Play produces well-wired minds.
When children engage in active play they benefit physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.
When parents connect, they have support, space and humor required to raise kids in an urban environment.
Recess has designed the space for this growth and community to flourish. Come play!
Playspace for Crawlers
A separate space for crawlers and new walkers
Give your little one the freedom to explore in a safe & clean environment. Our playspace for Crawlers and New Walkers is optimized for safety and engagement. A gate keeps young children physically safe, our cleaning practices keep them healthy, and a wide variety of playthings (including other children) stimulate learning. Baby Play, Mini Sensory Lab, and Recess' moderated Playgroups add to your experience.
Playspace for Kids
expansive playspace for walkers and runners
Our main playspace has been carefully designed to engage different age groups through child-directed, open ended play. Recess is home to the largest indoor play space. You have to see it for yourself. It's designed to support the development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers so you don't have to do all the research. There is space to cozy up with a book, run on an elevated loft, swing, cook up a meal, or build a city.
Become a Member and get unlimited access to play, the community and activities.
“Each time I bring my one year twins to Recess, I see them develop more and more. The space invites them to play, but I’m most impressed with the skills they come away with after spending time there. I’m a former elementary school teacher and appreciate developmentally appropriate activities Recess offers to babies, toddlers and kids.”
- Mom of 1-year old twins
Free Playspace Activities for Members and Visitors
Our rotating menu of Playspace Activities is designed to support a child's learning in a developmentally appropriate way. Families can drop in to our sensory lab to dig, squish and swirl. Plan your visit around a music activity if your little one likes to boogie. The idea is that you can participate if the mood strikes, or skip it if your child is drawn to the train table that day. Let your kiddo lead!
Additional Member benefits
- In-a-Pinch Childcare. Member families have access to drop off childcare, up to 4 hrs/week or 2.5 hrs a day, for children 3 months through 4 years old. Go to the doctor, grab lunch with a friend, hop on a conference call or head out for a run. This is great for families who need last minute coverage or just the occasional sitter.
- Monthly Member Only Events.
- Discounts! Our retail area, kids classes, birthday parties and fitness classes are all discounted for Recess Members.
Not a Member?
No problem! We offer Morning, Afternoon and Full Day Passes for Visitors.
And if you join on the same day as your day pass, we'll apply the fee toward your membership.
Looking for a quieter, less stimulating environment?
We have tools on hand to help kids with various disabilities play alongside their peers. Autism and sensory integration disorder can make it tough to be in a playspace like ours. If this describes your child, please check out our Sensory Friendly Play Days.