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Welcome


Voted Best Playspace, family hidden gem, most awesome Place to Party & more

established in 2008, Recess  IS  A modern community center DESIGNED  FOR kids (ages 0-4) AND  THEIR  CAREGIVERS.  check out our beautiful, expansive playspace, great CLASSES, workshops & playgroups, AND space to host celebrations.  come play!

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Welcome


Voted Best Playspace, family hidden gem, most awesome Place to Party & more

established in 2008, Recess  IS  A modern community center DESIGNED  FOR kids (ages 0-4) AND  THEIR  CAREGIVERS.  check out our beautiful, expansive playspace, great CLASSES, workshops & playgroups, AND space to host celebrations.  come play!

Recess is a hub for social development and early learning where families can play, explore and learn together. 

Whether you are looking for a safe space for your child to romp, a place to party or some parent support, come to Recess to connect with other like minded families.   Just like you, we value balance, creativity & sanity in the journey of raising an urban child. 

Recess’ drop-in environment allows us to come when it works for my son. All the numerous ‘play stations’ allow him to flit like the little bubble bee that he is from one activity to the next. He plays chef, musician, gymnast, janitor (yes, there are tiny fake brooms & vacuums), carpenter, you name it all in the course of 60 minutes.
— Mom of a 2 year old

In a city, the one thing we're missing is space.  Especially open ended space to play. At Recess, we've carefully curated every square inch of our 7400 sq ft facility to meet the needs of your family.  Come to Recess if you're looking for fun that supports your child's growth & your well-being, without all the set up, clean up, or vetting. 

Space
to Run

Huge indoor playspace where infants, toddlers & preschoolers relish in the freedom to explore, get messy, socialize and burn off that never-ending energy.  

See it for yourself!

Space to Create

Membership includes open sensory lab 4 times a week. Little ones get the opportunity to mush, splatter, and mix. Learn a new skill or get used to a drop-off environment with our classes & camps  

Space to Gather

Enjoy coffee, tea and snacks in our communal kitchen space.

Connect, share experiences and build friendships. 

Space to Breathe

While Recess is kid-centric in its design, it holds equal focus on providing space for parents.

Moderated playgroups, parent workshops, childcare and Pilates classes.

Space to Party

With so much space to play, Recess is an ideal venue to celebrate your next special event!  

Check out our party packages.

 

Check Out The Calendar

Learn about Recess' upcoming events, family concerts, kids classes & parent workshops.  

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Join Our Community

Unlimited playtime, in-a-pinch childcare, weekly moderated playgroups & big discounts on classes and parties.

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Recess has been an integral part of our ability to be comfortable being parents of a small child in SF. I’m so glad to know there’s a safe, developmentally appropriate space for my son to play in every day. PS. Love all the wood toys.
— A. Grant

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