Richmond Rec Center

RichmondRC

Parents love the summer day camp, afterschool and Tiny Tots programs at this dynamic neighborhood Rec Center. Popular ping-pong tables and special community events are two more reasons to visit the only municipal gym in the Richmond District.

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Storm Update: Flooding and Closure Alerts

The following is an update of parts of our San Francisco park system that have been affected by the storm. (Updated at 2:10 p.m. PST, December 11, 2014) Flooding: -Palace of Fine Arts (response in progress, PUC dispatching electrician and generator) -MLK Drive in Golden Gate Park from 19th Avenue … Continue reading

Junior Giants Baseball

Junior Giants free baseball league is right around the corner!  If you are interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach please contact Cortez Espinoza at cortez.espinoza@sfgov.org. Registration for individual players is available now at  www.sportssignup.com.

Pro Skater Gives Back to the Community

PRO SKATEBOARDER KARL WATSON GIVES BACK TO TENDERLOIN SF Rec and Park Invites Waston to Talk with Youth at Tenderloin Rec Center WHAT:        San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) in joint efforts with professional skateboarder Karl Watson to talk with young people in Tenderloin and encourage … Continue reading

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Facility Schedule

Printable 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
1…2…3… Ready Ages 10 mos - 3 yrs 10:00 am 11:30 am Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 6-Jan 24-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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Dance – Seniors Tap - Intermediate 10:30 am 12:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Dance & Theater Jean Bruschera 6-Jan 10-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.

Are you one of those people who danced when you were young? Or did you always want to learn how? Here’s your chance. It’s not too late to join in the fun and learn new routines. Good music, good fun and a good workout too. This is an intergenerational tap dance group. Volunteer led program.

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Richmond Rec Open Gym Basketball 12:00 pm 3:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Volleyball – Tasters Choice Girls In Sports Girls Volleyball - Beginning 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gallery Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports TBA TBA 13-Jan 3-Mar

Learn to set, assist and block. Approach the net and spike that ball! Please wear t-shirts or short sleeves and shorts. If participant has own knee guards, please bring them. More advanced classes will teach students where to be on the court at all times when plays are developing.

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Pilates – Adult Adult Pilates- All Levels 5:45 pm 6:45 pm Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Jules Olaso 6-Jan 24-Feb

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, Pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body’s core or ‘powerhouse’ (torso). People who do Pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health. Drop-ins welcome at Eureka Valley, Richmond, and Upper Noe Recreation Centers for a charge of $10/class. *All courses taught by certified instructors*

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Volleyball – Adult Women's Volleyball - Intermediate 6:30 pm 9:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Adult 18+ Sports Jack Situ 6-Jan 10-Mar

A fun team sport to get your heart racing and your legs moving!

Teams will be created from the list of registrants. Drafting of new players will be held on the first week of the session. For more information please contact: Marcus Steinback: marcus.steinback@sfgov.org , (415) 866-4622.

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Fitness – Adult Adult Workout 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Rosa Rankin 6-Jan 24-Feb

If you don’t believe exercise can be fun, then you haven’t experienced these classes where together we’ll find the motivation and inspiration to get in shape and stay in shape. Improve your cardiovascular fitness and increase your flexibility and muscle strength. All fitness levels are welcome. Drop-ins are welcome for $10/class.

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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
Richmond Rec Open Gym Basketball 9:00 am 12:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Yoga – Adult Adult Yoga - All Levels 9:30 am 10:30 am Richmond Recreation Center Dance Room Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Torrey Mansur 7-Jan 25-Feb

Yoga is an ancient practice used for developing strength and balance between mind and body. These classes will build your knowledge and skill in addition to teaching fundamental poses which will increase your flexibility, enhance muscle tone, and improve coordination. Please bring your own mat. Drop-ins welcome at Eureka Valley, Richmond, and Upper Noe Recreation Centers for a charge of $10/class. *All courses are taught by certified instructors.*

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Dance – Seniors Tap - Beginning 9:00 am 10:00 am Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Dance & Theater Jean Bruschera 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.

Are you one of those people who danced when you were young? Or did you always want to learn how? Here’s your chance. It’s not too late to join in the fun and learn new routines. Good music, good fun and a good workout too. This is an intergenerational tap dance group. Volunteer led program.

Sign Up!
Dance – Seniors Tap - Intermediate 10:00 am 11:15 am Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Dance & Theater Jean Bruschera 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.

Are you one of those people who danced when you were young? Or did you always want to learn how? Here’s your chance. It’s not too late to join in the fun and learn new routines. Good music, good fun and a good workout too. This is an intergenerational tap dance group. Volunteer led program.

