Koret Children’s Quarter

Situated near the eastern end of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, the Koret Children’s Quarter playground is a popular destination for city residents. It was built in 2007, replacing the former Sharon Quarters for Children, which was originally constructed in 1888 and believed to be the first public playground in the U.S.  The current play area includes a combination of natural elements, unique sculptures, and manufactured playground structures. One major attraction is an undulating concrete slide built into a hillside.

In 2017, the large play structure was destroyed by arson, but was replaced a year later.

Natural play elements:  sand, rocks, & vegetation
The main play structure includes a ramp connecting to a hillside path,
providing wheelchair accessibility.
The beloved concrete slide
Ocean-themed play sculptures
Lots of plantings surround the play area.
Play sculpture area for pre-school kids

Photos by Alice Webb

Project design by MIG

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