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: Closed

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Sunset Rec Open Gym 9:00 am 9:00 pm Basketball Gymnasium Open Gym 03/25/2014 05/17/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Pilates – Adult 9:15 am 10:15 am Adult Pilates- All Levels Multi-Purpose Room 2 (adjacent to gym) Exercise & Fitness 03/17 05/05

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*

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Combat Athletics – Youth, Tweens & Teens 4:30 pm 5:30 pm Combat Athletics for Kids - INTERMEDIATE - 8 to 16 Multi Purpose Room Exercise & Fitness 03/24 05/12

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.

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Tuesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Soccer – Rec and Tot 10:30 am 11:30 am Ages 3 - 5 Gymnasium Sports 03/25 05/13

Rec and Tot soccer classes are designed to introduce the game of soccer in a non-competitive; but fun and positive atmosphere. Our classes boost confidence and physical fitness in each of our participants. Rec and Tot’s soccer number one objective is to have fun!!! Participants must meet the minimum age requirement as of the start of the program. Proof of age required.

No class 04/01.

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Sunset Rec Open Gym 12:00 pm 4:00 pm Basketball Gymnasium Open Gym 03/25/2014 05/17/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Tennis by the Pros – Beginning – Adult 1:00 pm 2:00 pm Beg/Int Tennis Court 1 Sports 03/18 05/27

Tennis lessons taught by USPTA/PTR certified tennis professionals. Learn the basics of stroke production, forehand & backhand, as well as learning to keep score, the art of the rally & playing a tennis match.

This tennis class is for the beginning player who is starting to rise to the next level. Starting to play full matches, singles and doubles, and beginning to play against more advanced players. New stroke concepts will be introduced such as the volley and overhead.

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Tennis by the Pros – Beginning – Youth, Tweens & Teens 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Ages 8-14 Tennis Court 1 Sports 03/18 05/27

These courses will provide basic instruction on the various tennis strokes and are taught by USPTA/PTR certified tennis professionals. Youths will also learn how to rally and play tennis matches. Bring your own racquet and wear appropriate clothing.

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Martial Arts – Karate Kidz: Little Kickers 4:00 pm 4:45 pm Little Kickers - Ages 3-5 Multi Purpose Room B: Smaller Sports - Alternative 03/18 05/13

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.

Drop in fee $10 per participant per class

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Martial Arts – Karate Kidz 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Beginning - Ages 5-7 Multi Purpose Room Exercise & Fitness 03/18 05/13

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.

Drop in fee at this location only is $10/class.

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Sunset Rec Open Gym 6:00 pm 9:00 pm Basketball Gymnasium Open Gym 03/25/2014 05/17/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Martial Arts – Adult 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Muay Thai Fitness Multi Purpose Room Exercise & Fitness 03/25 05/13

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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Tai Chi – Adult 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Tai Chi Multi Purpose Room A: Larger Exercise & Fitness 03/18 05/06

Tai Chi has a positive effect on balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.

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Wednesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Simply Fun (Tot Gym for Littlest Tots) 10:00 am 11:30 am Ages 1 year - 42 months Gymnasium Early Child Recreation 03/26 05/14

Play-based learning in an indoor environment. Often referred to as our ‘indoor playground’, tots will practice both large and fine motor skills in this fun-filled and action-packed class. Silly songs, story time and art activities supplement toys, climbing apparati, and things on wheels. Adult participation is required.

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Sunset Rec Open Gym 12:00 pm 9:00 pm Basketball Gymnasium Open Gym 03/25/2014 05/17/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Dance – Seniors 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Cantonese Senior Line Dance Multi Purpose Room Dance & Theater 03/19 05/14

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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Combat Athletics – Youth, Tweens & Teens 4:30 pm 6:00 pm Combat Athletics for Kids - Fundamentals - 8 to 16 Multi Purpose Room A: Larger Exercise & Fitness 03/26 05/14

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 Rex Biteng at 415-335-9184 or rex.biteng@sfgov.org.

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Yoga – Adult 6:15 pm 7:15 pm Adult Yoga- All Levels Multi Purpose Room B: Smaller Exercise & Fitness 03/19 05/07

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 – Adult 7:30 pm 9:00 pm Intermediate Ballroom Dance Multi Purpose Room Dance & Theater 03/19 05/07

These classes are fun and fast-paced. Get ready for a fun dance workout while learning a new style of dance.

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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Thursday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Pilates – Adult 4:00 pm 10:15 am Adult Pilates- All Levels Multi-Purpose Room 2 (adjacent to gym) Exercise & Fitness 03/20 05/08

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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Tot Time 10:00 am 11:30 am Ages 2.5 - 4 Multi Purpose Room A: Larger Early Child Recreation 03/27 05/15

School-readiness is the focus of this class. Tots will experience learning as fun, as well explore letter recognition, colors, numbers, and more. Adult participation is required.

