Swim Coaches Needed for the SF Merionettes 

  The SF Merionettes Synchronized Swim Club is seeking part-time coaches to support our novice, intermediate and age group teams. The team has expanded over the last few years now has over 40 swimmers! There is an experienced coaching staff in place that take a collaborative approach to coaching with … Continue reading

Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds Opening

<3 your parks? Well Cupid is coming to the Civic Center! Everyone is invited to celebrate the opening of these creative play spaces with interactive lighting in the heart of the city … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks’ Randall Museum to Open After $9 Million Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Randall Museum Friends (RMF) proudly announce the opening of the Randall Museum after its recent $9 million renovation. The Randall Museum, a one-of-a-kind art and science education center, reopens to the public on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. The renovation … Continue reading

FREE Recreation Swim for MLK Day!

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the following pools will be open for FREE recreational swimming from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, January 15:   Coffman Swimming Pool (1700 Visitacion Avenue) Hamilton Swimming Pool (1900 Geary Boulevard) MLK Jr. Swimming Pool (5701 3rd Street) Mission Swimming Pool … Continue reading

Stair Replacement

The stair replacement at Sussex and Elk Streets has been delayed for several weeks. Upon demolition of the existing stair, it was determined that field conditions varied from anticipated conditions, requiring adjustments to the design and additional coordination with the contractor. Progress should resume shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Holiday Indoor Soccer Camp

Marcus Steinback (Program Coordinator) would like to thank the Palega Staff for hosting a Great Holiday Indoor Soccer Camp for the past 2 weeks 12/26-29/2017, and 1/2-5/2018. Mr.Steinback would like to highlight four of Recreation and Park’s outstanding Recreation Leaders Tabia Ye, Ruby Duran, Alan Kwong and Issac Straznickas.

Exploring ASL is Back!

New Year, New Skills! Have you already made your 2018 resolutions? Considering adding “Learning ASL” to that list. “Exploring ASL,” our hands on recreational approach is back in session for Winter 2018! Upcoming dates for Winter 2018: Tuesday, January 9, Course #12205 Tuesday, February 13, Course #12206 The program is … Continue reading

Camp Mather Lottery Registration Opens January 5, 2018

The lottery for weekly Camp Mather 2018 begins on Friday, January 5 at 10 a.m. and closes on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Plan your summer family getaway with SF Recreation and Parks! To upload your proof of San Francisco Residency, please use this link. For more information or to register, click HERE. Continue reading

Holiday Schedule

Dear Swimmers Most of our Aquatic Centers will have extended Lap and Recreation Swimming hours during winter break of Dec 26- Jan 5. Please contact the centers directly for the most up to date schedules. Happy Holidays to all.

Sports and Athletics Girls intermediate/ advanced Volleyball Program at Palega Rec Center

The Program is Designed to enhance the skill level for intermediate volleyball players. If your interested in registering for the winter session, girls between the ages of 13-17 registration is Saturday December 16th. Program begins January 11th 2018 5:30pm-7:00pm. the lead instructor is Cynthia Yim. For more information please contact  MarcusSteinback … Continue reading

Gym Update for Dec. 20th, 2017

On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center 2nd fl. gym will be closed from 4:00pm -6:30pm for an extended Basketball Fundamentals class. The gym will be open for basketball from 9:00am – 4:00pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm for volleyball.  If you should need additional information, please contact 415-359-9103.

