Peace Hoops Winners!

Congratulations to our Peace Hoops Champs!!! The game was nothing short of competitive and intense. These kids played their heart out and had the whole gym filled with chants! Great job to these winners and all the other teams that participated! Can’t wait to see you all next year!

Fall Registration

Hello Everyone, Now that summer is coming to an end and fall is just right around the corner don’t forget to register your little ones in one of our amazing programs! Please feel free to come into any one of our recreation centers or online at

Serve it up!

Come and discover our fun and exciting volleyball program at our facility! There’s a mixture of instructional volleyball including the fundamentals of passing, blocking, setting and serving! There will be various warm-up drills to get the body going and to end it all participants will put their skill to use in … Continue reading


ATTENTION ALL BASEBALL PLAYERS!!! SFYBL is starting soon and we have limited spots left at our facility. We still have space available in our T-Ball, Pinto, and Mustang divisions if you or anyone you know is interested. Please visit us in person or online at for more information or … Continue reading

Mobile Rec!

Sf Rec and Park Mobile Rec staff brought exciting activities to Palega on Sat, 11/24/18. Palega’s neighbors and visitors enjoyed climbing the portable rock wall, skateboarding, BMX biking and much more. Please make sure to visit our website at for exciting activities throughout our San Francisco every weekend!

Holiday Indoor Soccer Camp

Marcus Steinback (Program Coordinator) would like to thank the Palega Staff for hosting a Great Holiday Indoor Soccer Camp for the past 2 weeks 12/26-29/2017, and 1/2-5/2018. Mr.Steinback would like to highlight four of Recreation and Park’s outstanding Recreation Leaders Tabia Ye, Ruby Duran, Alan Kwong and Issac Straznickas.

Sports and Athletics Girls intermediate/ advanced Volleyball Program at Palega Rec Center

The Program is Designed to enhance the skill level for intermediate volleyball players. If your interested in registering for the winter session, girls between the ages of 13-17 registration is Saturday December 16th. Program begins January 11th 2018 5:30pm-7:00pm. the lead instructor is Cynthia Yim. For more information please contact  MarcusSteinback … Continue reading

Palega’s Tennis Learning Center (TLC) Program

Palega’s Tennis and Learning Center is an after school program for Hillcrest Elementary students. These students are getting help with their homework, one on one tutoring, arts and crafts, learning enrichment activities and tennis lessons.TLC program is Monday through Friday from 2pm-6pm. The students are picked up from Hillcrest everyday afterschool and are walked down … Continue reading

New Beginnings

From old Portola Playground to the new Palega Recreation Center, is a place where children have grown up. Growing up playing Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse and many other sports. From the time we opened and still to this day we have been offering programs to the public to bring the community together. Feel free to … Continue reading

We are open!

Hello Folks! Just in case you are not aware Palega Recreation Center is now open again after our floor refinishing! After a lot of air testing and hard work done on our floors, we welcome all our community members and everyone around the city to come and visit our facility!

Job Fair

Hello Everyone, In conjunction with Success Center San Francisco Palega Recreation Center will be hosting a Job Fair on August 3rd, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:30pm with plenty of information regarding breaking through barriers of obstacles regarding education, training, housing, child support, transportation, and many more. If you or anyone you may … Continue reading

Spring Registration

Palega will be offering a variety of fitness and martial arts classes for the spring session! Registration starts this Saturday March 5th at 10 am! Registration can be done online at or in person at one of our registration sites.

AAU Tournament at Palega

Palega Recreation Center is proud to host the MRC Rebels basketball tournament this Saturday and Sunday. Due to the tournament there will be NO OPEN GYM on Saturday, February 13th. Open gym will resume Tuesday. Please feel free to come and enjoy the tounament this weekend at our facility!


Last month our Tennis and Learning program captured the cultural background of Spain. This month our kids are learning the different cultural aspects of Jamaica. As the kids start off this month learning about the flag and history of Jamaica they are excited as ever to explore more into the … Continue reading

Palega Holiday Schedule

From December 21st – January 2nd Palega Recreation Center a new open gym schedule will be implemented due to recreation programs and holidays. The schedule is as followed: Open Gym: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 3:30pm-9pm Wednesday: 3:30pm-9pm Thursday: 12pm-6pm Friday: CLOSED Saturday: 9am-5pm   Hours of Operation: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 9am-9pm … Continue reading

Turkey Cook Off

On November 20th, 2015 SF Rec and Park’s Sports & Athletics Department was well represented by various staff members working as a team to create delicious food for a festive holiday event. Sports & Athletics division was grateful to win many prizes from 3rd place dessert to 2nd place appetizers.


