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With 881,549 residents as of 2019, San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the 16th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California. It occupies an area of approximately 46.89 square miles, mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula, making it the second most densely populated U.S. city, and the fifth most densely populated U.S. county, behind just four out of five boroughs in New York City. With 4.7 million residents, San Francisco is part of the 12th largest metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. by population, and the fourth largest by economic production, with a GDP of $549 billion in 2018.

Under the regional stay at home order, San Francisco remains. This means that you can visit a playground, but only through your own family members. At all times, anyone over 2 must wear a mask, practice social distancing, and comply with limits of ability. This is not a moment in the playground to plan playdates or meet anyone. 

This decision reflects that playgrounds are important spaces for children with established physical and mental health benefits. It is equivalent to the health order authorizing park usage for adults to get exercise and fresh air to allow for their use.They will remain available for use with capacity limitations, hand sanitizing stations and mask and social distance specifications.

​Follow the rules to stay safe:

  • Don't visit a playground with someone not in your household. Don't plan the play dates.

  • Limit visits to 30 minutes if others are present.

  • Visitors of all ages must remain 6 feet away from non-domestic members.

  • All 2 and older people must wear masks.

  • Don't eat or drink in the playground.

  • If it's busy, come back later or pick another playground.

  • Clean your hands before and after you play.

  • Adults must constantly track children at all times. Children 2 and below must be within the scope of the limb.

  • Only one adult will accompany each child to maximize the number of children who can play.

Rec and Park's 179 public playgrounds have signs that alert families of capacity limitations and other guidelines to avoid the spread of COVID-19. A generous donation from Kaiser Permanente and KABOOM has been given to 51 playgrounds without toilets. , a non-profit organization that allows neighborhoods to create playgrounds.


Some playgrounds across the city are currently being used for Emergency Child and Youth Care (ECYC), Neighborhood Hub and preschool programs. In order to comply with the City Health Order, public access to the playgrounds is restricted to non-program hours. All other playgrounds are open to the general public seven days a week during daily park hours.

These amazing kid-friendly parks are just few of the many must-see sights you don’t want to miss in San Francisco, California:

  • Golden Gate Park

  • Alamo Square Park

  • Mission Dolores Park

  • USS San Francisco Memorial

  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

  • Washington Square

  • Pioneer Park

  • Corona Heights Park

  • Lafayette Park  


All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location located at 100 Pine St #1250 in San Francisco! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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