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

Workreation Summer Job Application Assistance

For students who need support and assistance with completing and submitting a job application for the 9910 Workreation Summer 2018 position, help is available at these sites: Contact the sites directly to … Continue reading

HMCA Holiday Craft Fair Free Event – 12/10/17

Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, part of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is proud to host its Holiday Craft Fair on Sunday, December 10th 2017 11am-4pm. The event will include numerous local artists offering their unique handmade holiday gifts for sale to the public. Our destination art center will also host family friendly … Continue reading

Palega’s Tennis Learning Center (TLC) Program

Palega’s Tennis and Learning Center is an after school program for Hillcrest Elementary students. These students are getting help with their homework, one on one tutoring, arts and crafts, learning enrichment activities and tennis lessons.TLC program is Monday through Friday from 2pm-6pm. The students are picked up from Hillcrest everyday afterschool and are walked down … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks Welcomes Rock & Roll Photographer Jay Blakesberg to Harvey Milk Photo Center

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today celebrity photographer Jay Blakesberg, who has photographed legendary musicians such Jerry Garcia, Tom Waits, Santana and more, will be showing his work for the first time in San Francisco. The longtime San Francisco resident has chosen SF Rec … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Sussex Stair Replacement Coming Soon!

The existing stair leading to the intersection of Sussex and Elk Streets is scheduled for replacement beginning this November. Funding for the stair was arranged via the Office of Supervisor Sheehy and the Mayor’s Budget Office. This is a long-anticipated improvement that will require a temporary trail detour behind the Glen … Continue reading

New Beginnings

From old Portola Playground to the new Palega Recreation Center, is a place where children have grown up. Growing up playing Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse and many other sports. From the time we opened and still to this day we have been offering programs to the public to bring the community together. Feel free to … Continue reading

Upcoming Pool closures for Veterans day and Thanksgiving

Upcoming pool closures for the upcoming Holidays. All Pools will be closed for Veterans day. Saturday, Nov. 11th. All Pools will be closed for 2 days on the Thanksgiving Holiday. Thursday Nov. 23rd and Friday Nov. 24th.

SF Rec and Parks Recieves Grant to Renovate Tennis Courts Citywide!

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today that the Department has received a cash grant of $864,000 from San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation (SFFSR) to resurface tennis courts in the City’s park system.  Throughout 2016, the Department and SFFSR worked together to identify a … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks’ Youth Leaders to Celebrate National Public Lands Day

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that its youth leadership program known as Greenagers, will be leading park stewardship project and community engagement efforts to celebrate National Public Lands Day at Michelangelo Playground located at Greenwich and Jones Streets on Saturday, September 30th.  This … Continue reading

Mclaren Bike Park Construction Pictures

If you haven’t checked out the events page. Please do. Mclaren bike park will have its grand opening Saturday, Oct 21st. See flier here. McLaren Bike Park Opening on October 21 Photos: Mclarenbikepark.com

Cool Off in City Pools!

During the week of September 25th, all pools with the exception of Balboa and Sava Pools are open during our normal operation hours. Cooling lanes for free swim will be available for those who arrive at the Pool for cooling needs. For specific operation hours for each neighborhood pool, please check our aquatics and … Continue reading

Open Gardens Day on September 23

Join us to celebrate Open Gardens Day across the city on September 23. Listed below are the community gardens that will be open that day with each featuring various educational, recreational and social activities! We will also be holding Garden Resource Days at the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden and Alemany Farm … Continue reading

The 2017 Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival

On Saturday, September 30th, 11:30am-4:00pm the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival will be showcasing at Tenderloin Recreation Center. This event is a FREE annual event of Southeast Asian Art, Culture and Celebration. The event will feature live traditional music, ethnic food samples, arts and crafts, martial arts, a youth soccer tournament and educational workshops. … Continue reading

India Basin Shoreline Park – Youth Day on the Bay

Hamilton Pool Wins Multiple Awards Over the Summer 

Congratulations to the Hamilton Pool staff for winning both the “Best Pool” Award from San Francisco Magazine and the Bay Area Parent “Best of the Best Swim Center” Award this past summer. Located in the Fillmore/Western Addition neighborhood, Hamilton Pool (1900 Geary Boulevard) is an indoor facility that boasts a large heated pool as … Continue reading

City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers for Saturday September 2, 2017

San Francisco, CA – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for San Francisco until 9:00 pm Saturday September 2.  Temperatures are expected to be as high as 90 degrees over the next several days.  Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially for older adults, children, people … Continue reading