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Little People’s Art Studio 10:15 am 11:00 am Ages 30 Months - 4 Yrs Multi Purpose Room B: Smaller Arts & Crafts 03/20 05/08

No class on 4/3.

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Sunset Rec Open Gym 12:00 pm 4:00 pm Basketball Gymnasium Open Gym 03/25/2014 05/17/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Skateboarding – Youth, Tweens & Teens 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Shred N' Butter Outdoor Basketball Court Alternative Recreation 03/20 05/15

Try out new tricks and learn some new ones on a variety of ramps and obstacles. Participants should have their own equipment and helmets are mandatory. We strongly recommend elbow and knee pads. Please call (510) 418-0186 for rainout information. **Classes are every other Thursday starting March 20, (03/20, 04/17, 05/01, 05/15) .

Bring your own skateboard, helmet and knee/elbow pads.

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Sunset Rec Open Gym 6:00 pm 9:00 pm Basketball Gymnasium Open Gym 03/25/2014 05/17/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Friday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Sunset Rec Open Gym 9:00 am 3:30 pm Basketball Gymnasium Open Gym 03/25/2014 05/17/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Tot Picasso 10:00 am 10:45 am Ages 2 - 5 years Multi Purpose Room Arts & Crafts 03/28 05/16

Creative expression is the focus of this class. Emphasis is on the process, not the product. Tots will explore various mediums and create great works of art! Adult participation is required.

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Shape Up – Seniors 2:00 pm 3:00 pm Senior Self Defense Class Multi Purpose Room A: Larger Exercise & Fitness 03/21 05/16

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

Through simple movements we will gain awareness of how to use our bodies, giving us more security whatever our surroundings may be. We will utilize our strengths, weakness and whatever we have at our disposal. By transforming our attitude about who we are and what we are capable of, we will develop a confident state of mind.

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Tennis by the Pros – Beginning – Youth, Tweens & Teens 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Ages 8-14 Tennis Court 1 Sports 03/21 05/30

These courses will provide basic instruction on the various tennis strokes and are taught by USPTA/PTR certified tennis professionals. Youths will also learn how to rally and play tennis matches. Bring your own racquet and wear appropriate clothing.

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Tasters Choice Girls in Sports – 3 on 3 Basketball League 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Ages 5-9 Gymnasium Sports 03/21 05/16

You learned the skills, now put your newfound basketball knowledge into play! Girls have the opportunity to play 3 on 3 games each week in appropriate divisions based on skill level. This league is for individual sign ups only – no team registration. Registrants will be divided into teams each week based on age and ability. Sign ups open online at sfreconline.org at 10am on 1/27.

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Tasters Choice Girls in Sports – 3 on 3 Basketball League 5:30 pm 7:00 pm Ages 10-14 Gymnasium Sports 03/21 05/16

You learned the skills, now put your newfound basketball knowledge into play! Girls have the opportunity to play 3 on 3 games each week in appropriate divisions based on skill level. This league is for individual sign ups only – no team registration. Registrants will be divided into teams each week based on age and ability. Sign ups open online at sfreconline.org at 10am on 1/27.

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Sunset Rec Open Gym 6:00 pm 9:00 pm Basketball Gymnasium Open Gym 03/25/2014 05/17/2014

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Saturday

Operating Hours: 9am to 5pm

Activity Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Yoga – Adult 4:00 pm 10:00 am Adult Yoga- All Levels Multi Purpose Room B: Smaller Exercise & Fitness 03/22 05/10

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

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Dance – Seniors 10:00 am 12:00 pm Senior Sunset Dance Class Multi Purpose Room Dance & Theater 03/22 05/17

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 12:00 pm 1:30 pm High Performance Juniors Tennis Court 1 Sports 03/22 05/24

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. No class April 19th.

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Dance – Seniors 1:00 pm 4:00 pm Cantonese Senior Line Dance Multi Purpose Room Dance & Theater 03/22 05/17

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 Start Time End Time Course Location Age Group Class Type Start Date End Date Description
Tennis – Beginning – Adult 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Tennis - Beg/Int Tennis Court 1 Sports 03/23 05/25

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.

Learn the fundamentals of all tennis strokes and meet new players at the same time using fun games & drills. No class April 20th.

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Tennis – QuickStart Tennis Program (Beg) 1:00 pm 2:00 pm Ages 8-15 Tennis Court 1 Sports 03/23 05/25

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.

No class April 20th.

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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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