Rec Center & Clubhouses Rentals

Moscone Rec Center building and sign picture

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Departments has a variety of Recreation Centers and Clubhouses with rooms available for rent. The rooms include auditoriums, meeting rooms, gymnasiums, dance rooms and kitchens. Availability and rules vary. We do not have detailed descriptions of rooms and the best way to learn about a room is to visit it. If you have questions, call (415) 831-5500.


Review the website’s menu of room locations under the “Rec Center & Clubhouse list”  to discover important details of each site.

Indoor facilities, such as recreation centers, do not have a Dance Hall License and therefore they are not available for DJ or dancing events. Indoor rentals do not include use of any adjacent outdoor spaces. To reserve those spaces, you must obtain a separate permit. Please note that those spaces may be reserved by others.

Indoor room rentals on Saturdays and Sundays are generally offered from 9 am to 1 pm or 2 pm to 6 pm. This timing allows us to accommodate more users.


Indoor Facilities are reserved on specific dates for a specific window of time:

Indoor Rental Dates *Reservations May Start On

Spring (3/13/17 – 5/28/17) Wed, January 25, 2017

Summer (6/1/15-8//16/15) Wed, Apr 6, 2016

Fall (8/17/15-1/1/16) Thu, July 7, 2016

Winter (1/2/16 – 3/12/17) Wed, Nov 9, 2016

County Fair Building, Lake Merced Boathouse, Stern Grove and Sunnyside Conservatory have special rules for when you can apply.  Please click on the respective links for details.


Once you have found the perfect location for your event you can complete an online application.


Indoor rentals require a security deposit starting at $250. The security deposit is to ensure that all terms of the permit are followed including the requirement to clean the site after use and remove all trash.


Cancellations and Changes: For rentals less than $1000 in facility fees, any changes or cancellations must be made at least 10 business days prior to the event date. For rentals of $1000 or more in facility fees, any changes or cancellations must be at least one month prior to the event date. In the case of any authorized cancellation or change there will also be a fee of the higher of $24 or 20% of the fee. In addition, if you would like a refund (as opposed to a credit to your account), there will be a refund fee of the higher of $12 or 20% of the refund amount. There are no changes or cancellations allowed after the above deadlines.