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Stepping Stone 2: Specialty Classes – Tot Picasso Ages 2 - 3.5 yrs 10:15 am 11:00 am Richmond Recreation Center Kitchen Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 7-Jan 25-Feb

This second of four series of classes will emphasize on the process of art and not the product. Tots will explore various mediums and create great works of art! Adult Participation is required 2 – 3.5 years

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Ballroom Dancing – Adult Open Ballroom 12:30 pm 2:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Adult 18+ Dance & Theater TBA TBA 7-Jan 11-Mar

Glide your partner across the dance floor during these fun and recreational ballroom dancing courses.

Open dance time, led by a volunteer: Evan Hong.

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Richmond Rec Open Gym Basketball 2:45 pm 3:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Basketball – Tasters Choice Girls in Sports Ages 5-9 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports Allen Moore 7-Jan 25-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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Alternative Recreation – Youth Intro to Fencing for Juniors 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Youth, Tweens & Teens Alternative Recreation Al Carter 7-Jan 25-Feb

Juniors learn the art of Fencing. A truly elegant sport that has historical roots dating back to the 12th Century and has been featured at every one of the modern day Olympic games. Kids learn discipline, keep fit, and learn to strive to achieve excellence in a respectful & safe environment. All the equipment is provided. Kids should dress in athletic clothing and bring water. For more information call Don Franklin at 831-6810.

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Basketball – Tasters Choice Girls in Sports Ages 10-14 5:30 pm 7:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports Allen Moore 7-Jan 25-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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Richmond Rec Open Gym Basketball 7:30 pm 8:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Fitness – Adult Adult Workout 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Rosa Rankin 7-Jan 25-Feb

If you don’t believe exercise can be fun, then you haven’t experienced these classes where together we’ll find the motivation and inspiration to get in shape and stay in shape. Improve your cardiovascular fitness and increase your flexibility and muscle strength. All fitness levels are welcome. Drop-ins are welcome for $10/class.

Sign Up!

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
Richmond Rec Open Gym Basketball 9:00 am 3:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Music – Seniors Senior Sing 10:00 am 2:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Music & Creative Writing Dorian Carbone 8-Jan 12-Mar Sign Up!
Volleyball – Tasters Choice Girls In Sports Girls Volleyball - Intermediate 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports Kanisha Burdeen 8-Jan 26-Feb

Learn to set, assist and block. Approach the net and spike that ball! Please wear t-shirts or short sleeves and shorts. If participant has own knee guards, please bring them. More advanced classes will teach students where to be on the court at all times when plays are developing.

Sign Up!
Combat Athletics – Youth, Tweens & Teens Combat Athletics for Kids - Fundamentals - 8 to 16 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Youth, Tweens & Teens Exercise & Fitness Marco Gardner 8-Jan 12-Mar

Mixed Martial Arts courses for youth ranging from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, Judo, and wrestling. These classes are contact sports and competitive.

This is a beginning mixed martial art program for kids that focuses on the fundamentals of combat athletics. Kids learn all the forms of resistance based martial arts that involve standing-up, clinching, and ground fighting. Our motto is play as the way (developed by Straight Blast Gym) because training in mixed martial arts should be fun! Kids build up attributes such as self-esteem, self-discipline, & social skills while also increasing their physical attributes through competition and sparing. Parents will need to purchase a Jiu-Jitsu uniform and white belt before class. For more information please call Rex Biteng at 415-335-9184 or rex.biteng@sfgov.org.

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Pilates – Adult Adult Pilates- All Levels 6:15 pm 7:15 pm Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Jules Olaso 8-Jan 26-Feb

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, Pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body’s core or ‘powerhouse’ (torso). People who do Pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health. Drop-ins welcome at Eureka Valley, Richmond, and Upper Noe Recreation Centers for a charge of $10/class. *All courses taught by certified instructors*

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
1…2…3… Ready Ages 10 mos - 3 yrs 10:00 am 11:30 am Richmond Recreation 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.

Sign Up!
Ballroom Dancing – Adult Open Ballroom 12:30 pm 2:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Adult 18+ Dance & Theater TBA TBA 9-Jan 13-Mar

Glide your partner across the dance floor during these fun and recreational ballroom dancing courses.

Open dance time, led by a volunteer: Jane Fong & Richard Peng.

Sign Up!
Richmond Rec Open Gym Basketball 2:45 pm 4:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Personal Development – Youth, Tweens & Teens Girl's Teen Leadership 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Kitchen Youth, Tweens & Teens Personal Development TBA TBA 9-Jan 13-Mar

Girls ages 11 -17 will engage in activities and exercises that will help them discover and develop their self confidence and leadership skills. Includes exploration in effective communication, public speaking, entrepreneurship and more.

