SF Chronicle: Betty Ann Ong Chinese Rec Center Reopens

The Chinese Recreation Center, known for years as Chinatown’s unofficial backyard, will reopen Saturday with a new name and a sparkling $21 million building, but the same commitment to providing a spot for sport, play and relaxation in one of the nation’s most densely populated communities. The center “is at … Continue reading

NBC Bay Area: SF to Name Rec Center After Betty Ong

(via Bay City News) The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission approved Thursday to name a Chinatown recreation center after a local Chinese-American flight attendant who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. According to department officials the commission unanimously approved to name the center at 1199 Mason St. as … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Commission Unanimously Approve Naming of Betty Ong Chinese Recreation Center

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved the naming of Betty Ong Chinese Recreation Center located on 1199 Mason Street today.  The decision was supported by many Chinese American community advocates, as well as Mayor Lee.  The Chinese Recreation Center project is currently under renovation, and … Continue reading

MAYOR LEE CELEBRATES CHINESE RECREATION CENTER’S CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

MAYOR LEE CELEBRATES CHINESE RECREATION CENTER’S CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS Last Construction Beam on Building Placed & Community Time Capsule Buried; Mayor Proposes Dedication of Chinese Recreation Center to Honor National Community Hero Betty Ong San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today joined San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD), Department … Continue reading