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Everything You Need to Know About Rolph Playground

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Everyone loves Golden Gate Park and Dolores Park, but did you know San Francisco has over 220 parks and open spaces? Curbed SF wants to bring fame and glory to some of the smaller, lesser-known parks, and we're doing so with Park Life. Each week we'll spotlight a different San Francisco park or open space, and bring you all the details you need to plan a visit.

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The main attraction of the James Rolph Playground in Potrero Hill is—you guess it—the the playground, but there's also baseball fields and tennis courts. The park, which is adjacent to San Francisco's largest skatepark, is named after James 'Sunny Jim' Rolph, who served as Mayor of San Francisco from 1912 to 1931, and as Governor of California from 1931 to 1934. Where it's located: There's an entrance at Potrero and Cesar Chavez.

What it features: Tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamonds, a community center, playground.

How to get there: 27-Bryant -- 26th and Bryant Streets; walk east two blocks to the park.

Dogs allowed?: Yes, but leashed.

Don't miss: Be sure to check out a San Francisco Softball League game, which are held weekly at the park.
· Potrero del Sol Park Houses San Francisco's Largest Skatepark [Curbed SF]
· James Rolph Playground [SF Parks and Rec]