Since opening in 2008,

Recess has quickly become a community where parents, children & caregivers can enjoy play, learning and a little dose of sanity.  We feel incredibly lucky to have won accolades from local & national organizations.  This business started as a dream - thank you for helping us to make it a reality.


Recess Best of Bay 2017

Bay Area Parent

July 2017

We were awarded Bronze for Best Indoor Play Place!  That's not too shabby when we're only beat by The Bay Area Discovery Museum & The Academy of Sciences.  


Red Tricycle

Fall 2016

We won the Totally Awesome Award for "Ideal Indoor Play Spaces in San Francisco"! Thanks everyone! Here's an interview we did with Red Tricycle.

Little Lane

Nov 2015

Recess founder Lisa Nowell was interviewed by Little Lane on "the Importance of Free Play".


Parents' Press

fall 2015

We were awarded Gold for Best Indoor Party Venue, and Bronze for Best Indoor Play Place!       

SF Gate

may 2015

Recess Owner Lisa Nowell featured in the article "Bay Area moms who are giving back to the community".


A-List Mom Travel

Spring 2015

A List Mom lists Recess as one of the "Top 5 Indoor Playspaces in the US"

Chatter Block

Jan 2015

Recess was included in Chatter Block's 2015 Best of the City Awards for "Top Indoor Play Places in the Bay Area"


Red Tricycle

Dec 2014

Red Tricycle included us in the "Coolest Indoor Playspaces in SF"


fall 2014

Recess is included in the article "10 gorgeous indoor playspaces that will delight kids".


PDMA and Tree Ring Productions

Oct 2014

We were featured in this "Small Business Spotlight" video on the amazing Potrero and Dogpatch neighborhoods!

Mommy Nearest

Sept 2014

Mommy Nearest did a nice feature on us titled "Must Visit: Recess Urban Recreation"


CBS SF Bay Area

Aug 2014

Recess was featured in CBS's round-up of the "Best Indoor Playgrounds in San Francisco"

Little Lane

July 2014

Recess was included in Little Lane's "Top Indoor Playspaces in San Francisco and Marin"


Bay Area Parent


We got the most votes for San Francisco's Best Indoor Playspace and Best Indoor Party Location for the 6th year in a row!  Thank you for all of your votes and support!

Daily Candy Kids

Feb 2012

Daily Candy featured us in their "Where to play coast to coast: Our Favorite Indoor Playspaces" article


Women's Initiative


Recess co-founders, Lisa Nowell & Kristin Jamieson, were incredibly honored to be amongst the winners in the 2010 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

SF Weekly


Recess was named the "Best Indoor Playspace" in the 2010 SF Weekly Awards!


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