch, walk your dog, toss a Frisbee or just relax on the lawn on a sunny day.

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Washington Square Restrooms (415) 274-0291 Filbert & Stockton & Columbus San Francisco CA 94133 Restroom PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No N/A 287 37.8010578 -122.4106308

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Wawona Clubhouse (415) 242-1515 20th Ave & Wawona San Francisco CA 94116 Clubhouse PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 2,836 37.7371808 -122.4762593

Park Services Hub for Landscape and Custodial Maintenance in the following Parks: Aptos, Brotherhood/Chester Mini Park, Brotherhood/Head Mini Park, Brooks Park, Grand View Park, Golden Gate Heights Park, Hawk Hill, Junipero Serra Playground, JP Murphy Playground, Larsen Playground, Lake Merced Park, The Lower Great Highway, McCoppin Square, Midtown Terrace, Minnie Lovie Ward Playground, Merced Heights Playground, Parkside Square, Pine Lake Park, Rolph Nicol, Sigmund Stern Grove, South Sunset Playground, Sunset Playground, West Portal Playground, West Sunset Playground.

West Portal Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7043 Ulloa & Lenox St San Francisco CA 94127 Children's Play Area PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 5,171 37.7416507 -122.4650613

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

West Portal Playground 5am to Midnight Ulloa & Lenox St San Francisco CA 94127 Park PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 1.91 37.7416039 -122.4652439

A $1.5 million renovation project in 2005 saw the park’s original clubhouse expanded and upgraded into a sleek, modern community space, perfect for public meetings, parties and a host of recreational programs. The park includes a picnic area, playground and large play field. The building also features artwork commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission Public Art Program. “The Secret Garden,” a series of hand-carved tiles by artist Aileen Barr, depicts various flora and fauna native to the area, including leaves, flowers, plants, insects and birds.

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West Portal Tennis Court 5am to Midnight (415) 753-7043 Ulloa & Lenox St San Francisco CA 94127 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 7 Accessible No Yes 7,277 37.7414980 -122.4652836

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

West Sunset Basketball Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 753-7043 3223 Ortega St & 39th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Basketball Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 7,822 37.7502545 -122.4977762

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

West Sunset Playground 6am to 11pm 3223 Ortega St San Francisco CA 94116 Park PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 17.16 37.7489963 -122.4980086

Find sports and games for the whole family at this spacious athletic complex. Choose from baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, rugby, women’s field hockey, ultimate Frisbee, flag football and Irish hurdling-just to name a few. There’s also a playground for kids, and a clubhouse with a variety of activities and programs. Picnic area with BBQ grills also available.

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West Sunset Tennis Courts 6am to 11pm (415) 753-7043 3223 Ortega St & 39th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Tennis Court PSA 4 District 4 Accessible Yes Yes 17,296 37.7502394 -122.4981352

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Willie Woo Woo Wong Basketball Crourts 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 San Francisco CA 94108 Basketball Court PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 3,401 37.7936010 -122.4069016

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Willie Woo Woo Wong Children’s Play Area 6am to 10pm (415) 274-0291 Sacramento & Waverly St San Francisco CA 94108 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 6,051 37.7935132 -122.4071009

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Woh Hei Yuen Park Children’s Play Area 5am to Midnight (415) 274-0291 922 Jackson St San Francisco CA 94133 Children's Play Area PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 2,685 37.7958790 -122.4105355

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Woh Hei Yuen Playground 5am to Midnight 922 Jackson St San Francisco CA 94133 Park PSA 1 District 3 Accessible No Yes 0.31 37.7958486 -122.4103365

Woh Hei Yuen, which means Garden of Peace and Joy, is one of only a handful of parks in the densely populated Chinatown area. Built in 1999, the playground features a multi-story recreation building, a beautifully designed arched gateway, tai-chi court, wooden bridge, pagoda, play area and an ornate floor medallion in the center of the courtyard.

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