Julius Kahn Playground

 


PARK REVIEW

Julius Kahn Playground is found in the southern border of the scenic Presidio. The playground is not very large, but the equipment here is unique and a lot of fun. The playground is set on top of a large hill, so the scenery is nice. It can be quite windy & chilly here, so be prepared.


ADDRESS -- West Pacific Avenue & Maple
                    San Francisco, CA 94118
                    Neighborhood: Laurel Heights  



PLAYGROUND RATING

(3 out of 5 stars)




Reviewed
July 2010


 
 

Julius Kahn Playground


TODDLER PLAYGROUND

  • There is a section for little kids and a section for older kids.  All of the playground equipment is located in the same fenced area.   There was a cement water feature.  However, the water was not turned on, and I visited in July.  If they don't have the water turned on in July, I don't know when they would.  
  • Playground Equipment
    • 4 Baby Swings
    • Stairs
    • Platforms
    • Ladders
    • Monkey Bars
    • Poles
    • Bridge
    • Steering Wheel
    • 1 Small Straight Metal Slide
    • 2 Medium Straight Metal Slides
    • 1 Large Twisty Metal Slide
    • 2 Spinning Poles
    • Standing See-Saw
    • 2 Spinning Cups
    • 3 Way See-Saw
    • Water Feature
    • Sand Toys -- nearby residents have brought & left their own sand toys for the kids
  • Playground Construction
    • Metal Equipment
    • Located on sand
  • Shade Level
    • There is no shade over the equipment.  There were just a few trees around the area.
  • Seating
    • 6 Benches


Baby Swings

Spinning Cup & Toddler Equipment

Standing See-Saw

Spinning Cup

3 Person See-Saw




 

BIG KIDS PLAYGROUND

  • The equipment for the older kids was a lot of fun.  Everything was unique.  The structures are primarily for climbing.  Even adults will have a fun time playing.
  • Playground Equipment 
    • Climbing & Balancing Structures
    • Monkey Bars
    • Tree Shaped Rope Structure that spins
    • 2 Large Disk Swings (multiple people can sit on one)
  • Playground Construction
    • Metal & Plastic Equipment
    • Located on rubberized surface
  • Shade Level
    • There is no shade over the equipment.  There were just a few trees around the area.
  • Seating
    • 3 Benches

Tree Rope Structure

Climbing & Balancing Structure
 
Disk Swings

Climbing & Balancing Structure




ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PICNIC AREA

There is a nice picnic area outside of the playground.  There are 5 tables right outside of the fenced area.  There is also a large field next to the playground. 

 

WALKING PATHS

The park is in the scenic Presidio.  There are plenty of neighborhood streets to walk, and it is a scenic area.

 

MAINTENANCE

This park was very clean.

 

RESTROOMS

The restrooms are located next to the playground.  They were clean.

 

WATER FOUNTAINS

There is a water fountain is on the restroom building next to the playground.


PARKING

There is plenty of free street parking next to the playground.


PARK WEBSITE

http://www.presidio.gov/kids/playgrounds/


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