Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center

Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center Park

Choose from a wide selection of programs and classes at this sparkling new Recreation Center. The renovated building includes a gymnasium, community room, teen center, multipurpose rooms, arts and crafts room, preschool, kitchen and weight room. A large central courtyard provides additional gathering space. The Rec Center shares a 10-acre park with baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts. The play structures, entry plaza, picnic and BBQ areas, and paths have also been upgraded.

Free Zumba in the Parks

Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba classes. Zumba is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party. You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation Centers. Proudly brought to you by The Movement in the Parks Program and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.  No Registration Required. Just show up and dance away. For Zumba updates RSVP Olive. Continue reading

Field Renovation Project Moving Forward, as Planned

Hello Park Advocates- The athletic field project is still moving forward as planned. The various contractors are aggressively completing their various work tasks. If you swing by the site you will see the concrete contractors completing their final work on the southern retaining walls as well as the installation of … Continue reading

Minnie Lovie Fields Getting Closer

(Photo: hundreds of yards of crushed drain rock being moved across the project site) If you haven’t been by the site recently, the contractor has started working on the underground drainage system. The field will have a new, elaborate drainage system which will allow that field to be played on … Continue reading

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Monday

Operating Hours: Closed

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Neighborhood Day Camp – Minnie & Lovie – Ages 6-11 Session 7 9:00 am 3:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Art Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer 21-Jul 25-Jul

This day camp is the perfect way for adventurous children to get out and play. Theme based activities provide opportunities for children to make new friends, learn new skills, and explore their communities. We provide sports, games, arts and crafts, and field trips. There may be additional costs daily for Muni or outings. Children must be 48 in to participate in swimming. Please inform us of any medical issues prior to starting camp. Please bring a healthy lunch, healthy snack, and water bottle to each day of camp. Drop off is no earlier than 9am and pick up is no later than 3pm. You must pre-register and pay the Extended Care extra fee for early drop off and late pick up. If you pick up any later than 3pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care. No camp 7/3 & 7/4.

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Sports – Basketball Camp – Minnie & Lovie – Ages 8-12 Session 6 9:00 am 3:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer 21-Jul 25-Jul

Develop the skills needed to play basketball. Immerse yourself in the sport, and get the kind of focused, intensive training that is essential to improvement. We will take your game to the next level. All campers will be issued a 2014 Summer Camp t-shirt to be worn throughout the duration of camp. Please inform the Camp Coordinator of any medical issues prior to starting camp. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear athletic clothing. Drop off is no later than 9am and pick up is no later than 3pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

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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
Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 9:00 am 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Open Gym 03/01/2014 05/31/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Neighborhood Day Camp – Minnie & Lovie – Ages 6-11 Session 7 9:00 am 3:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Art Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer 21-Jul 25-Jul

This day camp is the perfect way for adventurous children to get out and play. Theme based activities provide opportunities for children to make new friends, learn new skills, and explore their communities. We provide sports, games, arts and crafts, and field trips. There may be additional costs daily for Muni or outings. Children must be 48 in to participate in swimming. Please inform us of any medical issues prior to starting camp. Please bring a healthy lunch, healthy snack, and water bottle to each day of camp. Drop off is no earlier than 9am and pick up is no later than 3pm. You must pre-register and pay the Extended Care extra fee for early drop off and late pick up. If you pick up any later than 3pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care. No camp 7/3 & 7/4.

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Sports – Basketball Camp – Minnie & Lovie – Ages 8-12 Session 6 9:00 am 3:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer 21-Jul 25-Jul

Develop the skills needed to play basketball. Immerse yourself in the sport, and get the kind of focused, intensive training that is essential to improvement. We will take your game to the next level. All campers will be issued a 2014 Summer Camp t-shirt to be worn throughout the duration of camp. Please inform the Camp Coordinator of any medical issues prior to starting camp. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear athletic clothing. Drop off is no later than 9am and pick up is no later than 3pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

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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
Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 9:00 am 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Open Gym 03/01/2014 05/31/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Neighborhood Day Camp – Minnie & Lovie – Ages 6-11 Session 7 9:00 am 3:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Art Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer 21-Jul 25-Jul

This day camp is the perfect way for adventurous children to get out and play. Theme based activities provide opportunities for children to make new friends, learn new skills, and explore their communities. We provide sports, games, arts and crafts, and field trips. There may be additional costs daily for Muni or outings. Children must be 48 in to participate in swimming. Please inform us of any medical issues prior to starting camp. Please bring a healthy lunch, healthy snack, and water bottle to each day of camp. Drop off is no earlier than 9am and pick up is no later than 3pm. You must pre-register and pay the Extended Care extra fee for early drop off and late pick up. If you pick up any later than 3pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care. No camp 7/3 & 7/4.

