Our new location in the Outer Sunset will be opening November 29, 2018. 

In the meantime, check out our schedule of prenatal workshops, parent workshops, party availability & membership specials!  

Every day of play matters.

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 parental/prenatal 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. 

A simplified approach to enrichment.

Rooted in best practices, Recess’ carefully designed and curated space is a safe, relaxing space that fosters community and encourages the growth and development of healthy minds and bodies while nurturing curiosity and creativity.  Leave the stress of scheduling behind.


A space to play, hide, and explore

Our entire center is intentionally designed so that you, as a parent, can join in on the fun or comfortably watch and be there to interact as your child plays. Free playspace activities occur daily for members!


Drop-Off Childcare

play at recess with our staff

We offer childcare for member families dropping off their little ones in the form of in-a-pinch childcare, date night drop off, and drop off classes. 


Parties and Rentals

From mini to diy to super fancy

We offer packages for 4-49 guests to celebrate a birthday, baby shower, family friendly holiday event or a simple get together. Regardless of the type of party, we'll provide the backdrop to make it a success!



an awesome community

The membership format of Recess fosters community building, support and friendships...significantly more so than a drop-in facility.  You get more out of your time in our space and so does your child!

Recess is for you, too. Because raising a child can be a messy job.

While Recess is kid-centric in its design, it holds an equal focus on providing space for parents and caregivers to connect, co-work, exercise, share experiences and build friendships of their own.



an educated community

Recess partners with vetted experts — pediatricians, nurses, psychologists, educators and more — to help you learn how to support your child’s development. Learn CPR, Baby Sign Language, Parenting a toddler and more.

Fitness Classes

pilates + Yoga for all 

Whether you are just starting out or have been doing group exercise for years, our instructors will provide options suitable to your needs.  Childcare in the playspace during class is offered at a discounted rate to make self care a little easier!


Space to Work

Co-working + Childcare

Depending on the type of work you need to get done (freelancing, working remotely, planning a vacation, or self care), Recess will provide the space for you to dedicate time to getting it done...with, or without, childcare.



Connect and get support

Family life these days means being on the go and trying to do it all without enough time or enough support. Remember that you are not alone. Recess’ playgroups were created as a way to connect and get support in one fell swoop.

If it wasn’t for Recess I would have not met the majority of the families I did. After moving from the East Coast and finding your sanctuary it quickly became home. Home for the super tired days when parenting felt hard, home for the days when my LO felt like running into street traffic and we needed a safe place to release our energy and a safe, nonjudgmental space that we all quickly learned to love. Thank you ❤️


Our new location is slated to open 11/29. Follow us on facebook, join our mailing list, or simply check back for grand opening information! 

During normal business hours, we accept a limited number of reservations for the playspace each day (members are free to come and go anytime), and party reservations for up to a year in advance. 

Our Location

2226 Taraval St (at 32nd Ave), San Francisco


Recess Hours

M, T, Th, F: 9:30am - 5:30pm
S & S: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Closed on select holidays: Xmas Week 12/22-1/1. MLK Jr Day, Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving weekend
On rainy days, we are open to Members only.