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Adventure Playground
160 University Avenue , Berkeley, CA (510) 981-6720

Adventure Playground is an outdoor facility at the Berkeley Marina featuring unique play experiences and staff who encourage children to play and build creatively, using simpl ...more»

Alemany Farm
992 Ellsworth Street (415) 577-7980

When driving on the 280 freeway, do you ever wonder who tends to the beautiful gardens on the hillside near the Alemany Market? The Alemany Farm is a project that benefits the ...more»

America's Next Tennis Stars

America's Next Tennis Stars (ANTS Tennis) brings progressive coaching methods directly to communities.  With locations across the country, they are now operating neighborhood ...more»

Angel Island State Park
P.O. Box 866 , Tiburon, CA (415) 435-1915

Angel Island State Park, located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, is rich in both beauty and history. The island offers stunning views of San Francisco, the Marin Headlands ...more»

Año Nuevo State Natural Reserve
New Years Creek Road , Pescadero, CA (650) 879-0227

Get up close with nature at Año Nuevo State Natural Reserve as you observe elephant seals during their winter breeding season. The park is open year-round for viewing elephant ...more»

Antioch WaterPark
4701 Lone Tree Way , Antioch, CA (925) 776-3070

Ooooooooh! This place is so cool! It's a fantastic city-run water park for families with children under 14 years old. Children under 9 must be supervised by someone at least 1 ...more»

Aqua Adventure Waterpark
40500 Paseo Padre Parkway , Fremont, CA (510) 494-4426

Head out to the warmer East Bay and enjoy Aqua Adventures, an outdoor waterpark operated by the City of Fremont. Kids will love the tower of waterslides, a lazy river, a kiddi ...more»

Aquatic Park
Beach Street

Aquatic Park is a beach that is often forgotten by those who don't live in the neighborhood, but it is one of the nicest little beaches in the City. Sheltered and often sunny, ...more»

AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza (415) 972-2000

Welcome to the home of the San Francisco Giants! Fans of all ages come here to root for their favorite team, play in the park, throw a few fast pitches themselves, and soak up ...more»

Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center (UCSF Mission Bay)
1675 Owens Street (415) 514-4545

The Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center is an exciting place in the ever-growing Mission Bay neighborhood. The facility caters to the UCSF community and surrounding areas such ...more»

Balboa Swimming Pool
Havelock Street and San Jose Avenue (415) 337-4701

Balboa Pool is a nice, clean indoor pool with ample changing areas, bleachers, and a nice, grassy area outside. In the summer, kids can swim and lay out in the sun to dry off. ...more»

Bay Area Disc Association
354 Pine Street, Suite 700

The Bay Area Disc Association is committed to serving the youth community through summer camps, teaching clinics, leagues, tournament and championships. They provide support t ...more»

Bay Area Open Space Council

The Bay Area Open Space Council is a collaborative program of public and nonprofit agencies and organizations whose work it is to preserve and manage important open spaces in ...more»

Bay Area Pick-Your-Own Farms
Various locations , , CA

One of the disadvantages of living in San Francisco is that City kids have limited exposure to where most of their food comes from. Lucky for us, the Bay Area is home to the b ...more»

Bay Area Skateboard Parks

If skateboarding is your sport of choice, there's no better place than Bay Area skate parks for some ramp time. So bust a grind at these super skate parks...and be safe! This ...more»

Bayview Beacon Center
400 Mansell Street (415) 337-7991

The Bayview Beacon Center, a program of the Bayview YMCA, is located at Phillip & Sala Burton High School. They are implementing the community schools model to ensure that eve ...more»

Belmont Iceland
815 Old Country Road , Belmont, CA (650) 592-0533

Ice-skating is not just a winter sport. Belmont Iceland is open year-round for your skating enjoyment. They offer recreational skating to the community as well as hockey and f ...more»

Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation Department
1505 Tiburon Boulevard, Suite A , Tiburon, CA (415) 435-4355

This recreation center offers so many programs for kids that are worth the drive from the City.Classes: Programs include ballet, creative movement, cotillion, soccer, basketba ...more»

Bike Kitchen
650H Florida Street (415) 647-2453

The Bike Kitchen is a place where you and your kids can learn Bike Repair 101 and more. It's a coop that offers low-cost ways to get and maintain a bike, and encourages re-use ...more»

Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals & Tours
Various locations (415) 202-8888

Offering tours and rentals to residents and tourists alike, Blazing Saddles provides bike rentals, maps, and guided tours in the City, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and through ...more»

BodyzMind: Teen Fitness with a Twist!
2097 Turk Street (@ St. Cyprian's Community Hall)

BodyzMind 101 is an 8 week course for girls in 7th though 9th grades. Classes combine professional instruction in yoga, meditation, t'ai chi and self defense with active discu ...more»

Branch SF
c/o SF Parks Alliance, 451 Hayes Street, 2nd Floor (513) 227-9545

Branch SF provides Eco-Ag Education for Bay Area Youth.  The organization offers San Francisco kids access to urban green spaces while focusing on education around local food ...more»

Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex
195 Griffith Lane , Brentwood, CA (925) 516-5430

This is one of the smaller waterparks in the area. For protection of slides and pools wear swim suits without metal or hard plastic zipper or attachments. For infants in diape ...more»

Brisbane Community Pool
2 Solano Street , Brisbane, CA (415) 657-4321

This gorgeous space is open to everyone, residents and non-residents of Brisbane. The pool is U-shaped and graded, so little kids, special needs swimmers, and novice swimmers ...more»

Call of the Sea
3020 Bridgeway #278 , Sausalito, CA (415) 331-3214

Climb aboard the classic schooner SEAWARD and see San Francisco from the water. Take in an unmatched view of the City as you sail by famous San Francisco sights such as the Go ...more»

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
1150 Carroll Avenue (415) 671-0145

Directly south of 49er home base, Monster Park, is the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, a windy but quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the City. This hidden g ...more»

Chinatown YMCA
855 Sacramento Street (415) 576-9622

The Chinatown YMCA is like a community center in the heart of Chinatown. They offer a wide variety of programs tailored to the needs of the Chinese immigrant community and the ...more»

Chinese Playground
Sacramento Street and Waverly Place (415) 274-0202

This interesting playground was built into the side of a hill and is multi-leveled with sand play areas as well as an indoor gym. The clubhouse hosts an afterschool program th ...more»

City Kayak
Embarcadero at Townsend (415) 357-1010

See the City in a different way by taking a kayaking trip with City Kayak. They offer trips around the San Francisco waterfront, starting from Fisherman’s Wharf or South Beach ...more»

Climb On! Mobile Climbing Entertainment
P.O. Box 70717 , Point Richmond, CA (415) 485-6740

So your child wants to have a rock climbing party? If you have the space, simplify your life by bringing the climbing wall to your home. Watch the guests say "Whoa!" when they ...more»

Cloverdale Wine Country KOA Camping Resort
1166 Asti Ridge Road , Cloverdale, CA (800) 368-4558

KOA Kampgrounds are camping sites for those of us who either haven't camped a lot or like the idea of camping, but are overwhelmed by the hassle of it all.You can choose eithe ...more»

Coffman Pool
1701 Visitacion Avenue and Hahn Street (415) 337-9085

Coffman Pool offers a wide variety of swimming activities for the whole family, including group swim/Tiny Tots/Preschool swimming classes as well as swim team, youth lessons, ...more»

Connolly Ranch
3141 Browns Valley Road , Napa, CA (707) 224-1894

The Connolly Ranch Education Center offers farm-based environmental education programs for children of all ages. At the farm, kids learn about farm life, the role of farm anim ...more»

Crissy Field and Crissy Field Center
1199 East Beach Drive (415) 561-7690

Crissy Field was an immensely popular destination for locals and tourists alike even before its restoration, but now Crissy Field reflects the grandeur and the beauty that sur ...more»

Crocker Amazon Playground
700 Moscow Street (415) 337-4708

The Crocker Amazon Playground is one of the biggest in the City. Brightly colored play structures are just one of the appealing things. There is also a baseball diamond, baske ...more»

Crystal Springs Trail
Skyline Boulevard & Crystal Springs Road , San Mateo, CA (650) 589-4294

Looking for a place to ride bikes while soaking up some beautiful scenery? Crystal Springs Trail, which parallels picturesque Crystal Springs Lake and the San Andreas Lake, is ...more»

CuriOdyssey (formerly Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education)
1651 Coyote Point Drive , San Mateo, CA (650) 342-7755

Located in a scenic bayside park, CuriOdyssey gives children of all ages an opportunity to explore the natural world and human relationships to the environment. The museum gro ...more»

Dart Ops
1150 El Camino Real, Suite 141 , San Bruno, CA (650) 952-2297

A place dedicated to shooting air-blasted foam darts?!? Bring it on! Located in Tanforan Mall, this contained space is a great way for active kids to expel their energy, espec ...more»

Douglass Playground
1100 Douglass Street (415) 695-5017

Douglass Playground is one of the nicest and most popular parks in the City. Located in Noe Valley, the park is usually on the sunny side of the fog line. New play equipment w ...more»

Driven Raceway
4601 Redwood Drive , Rohnert Park, CA (707) 585-3748

Kids ready for a new adventure? Try kart racing! Driven Raceway is an indoor kart racing facility that has high spee electric karts, which are emission free and environmentall ...more»

Embarcadero YMCA
169 Steuart Street (415) 957-9622

The Embarcadero YMCA is conveniently located near the Financial District, SOMA, South Beach, and a quick Muni or BART ride from many neighborhoods in the City. The world-class ...more»

Environmental Volunteers
2560 Embarcadero Road , Palo Alto, CA (650) 493-8000

The Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands is a family-friendly resource for environmental education. We offer digital touchscreen science exhibits, ongo ...more»

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
California and North Lake Streets , Moss Beach, CA (650) 728-3584

Welcome to one of the richest intertidal ecosystems along the Pacific Coast. Twice a day, up to 200 species of scuttling, wriggling creatures are stranded by the retreating ti ...more»

