San Francisco amusement park
from 1928-1972. Playland at the Beach was located in the Sunset neighborhood
on the west side of San Francisco
, right off of Ocean Beach
. A favorite of locals and tourists alike, Playland at the Beach was the original home of many surviving SF landmarks, such as the Musee Mecanique
(now located at Fisherman's Wharf
), the Carousel
(now at the San Francisco children's museum, Zeum
) and It's-It
ice cream bar. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
, still operational in Santa Cruz
, is a very similar amusement park.
A large apartment complex now stands on the former grounds of Playland at the Beach.