Betty Ong Chinese Recreation Center

Completed and Open to the Public!

BackgroundBetty Ong Chinese Recreation Center

For several decades, San Franciscans have enjoyed recreating at the Chinese Recreation Center, a heavily used facility in the heart of Chinatown. In 2008, the voters of San Francisco allocated over $21 million to upgrading and repairing this community treasure so that it may continue to provide today's youth and future generations a safe place to play and exercise.

The Recreation Center renovation is now complete and open to the public. The building also received LEED Gold Certification soon after completion.


The Chinatown community came together and visualized a new recreation center and park that meets the unique needs of this vibrant neighborhood. Now, we are working to turn their vision into a world-class recreation center that will include a renovated basketball court and children's play area, as well as upgraded pathways. We will also improve the landscape and the park infrastructure with better lighting and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility. Once completed, the Chinese Recreation Center will be a place of neighborhood pride enjoyed by children, teenagers and families alike.

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