Five Animals Kung Fu Academy
2408 19th Avenue (415) 580-1769

Five Animals Kung Fu is a family oriented martial arts studio designed to help kids develop focus, concentration, and discipline while learning respect and teamwork. Classes a ...more»

Fort Funston
Skyline Boulevard at John Muir Drive (415) 561-4323

Famous for its ethereal hang-gliders and awesome hiking, Fort Funston is also a popular beach spot. Dog-walkers and kite-fliers come here daily to enjoy the wind and sand. It' ...more»

Fort Point National Historic Site
Marine Drive and Long Avenue (415) 556-1693

Fort Point was built by the Army Corps of Engineers in the late 1800s to prevent hostile ships from entering the bay. Visit and see the video of the construction of the Golden ...more»

Fort Ross State Historic Park
19005 Coast Highway One , Jenner, CA (707) 847-3286

Fort Ross was established in 1812 by Russians as an outpost for sea otter hunters and a permanent trade base. None of the original fort structures remain, however several buil ...more»

Frontierland Park
Yosemite Drive and Oddstad Boulevard , Pacifica, CA (650) 738-7381

This park is a great secret that many folks in San Francisco don't know about. There is a very large, grassy area with hills good for rolling down, flying kites, playing ball ...more»

Garfield Pool
1271 Treat Avenue (at 26th and Harrison) (415) 695-5001

This neighborhood pool is used by everyone in the community. Swim lessons, swim teams, recreation and family swim are offered here. Schools in the area send students to this p ...more»

Gilman Playground
Gilman Avenue and Griffith Street (415) 467-4566

Located next to Monster Park, this sandy playground with a colorful climbing structure may be a nice place to let off some steam before or after a Niners' game. The park also ...more»

Glen Canyon Park and Playground
Bosworth Street at Elk Street (415) 337-4705

Glen Canyon is a jewel waiting to be discovered in our wonderful City. Eighty-five acres of open space filled with numerous rare plants and animal species can be found here. I ...more»

GoKart Racer
1541 Adrian Road , Burlingame, CA (650) 692-7223

Take your teenager out for a day at the races—GoKart racing, that is. Ride safe and well-maintained karts on three European-designed road courses. GoKart Racer provides racing ...more»

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
 (415) 561-4700

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area includes Alcatraz Island, the Cliff House, Crissy Field, Fort Funston, Fort Point NHS, Lands End, Marin Headlands, Milagra Ridge, Mori ...more»

Golden Gate Park
Between Stanyan & Great Highway, Fulton & Lincoln (415) 831-2700

The City's grand and glorious playground stretches all the way from the ocean to the Haight Ashbury neighborhood. Everyone finds something to do in Golden Gate Park:Koret Chil ...more»

Golden Gate Park Panhandle Playground
Oak Street and Ashbury Street (415) 554-9530

What a cool, clean, colorful park. The sand is swept every morning and the equipment is great for younger tots. Toddlers and little kids can play and climb while older kids en ...more»

Hamilton Recreation Center
1900 Geary Boulevard (415) 292-2008

Besides the pool activities, this newly-renovated recreation center offers numerous programs for the entire family. Sports offerings include basketball, badminton, table tenni ...more»

Hamilton Swimming Pool
Geary Boulevard and Steiner Street (415) 292-2001

Did someone say warm water? This newly-remodeled facility has a comprehensive list of swimming activities, including several different levels of swim classes for children. Vis ...more»

Harley Farms Goat Dairy
205 North Street , Pescadero, CA (650) 879-0480

Tour the goat cheese farm and eat it, too! Spend a day at Harley Farms Goat Dairy, an award-winning goat cheese maker, located south of Half Moon Bay in the town of Pescadero, ...more»

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
4901 Breakwater Avenue , Hayward, CA (510) 670-7270

From the website: "Perched on stilts above a salt marsh, the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is your introduction to the ecology of the San Francisco Bay Estuary. The I ...more»

Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road , Los Altos Hills, CA (650) 949-8650

Hidden Villa is a farm outing worth the trek from the City. Guided tours of the educational garden and animal pens are offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Other activities inclu ...more»

High Sierra Snowmobiling at Old Brockaway Golf Course
7900 North Lake Boulevard , Kings Beach, CA (530) 546-9909

Zoom! Off you go into the snow. This is a great family activity for fun in the mountains in winter. The track is pretty flat so there are no surprises. There is a gorgeous vie ...more»

Hop-n-Play
1150 El Camino Real, Suite 142 , San Bruno, CA (877) 446-7675

Just a BART ride away is Hop-n-Play, a unique indoor playspace and party facility located in the Tanforan shopping mall. Almost all of the equipment in this place moves— great ...more»

House of Air
926 Mason Street (415) 345-9675

Crissy Field and the Presidio got even cooler with the opening of House of Air, an indoor trampoline park equipped with two sets of conjoined trampolines for kids of all ages ...more»

iFly SF Bay
31310 Alvarado-Niles Road , Union City, CA (510) 489-4359

Want to take your 3-year-old sky diving? Well ... indoor skydiving that is. There’s now a place in the Bay Area where you can experience the exhilaration of sky diving without ...more»

