Playground Review: Elinor Friend Playground at San Francisco Zoo

Elinor Friend Playground

Sloat Blvd & Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA 94132


  • Separate areas for toddlers, preschoolers, and older children
  • The toddler section is fenced in
  • Infant swings are available in both the toddler and preschool sections
  • Lots of fun themed climbing structures
  • Adults can play with their toddlers on the preschool section climber and on larger slides


  • Even on sunny mornings the playground equipment can be very wet
  • A lot of the area is unshaded
  • Some small structures seem like they should have movement but don’t

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Weekend Activities for Young Toddlers

Once a tiny human turns 18 months old, there are a few additional classes that now become available to them. As a working parent, I am always looking for weekend classes that I can enjoy with my tiny human in order to broadenĀ his horizons. I provide more detail on these 18+ month weekend activities below.

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