Day on the Bay on October 29

Are you a 13 to 15 year old who is interested in sailing for free? Come register for “Day on the Bay” on Sunday, October 29. Two time slots are available: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (415) 831-6800 and enroll online here for … Continue reading

Balboa Pool Renovation – Construction Update

The Recreation and Park Department is undertaking a renovation project at Balboa Pool. The project commenced in November 2017, and is approximately 60% complete. The contractor is making good progress and the department currently anticipates re-opening the facility in early 2018. Work Occurring this Month: Preparing the pool for new … Continue reading

Aquatics Admission Fees Increase Notice

Municipal Code Authorized Fees for FY 17-18 Increases will begin on 8/1/17 Children – (5-17) Children Drop-in Admission – Rec swim and Lap swim:  $1.00 Monthly Swim Pass – not including lessons:  $20.00 Yearly Swim Pass – not including lessons:  $210.00 Adult – (18-64) Adult Admission – Recreation Swim and … Continue reading

MLK Pool Boiler failure – Out of Service M-F 07/24-07/28

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Swimming Pool is currently experiencing pool heater issues for the main pool. The temperature will not be at our normal 82 degrees until further notice. Our calculated pool temperature could fall as low as 77 degrees during this time period. Thank you for your understanding … Continue reading

National Night Out on August 1

Tuesday, August 1 is National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Rec centers and parks across the city will be participating in this event with a variety of live entertainment, arts and recreational … Continue reading

Celebrate Community – Gay Pride event at Harvey Milk

Celebrate Community is a LGBTQ Pride Photo Exhibit and event open to the public at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts. The event features a photo gallery opening followed by live entertainment provided by Peaches Christ Productions. The event is Free to the public. WHEN: Photo Opening and Pride Event is Saturday, … Continue reading

Tasters Choice Girls in Sports Spring Instructional Basketball Dates/Times/Course#/Fees

Instructional Girls Basketball Eureka Valley Recreation Center From: March-May Day: Tuesday Time: 4-5:30pm Ages: 5-9 years Course#: TBA Fee: TBA   Richmond Recreation Center From: March-May Day: Wednesday Time: 4-5:30pm Ages: 5-9 years Course#: TBA Fee: TBA   Sunset Recreation Center From: March-May Day: Friday Time: 4-5:30pm Ages: 5-9 years … Continue reading

Don’t Miss out! Access to Adventure 2017 is coming!

Come join us on May 6, for A2A 2017! Access to Adventure (A2A) is a partnership between Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD) and SF Recreation and Parks WHAT? A festival of recreation for children with disabilities, including sports, extreme sports, outdoor recreation, aquatics, cultural arts, and more! Come enjoy live … Continue reading

ShutterSpeed

ShutterSpeed is an international exhibition and event that invites you to open your mind and discover the intersection of photography, art, and the athleticism of skateboarding. Discover and observe the raw fusion where the artist meets the landscape, creating a culture of street skating within the beautiful, picturesque city of San Francisco. San Francisco boasts unparalleled geography, with its crooked streets and hills, creating a dream destination for skateboarders. Continue reading

We are open!

Hello Folks! Just in case you are not aware Palega Recreation Center is now open again after our floor refinishing! After a lot of air testing and hard work done on our floors, we welcome all our community members and everyone around the city to come and visit our facility!

Glen Canyon Rec Center Schedule Update

As you may have noted from recent SF Chronicle reporting, the Glen Canyon Rec Center opening has experienced delays due to winter weather.  We thank you for your patience as we work to complete the project.  In the coming months we will be working on the interior finishes and building landscape. An anticipated opening date … Continue reading

HPHP Park Programs!

We invite you to join us for Park Prescription Day, a FREE celebration on Crissy Field in front of the Crissy Field Center. There will be fun activities for all ages and abilities, so bring the whole family! There will be over 20 local organizations hosting games, giveaways, and program information at their booths, such as:

  • Health screenings
  • Face painting
  • Public transit to park information
  • Healthy eating tips
  • Agility Courses

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What’s new at the Glen Rec Center?