India Basin Shoreline Park
301 Hunters Point Boulevard

In the mood for some sittin’ on the dock of the bay? Come to the southeast waterfront for sun, birds, stunning views, and a fishing dock, too. India Basin Shoreline Park is an ...more»

Julius Kahn Park
West Pacific Avenue (415) 292-2004

Affectionately called "JK Park," the playground boasts of cutting-edge park equipment and a great water play area right in the middle. There are four tennis courts, a baseball ...more»

K1 Speed Indoor Go Kart Racing
160 Beacon Street , South San Francisco, CA (855) 517-7333

K1 Speed is the largest indoor karting company in the United States, with many locations nationwide. The K1 Speed San Francisco Center brings indoor go kart racing to the Bay ...more»

Kids Outdoor Club
Golden Gate Park (415) 407-0813

Kids Outdoor Club (KOC) is a unique outdoor program in which kids do a variety of activities every day, including kickball, soccer, flag games, golf, baseball, relay races, na ...more»

Kinex Academy (Bike Camp Adventures)
425 Sycamore Avenue , Mill Valley, CA (415) 847-5906

Kinex Academy offers personal training, multi-sport, urban and moutain bike camps, afterschool sports programs, and AAU sports leagues (basketball, flag football, track and fi ...more»

Lake Merritt Boating Center
568 Bellevue Avenue , Oakland, CA (510) 238-2196

Lovely Lake Merritt is the biggest man-made salt-water tidal lake in the country. By one side of the lake resides the Lake Merritt Boating Center, a wonderful place that teach ...more»

Let’s Go Take a Hike! Bay Area Adventures for Families

By Laure Latham With microclimates and every single kind of landform from coast to mountain via prairies and marshes, the San Francisco Bay Area offers some spectacular places ...more»

Lucky Ju Ju/Pacific Pinball Museum
1510 Webster Street , Alameda, CA (510) 769-1349

Pacific Pinball Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of pinball. See all kinds of pinball art from different decades. Then step back in time and play pinball on super ...more»

Mar Vista Stable
2152 Skyline Boulevard , Daly City, CA (650) 991-4224

Horseback riding on the beach! Mar Vista Stables offers rides by the hour, pony rides around a carousel for kids ages 2 and up for $10, and classes and lessons for English and ...more»

Margaret Hayward Playground
Golden Gate Avenue (at Laguna Street) (415) 292-2018

This playground in the heart of the Western Addition has a vast cement play area for basketball, four-square, or bike riding. There is a tennis court, a baseball diamond, and ...more»

Margaret Hayward Playground Rec Connect and Afterschool Program
1016 Laguna Street (415) 292-3011

The Hayward Rec Connect Program is a public/private partnership involving RPD, DCYF and Buchanan YMCA. The primary goal of Rec Connect is to create vibrant community hubs that ...more»

Martin Luther King Jr. Pool
5701 3rd Street (415) 822-2807

Visit this hidden gem in the southeast side of the City. The water temperature in the two indoor pools at "King Pool" are maintained at 80 degrees. The children's wading pool ...more»

McLaren Park
Mansell Street and Visitacion Avenue

The lush hills and meadows of McLaren Park located in the southernmost part of the City are hidden gems waiting to be discovered.Athletic Fields and PlaygroundsMcLaren Park of ...more»

McNear's Beach County Park
201 Cantera Way , San Rafael, CA (415) 499-6387

McNear's Beach is a Marin County favorite of locals as well as City dwellers looking for a little summertime sun.Located along the shore of San Pablo Bay, the park has a swimm ...more»

Mission Beacon Center
450 Church Street (415) 431-2233

Mission Beacon Center (MBC) offers many enriching programs for youth in the community. This center is located at Everett Middle School in the Castro/Mission area.Afterschool: ...more»

Mission Cliffs
2295 Harrison Street (415) 550-0515

Introduce your child to a great sport or indulge your avid rock climber by spending a couple of hours in this very well-equipped climbing facility. They have a 50-foot-high le ...more»

Mission Community Pool
3555 19th Street (415) 641-2841

This wonderful outdoor pool in the heart of the sunny Mission District is located behind the mural in Mission Playground (another great destination). Bring older kids during o ...more»

Mission Playground
19th Street (at Linda Street) (415) 695-5008

Stretching between Valencia Street and the Linda Street alley on 19th Street, Mission Playground is an oasis for children and families in the middle of the busy Valencia Stree ...more»

Miwok Stables
701 Tennessee Valley Road , Mill Valley, CA (415) 383-8048

Located along Tennessee Valley Road in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), Miwok Livery is the place for horse lovers of all ages.Miwok offers scenic trail rides ...more»

Monopoly in the Park
East San Carlos Street (and Woz Way) , San Jose, CA (408) 995-6487

Come check out the only permanent outdoor giant Monopoly board in the world! It is a 930-square-foot granite replica of the popular game. Of course, there are also enormous pl ...more»

