Alternative Recreation Program

Making hamcakes

Ready to release your wild side and inner child? Welcome to the world of Alternative Recreation! Let it all hang out making You Tube clips, Poetry Slamming, Fashion Design, playing Dodge Ball and kicking up your heels as you learn to Tango, Line and Square Dance. Come out and join us and boldly play where you haven’t played before. Get Out and Play!

SoMa West Skatepark Closure on 1/31

Due to the misuse of the site and defacing of park property, SoMa West Skatepark will be closed temporarily on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  SF Public Works, along with Rec and Park, will be organizing a volunteer cleaning team to remove some graffiti as … Continue reading

Pro Skater Gives Back to the Community

PRO SKATEBOARDER KARL WATSON GIVES BACK TO TENDERLOIN SF Rec and Park Invites Waston to Talk with Youth at Tenderloin Rec Center WHAT:        San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) in joint efforts with professional skateboarder Karl Watson to talk with young people in Tenderloin and encourage … Continue reading

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Monday

There are no Classes at this time

Tuesday

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Skateboarding – Youth, Tweens & Teens Shred N' Butter 3:45 pm 5:15 pm Crocker Amazon Plgd Basketball Court 1 Youth, Tweens & Teens Alternative Recreation Daynin Gordon 03/15 05/10

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) 806-6513. No class 3/29.

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Wednesday

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Skateboarding – Youth, Tweens & Teens Shred N' Butter 2:00 pm 3:30 pm Miraloma Playground Basketball Court Youth, Tweens & Teens Alternative Recreation Daynin Gordon 16-Mar 4-May

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) 806-6513. No class 3/30.

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Alternative Recreation – Youth Intro to Fencing for Juniors 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Richmond Recreation Center Auditorium Youth, Tweens & Teens Alternative Recreation Al Carter 23-Mar 18-May

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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Thursday

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
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 17-Mar 12-May

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) 806-6513. No class 3/31.

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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 24-Mar 19-May

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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Friday

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Skateboarding – Youth, Tweens & Teens Shred N' Butter 4:30 pm 6:00 pm Upper Noe Recreation Center Basketball Court Youth, Tweens & Teens Alternative Recreation Daynin Gordon 18-Mar 13-May

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) 806-6513. No class 4/1.

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Saturday

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Skateboarding – Youth, Tweens & Teens The Basic Shred 9:30 am 10:30 am Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Alternative Recreation Daynin Gordon 19-Mar 14-May

Have you ever wanted to learn how to skateboard, but had no idea where to start? Shred N Butter is an established year-round skateboarding program that teaches youth the basics to get them rolling. Our staff will help your child learn ground basics, such as pushing, turning, and stopping, as well as more advanced skills such as “dropping in”, ollies, and kick turns. This class focuses on establishing basic fundamentals so that participants are able to skate on their own. Please bring a skateboard, helmet, and wrist guards, as these are required to be worn during programming. A proper skateboard makes a huge difference in the participant’s ability to learn and enjoy their time at camp. Contact Daynin Gordon at Daynin.Gordon@sfgov.org or 415-806-6513 if you need assistance choosing the proper skateboard. NO DROP-INS; REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY. (Program occurs indoors) No class 3/26, 4/16 & 4/30.

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Skateboarding – Youth, Tweens & Teens The Basic Shred 10:45 am 11:45 am Richmond Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Alternative Recreation Daynin Gordon 19-Mar 14-May

Have you ever wanted to learn how to skateboard, but had no idea where to start? Shred N Butter is an established year-round skateboarding program that teaches youth the basics to get them rolling. Our staff will help your child learn ground basics, such as pushing, turning, and stopping, as well as more advanced skills such as “dropping in”, ollies, and kick turns. This class focuses on establishing basic fundamentals so that participants are able to skate on their own. Please bring a skateboard, helmet, and wrist guards, as these are required to be worn during programming. A proper skateboard makes a huge difference in the participant’s ability to learn and enjoy their time at camp. Contact Daynin Gordon at Daynin.Gordon@sfgov.org or 415-806-6513 if you need assistance choosing the proper skateboard. NO DROP-INS; REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY. (Program occurs indoors) No class 3/26, 4/16, 4/30 & 5/7.

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Sunday

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Archery – All Ages Intermediate Archery 10:00 am 12:00 pm Golden Gate Park Archery Field Archery Fields All Ages Alternative Recreation Joe Arnaldo 24-Apr 15-May

Can’t get enough archery? Join us for the next level of instruction. Learn multiple aiming techniques, how to fix and avoid bad shooting habits, and recieve rewards just like the Olympics! Prerequisite: Beginning Archery.

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