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Central Park Fremont play structure

Profile: Fremont’s Central Park

Fremont’s Central Park offers tons of space to run and play, picnic, boat, and exercise, there is a unique playground unlike any I’ve seen.

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Half-day Trip to CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point

CuriOdyssey is a science playground and zoo best suited for the smallest children at Coyote Point in San Mateo. It is easy to see the highlights quickly.


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26 Places Where Kids Can Ride Scooters

Wondering where your little one can ride a scooter around Oakland? I have 2 scooters and 2 helmets permanently in my trunk, and I know just where to go.

Berkeley Totlot: George Florence Park

George Florence Park Profile: Playground With Huge Grass Area in West Berkeley

The tot lot is fully enclosed with a fence, so it’s a great place for keeping an eye on multiple toddlers or bringing your preschooler when you have a new baby in tow.

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Best Idea Ever: A Playground with Coffee in Berkeley

With ample parking, a huge field, a creek to explore, a playground, and now, a cafe onsite, Strawberry Creek Park is a perfect destination.


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child on zip line at playground

9 Playground Ziplines for Bay Area Kids

Our favorite nearby ziplines in the East Bay are in Berkeley and Alameda, but we found a dozen more for adventurous kids to try.

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Park Profile: Woodstock Park in Alameda

Tucked in at the end of a cozy cul-de-sac in Alameda, Woodstock Park is a freshly remodeled playground with lots of exciting features including a zipline, platform swings, and a giant rope climbing structure.


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Splash Pad and children from a distance

Park Profile: Rancho San Ramon Splash Pad & Community Park

The Rancho San Ramon Community Park has it all for my children. With 3 separate play areas & a splash pad, little ones want to stay for hours.

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