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.

What's New

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.

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

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Facility Schedule

Printable Schedule

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.

Combat Athletics – Youth, Tweens & Teens Combat Athletics for Kids - INTERMEDIATE - 8 to 16 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Exercise & Fitness TBA TBA 5-Jan 9-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 the continuation course for the kids who have taken the Combat Athletics fundamentals class. Prerequisites for this class are a rank of white belt and 3 stripes from the kids combat athletics fundamentals class. The intermediate class is for the serious Mixed Martial Art student. For more information please call Rex Biteng at 415-335-9184 or rex.biteng@sfgov.org. No class 1/19 & 2/16.

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Martial Arts – Adult Muay Thai Fitness 6:00 pm 7:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Marco Gardner 5-Jan 9-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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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.

Ballroom Dancing – Adult Open Ballroom 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Dance & Theater TBA TBA 6-Jan 10-Mar

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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Tennis – Beginning – Youth, Tweens & Teens Ages 8 - 14 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Tennis Court 1 Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports David Hong 6-Jan 10-Mar

All San Francisco Recreation and Park Department beginning tennis classes will cover the basics including: groundstroke, volley and serve. At the conclusion of the course the participants will be able to demonstrate court position, etiquette, and how to keep score which would enable participants to play a tennis match. Please bring your own tennis racquet.

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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.

Dance – Seniors Cantonese Senior Line Dance 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Senior Adult Dance & Theater Teresa Yu 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.

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Basketball – Jr Warriors League – 3rd & 4th Grade Teams Sunset's Team - 3rd and 4th Grade Teams 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Sunset Recreation 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 third or fourth grade to play. Games will be on Thursday, Friday or Saturday at various locations in the city. This is a co-ed team. 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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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 TBA TBA 7-Jan 11-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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Textiles – Youth Kids Knit & Crochet! 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room B: Smaller Youth, Tweens & Teens Arts & Crafts Bernadette Flynn 14-Jan 4-Mar

From patterns to needlepoint, learn various sewing techniques and participate in artistic projects.

Finally! A knitting and crochet class specially for kids. Students will learn techniques like knitting, finger knitting and crochet to increase dexterity, concentration and creativity. Your hands + yarn = infinite possibilities. All materials are provided.

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Basketball – Jr Warriors League – 7th & 8th Grade Teams Sunset's Team - Middle School Teams 5:30 pm 6:30 pm Sunset Recreation 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 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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Basketball – Jr Warriors League – 5th & 6th Grade Teams Sunset's Team - 5th and 6th Grade Teams 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Sunset Recreation 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.

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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.

Badminton – Adult Slot 1 10:00 am 11:00 am Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Adult 18+ Sports TBA TBA 8-Jan 12-Mar

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.

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Art – Tots Little People's Art Studio - Ages 30 months - 4 years 10:15 am 11:00 am Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Tot 5 & Under Arts & Crafts Melanie Habel 8-Jan 5-Mar

Let your child express themselves through art in this new creative art class. This new class promotes artistic cognitive development linking tactile and visual fun and casual environment. Adult participation is required. No class 2/19.

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Badminton – Adult Slot 2 11:00 am 12:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Gymnasium Adult 18+ Sports TBA TBA 8-Jan 12-Mar

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.

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Ballroom Dancing – Adult Open Ballroom 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Dance & Theater TBA TBA 8-Jan 12-Mar

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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Skateboarding – Youth, Tweens & Teens Shred N' Butter 3:45 pm 5:15 pm Sunset Recreation Center Outdoor Basketball Court Youth, Tweens & Teens Alternative Recreation Daynin Gordon 8-Jan 12-Mar

Learn and try out new tricks on a variety of ramps and obstacles. Participants should have their own equipment. Helmets are mandatory to participate. Elbow and knee pads are strongly recommended. For rain out information, call (415) 666-7020.