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA (831) 648-4800

Discover the mystery of the jellies, play with the penguins, or be swept away to the lull of the Kelp Forest. Whether you are looking for a day trip or planning an over-nighte ...more»

Mount Diablo State Park
Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard , Walnut Creek, CA (925) 837-2525

Rising to an elevation of 3,849 feet, Mount Diablo's summit can provide a viewshed covering 40,000 square miles of California on a clear winter or spring day. With an art gall ...more»

Mount Tamalpais State Park
801 Panoramic Highway , Mill Valley, CA (415) 388-2070

Bay Area residents are drawn to the 2,571-foot peak of "Mt. Tam"—and rightfully so. But the state park's redwood groves, oak woodlands, 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, c ...more»

Mountain Lake Park
Lake Street (at 12th Avenue) (415) 666-7005

A beautiful lake, grassy meadows, a fitness circuit, and batting cages as well as a multi-tiered play area are what make this a popular day-stay for many kids. The playground ...more»

Muir Beach and Muir Beach Overlook

Barely 20 minutes from the City is the town of Muir Beach. Here you will find the federally-owned "Big Beach," a favorite spot for families from the City, because it's so clos ...more»

Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Road , Mill Valley, CA (415) 388-2596

With ancient coast redwoods soaring into the heavens, Muir Woods is home to one of the last uncut stands of old-growth redwood. Following Redwood Creek in the bottom of a cany ...more»

Nature Nurture Adventure!(1)
99 Moraga Avenue (415) 751-4000

This great organization's primary focus is on children learning and practicing the art of honoring all living things, including others and themselves, whether spending time in ...more»

North Beach - Chinatown Beacon Center
2190 Powell Street (415) 956-1234

The North Beach - Chinatown Beacon Center partners with local agencies and public schools to build different enrichment programs for families in the community.Camps: Morning ...more»

North Beach Pool
651 Lombard Street (415) 391-0407

Sauna? Therapy pool? It is worth checking out for those alone. North Beach Swimming Pool is located in the heart of North Beach. Popular for lap swim as well as preschool swim ...more»

Ocean Beach
Great Highway

Ocean Beach is a vast stretch of sand and dunes that lies on the westernmost edge of San Francisco. This is the most populated beach in San Francisco. Not for swimming so much ...more»

Oceanic Society
Marina and Scott Streets (415) 441-1106

The Oceanic Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects endangered wildlife and preserves threatened marine habitats worldwide. The society hosts natural hi ...more»

OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center
241 Oneida Avenue, Room 81 (415) 406-1290

This Beacon Center, located at James Denman Middle School, serves the Excelsior, Merced, Ingleside, and Oceanview districts.Programs and services include:- Afterschool enrichm ...more»

Parks Plus Creation
The Presidio (415) 617-5879

The mission of Parks + Creation is to foster growth and development of the whole child in 100% outdoor, natural environments.  Parks + Creation aims to accomplish this by supp ...more»

Parkside Aquatic Park
100 Seal Court , Foster City, CA (650) 522-7434

This lovely spot offers picnic tables, table rentals (nice for birthday parties), a roped-off swimming beach area, a play structure, and free parking. Parkside Aquatic Park an ...more»

Phipps Country Store and Farm (U-Pick Berries)
2700 Pescadero Road , Pescadero, CA (650) 879-1032

Take your kids to the country! Pick berries and fruit when in season, visit farm animals, and wander creekside through beautiful gardens. Then stop in at the Phipps Country St ...more»

Pier 52 Boat Launch
489 China Basin Street

Just south of AT&T Park is the only recreational public boat launch in the City. Boaters and kayakers are welcome to use the facilities located on the shoreline in Mission Bay ...more»

Pine Lake Park (Pine Lake Natural Area)
Sloat Boulevard and Vale Street

Next to the famous Stern Grove is a wonderful expanse called Pine Lake Park. Most popular with dogs and their owners, this park is a terrific place to take your wee ones on a ...more»

Planet Granite
924 Old Mason Street (415) 692-3434

A world class climbing gym in the Presidio offers climbing for all levels, from beginner to expert. Students will learn top roping, leading, cracks, and world-class bouldering ...more»

Playgroups USA
Various locations , , CA

Playgroups USA is a national website where parents and caregivers can go online and join a playgroup with their infants and toddlers. Playgroups are very popular today because ...more»

PlayLand
610 Coloma Street, Building 6 , Sausailito, CA (415) 381-1241

Cross the bridge and visit PlayLand, an indoor bounce house playground equipped with 40x20foot sports arena, a 15-foot slide, a full-sized bounce house with a slide, another o ...more»

Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road , Point Reyes Station, CA (415) 464-5100

There is something for everyone at Point Reyes National Seashore. The park is visited by over 2 million people each year. The most popular activities are hiking, kayaking, bir ...more»

Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center
207 Skyline Boulevard (415) 665-4100

Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center provides therapeutic services and developmental programs for people with special needs, starting at age 5. The facility is equipped ...more»

