Playground Safety

Mayor Breed announces reopening of playgroundsOn October 14, 2020, Mayor London N. Breed, Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax, and other city leaders announced that the City’s outdoor playgrounds would reopen.

Rec and Park’s 179 public playgrounds have signs reminding families of capacity limits and other guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Playgrounds have reopened with limits on the number of children and adults who can enter based on the size of the playground, and limits on the number of children who can use playground equipment at once. To comply with State regulations, playground visits must be limited to 30 minutes when others are present. Visitors of all ages must stay 6 feet away from non-household members and everyone 2 and older must wear masks. To maximize the number of children who can play, only one adult may accompany each child.

Eating and drinking are not allowed, and visitors should clean their hands before and after playing. Hand washing stations have been placed at the 51 playgrounds without restrooms through a generous donation by Kaiser Permanente and KABOOM!, a non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds.

Limited Hours at Some Playgrounds                             

Some playground sites around the city are currently being used for Emergency Child and Youth Care (ECYC), Community Hub and preschool programs. To comply with the City's Health Order, public access to the playgrounds is limited to non-program hours. All other playgrounds are open to the general public seven days a week during normal park hours.

Please use the interactive map below to search for a playground and associated operating hours.


Current City Health Order

Playground Health Directive

Playground Rules & Guidelines:

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Thank You

Special thanks to Kaiser Permanente and KABOOM! for their generous support to safely reopen playgrounds across the city.