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Dance – Adult Ballroom Dance - Beginning 6:00 pm 7:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Dance & Theater Liz Wong 8-Jan 5-Mar

There is no better time to start ballroom dancing- here’s your chance! Whether it is to brush up on your skills for that upcoming event (class reunion, formal party, or wedding), to get in shape, or to train your brain- whatever the reason there is one thing for sure- you will meet nice people, get some exercise, and have fun! Join us to learn some popular ballroom dances such as the Waltz, Chacha, and the East Coast Swing. No partner needed (we will rotate frequently)- just bring your dancing shoes and a smile!

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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.

Dance – Adult Intermediate Ballroom Dance 7:30 pm 9:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Adult 18+ Dance & Theater Liz Wong 8-Jan 5-Mar

Come join us for some fun dancing. We will learn the newest, “Cross Step Waltz”. Other popular dances include Slow Waltz, Foxtrot, East Coast Swing, ChaCha, American Tango, Night Club 2 step, and Hustle. No partner needed – we will rotate frequently. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

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

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Dance – Seniors Senior Belly Dance 11:30 am 12:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room Senior Adult Dance & Theater Robin Lovejoy 9-Jan 13-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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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 Leslie Shimmin 9-Jan 13-Mar

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.

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Tennis – Rec ‘N Tot – Ages 4-6 Ages 4 - 5 3:00 pm 3:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Tennis Court 1 Tot 5 & Under Sports David Hong 9-Jan 13-Mar

Introduce your youngster to the sport of a lifetime. Your tot will learn to play tennis through an exciting and innovative program called QuickStart. Your child will use foam balls and play tennis through fun drills and games. Students must bring their own racquets & wear athletic shoes.

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Tennis – Beginning – Youth, Tweens & Teens Ages 8 - 14 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Sunset Recreation Center Tennis Court 1 Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports David Hong 9-Jan 13-Mar

All San Francisco Recreation and Park Department beginning tennis classes will cover the basics including: groundstroke, volley and serve. At the conclusion of the course the participants will be able to demonstrate court position, etiquette, and how to keep score which would enable participants to play a tennis match. Please bring your own tennis racquet.

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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.

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

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.

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Tennis – High Performance Juniors High Performance Juniors 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Tennis Court 1 Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports David Hong 10-Jan 14-Mar

This program is only for advance youth tournament United States Tennis Association competitors. Participants must have a USPTA membership, participate in USPTA junior tournaments, and must have a ranking of 200 and above, according to the USPTA NorCal ranking list. Players will concentrate on serve (pronation), volleying, advance footwork, singles and doubles play. Participants will work & compete against SFRPD /USPTA/PTR staff tennis pros. Special emphasis on fitness, weight training and diet.

This program is only for advanced youth tournament United States Tennis Association competitors. Participants must have a USTA membership, participate in USTA junior tournaments, and must have a ranking of 200 and above, according to the USTA NorCal ranking list. Players will concentrate on serve(pronation), volleying, advanced footwork, singles and doubles play. Participants will work & compete against SFRPD/USPTA/PTR staff tennis pros. Special emphasis on fitness, weight training and diet.

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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 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.

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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.

Tennis – Beginning – Adult Tennis - Beginning 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Tennis Court 1 Adult 18+ Sports David Hong 11-Jan 8-Mar

All San Francisco Recreation and Park Department beginning tennis classes will cover the basics including: ground stroke, volley and serve. At the conclusion of the course the participants will be able to demonstrate court position, etiquette, and how to keep score which would enable participants to play a tennis match. Participants must bring a tennis racquet and wear tennis shoes.

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Tennis – QuickStart Tennis Program (Beg) Ages 8-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm Sunset Recreation Center Tennis Court 1 Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports David Hong 11-Jan 8-Mar

In conjunction with the United States Tennis Association-Northern California Division, the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department is introducing the QuickStart tennis program. Could you imagine sending your child out to play baseball for the first time with the same-sized bat and ball that is used in the major leagues? Or a five year old playing basketball on a 10-foot hoop? Of course not. The QuickStart format uses child appropriate equipment, such as smaller racquets, larger tennis balls, & smaller courts in order to transition young aspiring tennis players into the lifetime sport of tennis. Technical skills are easier to learn & children can have more fun & tennis physical activity with this new program & league play.

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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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