Potrero del Sol Park
25th and Utah Streets

Finally, a decent skate park in the City! Potrero del Sol opened with great fanfare in the summer of 2008 and joined Crocker Amazon as the only skate parks in San Francisco. B ...more»

Presidio Bowling Center
Moraga Avenue and Montgomery Street (415) 561-2695

The Presidio Bowling Center (PBC) is one of many awesome spots in the Presidio. The intimate bowling alley (only 12 lanes) is heavily used by local leagues, but if you can get ...more»

Pump It Up of San Francisco
201 Mendell Street (415) 375-9596

Turn your next event into a bouncing, laughing, sliding extravaganza, perfect for any team party, mom's playgroup, or fundraiser. Pump It Up is the original inflatable party p ...more»

Raging Waters Waterpark
2333 South White Road , San Jose, CA (408) 238-9900

With over 23 acres, yes ACRES, of slides and attractions, there's more than enough excitement to satisfy thrill-seekers of all ages. Fly down the Barracuda Blaster, catapult t ...more»

Randall Museum
199 Museum Way (415) 554-9600

Take your kids to the Randall Museum to experience nature and the environment right here in the City. The space is surrounded by beautiful views that you can soak up while you ...more»

Richmond District YMCA
360 18th Avenue (415) 666-9605

The Richmond District YMCA serves the Richmond and surrounding neighborhoods.Classes: They offer dance classes, such as ballet, tap, jazz, creative movement, musical theater ...more»

Rinconada Park and Pool
777 Embarcadero Road , Palo Alto, CA (650) 463-4914

Rinconada Park is a 19-acre neighborhood park with many beautiful and treasured California live oak trees. Next to this park you will find the Lucie Stern Community Center, th ...more»

Rossi Swimming Pool
600 Arguello Boulevard at Anza Street (415) 666-7014

Why pay a premium at Koret Health and Recreation Center when you can swim for a buck at Rossi Pool, which is a block away? It's a nice indoor pool located on a shady and grass ...more»

Safari Run
341 North Amphlett Boulevard , San Mateo, CA (650) 342-1977

Only 15 minutes away from the City, a wild and adventure-filled play space awaits your active child. Safari Run can seem like a glorified fast food play area, but experienced ...more»

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and African Tent Camp
3115 Porter Creek Road , Santa Rosa, CA (800) 616-2695

Short on money to take the kids on a safari in Africa? Travel to the North Bay and visit the "Sonoma Serengeti", a unique preserve with over 400 mammals and birds. Safari West ...more»

Sail Lola with Captain Chris Jordan
Pier 39 Marina, C Dock (415) 573-7030

Take the family on a sailing adventure aboard Lola, a beautiful 33-foot sailboat, with Captain Chris Jordan, a professional with over 17 years of experience. They can take up ...more»

Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club
680 Filbert Street (415) 397-3068

The Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club in San Francisco was established almost 90 years ago by a priest at Saints Peter and Paul Church who found that a majority of delinquent boy ...more»

San Francisco Archers
Lundy Way , Pacifica, CA (650) 355-9947

San Francisco Archers is a friendly archery club in Pacifica. Feel free to join the SFA Archery Outreach Program on the first and third Sunday of each month from 9am–noon. Com ...more»

San Francisco Archery
3795 Balboa Street (415) 751-2776

San Francisco Archery, which also goes by San Francisco Archery Academy or On Target 2k Mobile Archery Program, is mainly a pro shop that carries archery equipment. They do of ...more»

San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club
Various locations , , CA (646) 742-7400

Curling comes to San Francisco by way of the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club. They offer FREE introductory curling lessons for youth ages 9 and up, which includes learning ...more»

San Francisco Bay Area Wildlife Tours
2912 Diamond Street, #361 (415) 672-3764

Connect with nature through the experts at SFB Wildlife Tours!  These eco-friendly tours are great for the whole family, and focus on understanding the world around you while ...more»

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
833 Market Street, 10th Floor  (415) 431-2453

You have the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to thank for the growing number of bike lanes and paths throughout the City. This dynamic organization works with City officials a ...more»

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society
1199 9th Avenue (at Lincoln Way) (415) 661-1316

One of the finest botanical gardens in the country, the San Francisco Botanical Garden features a spectacular array of plants from the Mediterranean and other mild, temperate ...more»

San Francisco Disc Golf Club's Golden Gate Disc Golf Course
Golden Gate Park

The first disc golf course in the City, the Golden Gate Disc Golf Course, is funded, maintained, and operated by the San Francisco Disc Golf Club (SFDGC). The 18-hole course i ...more»

San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club
Bowling Green Drive (415) 487-8787

What is lawn bowling? It is a precision sport in which the goal is to roll slightly radially asymmetrical balls (called bowls) closer to a smaller white ball (the jack) than o ...more»

San Francisco Nature Education
3450 Geary Boulevard, Suite 208 (415) 387-9160

San Francisco Nature Education (SFNE) offers environmental education for youth and adults, especially in underserved communities. Programs include:- School Programs: SFNE prov ...more»

San Francisco North KOA Campground
20 Rainsville Road , Petaluma, CA (800) 562-1233

