Best playgrounds in San Francisco

Check out the top playgrounds in San Francisco, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Alamo Square
1. Alamo Square
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44 local reviews
Alamo Square, San Francisco
NeighborhoodPolitical
Zia
The famous Alamo Square Park. Recently re-opened, a beautiful old park with stunning views, huge trees, a dog …
Bree
The childrens playground on the east side of the park has amazing views of the Painted Ladies and the City. A…
Patrick
Beautiful park, views, people watching, victorians
1. Alamo Square
1. Alamo Square
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44 local reviews
Alamo Square, San Francisco
Zia
Zia
The famous Alamo Square Park. Recently re-opened, a beautiful old park with stunning views, huge trees, a dog friendly area, a playground, e…
Bree
Bree
The childrens playground on the east side of the park has amazing views of the Painted Ladies and the City. A great place for an only-in-SF…
Patrick
Patrick
Beautiful park, views, people watching, victorians
2. Bernal Heights Branch Library
2. Bernal Heights Branch Library
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9 local reviews
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-355-2810
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Kathleen
Great kids section downstairs that's connected to the outside playground outback
Elizabeth
A very nice library with a great kids' section downstairs, lots of free activities, and a very good playground…
Jamey & Carole
Free wi-fi, quiet reading spot. Beautiful building, with a nice playground behind it.
2. Bernal Heights Branch Library
2. Bernal Heights Branch Library
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9 local reviews
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-355-2810
Kathleen
Kathleen
Great kids section downstairs that's connected to the outside playground outback
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
A very nice library with a great kids' section downstairs, lots of free activities, and a very good playground in back.
Jamey & Carole
Jamey & Carole
Free wi-fi, quiet reading spot. Beautiful building, with a nice playground behind it.
3. San Francisco Zoo
3. San Francisco Zoo
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34 local reviews
Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-753-7080
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Kate
Really nice zoo. The new playground and little farm areas are especially great for kids.
Aaron
San Francisco has a great zoo with a huge playground for kids. It takes around 3 hours to walk through the zo…
Kevin & Esther
One of the world's best zoos. Unfortunately, the animals are in captivity, but they are treated with respect…
3. San Francisco Zoo
3. San Francisco Zoo
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34 local reviews
Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-753-7080
Kate
Kate
Really nice zoo. The new playground and little farm areas are especially great for kids.
Aaron
Aaron
San Francisco has a great zoo with a huge playground for kids. It takes around 3 hours to walk through the zoo at a leisurely pace.
Kevin & Esther
Kevin & Esther
One of the world's best zoos. Unfortunately, the animals are in captivity, but they are treated with respect, and are helping to educate t…
4. Golden Gate Park
4. Golden Gate Park
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222 local reviews
Park
Nadya
Go any day, any time, although Sundays are especially nice since cars are not allowed inside the park. With th…
Dillon
Go any day, any time, although Sundays are especially nice because cars are not allowed on John F. Kennedy Dri…
Mary
Although its big and lots of people go there daily you can find remote quite places. Within Golden Gate Park’…
4. Golden Gate Park
4. Golden Gate Park
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222 local reviews
Nadya
Nadya
Go any day, any time, although Sundays are especially nice since cars are not allowed inside the park. With the streets blocked off to traff…
Dillon
Dillon
Go any day, any time, although Sundays are especially nice because cars are not allowed on John F. Kennedy Drive, the park's main thoroughfa…
Mary
Mary
Although its big and lots of people go there daily you can find remote quite places. Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres you’ll discover …
5. Precita Park
5. Precita Park
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20 local reviews
3200 Folsom Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-513-2577
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Wendy, Fred & Lita
A great playground and park for kids and dogs. 5 min walk down the hill from the house.
Jessica
Lovely long grassy park with a playground... great place for frisbee or a picnic from Charlie's!
Shane
This is a sunny and busy little park a few blocks away surrounded by housing, small business and a school. It…
5. Precita Park
5. Precita Park
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20 local reviews
3200 Folsom Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-513-2577
Wendy, Fred & Lita
Wendy, Fred & Lita
A great playground and park for kids and dogs. 5 min walk down the hill from the house.
Jessica
Jessica
Lovely long grassy park with a playground... great place for frisbee or a picnic from Charlie's!
Shane
Shane
This is a sunny and busy little park a few blocks away surrounded by housing, small business and a school. It has a great playground for sm…
6. Balboa Park
6. Balboa Park
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3 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Francisco
NeighborhoodPolitical
Patricia
Local park ... pool, dog area, tennis courts, playground, skate park and ball parks.
Brigitte
Great city park. Extensive renovated playground for toddlers through tweens. For restless teenagers, a first c…
Brigitte
Great city park. Extensive renovated playground for toddlers through tweens. For restless teenagers, a first c…
6. Balboa Park
6. Balboa Park
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3 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Francisco
Patricia
Patricia
Local park ... pool, dog area, tennis courts, playground, skate park and ball parks.
