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.

Chinese New Year Jamboree

Join us on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 from 10am-4pm to watch six exciting games between players representing the Chinatown-North Beach community and San Francisco Middle Schools.  Making a special appearance from 10am-11am will be the Golden State Warrior Cheerleaders. Stop by and cheer on your favorite team. .

SF Chronicle: Betty Ann Ong Chinese Rec Center Reopens

The Chinese Recreation Center, known for years as Chinatown’s unofficial backyard, will reopen Saturday with a new name and a sparkling $21 million building, but the same commitment to providing a spot for sport, play and relaxation in one of the nation’s most densely populated communities. The center “is at … Continue reading

BETTY ANN ONG CHINESE RECREATION CENTER OPENS IN CHINATOWN

Connie Chan, SF Rec and Park 415-895-0689, connie.chan@sfgov.org BETTY ANN ONG CHINESE RECREATION CENTER OPENS IN CHINATOWN Investment in Recreation & Parks for San Francisco Families, Newest $21 Million Capital Improvement Project from the 2008 Parks Bond Completed San Francisco, CA—TodayMayor Edwin M. Lee joined Board of Supervisors President David … Continue reading

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Monday

Operating Hours: Closed

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Afterschool Enrichment Program (Grades K-5) 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Betty Ann Ong After School Program Multi Purpose Room - 2nd Floor Youth & Tweens & Teens After School Programs 08/19 05/30

Registration is now for the entire school year! Registration begins July 13, 2013 at 10am.

A structured after school experience that provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in grades K-5 to develop life long recreation and leisure skills. Components will include homework assistance, an environment that will promote literacy, encourage communication and empowerment skills while providing recreation activities that include sports, group games, arts and culture, community exploration and seasonal special events. All staff and volunteers receive background checks and are trained in safety skills. Start times may vary based on school release time.

The fee has increased to $720. Parents will have the option to pay the entire fee upon registration. Payment plans are available: $180 due upon registration and on 10/1/13, 1/1/14 & 3/1/14.

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Tuesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Dance – Seniors 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Ballroom Dancing Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Dance & Theater 03/18 05/27

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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Social Club – Seniors 1:00 pm 2:00 pm Cantonese Women's Club Multi Purpose Room - 2nd Floor Social Activities 03/18 05/27

Come socialize with others in a comfortable, friendly environment! Participate in activities such as bingo, birthday parties, games, and workshops.

Seniors have an opportunity to socialize with other seniors in a safe and supervised environment. Participate in activities such as bingo, birthday parties, games, and workshops. Volunteer led program.

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Afterschool Enrichment Program (Grades K-5) 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Betty Ann Ong After School Program Multi Purpose Room - 2nd Floor Youth & Tweens & Teens After School Programs 08/19 05/30

Registration is now for the entire school year! Registration begins July 13, 2013 at 10am.

A structured after school experience that provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in grades K-5 to develop life long recreation and leisure skills. Components will include homework assistance, an environment that will promote literacy, encourage communication and empowerment skills while providing recreation activities that include sports, group games, arts and culture, community exploration and seasonal special events. All staff and volunteers receive background checks and are trained in safety skills. Start times may vary based on school release time.

The fee has increased to $720. Parents will have the option to pay the entire fee upon registration. Payment plans are available: $180 due upon registration and on 10/1/13, 1/1/14 & 3/1/14.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Hip Hop Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Dance & Theater 03/18 05/06

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

High energy class full of fun for all levels. Students will learn a little bit of all the backgrounds of hip hop dance, from house dancing to popping, from locking to bboying. The class will give everyone a chance to learn the choreography, and improve on their hip hop dancing style.

No class 4/1

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Badminton – Open Gym 4:00 pm 4:45 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Rec Badminton - Slot 6 Gymnasium Sports, Open Gym 03/18 05/06

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 12/14.

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

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Badminton – Open Gym 4:45 pm 5:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Rec Badminton - Slot 6 Gymnasium Sports, Open Gym 03/18 05/06

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 12/14.

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

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Badminton – Open Gym 5:30 pm 6:15 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Rec Badminton - Slot 6 Gymnasium Sports, Open Gym 03/18 05/06

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 12/14.

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

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Badminton – Open Gym 6:15 pm 7:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Rec Badminton - Slot 6 Gymnasium Sports, Open Gym 03/18 05/06

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 12/14.

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

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Badminton – Open Gym 7:00 pm 7:45 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Rec Badminton - Slot 6 Gymnasium Sports, Open Gym 03/18 05/06

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 12/14.

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

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Badminton – Open Gym 7:45 pm 8:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Rec Badminton - Slot 6 Gymnasium Sports, Open Gym 03/18 05/06

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 12/14.

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

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Wednesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Around The World in 8 Weeks 10:00 am 11:00 am Ages 2-4 Large West Room - Multi 3rd Fl Early Child Recreation 03/26 05/14

Children will experience the world through literature from other countries. We will meet magic dogs of the volcanoes, make and play on dimas, and travel a rocket. Literacy, science and social skills are sure to grow on this unique adventure. No Passport Required!

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Dance – Seniors 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Senior Dancing Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Dance & Theater 03/19 05/28

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.

This is a volunteer led program.

Sign Up!
Afterschool Enrichment Program (Grades K-5) 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Betty Ann Ong After School Program Multi Purpose Room - 2nd Floor Youth & Tweens & Teens After School Programs 08/19 05/30

Registration is now for the entire school year! Registration begins July 13, 2013 at 10am.

A structured after school experience that provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in grades K-5 to develop life long recreation and leisure skills. Components will include homework assistance, an environment that will promote literacy, encourage communication and empowerment skills while providing recreation activities that include sports, group games, arts and culture, community exploration and seasonal special events. All staff and volunteers receive background checks and are trained in safety skills. Start times may vary based on school release time.