On Sunday November 8th Palega Recreation Center had the pleasure of hosting San Francisco’s Play Ball Festival where we also welcomed 3 of our San Francisco Giants Word Series Trophies in our facility. Accompanying the trophies were our very own Mayer Ed Lee, San Francisco Recreation & Parks General Manager Phil Ginsburg, and San Francisco … Continue reading


This Saturday July 25th, Palega Recreation Center welcomes you, your family, and your friends for a special Playdate event at our facility from 11am-3pm. Special activities at this event will include various sports, games, arts & crafts, live entertainment and food that will be for sale. We hope to see … Continue reading


Happy Chinese New Year! This year our facility was quite festive for Chinese New Year. Our neighbors brought their children dressed in Chinese dresses and for the joy of the holiday they gave red envelopes to other particpants in the tiny tot class. It was amazing to see everyone enjoy … Continue reading

Tai Chi

Palega Recreation Center has become the home of Tai Chi within the community. Every Friday morning our neighbors, community members, and gym participants gather in the main lobby to enjoy a nice session of Tai Chi.

Muay Thai

This week, we received our new shipment of pads and boxing gloves for our martial arts classes! Our first class to use the new equipment was our Muay Thai class, the participants and instructors were excited to use the new equipment.


Zumba has been a hot commodity here at Palega. Neighbors have been bringing their friends to join in on the fun fitness class. This week we have posted our Fall programming for the neighbors and community to see. Please visit to see a complete list of our programs.

Summer Funtivities

Summer is the busiest time of season for recreation centers! With the amount of programs being conducted at Palega, our facility is being used to the maximim. We are glad that community members are able to use all sorts of areas in our facility including the lobby/atrium.

Palega Summer Hours

Palega Recreation Center ha extended our hours of operation for the summer season. Feel free to come in and visit during our open hours. Monday: 9am-6pm Tuesday: 9am-9pm Wednesday: 9am-9pm Thursday: 9am-9pm Friday: 9am-9pm Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: Closed (Available for Rental)

Available for rentals!

This past weekend, the community had the pleasure to use our multipurpose room for a community modeling event. After many months Palega Recreation Center’s multipurpose room is available for rentals. For more information regarding rentals please call contact our Permits and Reservations Department at (415) 831-5500 or visit us at … Continue reading

New Additions

Palega Recreation Center is happy to present our plaque representing donors who supported our facility by donating to our Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment Fund. We are thankful for all the support that’s been given for Palega Recreation Center.


This past Friday was quite an eventful day for Palega Recreation Center. Department of Public Works (DPW) rented out the facility and held their annual Employee Appreciation Day with various activities in the gym, athletic fields, and multipurpose rooms. It’s great to see that our facility was able to accommodate … Continue reading

Junior Giants

Another year another season. Junior Giants is finally here and ready to start up again! This year volunteer coaches are needed. For more information please contact city wide youth athletic coordinator Cortez Espinoza at For registration please visit

Updates on Palega Recreation Center

Palega Recreation Center is still under construction having opened 4 months ago. Palega Rec is currently closed from 03/26/2014 – 03/27/2014 for Open Gym for  floor repair. We will re-open on Friday 03/28/2014. While the gym is closed feel free to come in and enjoy our outdoor facility, various multi-purpose rooms, or our indoor … Continue reading

Free Zumba Classes

Palega Recreation Center is now offering Fitness classes for all ages. Most recently the community has been enjoying our Zumba Fitness Class offered here at Palega. For more information regarding classes offered here at Palega please visit

Spring is here!

As the spring session of San Francisco Youth Baseball Leagues begin and Summer is coming soon, workers are setting up the field to look nice and ready for games. For more information about Spring Course Registration please visit

Looking for an indoor space to dance, excercise or play?

Palega Recreation Center has open spaces and multi-purpose rooms which can be used for a variety of activities including hip hop dance, line dance, ballroom dance, hacky sack, badminton, board games, tai chi and more. Our friendly, professional staff will be here to greet and direct you to a space which best fits the type of self recreation you … Continue reading