The Best SECRET Parks In San Francisco

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Tired of your go-to local park? Want to get out of your hood? Why not mix it up?! Grab your kiddos, dust off your explorers hat and hop on over to one of these hidden garden gems. We’ve rounded up the best secret gardens and parks right here in San Francisco. All you need to do is go, go go!

Seward Street Slides, Eureka Valley

Why it’s great: Never grow up! Grab some cardboard, harness your inner-child and head on over to the Seward Slides for some family-sliding! These awesome giant cement slides hidden in the heart of Eureka Valley are sure to raise your street-cred, while doing double-duty to burn off steam before bedtime. Slides are fast and made of hard concrete, so leave your fave new jeans behind and don a pair of thick old pants. It goes without saying that adult supervision is a MUST. Little ones should sit on an adult’s lap, but older kids can race side-by-side. Wheeeee!
Where: 30 Seward St. Open 9am – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Good to Know: No public restrooms on site. Although there’s usually a stash of cardboard hanging around to share, we recommend bringing at least one sheet of your own to avoid disappointment. Parking can be tough, so plan accordingly.

Photo Credit by Jordan Robinson via Flickr

Have you and your little one found an off-the-beaten-track park or garden in nestled in the heart of SF? Care to share the secret? Feel free to comment below.

–Kirsty Wilson Denovan

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