Despite recent rain, the Glen Canyon Recreation Center is still on track for a spring opening. Both the interior and exterior are beginning to take on their finished appearances. The final coat of stucco (a sandy brown color) is currently being applied over a darker base coat on the building exterior. Inside, … Continue reading

BAO Tiny-Tot CNY Party

The Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center is having a Tiny-Tot Chinese New Year celebration for children 5 or younger and parents on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. There will be games, arts & crafts and entertainment. The party is from 10:00am to 11:00am in the 2nd floor Gymnasium.

Exterior Waterproofing, Finishes, and Playfield Work

If you walked past the Glen Canyon Recreation Center this week, you may have been surprised to see the building being painted blue, but do not worry! This is a layer of waterproof material being applied prior to the application of the stucco finish. Inside, elements such as cabinets and lighting … Continue reading

Public Budget Meeting on February 8

Join us for the second of two budget meetings to discuss our department’s Strategic Plan, our budget instructions for the next two fiscal years, and share with us your priorities for your neighborhood parks. Wednesday, February 8 at Joseph Lee Recreation Center (1395 Mendell St.) 6:30 to 8 p.m.

It’s Not Too Early to Think About Summer: 2017 Camp Mather Lottery

Registration for the 2017 Camp Mather Lottery ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 3. New Registration System! In August, we launched our new registration system for classes, swim passes and memberships, and Camp Mather lottery registrations. If you haven’t already, please set up a new account today at sfrecpark.org/register. For … Continue reading

Building Interior Progress Update & Trenching

Over the past six weeks the Rec Center interior has transformed as equipment, tile, drywall, and other materials have been installed. This is a very exciting time in the construction process when the finished building begins to appear! A new water line is also being installed between the Rec Center and Elk Street. … Continue reading

Moscone Dog Play Area and Playground Renovation Update!

Hello Park Advocates- I would like to give you a brief update on the status of the children’s playground and the dog play area project. We successfully completed the construction documents and sent the project out for our formal bidding process. We anticipate the bids will be submitted on February … Continue reading

Women’s Pickup Basketball Every Tuesday Evening at Eureka Valley Rec

If you’ve been meaning to break out the high-tops, here’s your chance! Eureka Valley Recreation Center (19th and Collingwood streets) hosts women’s pickup basketball every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Bring your friends or make new ones. Click here for more info.

Urban Agriculture/Community Garden Resource Day on December 11

We’re excited to announce the relaunch of Urban Agriculture Resource Centers! Please join us on Sunday, December 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden (780 Frederick Street). Materials will … Continue reading

Mobile Rec Upcoming Events 02/03/18 – 04/07/18

Get Out and Play Saturdays! Mobile Rec is offered free of charge to the public on Saturdays from 11 AM- 2 PM. Check our “Events Page” for directions to individual locations and special activity updates.       02/03/18 – Moscone Recreation Center 02/10/18 – Gilman Playground 02/17/18 -Eugene Friend Recreation … Continue reading

Balboa Pool Nearing Construction!

Within the next few weeks contractors will be moving onsite and will be staging at the basketball  courts, which will remain closed for the duration of construction due to safety concerns as the building gets seismically retrofitted, and the renovated. Thank you for your patience!

Superfest International Disability Film Festival!

Superfest, the world’s longest running disability film festival, celebrates disability as a creative force in cinema and culture. It features films with fresh ideas and images that inspire thought and meaningful conversation. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 BERKELEY THE MAGNES COLLECTION OF JEWISH ART AND LIFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 SAN FRANCISCO THE … Continue reading

Job Fair

Hello Everyone, In conjunction with Success Center San Francisco Palega Recreation Center will be hosting a Job Fair on August 3rd, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:30pm with plenty of information regarding breaking through barriers of obstacles regarding education, training, housing, child support, transportation, and many more. If you or anyone you may … Continue reading

Memberships & Passes Starting July 25, 2016

NEW! Memberships & Passes Starting July 25, 2016 SF Rec & Park is happy to announce we are moving away from the paper scrip booklets and into the new technology of the “pass card.” You can now purchase your 10-visit swim pass, AND we will now be offering monthly and … Continue reading

Balboa Pool, Nearing Construction!

