Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive at John F. Kennedy Drive
Neighborhood: Golden Gate Park
Zip code: 94118
Ground: Grass, packed dirt, and concrete
Play structure: N/A
Restrooms: Yes, the museum's restrooms are near the cafe.
Stroller Accessible: Yes
Picnic Tables: No
Grass Area: Yes
Area for Dog: Yes
Tennis/Basketball Courts: None
Parking: Street and parking garage
Notes: While not technically a playground, there is enough open space and outdoor exhibits to keep the young and old happy. And the tower is always free and has panoramic views of the city.
The museum does not allow baby-carrier backpacks or oversized or jogging strollers. Front packs, umbrella and regular strollers are permitted.
There is also an outdoor scuplture garden, but the scupltures are off-limits to climbers.
John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park is closed to traffic on Saturdays from April 4 through September 27, 2008. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Fridays until 8:45 p.m. Free admission on the first Tuesday of the month.