SAN FRANCISCO – As school picks up, and the fall season brings days of rain and sun, it’s a fantastic time to pick up a new class or activity. There are still openings in dozens of classes and activities managed by the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department. Many of these classes begin at the end of October, or later, including full-day sports and skateboarding camps just before and after the winter holidays, when students are on break. There is also still room in the 2016 Girls in Sports Hoop Summit on Nov. 12, where girls will have the opportunity to develop basketball fundamentals, listen to motivational speakers, and learn about being a healthy athlete.
Current openings in SF Rec & Park activities span a wide-range of artistic and athletic interests that include:
- Various photography classes, including classes on lighting and range, as well as iPhone photo walks at the Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers and Sutro Baths, and classes held in the Harvey Milk Photo Center’s darkroom
- Boxing, martial arts, karate
- Kayaking, canoeing, and canoe fishing
- Future Chefs, Petite Bakers, and Homecooking 101
- Golf, fencing, swimming, pickleball, volleyball
- Job Readiness
- Yoga, Pilates
- Winter Camps: Fog City Action Sports & Skateboarding camps (Dec. 20 – 23 and/or Dec. 27-30)
There are still three ways to register:
- Online @ org/register
- At McLaren Lodge
- At one of our 13 neighborhood registration sites during office hours: Eureka Valley, Hamilton, Harvey Milk Arts, Minnie & Lovie, Mission, Moscone Palega, Richmond, SOMA/Eugene Friend, St. Mary’s, Sunset, or Upper Noe Rec Center.
Rec & Park also offers FREE daily Zumba classes through the Zumba in the Parks program. There are currently 38 weekly Zumba classes throughout the City. Because of its popularity, the program is still expanding. To learn more about Zumba in the Parks, visit: http://sfrecpark.org/zumba. Other FREE recreation programs include the Healthy Parks Healthy People Saturday morning social guided walks around lakes and parks, and the Mobile Recreation Program which brings recreation (with an emphasis on extreme sports) to all corners of San Francisco.