We are excited to announce that we received a responsive bid for the Balboa Pool Renovation which will allow us to move forward with the implementation of the project as envisioned. The name of the contractor is CLW Builders. They have worked with on numerous Rec Park Projects that include the … Continue reading

ASL Cafe Summer Fiesta

The ASL Cafe will be hosting an exciting Summer Fiesta on Sunday, July 31st from 12pm-4pm at the Mission Clubhouse Inclusion Center (3555 19th Street at Linda between Guerrero & Valencia St.)   There will be food, beverages, games & prizes! Please bring your favorite themed dish to share.   … Continue reading

ASL Cafe is going on summer vacation!

Important announcement: The ASL Cafe will be going on summer vacation. There will be no Thursday night ASL Cafe during the summer.   We will be offering some exciting summer time events, and we’ll be getting ready for some new and exciting programs for the fall. Stay tuned for more … Continue reading

As of July 1st Script Ticket Prices Change

Please take note that July 1st script tickets prices will be changed. Please see below the attachment for the changes. For more information on script tickets you can call the lodge @ 415.831.6800 during normal business hours.

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All Pools Will Be on Interim Schedule from May 31 Till June 5th

All pools will be on Interim schedule from May 31st till June 5th. To Inquire about the interim schedule of your local pool please contact the pools main phone number. Summer pool schedules will be posted and will start June 6th.

Balboa Pool Construction Update

Unfortunately, the Balboa Pool project bids all came in over our budget. This continues to be a challenging bidding environment on all fronts, including  material cost increases, competition for labor and a very hot market for builders. We are re bidding the project now and bids will be received in … Continue reading

Rec and Park partnering with Wilderness Inquiry to bring CanoeMobile to SF!

Canoemobile San Francisco Parks & Recreation is partnering with Wilderness Inquiry’s Canoemobile to provide place-based learning experiences for students and transition age youth with cognitive disabilities. This year’s events will take place from 4/12-4/15. We are inviting schools to join us for a week-day event. During these events, students (4th grade … Continue reading

Spring Registration

Palega will be offering a variety of fitness and martial arts classes for the spring session! Registration starts this Saturday March 5th at 10 am! Registration can be done online at www.sfreconline.org or in person at one of our registration sites.

Mission Pool Will be Closed March 3rd

Mission Pool Closed Thursday March 3, 2016 Upon the reopening of Mission Pool we have discovered a significant leak in one of the fiberglass filters. Because of the current water shortage, and due to the nature of water leaking in the mechanical room and the larger problems that can cause, … Continue reading

Join Our Team!

Do you have experience working with individuals with disabilities? Wouldn’t it be awesome to work with individuals with disabilities, have fun facilitating & participating in recreation programs, AND get paid for it? San Francisco Recreation & Parks, Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services is seeking responsible, enthusiastic, qualified individuals to work at … Continue reading

Everybody Plays Summer 2016 Updates

Over here at SFRPD’s Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services, we’re gearing up for summer. We hope you’re ready because we have some exciting updates to share! Camp Everybody Plays, formally located at Glen Canyon, will be moving this summer! While we will miss being located in the beautiful Glen Canyon … Continue reading

AAU Tournament at Palega

Palega Recreation Center is proud to host the MRC Rebels basketball tournament this Saturday and Sunday. Due to the tournament there will be NO OPEN GYM on Saturday, February 13th. Open gym will resume Tuesday. Please feel free to come and enjoy the tounament this weekend at our facility!