Brigitte
Brigitte
Great city park. Extensive renovated playground for toddlers through tweens. For restless teenagers, a first class skate park and a pool. Do…
Brigitte
Brigitte
Great city park. Extensive renovated playground for toddlers through tweens. For restless teenagers, a first class skate park and a pool. Do…
7. John McLaren Park
7. John McLaren Park
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25 local reviews
116 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-831-2700
Park
Team Ritger
Biggest park in SF that no one has ever heard of! Bigger than GGP, it has a golf course, dog park, Jerry Garci…
Heather
Great walking trails, views, kid's playground, duck pond. This is the second largest park in SF but is way und…
Team Ritger
Biggest park in SF that no one has ever heard of! Bigger than GGP, it has a golf course, dog park, Jerry Garci…
7. John McLaren Park
7. John McLaren Park
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25 local reviews
116 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-831-2700
Team Ritger
Team Ritger
Biggest park in SF that no one has ever heard of! Bigger than GGP, it has a golf course, dog park, Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, playground, te…
Heather
Heather
Great walking trails, views, kid's playground, duck pond. This is the second largest park in SF but is way underutilized.
Team Ritger
Team Ritger
Biggest park in SF that no one has ever heard of! Bigger than GGP, it has a golf course, dog park, Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, playground, te…
8. Buena Vista Park
8. Buena Vista Park
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24 local reviews
Buena Vista, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-819-2699
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Kirk
Park with a playground, great views of the city and tons of trees.
Clare
Great for walking - dogs and kids. View on top of the city. Small playground, two tennis courts.
Marcia
Buena Vista Park is beautiful! It's worth the steep walk to gaze at the stunning views of the East Bay, the Go…
8. Buena Vista Park
8. Buena Vista Park
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24 local reviews
Buena Vista, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-819-2699
Kirk
Kirk
Park with a playground, great views of the city and tons of trees.
Clare
Clare
Great for walking - dogs and kids. View on top of the city. Small playground, two tennis courts.
Marcia
Marcia
Buena Vista Park is beautiful! It's worth the steep walk to gaze at the stunning views of the East Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the surro…
9. Koret Children's Quarter Playground
9. Koret Children's Quarter Playground
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15 local reviews
Martin Luther King Junior Drive, San Francisco
+1 415-861-0778
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Jennifer
Beautiful playground with a rock climbing wave, concrete slides, gigantic rope climbing structure, sand and wa…
Bree
The best kids playground ever! Tons of things to do for all age groups. There's even a coffee and snack stan…
Nikki
My favorite playground in the city! Huge play structures, big slides, and an antique Merry Go Round! You can…
9. Koret Children's Quarter Playground
9. Koret Children's Quarter Playground
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15 local reviews
Martin Luther King Junior Drive, San Francisco
+1 415-861-0778
Jennifer
Jennifer
Beautiful playground with a rock climbing wave, concrete slides, gigantic rope climbing structure, sand and water play, toddler zone, and mo…
Bree
Bree
The best kids playground ever! Tons of things to do for all age groups. There's even a coffee and snack stand by the carousel! The huge c…
Nikki
Nikki
My favorite playground in the city! Huge play structures, big slides, and an antique Merry Go Round! You can walk into Cole Valley for lun…
10. Cortland Avenue
10. Cortland Avenue
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11 local reviews
Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
Route
Abby
Just a few blocks up Cortland you'll find restaurants, cafes, groceries, shopping, plus our wonderful local Li…
Jaysa
Restaurants, shops, coffee, groceries, bars, playground, library. This family oriented neighborhood has it all…
Therese And Nelson
Sweet village - neighborhood. Restaurants, shops, markets, banking and more.
10. Cortland Avenue
10. Cortland Avenue
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11 local reviews
Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
Abby
Abby
Just a few blocks up Cortland you'll find restaurants, cafes, groceries, shopping, plus our wonderful local Library and playground if your k…
Jaysa
Jaysa
Restaurants, shops, coffee, groceries, bars, playground, library. This family oriented neighborhood has it all!
Therese And Nelson
Therese And Nelson
Sweet village - neighborhood. Restaurants, shops, markets, banking and more.
11. Walter Haas Playground
11. Walter Haas Playground
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3 local reviews
Addison Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-355-0455
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Amanda
This is a great playground and park area. Views of the city and they just added a walking path from this park …
Max
Playground and dog park.
Mollie
Playground
11. Walter Haas Playground
11. Walter Haas Playground
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3 local reviews
Addison Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-355-0455
Amanda
Amanda
This is a great playground and park area. Views of the city and they just added a walking path from this park down to Billy Goat Hill.
Max
Max
Playground and dog park.
Mollie
Mollie
Playground
12. Lafayette Park
12. Lafayette Park
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12 local reviews
Gough St., San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-601-7277
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Green
Beautiful park with tennis courts and amazing playground
Erik
Nearby park with tennis courts, dog park, playground, and sunbathing.
Jonathan
Walkable park with views, picnic areas and playground for kids
12. Lafayette Park
12. Lafayette Park
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12 local reviews
Gough St., San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-601-7277
Green
Green
Beautiful park with tennis courts and amazing playground
Erik
Erik
Nearby park with tennis courts, dog park, playground, and sunbathing.
Jonathan
Jonathan
Walkable park with views, picnic areas and playground for kids