For those of us who either haven't camped a lot or like the idea of camping, but are overwhelmed by the hassle of it all, KOA Kampgrounds are a good option. This is really "Ka ...more»

San Francisco Police Youth Fishing Program
630 Valencia Street (415) 401-4664

Every summer, off-duty police officers devote their time to the Youth Fishing Program, a wonderful volunteer effort that has served over 2,000 teens from youth agencies throug ...more»

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
501 Stanyan Street (415) 831-6800

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Recreation and Park) offers a gamut of activities for the entire family, including: swimming, camping, Tiny Tot programs, ...more»

San Francisco Skate Club
635A Divisadero Street (415) 572-2064

San Francisco Skate Club is an exciting program that offers instruction and mentoring in skateboarding for children and youth. The club features a mobile skate tour in which g ...more»

San Francisco State Community Youth Sailing and Kayaking Program
280 Harding Road (415) 338-2030

This sailing, kayaking, and small boat safety and activity program resides on beautiful Lake Merced and is offered through the SF State Department of Recreation, Parks, and To ...more»

San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Center
9900 Broadmoor Drive , San Ramon, CA (925) 973-3240

Visit the San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park for a fun outing for the whole family. The pool is mainly used by the San Ramon Valley Livermore Aquatic swim team but there ar ...more»

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street , Santa Cruz, CA (831) 423-5590

The only major seaside amusement park on the Pacific Coast, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is located on a mile-long beach bordering the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary ...more»

Sava Pool
19th Avenue and Wawona Street (415) 661-6327

Reopened in December 2008, Sava is one of the nicer, clean public pools in the City. The pool has designated swim times for special needs individuals, seniors, and kids. Linco ...more»

Sea Bowl
4625 Coast Highway , Pacifica, CA (650) 738-8190

A terrific outing for the whole family, Sea Bowl offers rentals, junior leagues, birthday party packages, bowling food, afterschool activities, a video arcade, and Astro bowli ...more»

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area
2500 Stanley Boulevard , Pleasanton, CA (925) 846-3000

For fogged-out families, Shadow Cliffs is the answer! Head for the warmer weather of the East Bay and all of the advantages it offers, such as outdoor swimming, four waterpark ...more»

Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA
387 Golden Gate Avenue (415) 885-0460

The Central YMCA is a multi-purpose facility that serves the Civic Center, Tenderloin, Union Square, and downtown neighborhoods. They have programs for all members of the fami ...more»

Sierra Club's Clair Tappaan Lodge
19940 Donner Pass Road , Norden, CA (530) 426-3632

Is your family ready for a rustic getaway in the Sierras? Looking for affordable, youth hostel–style vacation lodging for the family? The Sierra Club’s Clair Tappaan Lodge may ...more»

Silicon Segway (formerly Segway of San Francisco)
205 Rockaway Beach Avenue , Pacifica, CA (877) 873-4929

A Segway Personal Transporter is a two-wheeled self-balancing electric scooter that can take riders to places that a bike or a car can't. Silicon Segway offers unique tours of ...more»

Six Flags Waterworld Concord
1950 Waterworld Parkway , Concord, CA (925) 609-1364

Take the Honolulu Halfpipe to The Big Kahuna! Splash, ride, jump, slide...this is a great waterworld adventure. There are lots of "thrill" rides, but also family fun rides for ...more»

Sky High Sports
2880 Mead Avenue , Santa Clara, CA (408) 492-1139

You think Santa Clara is too far to go just for a trampoline? Wait 'til you see this place – it's trampoline heaven. Literally bounce off the walls at this indoor arena equipp ...more»

Slide Ranch
2025 Shoreline Highway , Muir Beach, CA (415) 381-6155

Slide Ranch is a non-profit agricultural and environmental education center nestled in the stunning Marin coastline. Over the last 30 years, Slide Ranch has offered families a ...more»

Sonoma County Regional Parks Department
 (707) 565-2267

The Sonoma County Regional Parks Department offers many opportunities for outdoor adventures including fishing, camping, swimming, picnicking, trails for horseback riding, hik ...more»

Spring Lake Regional Park
391 Violetti Drive , Santa Rosa, CA (707) 539-8092

The visitor to Spring Lake Park will find an exciting array of displays and exhibits to enjoy at the Visitor Center as well as a number of interpretive projects especially des ...more»

St. Ignatius College Preparatory
2001 37th Avenue (415) 731-7500

St. Ignatius College Preparatory (SI) is a co-ed Catholic high school in the Sunset. It has a large campus complete with two gyms, two tennis courts, a track and field oval wi ...more»

Stow Lake Boathouse
Golden Gate Park (415) 386-2531

Kids love boating around Stow Lake and it's the only lake in the park where you can rent paddle boats. At least one passenger must be at least 16 years old to rent a boat. The ...more»

Stroller Strides
Various locations (800) 650-1406

Get ready...get set...get walking! Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Each class includes power walking and intervals of body toni ...more»