The fee has increased to $720. Parents will have the option to pay the entire fee upon registration. Payment plans are available: $180 due upon registration and on 10/1/13, 1/1/14 & 3/1/14.

Sign Up!
Personal Development – Youth, Tweens & Teens 4:30 pm 6:30 pm Teen Leadership Program Multipurpose Room - 3rd Floor Personal Development 04/16 05/16

High School students will learn the fundamentals of creating and planning recreation programs, activities, events, and trips for teens. Participants will accrue community service hours and gain job experience.

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Personal Development – Youth, Tweens & Teens 4:30 pm 6:30 pm Teen Leadership Program Multipurpose Room - 3rd Floor Personal Development 04/16 05/16

High School students will learn the fundamentals of creating and planning recreation programs, activities, events, and trips for teens. Participants will accrue community service hours and gain job experience.

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Thursday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Soccer – Rec and Tot 9:30 am 10:30 am Ages 3 - 5 Gymnasium Sports 03/27 05/15

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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Music – Seniors 12:00 pm 2:00 pm Senior Chinese Opera Club Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Music & Creative Writing 03/20 05/29

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.

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Afterschool Enrichment Program (Grades K-5) 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Betty Ann Ong After School Program Multi Purpose Room - 2nd Floor Youth & Tweens & Teens After School Programs 08/19 05/30

Registration is now for the entire school year! Registration begins July 13, 2013 at 10am.

A structured after school experience that provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in grades K-5 to develop life long recreation and leisure skills. Components will include homework assistance, an environment that will promote literacy, encourage communication and empowerment skills while providing recreation activities that include sports, group games, arts and culture, community exploration and seasonal special events. All staff and volunteers receive background checks and are trained in safety skills. Start times may vary based on school release time.

The fee has increased to $720. Parents will have the option to pay the entire fee upon registration. Payment plans are available: $180 due upon registration and on 10/1/13, 1/1/14 & 3/1/14.

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Shape Up – Seniors 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Senior Tai Chi Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Exercise & Fitness 03/20 05/29

Classes for mature adults, designed to promote general health and fitness through various types of physical exercise.

Please check with your doctor before participating in this class.

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Friday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Indoor Games – Seniors 9:00 am 1:00 pm Mah Jong Large West Room - Multi 3rd Fl Social Activities 03/21 05/30

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 on 4/18.

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Tot Time 10:00 am 11:30 am Ages 2-5 Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Early Child Recreation 03/28 05/16

School-readiness is the focus of this class. Tots will experience learning as fun, as well explore letter recognition, colors, numbers, and more. Adult participation is required.

No class on 4/18.

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Tot Time 10:00 am 11:30 am Ages 2-5 Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Early Child Recreation 03/28 05/16

School-readiness is the focus of this class. Tots will experience learning as fun, as well explore letter recognition, colors, numbers, and more. Adult participation is required.

No class on 4/18.

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Dance – Seniors 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Cantonese Dancing Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Dance & Theater 03/21 05/30

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.

This is a volunteer led program. No class on 4/18.

Sign Up!
Afterschool Enrichment Program (Grades K-5) 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Betty Ann Ong After School Program Multi Purpose Room - 2nd Floor Youth & Tweens & Teens After School Programs 08/19 05/30

Registration is now for the entire school year! Registration begins July 13, 2013 at 10am.

A structured after school experience that provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in grades K-5 to develop life long recreation and leisure skills. Components will include homework assistance, an environment that will promote literacy, encourage communication and empowerment skills while providing recreation activities that include sports, group games, arts and culture, community exploration and seasonal special events. All staff and volunteers receive background checks and are trained in safety skills. Start times may vary based on school release time.

The fee has increased to $720. Parents will have the option to pay the entire fee upon registration. Payment plans are available: $180 due upon registration and on 10/1/13, 1/1/14 & 3/1/14.

Sign Up!
Personal Development – Youth, Tweens & Teens 4:30 pm 6:30 pm Teen Leadership Program Multipurpose Room - 3rd Floor Personal Development 04/16 05/16

High School students will learn the fundamentals of creating and planning recreation programs, activities, events, and trips for teens. Participants will accrue community service hours and gain job experience.

Sign Up!
Personal Development – Youth, Tweens & Teens 4:30 pm 6:30 pm Teen Leadership Program Multipurpose Room - 3rd Floor Personal Development 04/16 05/16

High School students will learn the fundamentals of creating and planning recreation programs, activities, events, and trips for teens. Participants will accrue community service hours and gain job experience.

Sign Up!

Saturday

Operating Hours: 9am to 5pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Basketball – Pee Wee Fundamentals 10:00 am 12:00 pm Gymnasium Sports 03/29 05/24

Teaches our littlest basketball players basic skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

No class on 4/19.

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Basketball – Pee Wee Fundamentals 10:00 am 12:00 pm Gymnasium Sports 03/29 05/24

Teaches our littlest basketball players basic skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

No class on 4/19.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Chinese Folk Dance - Introduction Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Dance & Theater 03/15 05/10

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 4/5 & 4/19.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens 1:00 pm 2:30 pm Chinese Folk Dance - Beg: Ages 6-12 Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Dance & Theater 03/15 05/10

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

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 tier 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 4/5 & 4/19.

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Tasters Choice Girls In Sports 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Multiple Sports Clinic - Ages 5-9 Gymnasium Sports 03/22 05/03

This is an introduction giving girls a sampling of three sports. A rotation of three sports will involve the following: In-Door Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball. No class on 4/19.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens 2:30 pm 5:00 pm Chinese Folk Dance - Int/Adv: Ages 12-21 Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Dance & Theater 03/15 05/10

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

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 4/5 & 4/19.

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Sunday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

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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