Recreation Programs

Please note: All spring 2020 programs are currently suspended until further notice. Summer day camp registration and Golden Gate Park Senior Center registration are postponed until further notice. To receive regular updates about our programs, sign up for our newsletter today.

San Francisco Recreation and Parks has a long tradition of providing hundreds of quality recreation programs for the entire family, including childhood development classes for tots, dance classes for seniors, and new, exciting programs for everyone else in between. 

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Summer Day Camp Catalog English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF) | Chinese (PDF) 

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After School Programs

Providing after school enrichment programs at the following sites:

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Providing lessons, memberships and drop-in swimming at our nine aquatic facilities. We also provide waterfront aquatic activities, including kayaking and canoeing!

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Programs and classes offered in crafts, digital arts and technologies, photography, and visual and performing arts:

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Camp Mather

Choose your favorite summer recreation and you will find it at Camp Mather in the High Sierra. In a setting unparalleled in the West, your family can take advantage of the many activities available at San Francisco’s own vacation land.

  • Camp Mather Main Page, including cabin information, camp map and other important info to ensure you have a great time at camp

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We offer over 90 different kinds of camps for youth ages 4 & up during school breaks and summer time.  Registration for summer camps begins March 21, 2020.

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Early Childhood Recreation

Providing Pre-K activities and socialization through structured classes, drop-ins, and special events. 

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Extreme Sports

Offering extreme activities such as skateboarding, archery, BMX bike riding, rock climbing, martial arts, wresting, fencing, and more! 

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Health and Wellness

Offering fitness, exercise, cooking, and other personal development classes and activities:

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Leagues and fundamentals for all ages in basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, flag football, and golf. 

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Science and Technology

Classes and programs in natural sciences and technology:

  • Current Offerings
  • Randall Museum- Providing a hands-on community learning center with no entry fee, where children and adults can explore STEM, nature and the arts through engaging exhibits, activities and classes.

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Tennis and Learning Center

The Tennis and Learning Center (TLC) is a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department youth development program that currently serves elementary school kids in some of San Francisco’s toughest neighborhoods. The new Golden Gate Park Tennis Center (currently in construction) will include a dedicated TLC classroom space to serve middle school students who graduate from the elementary school programs, where they will receive additional training and support to prepare them for high school and beyond.

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Therapeutic Recreation

Offering specialized Adaptive Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation programs for children, teens, transition-age youth, and adults with disabilities, and Inclusion Support for individuals with disabilities. For more information about our specialized Therapeutic Recreation programs or Inclusion Services, contact us at: (415) 206-1546; (415) 242-5700 (VP) or