Rec Center Construction Update: Tennis Court Stair Temporary Closure

Hi Everyone, As you can tell if you have visited the southern end of Glen Park recently, the recreation center renovation is well underway. As anticipated, due to aspects of the work on the building renovation, the stair which leads from the northern end of the northern tennis court to … Continue reading

TLC

Last month our Tennis and Learning program captured the cultural background of Spain. This month our kids are learning the different cultural aspects of Jamaica. As the kids start off this month learning about the flag and history of Jamaica they are excited as ever to explore more into the … Continue reading

Your Guide to Super Bowl 50

  What events are there for Super Bowl 50? Super Bowl City This is a free-to-the-public, family friendly, fan village in Embarcadero Plaza and along the Embarcadero, with free concerts, games and other entertainment. Festivities begin January 30, 2016 and continue to February 7, 2016. For more info visit:  http://www.sfbaysuperbowl.com/super-bowl city#HLzdXYtvVJiz1qHO.97 … Continue reading

Change in Gym Hours for Chinese New Year Activities

The gym will be closed for the following events: Saturday, February 6th, 2016 Chinese New Year Jamboree  9am-5pm Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 Chinese New Year Tot Celebration 9am-12:30pm Thursday, February 11th, 2016 Chinese New Year Basketball Tournament 5pm-11pm Friday, February 12th, 2016 Chinese New Year Basketball Tournament 5pm-11pm Saturday, February … Continue reading

Community Budget Meetings

Join us for two budget meetings to discuss preliminary plans for Fiscal Years 2016-17 and 2017-18, Wednesday, February 3, at Palega Rec Center (500 Felton St.), and Tuesday, February 9, at Gene Friend Rec Center (270 6th Street), 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Learn about our department’s budget instructions for … Continue reading

GLEN CANYON Recreation Center Update: Construction Underway

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. As you may know, we are well underway with the renovation of the Recreation Center, which was overwhelmingly approved by San Francisco voters in the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond … Continue reading

Palega Holiday Schedule

From December 21st – January 2nd Palega Recreation Center a new open gym schedule will be implemented due to recreation programs and holidays. The schedule is as followed: Open Gym: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 3:30pm-9pm Wednesday: 3:30pm-9pm Thursday: 12pm-6pm Friday: CLOSED Saturday: 9am-5pm   Hours of Operation: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 9am-9pm … Continue reading

Gym Schedule Update 12/12/15

Due to holiday programming open gym hours have changed.  Please note the following changes below: Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 (11:30am-6:00pm) Community Holiday Party for kids 5-11 years old Thursday, December 17th, 2015 (9:00am-11:00am) Tot Soccer Class Friday, December 18th, 2015 (3:00pm-10pm) Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament Saturday, December 19th, 2015 (9:00am-5:00pm) Holiday … Continue reading

North Beach Pool Adding Lap Swim Till January 7th, 2016

Hello Please make note that North Beach Pool will slightly change their schedule to add an additional lap swim Tuesdays through Fridays . This will Start December 8th, 2015 to January 7th 2016. Changes: Dates: December 8th, 2015 to January 7th, 2016 Times & Program Change: Tuesday through Friday will now have … Continue reading

Turkey Cook Off

On November 20th, 2015 SF Rec and Park’s Sports & Athletics Department was well represented by various staff members working as a team to create delicious food for a festive holiday event. Sports & Athletics division was grateful to win many prizes from 3rd place dessert to 2nd place appetizers.

Glen Canyon Construction and Lighting Update

Hi folks, The work is coming along on the Rec Center construction.  A lot of what we are doing right now is inside, so you won’t see a lot right now on the outside of the building. The pathway and tennis court lighting has been acting up, for example, off at … Continue reading

All San Francisco Recreation & Parks Pools Will Be Closed Nov 26 and 27th

Please make note that all San Francisco Recreation & Parks city pools will be closed November 26th Thursday and November 27th Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal scheduling of all pools will assume on Saturday November 28th. Happy Holiday!

Garfield Pool Closure (Nov 16 to Dec 12)

*UPDATE (12/11/15) – Garfield will re-open on time Saturday December 12th, 2015. Please make note Garfield Pool will be closed for maintenance from November 16th to December 12, 2015.