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Sports – Basketball Camp – Minnie & Lovie – Ages 8-12 Session 6 9:00 am 3:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer 21-Jul 25-Jul

Develop the skills needed to play basketball. Immerse yourself in the sport, and get the kind of focused, intensive training that is essential to improvement. We will take your game to the next level. All campers will be issued a 2014 Summer Camp t-shirt to be worn throughout the duration of camp. Please inform the Camp Coordinator of any medical issues prior to starting camp. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear athletic clothing. Drop off is no later than 9am and pick up is no later than 3pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

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Shape Up – Seniors Senior Tai Chi 10:00 am 12:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Cady Wong 06/04 08/16

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

This is a volunteer led program. No class 7/4.

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Dance – Seniors Senior Line Dance 1:00 pm 4:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Dance & Theater Kevin Mok 06/04 08/13

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.

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Free Zumba 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Gymnasium Zumba in the Park 04/30/2014 04/29/2015

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Instructor: Norma

Wednesday Zumba – Minnie and Lovie Ward Rec Center 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Zumba in the Park Norma

Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba classes. Zumba is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party. You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation Centers. Proudly brought to you by The Movement in the Parks Program and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.  No Registration Required. Just show up and dance away. For Zumba updates RSVP Olive.

Meet inside Rec Center, 650 Capitol Street

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
Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 9:00 am 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Open Gym 03/01/2014 05/31/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Neighborhood Day Camp – Minnie & Lovie – Ages 6-11 Session 7 9:00 am 3:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Art Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer 21-Jul 25-Jul

This day camp is the perfect way for adventurous children to get out and play. Theme based activities provide opportunities for children to make new friends, learn new skills, and explore their communities. We provide sports, games, arts and crafts, and field trips. There may be additional costs daily for Muni or outings. Children must be 48 in to participate in swimming. Please inform us of any medical issues prior to starting camp. Please bring a healthy lunch, healthy snack, and water bottle to each day of camp. Drop off is no earlier than 9am and pick up is no later than 3pm. You must pre-register and pay the Extended Care extra fee for early drop off and late pick up. If you pick up any later than 3pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care. No camp 7/3 & 7/4.

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Sports – Basketball Camp – Minnie & Lovie – Ages 8-12 Session 6 9:00 am 3:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer 21-Jul 25-Jul

Develop the skills needed to play basketball. Immerse yourself in the sport, and get the kind of focused, intensive training that is essential to improvement. We will take your game to the next level. All campers will be issued a 2014 Summer Camp t-shirt to be worn throughout the duration of camp. Please inform the Camp Coordinator of any medical issues prior to starting camp. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear athletic clothing. Drop off is no later than 9am and pick up is no later than 3pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

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Martial Arts – Karate Kidz Beginning - Ages 5-8 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Preschool Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Exercise & Fitness Edumir Atencio 06/05 08/07

Karate originated in the Okinawan Islands of Japan and has branched out into many different styles. Karate Kidz is a structured class that teaches formalized, sequenced movements which represent offensive and defensive postures known as Kata.

Students will also learn kicking, punching, blocking and other open hand techniques. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a uniform and belts for an extra fee.

No class on 7/3.

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Martial Arts – Karate Kidz Intermediate - Ages 7-11 4:45 pm 5:45 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Auditorium Youth, Tweens & Teens Exercise & Fitness Edumir Atencio 06/05 08/07

Karate originated in the Okinawan Islands of Japan and has branched out into many different styles. Karate Kidz is a structured class that teaches formalized, sequenced movements which represent offensive and defensive postures known as Kata.

Students will also learn kicking, punching, blocking and other open hand techniques. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a uniform and belts for an extra fee.

