Sunset Rec Center

The New Sunset Rec Center

Residents of the Sunset District have enjoyed Sunset Recreation Center since 1940, making it a main hub of activity for kids in the outer Sunset. In response to community needs, the Recreation and Park Department is dedicating nearly $14 million of the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond to ensure this local treasure will continue to promote good health and community togetherness through its recreational facilities. The renovation of Sunset Recreation Center is scheduled to be completed in summer 2012.

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Monday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Sunset Rec Open Gym Basketball 9:00 am 9:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Pilates – Adult Adult Pilates- All Levels 9:15 am 10:15 am Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Jules Olaso 08/17 10/05

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*

No class 9/7.

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Sunset Open Gym 1:30 pm 9:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

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Combat Athletics – Youth, Tweens & Teens Combat Athletics for Kids - Fundamentals - 8 to 16 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room A: Larger Youth, Tweens & Teens Exercise & Fitness Marco Gardner 08/31 12/14

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 Don Franklin at 415-831-6814. No class 9/7 & 10/12.

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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
Sunset Rec Open Gym Basketball 9:00 am 4:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Sunset Open Gym 1:30 pm 9:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Ballroom Dancing – Adult Open Ballroom 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Dance & Theater TBA TBA 09/01 12/15

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

Open dance time, led by a volunteer.

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Flag Football League – Coed – Ages 8 – 10 Flag Football - Coed - Ages 8 - 10 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Grass Area #3 -far centerfield Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports TBA TBA 09/01 11/03

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.

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Flag Football League – Coed – Ages 11 – 13 Flag Football - Coed - Ages 11 - 13 4:30 pm 5:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Grass Area #3 -far centerfield Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports TBA TBA 09/01 11/03

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.

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Martial Arts – Karate Kidz: Little Kickers Little Kickers - Ages 4-5 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room A: Larger Tot 5 & Under Sports - Alternative John Austin 09/01 10/20

Kids will learn movements taken from various traditional and functional martial arts. This class DOES NOT teach fighting techniques or combat. Little Kickers will provide young participants basic knowledge and the foundation to grow in martial arts. This class is perfect for tots who want to be exposed to different movements other than in mainstream sports. Registrants must be at least 4 years old at the beginning of the course to participate. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a uniform and belts for an extra fee.

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Martial Arts – Karate Kidz Beginning - Ages 6 - 11 5:30 pm 6:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room A: Larger Youth, Tweens & Teens Exercise & Fitness John Austin 09/01 10/20

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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Sunset Rec Open Gym Basketball 7:00 pm 9:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium 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
Sunset Rec Open Gym Basketball 9:00 am 9:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

1…2…3… Ready Ages 10 mos - 3 yrs 10:00 am 11:30 am Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 08/26 10/14

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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Sunset Open Gym 1:30 pm 9:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Dance – Seniors Cantonese Senior Line Dance 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Senior Adult Dance & Theater Teresa Yu 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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Combat Athletics – Youth, Tweens & Teens Combat Athletics for Kids - Fundamentals - 8 to 16 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room A: Larger Youth, Tweens & Teens Exercise & Fitness Marco Gardner 08/26 12/16

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 Don Franklin at 415-831-6814. No class 11/11.

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Yoga – Vinyasa Yoga - Vinyasa All Levels 6:15 pm 7:15 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Barbara Velado 08/19 10/07

Vinyasa is dynamic way of linking breath to movement, and sequencing is often built around sun salutations. The class is approachable and non-competitive, and students are encouraged to find their own rhythm and pace. In the class you will build heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and concentration. Classes are for all levels; in Level 1-2 basics will be reviewed and pace may be slower.

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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
Sunset Rec Open Gym Basketball 9:00 am 4:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Pilates – Adult Adult Pilates- All Levels 9:15 am 10:15 am Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Jules Olaso 08/20 10/08

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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Stepping Stone 3: Leap into Learning Ages 30 mos - 4 yrs 10:00 am 11:30 am Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 08/27 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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Badminton – Adult Slot 1 10:00 am 11:00 am Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Adult 18+ Sports TBA TBA 09/03 12/17

Smash the birdie over the net and see if you have what it takes to play this fun sport. All levels of play are welcome to join in. All participants will be required to play doubles, unless space warrants otherwise.

