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.

What's New

Thanks for joining us for the Minnie Lovie Ward Fields Opening!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience during this athletic field renovation project. We have now completed this project and the field is open for recreational play. Hope you enjoy this newly renovated park facility. GET OUT AND PLAY! Thank you, Dan

Celebrate the New Athletic Field at Minnie & Lovie Ward

The Minnie & Lovie Recreation Center Athletic Field is reopening on Sunday, September 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (official Ceremony at noon). This multi-purpose athletic field will host a variety … Continue reading

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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Facility Schedule

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
Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 9:00 am 3:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Stepping Stone 3: Leap into Learning Ages 30 mos - 4 yrs 10:00 am 12:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Preschool Room Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 6-Jan 26-Feb

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 be present.

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Basketball – Jr Warriors League – 1st & 2nd Grade Teams Minnie & Lovie's Team - 1st and 2nd Grade Teams 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports TBA TBA 6-Jan 3-Mar

Parents may only sign up their own children – NO group registrations.

Registration opens online at sfreconline.org or at St. Marys Rec on Nov.1st, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

Sign up the day and practice that you want. You must be in the first or second grade to play. Games will be on Thursday, Friday or Saturdays at various locations in the city. This is a coed league. Cost includes practices, 7 games and uniform. Practices start the week of January 5. Existing teams can also join the league for games only by calling Cortez Espinoza at 695-5006.

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Basketball – Jr Warriors League – 7th & 8th Grade Teams Minnie & Lovie Team - Middle School Teams 6:00 pm 7:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports TBA TBA 6-Jan 3-Mar

Parents may only sign up their own children – NO group registrations.

Registration opens online at sfreconline.org or at St. Marys Rec on Nov. 1st 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

Sign up the day and practice that you want. You must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade to play. There are two options: Co-ed teams or All Girls teams (girls teams will play in their own league). Games will be on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at various locations in the city. Cost includes practices, 7 games plus playoffs and uniform. Practices start the week of January 5. Existing teams can also join the league for games only by calling Cortez Espinoza at 695-5006.

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Open Gym 7:00 pm 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

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 3:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Shape Up – Seniors Senior Tai Chi 10:00 am 12:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Auditorium Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Cady Wong 7-Jan 14-Mar

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

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Dance – Seniors Senior Line Dance 1:00 pm 4:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Auditorium Senior Adult Dance & Theater Kevin Mok 7-Jan 11-Mar

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!
Basketball – Jr Warriors League – Kindergarten Teams Minnie & Lovie's Team - Kindergarten Teams 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports TBA TBA 7-Jan 4-Mar

Parents may only sign up their own children – NO group registrations.

Registration opens online at sfreconline.org or at St. Marys Rec on Nov. 1st 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

Sign up the day and practice that you want. You must be in Kindergarten to play. Games will be on Thursday, Friday, or Saturdays at various locations in the city. This is a coed league. Cost includes practices, 7 games and uniform. Practices start the week of January 6. Existing teams can also join the league for games only by calling Cortez Espinoza at 695-5006.

Sign Up!
Basketball – Jr Warriors League – 5th & 6th Grade Teams Minnie & Lovie's Team - 5th and 6th Grade Teams 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports TBA TBA 7-Jan 11-Mar

Parents may only sign up their own children – NO group registrations.

Registration opens online at sfreconline.org or at St. Marys Rec on Nov. 1st, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

Sign up the day and practice that you want. You must be in the fifth or sixth grade to play. There are two options: Co-ed teams or all girls teams (girls teams will play in their own league). Games will be on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at various locations in the city. Cost includes practices, 7 games plus playoffs and uniform. Practices start the week of January 5. Existing teams can also join the league for games only by calling Cortez Espinoza at 695-5006.

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

Meet inside Rec Center
Instructor: Norma

Wednesday Zumba – Minnie and Lovie Ward Rec Center 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec 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

Open Gym 7:00 pm 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

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 3:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Stepping Stone 3: Leap into Learning Ages 30 mos - 4 yrs 10:00 am 12:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Preschool Room Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 6-Jan 26-Feb

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 be present.

Sign Up!
Martial Arts – Karate Kidz Beginning - Ages 5-8 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Preschool Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Exercise & Fitness Edumir Carroll 5-Feb 12-Mar

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.

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Basketball – Tasters Choice Girls in Sports Ages 5-9 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports Al Mattocks 8-Jan 26-Feb

This program is designed to give girls the instructional skills of basketball and an opportunity to put the skills and drills learned to the test in a team competition while having fun. The girls will receive instruction and then participate in scrimmages.

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Martial Arts – Karate Kidz Intermediate - Ages 7 - 11 4:45 pm 5:45 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Auditorium Youth, Tweens & Teens Exercise & Fitness Edumir Carroll 5-Feb 12-Mar

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.

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Basketball – Tasters Choice Girls in Sports Ages 10-14 5:30 pm 7:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports Al Mattocks 8-Jan 26-Feb

This program is designed to give girls the instructional skills of basketball and an opportunity to put the skills and drills learned to the test in a team competition while having fun. The girls will receive instruction and then participate in scrimmages.

Sign Up!

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
Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 9:00 am 3:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

1…2…3… Ready Ages 10 mos - 3 yrs 10:00 am 11:30 am Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Gymnasium Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 9-Jan 27-Feb

This non-instructional playtime is for toddlers 8 months to 3 years. Caregivers will be able to bring the little ones to an indoor playground setting with push toys, hula hoops, tunnels and other gross motor skill activities. Through interactive play children will develop motor skills and social skills.

Class is lightly monitored by staff.

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Shape Up – Seniors Senior Tai Chi 10:00 am 12:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Auditorium Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Cady Wong 7-Jan 14-Mar

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

Sign Up!
Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 12:00 pm 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec 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 Rec Center Auditorium Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Inez Bradstreet 9-Jan 13-Mar

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.

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Open Gym 5:00 pm 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec 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
Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 9:00 am 5:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec 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 Rec 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 Rec 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

Open Gym 9:00 am 5:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Shape Up – Seniors Senior Tai Chi 10:00 am 12:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Auditorium Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Cady Wong 7-Jan 14-Mar

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

Sign Up!
Dance – Seniors Senior Line Dance 2:00 pm 4:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Auditorium Senior Adult Dance & Theater Kevin Mok 10-Jan 14-Mar

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

Facility FAQ

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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