Impacted by the recent wind storm in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stern Grove and Pine Lake are now closed to vehicle traffic due to fallen trees obstructing roadways. The general public is asked to call 311 immediately should they observe potentially dangerous tree conditions or any tree failures. SF … Continue reading →
The following is an update of parts of our San Francisco park system that have been affected by the storm. (Updated at 2:10 p.m. PST, December 11, 2014) Flooding: -Palace of Fine Arts (response in progress, PUC dispatching electrician and generator) -MLK Drive in Golden Gate Park from 19th Avenue … Continue reading →
Get ready for winter! Registration for our popular winter programs is happening now, online or in person at 13 sites around the city. With hundreds of classes at sites around the city, we have something for everyone in your family! Click here to browse our catalog of offerings and get … Continue reading →
The San Francisco Youth Baseball League (SFYBL), a collaboration between SF Rec and Park and the SF Fire Department’s Flame Program, begins its registration period for the upcoming 2015 season this Saturday, November 15. Online at sfreconline.org or in person at your local registration site. Divisions available for girls and … Continue reading →
Rec and Park’s All-City Youth Basketball program presents the 2015 Jr. Warriors League, featuring divisions for boys and girls in K through 8th grades. Registration begins Saturday, November 1 at 10 a.m., online or in-person at St. Mary’s Rec Center (Murray and Justin Drive). League play is January 6 through … Continue reading →
Mission Recreation Center Rebels invites 4th to 8th-grade girls to their fall tryouts, September 10-14. MRC is one of the most recognized, most comprehensive instruction-based Girls AAU Basketball programs in the west. Repetition is the key to success, and all of our teams train consistently on a structured and designed curriculum which … Continue reading →
Teens, looking for an after school job this year? Work in our parks, recreation centers, or offices. Learn new skills, meet people, and make some money at the same time! Applications for school-year 9910 Public Service Trainee-Workreation Program positions will open online at www.jobaps.com/sf starting on Monday, August 25 at … Continue reading →
Hi Everyone, As you may have heard, it has come to our attention that the slope of the tennis courts at Glen Canyon Park are not in line with current United States Tennis Association (USTA) recommendations. Rec and Parks has worked with the design and construction management staff at the … Continue reading →
Fans had one more chance to say their final goodbyes to Candlestick Park Sunday.The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department held the Candlestick Farewell Community Day for the public. It was the last free admission event before its final closure. The park will be demolished in 2015 to make way … Continue reading →
Teen and young adult singers, dancers, acrobats, magicians… If you have talent, join us for our second Rec Idol talent competition this summer. Winners receive cash prizes and studio recording time. Register now through July 12th.
Please note: Sunset Recreation Center will be closed from May 18 to June 1 for floor refinishing and maintenance. We’ll reopen on Monday, June 2. In the meantime, please consider visiting one of these other Rec and Park sites: Richmond Recreation Center is located at 251 18th Avenue. Minnie & … Continue reading →
San Francisco Recreation and Parks celebrates Women’s History Month! Each week, we highlight some of the women who’ve made an impact on Rec and Park history. When up to 150 girls from all over the city show up to Kezar Pavilion each time the Recreation and Park Department hosts its … Continue reading →
By Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development for The Trust for Public Land A recent issue of New York Magazine includes a long story comparing New York City and San Francisco, asking “Is San Francisco New York?” While the piece focused on high tech business … Continue reading →
In honor of Women’s History Month, San Francisco Recreation and Parks is featuring some of the many women who have made a profound impact on our parks and programs. In the 1970s, 10-year-old Rachelle Henley (née McCann) would take her baseball glove to the local park every afternoon and wait … Continue reading →
San Francisco Youth Baseball League Opening Day festivities, scheduled for Saturday, March 1, have been canceled due to weather. Stay dry and check back often for updates on San Francisco Recreation and Park Department leagues and programs.
Get ready to sign up for Spring classes on March 1! This spring, we have tons of offerings for your entire family, including yoga and fitness classes for adults, arts and sports for kids, and dance classes for seniors. Browse our spring catalog, or find out how to register online … Continue reading →
Hello Minnie & Lovie Park Supporters. We wanted to let everyone know that we have finally started construction on the athletic field project. The contractor has already started some of the demolition work on fencing and site furniture. Over the next few weeks, you will see a lot of construction … Continue reading →
By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY At 39, Maia Hendel might seem a tad old to be heading off to camp. But she has been practicing camp songs and thinking about canoe trips right alongside her sons and husband. They’re all eagerly preparing for “family camp” on Aug. 3. Such sleep-away … Continue reading →
Registration for summer programs is going on now! This summer, we have something for everyone, including tot classes, swimming lessons, dance and fitness classes for adults, and a wide array of programs for seniors. Click here for more information on how to register and to search for a class.
The City has announced plans to host the Street Soccer USA West Coast Cup, a tournament to raise awareness for homelessness and bridge the gap between our various communities, in June. The tournament will include homeless teams from cities across the nation, playing and competing with corporate teams. The San … Continue reading →
Great news! The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously today to uphold the permit for the Beach Chalet Athletic Field renovation project at the West End of Golden Gate Park, perhaps the most vetted public project in Rec and Park history. The Commission’s vote means the renovation project can move forward … Continue reading →
Summer is just a couple of short months away. Have you made plans for your kids this summer? Discover what’s in store for your child this summer, including more than 70 different day camps— traditional camps like Silver Tree and Pine Lake, as well as new camps like Lacrosse and … Continue reading →
Hamilton Pool and Recreation Center are closed 4/5/12 thru 4/6/12 due to gym and dance floor refinishing. We expect to re-open on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Patrons can call the pool at 415.292.2008 for updates on Saturday’s re-opening. We apologize for any inconvinence our closure may have caused.