Recreation Facilities

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is charged with operating and facilitating 25 terrific Multi-purpose recreation centers conveniently located throughout the city. Thanks to the citizens of San Francisco, and the passage of the 2000 and 2008 Park Bonds, many of the Neighborhood Recreation Centers have undergone large scale capital improvement projects. Now is the time to get active! Hurry down, join your community, and participate in some of the fun and healthy recreational opportunities offered in your local recreation center.

Balboa Pool

Balboa Swimming Pool is one of eight public swimming pools in the city. Featuring dimensions of 100’ x 40’ and six lanes, Balboa Pool has long been one of the city’s most … Continue reading

Bernal Heights Rec Center

Beloved by local families, this welcoming neighborhood center is particularly busy after Story Hour at Bernal Heights Public Library. Parents often socialize over coffee while their children frolic in the fenced playground … Continue reading

Betty Ong Rec Center

After nearly 60 years of serving one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in San Francisco, Chinese Recreation Center recently underwent a major renovation, that transformed the center into a state-of-the-art recreation … Continue reading

Coffman Pool

The 10,000-square-foot Coffman Pool, originally built in 1957, was refreshed in 2008, and is located on Visitacion Avenue and Hahn Streets within Herz Playground at the southeastern entrance of McLaren Park. A … Continue reading

Eureka Valley Rec Center

Choose from a wide selection of groups, clubs and classes at this vibrant community center in the Castro District. After a full renovation, the indoor basketball court and play area look brand … Continue reading

Garfield Pool

A favorite swimming spot for locals, Garfield Swimming Pool offers an array of classes and programs, from learn-to-swim, lap and recreational swims for tots, youths, adults and seniors.

Gene Friend Rec Center

Youth programs play a starring role at this busy Recreation Center in the SOMA neighborhood. Facilities include a full indoor gymnasium, activity room, weight room, auditorium, outdoor basketball court and playground. Badminton … Continue reading

Glen Park Rec Center

For decades, locals have enjoyed the beautiful natural landscape and varied recreational offerings at the historic Glen Canyon Park. In recent years, residents have voiced the need for renovating the park and … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park Senior Center

The Golden Gate Park Senior Center is a recreation center dedicated to the enjoyment of quality activities for all seniors age 55 and over. Our goal is to provide seniors with programs … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex

The tennis courts in Golden Gate Park were established in 1901, the year the first automobile permit was issued in San Francisco and five years before the Great Quake and Fire of … Continue reading

Hamilton Pool

After a recent overhaul of the pool and adjacent recreation center, this stunning new swimming facility features a large, heated pool and not one, but two, indoor water slides, the only ones … Continue reading

Hamilton Rec Center

Park is now open! The $17-million improvement project rebuilt the Recreation Center, swimming pool, playground and athletic courts. Come check out the improved Hamilton Rec Center!

Harvey Milk Rec Arts Center

Overlooking beautiful Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts is as unique as the Civil Rights leader it was named for. Originally dedicated to the Performing Arts, the building, commonly … Continue reading

Harvey Milk Photo Center

Established in the early 1940′s, The San Francisco Photography Center is the oldest public darkroom in the United States. Moved to the Harvey Milk Recreation Center in 1957. The Photo Center has … Continue reading

Joseph Lee Rec Center

Visit this thriving community center in the Bayview District and you’ll find a wide selection of games, sports, programs and classes. Play basketball, ping-pong, tetherball or air hockey. Join a pickup game … Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr Pool

Another hidden pool gem, MLK Pool features a 25-yard x 25-meter pool and a separate wading pool for tots. Aquatic programs include learn-to-swim programs, water aerobics, recreational swim and lap swim.

Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center

Choose from a wide selection of programs and classes at this sparkling new Recreation Center. The renovated building includes a gymnasium, community room, teen center, multipurpose rooms, arts and crafts room, preschool, … Continue reading

Mission Art Center

The newest addition to the Cultural Division, Mission Arts is an art destination site in heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. Located on Treat and 21st Street, this beautiful brick building will … Continue reading

Mission Community Pool

Mission Pool to open March 1st, 2014 The 4,565 square foot Mission Pool was constructed in 1916, and is located on 19th Street between Linda and Valencia Streets in the Mission District. … Continue reading

Mission Rec Center

Mission Recreation Center is the hub for recreational activities in the Mission. Mission Recreation Center offers a indoor gymnasium, which is used for basketball, volleyball, indoor-soccer and many more sports. We also … Continue reading

Moscone Rec Center

Find activities and programs for all ages at this full-service Rec Center in the Marina District. The popular facility includes an indoor gym, community rooms, two play areas, a basketball court, two … Continue reading

North Beach Pool

Renovated in 2005 to accommodate more users and programs, North Beach Swimming Pool has long been a neighborhood destination for swimmers of all ages. The facility features two pools (a 25-meter x … Continue reading

Palega Rec Center

Visit this recently renovated and thriving community center for a wide selection of games, sports, programs and classes, including after school activities for kids. Join a pickup game on the basketball court … Continue reading

Potrero Hill Rec Center

Choose from an extensive menu of classes and programs at this welcoming community hub. Outdoors, enjoy the playground, baseball field, basketball court, dog play area, ball fields, two lighted tennis courts, picnic … Continue reading

Randall Museum

The Randall Museum offers children and adults a place to explore, investigate and create from the natural world at a spectacular site overlooking San Francisco. The Randall features a live animal exhibit … Continue reading

Richmond Rec Center

Parents love the summer day camp, afterschool and Tiny Tots programs at this dynamic neighborhood Rec Center. Popular ping-pong tables and special community events are two more reasons to visit the only … Continue reading

Rossi Pool

A favorite swimming spot for locals in the Richmond District, Rossi Swimming Pool offers an array of classes and programs, from learn-to-swim, lap and recreational swims for tots, youths, adults and seniors.

Sava Pool

A neighborhood favorite, Sava Pool reopened in 2009 after a $17 million renovation. It features a 25-yard, eight-lane multi-purpose pool that accommodates recreation, lap and competitive swimming. The unique design of the … Continue reading

Sharon Art Studio

Course Catalog for Summer 2014 Opened in 1888, the Sharon Art Studio is the largest fine art community studio in San Francisco that offers a wide variety of art workshops and classes … Continue reading

St. Mary’s Rec Center

St. Mary’s Recreation Center is a large, full-service recreation center with programs for tots, youth, adults and seniors. St. Mary’s includes a gymnasium, community rooms, sports courts, athletic fields, and the city’s … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Tenderloin Rec Center

It’s all about youth at this lively facility, catering to the community’s large and diverse population of kids. Seven days a week, the Rec Center and adjacent playground provide a full menu … Continue reading

Upper Noe Rec Center

This lively Noe Valley hub boasts a newly renovated Recreation Center and sand-floor playground, perfect for small tots. Let your pooch frolic safely in the fenced dog run, bring your tennis racket … Continue reading