- PERMITS & RESERVATIONS
- Indoor Facility Rentals
Indoor Facility Rentals
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has a variety of rooms available to rent including: auditoriums, meeting rooms, gymnasiums and kitchens. Rentals are in a variety of different facilities. Availability can be limited as we run many of our programs in these sites but, if they are not in use, they are available for public rental.
COVID-19 HEALTH ORDER REQUIREMENTS
Updated August 20, 2021
Operators/hosts of establishments or events where food or drink is served indoors must require all patrons age 12 and older to show proof that they are Fully Vaccinated before entering any indoor portion of a facility. Please see Health Order C19-07y Appendix B, Section 2 for acceptable proof of vaccination documents. Event organizers are responsible for verifying the vaccination status of their guests.
This requirement is in addition to the Health Order for Universal Indoor Masking, which requires all individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, wear a Well-Fitted Mask inside a facility. People may remove their Well-Fitted Mask while actively eating or drinking. People are urged to be seated at a table or positioned at a stationary counter or place while eating or drinking. If food or drink is being consumed indoors, all windows and doors must be open to increase ventilation.
Additionally, if your indoor event will host 1,000 or more people, it qualifies as a Large Indoor Event, for which there are additional requirements of the event organizer– including completing and submitting a Health and Safety Plan.
Renting a Space
For details on how to reserve a specific space and the fees involved, please visit the following:
Due to Summer Camps and programming there are only a limited number of facilities available for rent at this time. Applications must be received a minimum of 30 days in advance of your requested date for consideration and processing.
- County Fair Building
- Lake Merced Boathouse - Located on the edge of Lake Merced, the boathouse overlooks the Lake and has a large patio.
- Stern Grove Clubhouse (Trocadero)
- Sunnyside Conservatory
These facilities are not currently available:
- Auditoriums and Meeting Rooms in Recreation Centers and Clubhouses
- EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park
- Kezar Pavilion
Please note that for certain indoor sites, recreation centers (including gyms) and certain clubhouses, reservations can only be made once the SFRPD Programming schedule has been finalized. The deadlines for programming vary by season, but they are generally about two months prior to the start of each session. Please contact our office for more information.
Indoor reservations requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the date of the rental and must be paid and finalized 10 days prior to the date of the rental.
Indoor rentals require a security deposit starting at $250. The security deposit is to ensure that all terms of the permit are followed including the requirement to clean the site after use and remove all trash.
Cancellations & Changes
For rentals less than $1,000 in facility fees, any changes or cancellations must be made at least 10 business days prior to the event date. For rentals of $1,000 or more in facility fees, any changes or cancellations must be at least one month prior to the event date. In the case of any authorized cancellation or change there will also be a fee of the higher of $29 or 20% of the fee. In addition, if you would like a refund (as opposed to a credit to your account), there will be a refund fee of the higher of $14 or 20% of the refund amount. There are no changes or cancellations allowed after the above deadlines.