Join SF Recreation and Parks and the SF Parks Trust on August 4, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Marina Green West (Marina Blvd. and Yacht Rd.) for an awesome day of free, family-friendly activities, including giant inflatables, carnival rides, live entertainment, games and more!
The Julius Kahn playground is nestled at the south end of the Presidio, easily accessible via car from either the Arguello or Presidio gates. We’ve been to many school picnics and a few birthday parties here. It is a great playground since it offers something for kids of nearly every age. Parking can be a little tricky on busy days, but it usually not to much of a problem. I’m a big fan of the saucer swings (although they look like they could really hurt if you got hit by one accidentally).
It has plenty to offer, including:
- Soccer fields
- Tennis courts
- Community building
- Baseball diamond
- 2 major play structures
- Swings (toddler size)
- 2 saucer swings
- Monkey bars and climbing structure
- Merry go round with cone-shaped rope climbing play area
- Golden Gate bridge views
- Water feature
Yesterday, after my open house my family went on a bike ride to one of the many great playgrounds in San Francisco.
To be honest, given the bad rap that SF has for raising kids, I’ve always been a bit surprised at how good the playgrounds are. In addition, because most of us in SF live in smaller houses – with smaller yards – than our friends out in the burbs, the playgrounds are usually a pretty happening place.
This particular playground is in the panhandle of Golden Gate park, and while the play structure has a plaque with some official sounding name on it, most folks just refer to it as the Panhandle Playground. It has swings (both the seated infant and regular kind), a great tire swing, 3 small slides, 1 corkscrew slide, and a few other balance and climbing structures. It is probably best for the 3-5 set, with 5-7 year olds being a little underwhelmed with the activities (other than the tire swing, which can be fun and dangerous at any age!).
Below are a few photos:
And here is the location:
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