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Basketball – Jr Warriors League – 5th & 6th Grade Teams Richmond's Girls Team - 5th and 6th Grade Teams 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports TBA TBA 16-Jan 20-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.

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Open Gym Basketball 6:15 pm 8:30 pm Richmond 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
Skateboarding – Youth, Tweens & Teens Basic Skateboarding 9:30 am 11:30 am Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Alternative Recreation Daynin Gordon 10-Jan 14-Mar

Know the difference between an Ollie and a Nollie? In this beginning course, participants will learn ground basics such as pushing & stopping then progress to advanced skills such as nose and tail stalls, “dropping in,” and kick turns. Participants must have own equipment. Helmets are mandatory for all participants. Other safety gear recommended. Drop ins are welcome at $10/class.

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Personal Development – Youth, Tweens & Teens "Pay It Forward" Community Service Projects 9:00 am 1:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Kitchen Youth, Tweens & Teens Personal Development TBA TBA 31-Jan 28-Mar

Teens will participate in community projects every last Saturday of the month from January – March 2015. Community Projects may include SF Beach and/or Golden Gate Park clean up, serving food at Glide Memorial, or working at the SF Food Bank. Participants may be asked to meet directly at the service sites. Participants should bring a bag lunch, water and round trip bus fare ($1.50).

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Shape Up – Seniors Low-Impact Aerobics 10:00 am 11:00 am Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Rosa Rankin 10-Jan 28-Feb

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

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Cooking – Youth, Tweens & Teens Future Chefs 10:00 am 11:30 am Richmond Recreation Center Kitchen Youth, Tweens & Teens Food & Nutrition Matthew Fast 10-Jan 28-Feb

Learn to measure, mix, and cook delicious treats and meals.

Wanna be the next Julia Child? Got a little Rachel Ray in ya? Well if you don’t and want some, Future Chefs is for you. You will learn new cooking skills and techniques as you create fun culinary delights! Drop-ins are welcome at $12/class provided space is available. Please notify program coordinator of any dietary restrictions: don.franklin@sfgov.org.

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Martial Arts – Adult Muay Thai Fitness 11:15 am 12:45 pm Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Marco Gardner 10-Jan 14-Mar

Bring out the best within yourself. You will develop mental focus and clarity, greater power and reflexes, higher mental awareness, inner confidence, and self defense skills. Martial Arts provides an ideal forum to manifest body, mind and spirit into the direct action needed to take control of your life. Adults of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are welcome.

This is a pure fitness class that incorporates mostly Muay Thai kicking/punching pad work with other mixed martial arts drill work. This class is NOT a cardio kickboxing class. This class will focus on increasing cardio endurance and strengthening core muscle groups by intensive calisthenics drills. If you

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Cooking – Youth, Tweens & Teens Future Chefs 12:30 pm 2:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Kitchen Youth, Tweens & Teens Food & Nutrition Matthew Fast 10-Jan 28-Feb

Learn to measure, mix, and cook delicious treats and meals.

Wanna be the next Julia Child? Got a little Rachel Ray in ya? Well if you don’t and want some, Future Chefs is for you. You will learn new cooking skills and techniques as you create fun culinary delights! Drop-ins are welcome at $12/class provided space is available. Please notify program coordinator of any dietary restrictions: don.franklin@sfgov.org.

Sign Up!
Richmond Rec Open Gym Basketball 12:15 pm 4:30 pm Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Dance – Seniors Senior Belly Dance 2:00 pm 3:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Dance Room Senior Adult Dance & Theater Robin Lovejoy 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.

The ancient form of belly dance has been practiced for thousand of years and remains exceptionally popular throughout the world. Belly dancing tones muscles, is energized, and can be learned by people of all fitness levels. During the class, we will cover moves such as the Egyptian shoulder shimmies and undulations. Over the course of the session you will learn the fundamentals of the dance which we will put into a fun combination. There’s no better way to burn calories and stay in shape by dancing! Please wear comfortable dance oriented clothes and shoes for the class.

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Sunday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

Facility FAQ

About the Facility: Richmond Rec center includes a full indoor basketball court, ping pong hallway, kitchen, and one multipurpose room with mirrors and window doors looking out to the basketball courts.

Renting the Facility: The multipurpose room 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 251 18th Ave between California St & Clement St

Bus Routes:  #1 - California -- 19th Ave. and California stop; walk 1/2 block north along 19th to the playground.

For More Information:

Email: mike.xavier@SFGOV.ORG

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