We discovered Joseph P. Lee Rec. Center and its cute little playground in Bayview totally by accident while attending an event across the street. We'd just finished a pony ride (in the city, yes!) and needed a bathroom break—the rec center was the perfect place for us to refresh and the playground was a treat for my tiny companion.
This playground is in the heart of the Bayview district so its the perfect place to stretch the kid's legs before dinner, and every time we've gone by the space is full of kids and families. The play equipment is updated and feels geared toward smaller tots, which is fine because there are tons of activities for older kids inside, from video games to craft classes.
NAME: Joseph P. Lee Rec. Center
ADDRESS: 1395 Mendell St
BATHROOMS: Yes, inside rec. center
PUBLIC TRANSIT: Muni 44-O'Shaugnessy/KT-Third Street/Oakdale/Palou
Four Stars: Worth a trip across town
Three Stars: Nearby? Check it out
Two Stars: Use In Case of Playtime Emergency
One Star: Don't Do It
These ratings are totally subjective and based on our experience on one or more visits. They are based on playability, location, accessibility, cleanliness, facilities, mood of a toddler and the number of snacks in my purse. Please use your best judgement when visiting and share your experiences with us!