GIANTS!!!!

On Sunday November 8th Palega Recreation Center had the pleasure of hosting San Francisco’s Play Ball Festival where we also welcomed 3 of our San Francisco Giants Word Series Trophies in our facility. Accompanying the trophies were our very own Mayer Ed Lee, San Francisco Recreation & Parks General Manager Phil Ginsburg, and San Francisco … Continue reading

All Pools & Facilities will be Closed Veterans Day November 11th

All the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Pools & facilities will be closed on Veterans day November 11th & will re-open Thursday November 12th.  

You’re Participation is Needed for the Upcoming Garfield Pool Improvements

Thanks to those who voted in favor of the 2012 Park Bond, Garfield Pool was allocated $11 million dollars for improvements. We would like the community’s feedback on what you would like. The meeting will take place in the Clubhouse next to the pool building, which is located at 26th … Continue reading

GLEN CANYON Update: Recreation Center Renovation to Start Mid October

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project.   This is a project to renovate the Recreation Center, which was overwhelmingly approved by San Francisco voters in the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. Here is the project webpage if … Continue reading

Adult Scrip Ticket Price Increase – starting August 1st

Due to the Controller’s Office CPI increase for the new fiscal year, 2015-15, the price for the Adult Scrip booklet will increase from $51 to $52. This increase will go into effect starting August 1, 2015. Adult scrip tickets purchased prior to August 1st remain valid.

Playdate

This Saturday July 25th, Palega Recreation Center welcomes you, your family, and your friends for a special Playdate event at our facility from 11am-3pm. Special activities at this event will include various sports, games, arts & crafts, live entertainment and food that will be for sale. We hope to see … Continue reading

2015-2016 Swimming Pool Annual Maintenance Closure Schedule

Please take note for the 2015-2016 Swimming Pool Annual Maintenance Closure Schedule. Continue reading

Glen Canyon Next Step: Review Project and Award of the Construction Contract

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. As a reminder, you can always follow the project here: http://sfrecpark.org/project/glen-canyon-park-2012-bond/ We thought we would be awarding the project in July, but instead I will be presenting to the Rec Park Commission … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Rec Center Renovation – Rec Park Commission Meeting to Review Project and Award of the Construction Contract for the Renovation

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. As a reminder, you can always follow the project here: http://sfrecpark.org/project/glen-canyon-park-2012-bond/ Our next step is a meeting of the Rec Park Commission to award the contract to the contractor. The next meeting … Continue reading

“Don’t Dream It… Be It!” Photography Exhibit

Harvey Milk Photo Center & Harvey Milk Cultural Arts Center presents…. Don’t Dream It…Be It!  A fabulous photography exhibit kicking off Pride and a celebration of Drag, Theatre, Music and Love of Life! Photography featured from Mark Christopher, Marques Daniels, Molly DeCoudreaux, Nicole Fraser-Herron, Sara Gobets, Gareth Gooch, Jose A. … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon Rec Center Renovation – Open This Summer, Close in August

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. As a reminder, you can always follow the project here: http://sfrecpark.org/project/glen-canyon-park-2012-bond/ Recreation Center Renovation Coming Up/ What to Expect: The Glen Canyon Recreation Center will remain open during the summer months, to … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon Recreation Center Renovation – Planning to Start Construction Summer 2015

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. Additionally, I attended the Glen Park Neighbors Meeting last night briefly to provide a update in person. You can always email or call me (see my below contact info if you have questions). … Continue reading

Women’s History Month: Bay Sox Baseball Team Set to Make History

Each week this month, in honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve been highlighting some of the most influential women in Rec and Park history. This week, we take a look at some young women who are about to make their own mark on history as the city’s first all-girls baseball … Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. Pool projected reopening for March 24, 2015

I am happy to announce that our contractor received the necessary parts and is rebuilding the pump. We expect to have the pump rebuilt and installed by March 17, 2015. There will be a testing process, as well as balancing the water which should take approximately one week, unless there … Continue reading