Studio Grow
1235 10th Street , Berkeley, CA (510) 526-9888

Studio Grow is a fantastic play space in Berkeley for the 0 to 6 set. This wonderful place is the brainchild of two loving dads who have extensive experience in early childhoo ...more»

Sunnyside Playground
Foerster Street (and Melrose Ave) (415) 337-4720

Sunnyside Playground is a hideaway for families in the middle of a large block in the Sunnyside neighborhood. The park has new play structures, sand play, restrooms, resurface ...more»

Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center
3925 Noriega Street (415) 759-3690

The Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC) serves as a community center for families in the Sunset District. They host afterschool programs at neighborhood schools, support ...more»

Sutro Baths (Sutro Historic District)
Point Lobos Avenue (415) 561-4323

A landmark that is part of the Sutro Historic District, Sutro Baths is a great place to bring your wee ones, as well as kids studying San Francisco or California history. The ...more»

TCHO Factory Tour
Pier 17

***Temporarily Closed While TCHO Moves to a Larger Facility In Berkeley*** Chocolate Lovers: Did you ever wonder if you're saying it right?  TCHO is the phonetic spelling of t ...more»

The Bike Hut
Pier 40 (415) 543-4335

The Bike Hut offers rentals, repairs, and youth skills training on Pier 40 in San Francisco's South Beach.Opened in 1996 as an outpost of the Bicycle Community Project, it's a ...more»

The Boardsports School
Various locations , , CA (415) 385-1224

This award-winning windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), and kitesurfing school is located in two fantastic beaches in the Bay Area — Crown Beach Park in Alameda and Co ...more»

The Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club
Golden Gate Park (650) 348-1216

Learn the sport of fly fishing at San Francisco's one and only angling and casting club, located in Golden Gate Park, near the Buffalo Paddock. The casting pools are open to t ...more»

Thriveability
300 West Portal Avenue (415) 566-0888

Kids love yoga!  And this West Portal studio is tuned in to the needs of kids and families, with lots of offerings for the whole family.  Thriveability offers yoga classes to ...more»

Tilden Park
 (510) 843-2137

Tilden Park is by far the best nature destination in the East Bay. It is replete with gorgeous hiking trails, open meadows, barbecue pits and picnic tables (reserved by site), ...more»

Trips for Kids/Re-Cyclery
610 Fourth Street , San Rafael, CA (415) 458-2986

Trips for Kids was founded on the belief that every child should have the opportunity to ride and care for a bicycle and spend quality time outdoors. The founders rounded up s ...more»

UCSF Outdoor Programs
500 Parnassus Avenue (415) 476-2078

UCSF's Outdoor Programs offer a variety of programs for families, especially those with older children. Group adventures include backpacking, sea kayaking, water rafting, snow ...more»

UrbanQuest
 (866) 863-4577

UrbanQuest is an interactive treasure hunt that you do with your kids on your time schedule.  See the city in this fresh way, either with visiting friends, or just as a family ...more»

URBIA Adventure League

URBIA produces seasonal adventure booklets for families to discover "green spots" and hilltops right in the City. Every three months, "Urbikids" get a new adventure packet fil ...more»

US Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy
1319 20th Avenue (415) 271-6704

Lil' Wabbit is an active, fun and engaging kid's Martial Arts program that teaches the tradtional Chinese martial art of Wing Chun Kung Fu.  Young students are empowered, and ...more»

Visitacion Valley ROCK Beacon Center
Visitacion Valley Middle School: 450 Raymond Avenue (415) 260-8774

Visitacion Valley ROCK Beacon Center offers programs in arts, recreation, health, career development, and leadership. They also provide weekend and evening services for the co ...more»

Walter Haas Playground
Diamond Heights Boulevard at Addison Street

This newly renovated park was worth the wait. With majestic downtown and easterly views, sweeping grass areas, brand-new, age-appropriate structures, and a basketball court, t ...more»

West Sunset Playground Rec Connect and K–8 Afterschool Program
3223 Ortega Street (415) 759-3690

West Sunset Rec Connect believes in fostering relationship building, youth leadership, and community involvement in every child. With programs in technology, music, dance, art ...more»

Winfield Street Slide and Stairs
Winfield Street and Esmeralda Avenue

Nestled away amongst the trees and curvy hills of Bernal Heights is a fun spot for sliders, picnickers, dog walkers, and hikers. The steep slide at the top of Winfield Street ...more»

Wolfe Ranch
700 Creek Road , Brentwood, CA (925) 634-1308

This farm produces some of the finest Fresh California apricots and other fresh fruits from the Brentwood District, known for its rich alluvial soils and Mediterranean type cl ...more»

Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission and 4th Streets (415) 820-3550

Yerba Buena Gardens hosts an ice skating center, bowling alley, Zeum (interactive museum), a carousel (open daily 10am– 5pm, $3 for 2 rides), a memorial to MLK, Jr., water fou ...more»

Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center
750 Folsom Street (at 3rd Street) (415) 820-3532

The skating rink and bowling alley at Yerba Buena Gardens is one of the City's most bustling places. Kids love to ice skate but it's also fun to watch the more experienced ska ...more»

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