Pre-requisite: Students must have earned 3 stripes in the Beginning class in order to register for this class. Registrants not qualified at first class will not receive a refund if asked to withdrawal. No class on 7/3.

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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
Neighborhood Day Camp – Minnie & Lovie – Ages 6-11 Session 7 9:00 am 3:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Art Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer 21-Jul 25-Jul

This day camp is the perfect way for adventurous children to get out and play. Theme based activities provide opportunities for children to make new friends, learn new skills, and explore their communities. We provide sports, games, arts and crafts, and field trips. There may be additional costs daily for Muni or outings. Children must be 48 in to participate in swimming. Please inform us of any medical issues prior to starting camp. Please bring a healthy lunch, healthy snack, and water bottle to each day of camp. Drop off is no earlier than 9am and pick up is no later than 3pm. You must pre-register and pay the Extended Care extra fee for early drop off and late pick up. If you pick up any later than 3pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care. No camp 7/3 & 7/4.

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Sports – Basketball Camp – Minnie & Lovie – Ages 8-12 Session 6 9:00 am 3:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer 21-Jul 25-Jul

Develop the skills needed to play basketball. Immerse yourself in the sport, and get the kind of focused, intensive training that is essential to improvement. We will take your game to the next level. All campers will be issued a 2014 Summer Camp t-shirt to be worn throughout the duration of camp. Please inform the Camp Coordinator of any medical issues prior to starting camp. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear athletic clothing. Drop off is no later than 9am and pick up is no later than 3pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

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Simply Fun (Tot Gym for Littlest Tots) Simply Fun - Ages 1-3.5 10:00 am 11:30 am Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Auditorium Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA 06/13 07/25

Play-based learning in an indoor environment. Often referred to as our ‘indoor playground’, tots will practice both large and fine motor skills in this fun-filled and action-packed class. Silly songs, story time and art activities supplement toys, climbing apparatus, and things on wheels. Adult participation is required.

No program on 7/4.

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Shape Up – Seniors Senior Tai Chi 10:00 am 12:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Cady Wong 06/04 08/16

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

This is a volunteer led program. No class 7/4.

Sign Up!
Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 12:00 pm 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Open Gym 03/01/2014 05/31/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Shape Up – Seniors Intergenerational Step Class 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness TBA 06/06 08/15

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

A total body workout, regardless of fitness level. These exercises are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. The workout is a combination of aerobic, flexibility and resistance (strength) training, all done in a fun-filled environment! Intergenerational program: those 18 and over welcomed to join this course as well. No class 7/4.

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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
Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 9:00 am 5:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Open Gym 03/01/2014 05/31/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Free Zumba 9:00 am 10:30 am Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Gymnasium Zumba in the Park 04/26/2014 04/25/2015

Meet inside Rec Center
Instructor: Eveling

Saturday Zumba – Minnie and Lovie Ward Rec Center 9:00 am 10:00 am Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Zumba in the Park Eveling

Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba classes. Zumba is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party. You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation Centers. Proudly brought to you by The Movement in the Parks Program and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.  No Registration Required. Just show up and dance away. For Zumba updates RSVP Olive.

Meet inside Rec Center, 650 Capitol Street

Shape Up – Seniors Senior Tai Chi 10:00 am 12:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Cady Wong 06/04 08/16

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

This is a volunteer led program. No class 7/4.

Sign Up!
Dance – Seniors Senior Line Dance 2:00 pm 4:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Dance & Theater Kevin Mok 06/07 08/16

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.

Sign Up!

Sunday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

About the Facility: One of the best views of city! You have to climb up big hills to reach this location, but once you do, you'll be rewarded with a 360 degree view of San Francisco. This facility includes a indoor basketball gym, weight room, the arts & crafts room, community room, kitchen along with outdoor basketball and tennis courts huge soccer and baseball field, play structure, and the big slide.

Renting the Facility: The facility 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 650 Capitol Ave between Minerva St & Montana St.

Bus Routes:  M-Ocean View: Plymouth and Broad stop; walk two short blocks north on Plymouth to Lobos St. and the park. ALSO: Plymouth and Capitol stop; walk two short blocks north on Capitol to Lobos St. and the park.

 

54-Felton: Plymouth and Montana stop or Plymouth and Lobos stop.

 

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