Please note: This class does not have an instructor; participants play against each other.

**Participants may sign-up for a only ONE time slot. If you sign up for more than one, you will be withdrawn. No class 11/26.

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Badminton – Adult Slot 2 11:00 am 12:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Adult 18+ Sports TBA TBA 09/03 12/17

Smash the birdie over the net and see if you have what it takes to play this fun sport. All levels of play are welcome to join in. All participants will be required to play doubles, unless space warrants otherwise.

Please note: This class does not have an instructor; participants play against each other.

**Participants may sign-up for a only ONE time slot. If you sign up for more than one, you will be withdrawn. No class 11/26.

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Sunset Open Gym 1:30 pm 9:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Ballroom Dancing – Adult Open Ballroom 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Dance & Theater TBA TBA 09/03 12/17

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

Open dance time, led by a volunteer. No class 11/26.

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Alternative Recreation – Youth Intro to Fencing for Juniors 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Alternative Recreation Al Carter 09/03 10/22

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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Sunset Rec Open Gym Basketball 7:00 pm 9:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

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

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Stepping Stone 2: Specialty Classes – Tot Picasso Ages 2 - 3.5 yrs 10:00 am 10:45 am Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation Suzanne Halka 08/28 10/16

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.

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Dance – Seniors Senior Belly Dance 11:00 am 12:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Senior Adult Dance & Theater Robin Lovejoy 08/28 12/18

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. No class 10/23 & 11/27.

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Sunset Open Gym 1:30 pm 9:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

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Shape Up – Seniors Qi Gong for Seniors - Low Impact 2:00 pm 3:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Mary Jew 08/28 12/18

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

Qi Gong (pronounced ‘Chee’ Gong) consist of the developmental exercises that one practices in the meditative martial art known as, Tai Chi. Through slow, simple, easy, and effective movements, we will not only develop out balance and coordination, but also reduce stress and tension while gaining a deepening sense of peace, power and harmony. This class is open to beginners and practitioners of all levels. No class 9/4, 10/23 & 11/27.

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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
Sunset Rec Open Gym Basketball 9:00 am 5:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Open Gym 03/25/2014 05/17/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Sunset Open Gym 9:00 am 5:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Open Gym 06/01/2015 08/31/2015

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Yoga – Hatha Yoga - Hatha 9:00 am 10:00 am Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Kostas Aretos 08/22 10/10

Hatha Yoga is the most practiced form of yoga, in which traditional postures are held in proper alignment. Using the postures and conscious breathing, the practice improves core strength, flexibility, balance, and concentration.

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Dance – Seniors Senior Sunset Dance Class 10:00 am 12:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Senior Adult Dance & Theater Chun Yang 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.

This class uses music and dance to maintain a strong and healthy body and mind. This instructor focuses on teaching Chinese folk dances, but some international folk dances are also included. No class 7/4 & 7/25.

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Dance – Seniors Cantonese Senior Line Dance 1:00 pm 4:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Senior Adult Dance & Theater Teresa Yu 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.

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Sunday

Operating Hours: Closed

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Sunday Zumba – Sunset Rec Center 11:00 am 12:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Outdoor Volleyball Courts All Ages Zumba in the Park Olive

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 at Outdoor Volleyball Courts, 2201 Lawton St. near 28th Ave
Please plan to arrive early to find parking and sign in.

Facility FAQ

About the Facility: The building has a large auditorium that is used for art, yoga, early childhood development, exercise, dance and more. We also have a full size gym with multiple hoops, ping pong Area and fully remodeled kitchen. Our outdoor amenities consist of tennis courts, baseball/ softball field, outdoor basketball court and a newly renovated children’s play ground.

Directions: The recreation center is located on Lawton St between 28th and 29th Avenue.

Bus Routes:  N Judah, 30th & Judah stop; #71 28th & Noriega stop

Attractions Near By: Ocean Beach and Golden gate park are a short drive or bus ride away.

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