Joe DiMaggio park and playground located in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco is the perfect place to let your kids be kids!
When we moved to the Bay Area, one of the things I noticed right away was the amount of parks and playgrounds that are readily available for kids. And not just any old playground. Really up-to-date, clean, well-kept and maintained parks and playgrounds. It is what makes living in the Bay Area so family friendly because there are so many places you can take your kids to burn off energy, for FREE!
On Saturday I had a much needed hair appointment at Spoke & Weal Salon in San Francisco. Whenever I have a hair appointment, Rowell and the kids come with me so we can make a day out of it in the city. It was a beautiful day so while I was at the salon, Rowell took Gabriel and Emilia to Joe DiMaggio playground which is located in the North Beach neighborhood. It’s on Lombard St. which is near the famous crookedest street in the world.
Joe DiMaggio playground is gated which is a huge plus for any parent out there since our children’s safety is our main concern (especially near a busy street). It’s newly renovated with the latest equipment and structures. My son’s favorite is to ride the rope swing that he thinks is so cool. The slide is pretty awesome too because its fairly long and steep, great for the older kids.
In addition to the playground, the park has 4 basketball courts, tennis courts and 2 bocce ball courts as well as stations for exercises like pull-ups and such. It’s right beside North Beach Public Library and parking is on the street. There is also a pool and recreational center that we didn’t get a chance to check out.
Oh, and the best part? It has artificial grass which is great for my almost 8-month old baby! I let her crawl around the fake grass and she loved it. She even made a couple of new baby friends. How adorable is that? It’s hard for me to take her to the park with a lot of big kids because she wants to play with them and I’m afraid she might get hurt but this park had so much space that it was easy to keep her away from the bigger kids. She was so tired from playing that she knocked out as soon as we got in the car which all parents know is the ultimate goal every day!
If you’re in the area and looking for a place to let the kids release some energy, Joe DiMaggio park is the perfect place to spend an hour or two. There are many restaurants nearby as well so leave your car parked and grab a bite to eat. We went to House of Nanking located in China Town but next time we want to try Tony’s Pizza!