Betty Ong Rec Center

Betty Ong Rec Center

After nearly 60 years of serving one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in San Francisco, Chinese Recreation Center recently underwent a major renovation, that transformed the center into a state-of-the-art recreation destination. The center is now open to the public.

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Monday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

Tuesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Open Gym 9:00 am 3:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Dance – Seniors Ballroom Dancing 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Multipurpose Room - 3rd Floor Senior Adult Dance & Theater Bik Lee 08/18 12/15

A variety of courses designed for the more mature adult. It’s great exercise and a lot of fun. Improves posture, balance and flexibility through basic dance movement and routines.

Learn and improve your ballroom dancing skills in a social setting. Bring your dance partner and give it a whirl! This is an instructional class. No drop-ins.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 1 4:00 pm 4:45 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 08/18 12/08

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 8/4/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 2 4:45 pm 5:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 08/18 12/08

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 8/4/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 3 5:30 pm 6:15 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 08/18 12/08

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 8/4/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 4 6:15 pm 7:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 08/18 12/08

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 8/4/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 6 7:45 pm 8:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 08/18 12/08

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 8/4/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 5 7:00 pm 7:45 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 08/18 12/08

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 8/4/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Wednesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Open Gym 9:00 am 3:45 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Stepping Stone 3: Leap into Learning Ages 30 mos - 4 yrs 10:00 am 11:30 am Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 08/26 10/14

This is the third Stepping Stone. Children will grow and explore essential social, cognitive and physical skills in a dynamic and creative setting. Children begin an awareness of the alphabet, colors, and number concepts in a supportive environment. 2-4 hours of classroom volunteering per session is required by the guardian, along with taking a turn providing snack. If your child is not potty-trained, the caretaker must stay throughout the duration of each class. At the Moscone location, parents or caregivers must always stay with their child at all classes.

2-4 hours of classroom volunteering per session is required by the guardian, along with taking a turn providing snack. If your child is not potty-trained, the caretaker must stay throughout the duration of each class.

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Basketball – Fundamentals Ages 8 - 13 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports Darrell Collier 09/09 10/21

Learn the many aspects of basketball including skills development, physical conditioning, game-time scenarios, and philosophy.

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Thursday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Soccer – Rec ‘N Tot Ages 3-5 9:30 am 10:30 am Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium Tot 5 & Under Sports Annicia Jones 09/10 10/15

Rec and Tot soccer classes are designed to introduce the game of soccer in a non-competitive; but fun and positive atmosphere. Our classes boost confidence and physical fitness in each of our participants. Rec and Tot’s soccer number one objective is to have fun!!! Participants must meet the minimum age requirement as of the start of the program. Proof of age required.

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Open Gym 11:00 am 8:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Music – Seniors Senior Chinese Opera Club 12:00 pm 2:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Multipurpose Room - 3rd Floor Senior Adult Music & Creative Writing TBA TBA 08/20 12/17

Come sing Chinese opera and play traditional Chinese instruments in a friendly, welcoming environment. Intermediate to advanced level. Must have the ability to read music in Chinese. Volunteer led program. No class 11/26 & 12/20.

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Friday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Indoor Games – Seniors Mahjong 9:00 am 12:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large West Room - Multi 3rd Fl Senior Adult Social Activities TBA TBA 08/21 12/18

Enjoy time with your friends playing various table games.

Participate in this game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with tiles resembling dominoes and bearing various designs, which are drawn and discarded until one player wins with a hand of four combinations of three tiles each and a pair of matching tiles. Material will be provided. No class 10/23 & 11/27.

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Stepping Stone 2: Specialty Classes – Exploring Stories Pete The Cat 10:00 am 11:00 am Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 08/28 10/16

This Stepping Stone offers an opportunity for your child to participate in social activities, art and science with different themed books.

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Dance – Seniors Cantonese Dancing 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Senior Adult Dance & Theater Kai Wan Kwong 08/21 12/11

A variety of courses designed for the more mature adult. It’s great exercise and a lot of fun. Improves posture, balance and flexibility through basic dance movement and routines.

No class 10/23 & 11/27.

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Open Gym 4:00 pm 8:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Saturday

Operating Hours: 9am to 5pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Open Gym 9:00 am 12:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Introduction - Girls 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Shannon Yip 08/22 12/12

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

This class is a pre-requisite for Beginning Chinese Folk Dance. Students are introduced to the art of Chinese Folk Dance for the first time. Students will learn the basic positions and skills needed to execute a variety of historical and contemporary Chinese Folk Dances. GIRLS ONLY. Instruction is in Cantonese. No class 10/31 & 11/28.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Beg: Ages 6-12 - Girls 1:00 pm 2:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Shannon Yip 08/22 12/12

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

Participants must have approval from instructor BEFORE enrolling. Students will learn a variety of historical and contemporary Chinese folk dances. This class performs at the Lunar New Year Festival, the Moon Festival, and the Dragon Boat Festival in addition to several smaller community events. Parents and/or guardians are responsible for transporting and supervising their own child when the group performs offsite. This class is open to girls only. Instruction is in Cantonese. PLEASE NOTE: The class requires an additional $30.00 cost for costumes for performances. Please see the instructor to purchase costumes on the first day of class

. No class 10/31 & 11/28.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Int/Adv: Ages 12-21 - Girls 2:30 pm 5:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Shannon Yip 08/22 12/12

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

Participants must have approval from instructor BEFORE enrolling. Students will learn a variety of historical and contemporary Chinese folk dances. This class performs at the Lunar New Year Festival, the Moon Festival, and the Dragon Boat Festival in addition to several smaller community events. Parents and/or guardians are responsible for transporting and supervising their own child when the group performs offsite. This class is open to girls and women only. Instruction is in Cantonese. PLEASE NOTE: The class requires an additional $30 cost for costumes for performances. Please see the instructor on how to purchase costumes on the first day of class.

No class 10/31 & 11/28.

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Open Gym 3:00 pm 4:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Sunday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

Facility FAQ

About the Facility:

The Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center has recently reopened. Renovations include upgrading the indoor basketball court, weight room the children's play area, and the pathways. 2 Basketball Courts, 2 Kitchens, Multi-Purpose Room/Auditorium, 1 Playground, Recreation Center/Gym, 5 Restrooms, and Ping Pong Table

Renting the Facility:

The multipurpose room and auditorium is available for rental through our permits and reservations office. You can contact them by calling 415-831-6800.

Directions: The recreation center is located at 1199 Mason St. at Washington St

Bus Routes:  Powell-Hyde Cable Car -- Mason and Washington stop.

Powell-Mason Cable Car -- Mason and Washington stop.

#1-California -- Clay and Mason stop (walk one block north on Mason to Washington).

For More Information:

Email: Jennifer.Hom@sfgov.org

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