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

Spring Registration

This Saturday March 7,2015 at 10:00 am will be your first opportunity to sign up for our spring courses! We are offering a large variety of courses including art, dance, sports and fitness! You can sign up online at www.sfreconline.org , visit McLaren Lodge at 501 Stanyan Street or come … Continue reading

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

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Facility Schedule

Monday

Operating Hours: Closed

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Minnie & Lovie Open Gym 9:00 am 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

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.

Minnie & Lovie Open Gym 9:00 am 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

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 08/25 10/15

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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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.

Minnie & Lovie Open Gym 9:00 am 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

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 08/19 12/23

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

No class 10/23, 11/11 & 11/27.

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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 08/19 12/30

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.

No class 11/11.

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

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.

Minnie & Lovie Open Gym 9:00 am 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

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 08/25 10/15

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.

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 TBA TBA 09/03 10/22

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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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 TBA TBA 09/03 10/22

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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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.

Minnie & Lovie Open Gym 9:00 am 9:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

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 08/28 10/16

This non-instructional playtime is for toddlers 10 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 08/19 12/23

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

No class 10/23, 11/11 & 11/27.

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.

Flag Football League – Coed – Ages 8 – 10 Flag Football - Coed - Ages 8 - 10 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Pitch 2 (east) Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports TBA TBA 09/04 11/06

Flag Football is a co-ed non tackling league which emphasis scheme blocking, running plays, passing plays and route running. Players will have the opportunity to learn different position and the skills needed to be successful at each at position. The Pee-Wee Division will play 7 on 7 with blocking and running. The Senior division will be a 5 on 5 passing only non blocking league. Children will play in a healthy competitive environment where they can use the skills they learn and apply them in High School sports and beyond. Each practice, players will need to bring water, athletic gear and a mouth piece to practices and games. Plastic cleats are recommended, but not required. Uniform shirts will be provided. All players must have their uniform and mouth piece in order to play during game days. All games will be played at Potrero Hill Recreation Center located at 801 Arkansas St. If there are any allergies or concerns about your child please bring them up to the Coach at your first practice or when your register.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please call Lillian, Scholarship Coordinator, at (415) 831-2717.

No class 10/23.

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Shape Up – Seniors Intergenerational Step Class 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Auditorium Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Inez Bradstreet 08/21 12/18

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 10/23 & 11/27.

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Flag Football League – Coed – Ages 11 – 13 Flag Football - Coed - Ages 11 - 13 4:30 pm 5:30 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Pitch 2 (east) Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports TBA TBA 09/04 11/06

Flag Football is a co-ed non tackling league which emphasis scheme blocking, running plays, passing plays and route running. Players will have the opportunity to learn different position and the skills needed to be successful at each at position. The Pee-Wee Division will play 7 on 7 with blocking and running. The Senior division will be a 5 on 5 passing only non blocking league. Children will play in a healthy competitive environment where they can use the skills they learn and apply them in High School sports and beyond. Each practice, players will need to bring water, athletic gear and a mouth piece to practices and games. Plastic cleats are recommended, but not required. Uniform shirts will be provided. All players must have their uniform and mouth piece in order to play during game days. All games will be played at Potrero Hill Recreation Center located at 801 Arkansas St. If there are any allergies or concerns about your child please bring them up to the Coach at your first practice or when your register.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please call Lillian, Scholarship Coordinator, at (415) 831-2717.

No class 10/23.

Sign Up!
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 04/25

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.

Minnie & Lovie Open Gym 9:00 am 5:00 pm Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

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 08/19 12/23

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

No class 10/23, 11/11 & 11/27.

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 08/22 11/28

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.

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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