Expecting? Meet up with other soon-to-be mamas & papas + get set up for a smooth transition to parenthood

Expecting a baby?

Join Parentline and Recess on Wednesday Feb 28, 6-7:30pm for a fun evening of socializing with other parents-to-be, getting pampered, and preparing for baby!

Parentline is a new telehealth counseling service developed by University of San Francisco psychologists that provides support and information to expecting and new parents with children birth to three for issues related to infant development and care, postpartum emotional health, relationship concerns, and more.  All for free!  They are an amazing resource.


LEARN: Parentline will present a brief workshop at 6:30pm on "Support for Birth and Beyond" Come away with practical tips about how to talk with friends, family, partners about supporting you at birth and after baby arrives. We'll dialogue and share about what, who, and when to ask for help, and how to care for yourself and baby in the very early months.

SHOP: Monica from Monkei Miles (consignment store) will have a pop up shop featuring darling infant clothes and accessories.

PRIMP & NOSH: Quince salon will help you relax with free nail polish changes, and healthy snacks and beverages will be provided to help you and baby get through the evening!

DO GOOD: If you are a first-time parent to be, and currently in your third trimester, enroll in Parentline's exciting research study and leave with a goodie bag of great parenting products! Help Parentline learn about the unique issues that new parents need the most support with by sharing your experience through a confidential survey.

MEET & GREET other parents who are expecting a baby, and start building your community right here!

Please RSVP here or Contact Parentline at 1-844-415-BABY (2229) or for more information.

Welcome, little one! Recess for Under 1's

The first days and months of parenthood (not to mention the nine months leading up to it all) are a crazy trip.  The highest highs and the lowest lows are balanced with the most incredible snuggles and hours on end of pure awe.  

As you find your way through the early days getting to know your little one, we invite you to venture out when you're ready, start to build your new parent community, find folks you connect with, and take in a little support where you need it. We're thrilled to be able to some unique offerings to new mamas and papas (yes, papas are welcome here, too!).  

  • New Parent Groups (Fridays at Noon)
  • Free Newborn Membership - Explore the Playspace (anytime!)
  • Baby Play - Playspace Activity (Mondays at 1pm)
  • Bring your questions to our Drop-in, Moderated Playgroup in the Playspace.  (Fridays 3:30-6pm & one Saturday a month 10-12).  Are teeth emerging?  How do you engage your baby through play? What can you do to support development?  Sleep??!  Come on in anytime during these casual groups to get information, meet other parents, and ease into a space that has your needs in mind as well as your child's.
  • Arrange meet ups with parent friends.  Many of us in San Francisco don't have enough room to invite a playgroup over to our homes, and the finicky weather makes planning a day in the park a bit tricky...but Recess has plenty of space to host your next gathering.  Anything from a casual, "Let's meet in the playspace around 2," to a "I'm organizing a handful of families to come together for a potluck."  We have an incredible amount of space and have all the accouterments needed for infants, toddlers and preschoolers to stay happy. Most importantly, this kid space is also equipped with necessities for grown ups to feel comfortable (including, but not limited to, coffee!).  
  • Easing back into the working world?  Check out our co-working space.  We offer childcare for infants 3mo+.  Members can also book appointments for drop-off childcare.  This is great for the occasional break, doctor's appointment, pedicure, nap...whatever you need.  Let us know if you'd like to get more info!  

Is there something else you'd like to see at Recess?  Please...don't hesitate to let us know!  


Grown-Ups Need Recess Too!

Play keeps stress at bay, reduces waistlines & gives you the mindset to take on anything the world throws your way! 

And when you have kids, a lot of things get thrown your way.  

come play with us this summer



Special June Series - SATURdAYS

Mat Class - 9am
Prenatal Class - 10am

Pilates is great for everyone - expecting parents, brand new parents, and parents of older children alike.  Join us in June as we focus on core building, upper body strength training with restorative exercises for wrists & shoulders, tight hamstrings and sore feet. 

Pilates 3 Pack - $72 non-members, $60 members.  This pack allows you to attend 3 of the 4 classes in June. If you're able to make all four, add on that last class for just $20!



Join us June, July and August

Fridays at 5pm

This special yoga class is open to all levels and is the perfect end to your work week and beginning to your weekend.

Take an hour for yourself with the fabulous Katharine Otis before the weekend gets started!  

Special Summer Yoga 5 ClassPack: $80 non-members, $70 members. Attend any 5 Fridays June 2 - August 25.  Save even more with a 10 class pack $150 non-members, $135 members.   

Need Childcare?

Reserve your spot!  $6/hr for members, $12/hr non-members