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Koret Children's Quarter

Koret Children's Quarter Review

The country's first public children's playground reopened in 2007 after a spectacular renovation, with wave-shaped climbing walls, old-fashioned cement slides, and a 20-plus-foot rope climbing structure that kids love and parents fear. Thankfully, one holdover is the beautiful, handcrafted 1912 Herschell-Spillman carousel. The lovely stone Sharon Building, next to the playground, offers kids' art classes. Bring a picnic or pick up grub nearby on 9th Avenue and you could spend the entire day here. Be aware that the playground, which has separate areas for toddlers and bigger kids, is unenclosed and sightlines can be obstructed.

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  • Address: Bowling Green Dr., off Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, 94118 | Map It
  • Phone: 415/831–2700
  • Cost: Playground free; carousel $2, kids 6–12 $1
  • Hours: Playground daily dawn–dusk; carousel Memorial Day–Labor Day, daily 10–4:30, Labor Day–Memorial Day, Fri.–Sun. 10–4:30
  • Location: Golden Gate Park
Updated: 03-30-2013

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