Yerba Buena Gardens - 510 Families

Yerba Buena Gardens

750 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Gardens is the name for two blocks of public parks located between Third and Fourth, Mission and Folsom Streets in downtown San Francisco, California. The park is a frequent site for festivals and gatherings — sometimes kid-friendly, sometimes not.

It includes a giant play structure, communal green space, public art, waterfalls you can walk behind, and borders the Children’s Creativity Museum. It is a short walk from SFMOMA and Contemporary Jewish Musem.

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San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens has a terrific play structure | Photo: Heather Flett

Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco is located adjacent to the Children’s Creativity Museum, a hands-on, multimedia art and technology experience for kids. Best for kids over 5 who can take advantage of the cartoon production, short film making, and computer studio, there are also exhibits for preschoolers.


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The restored antique carousel is a separate admission price. The Yerba Buena Ice Skating + Bowling Center features year-round ice skating and 12 bowling lanes.

Here’s a map to get the lay of the area >

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