- Parks and Facilities
Palega Recreation Center
- Accessible Children's Play Area
- Accessible Parking
- Accessible Picnic Area
- Accessible Restroom
- Athletic Field
- Available for Rentals
- Baseball / Softball
- Baseball Diamond
- Community Garden
- Community Room(s)
- Outdoor Basketball Court
- Picnic Area
- Ping Pong
About this Facility
In 1996, the Recreation and Park Commission voted unanimously to rename Portola Playground and Recreation Center in honor of Sululagi Palega Jr., a Samoan American and local sports legend, who was tragically killed in Modesto two years earlier. Described as a "Gentle Giant," Palega grew up in the Portola District and was a regular visitor to the center, where he learned to play the sports that led him to be a local star at Balboa High School and later at City College of San Francisco. At the time of his death, Palega was in the process of being hired by the Recreation and Park Department as a director. He is remembered today as a community leader and icon for recreation in San Francisco and local sports.
Visit this thriving community center for a wide selection of games, sports, programs and classes, including after school activities for kids. Join a pickup game on the basketball court or soccer field, or take your frisky pup for a run. The large, inviting playground has climbing structures bordered by beautiful trees. Tennis courts, athletic fields and picnic areas are also available.
Programs at this Site
This facility offers tot classes, after school programs and dance classes for seniors.
Open Gym Hours
This facility has open gym hours for pickup basketball. Contact the Facility Coordinator to confirm current open gym times.
Tue: 10:00am - 7:30pm basketball
Wed: 10:00am - 3:30pm basketball
Thu: 12:00pm - 3:00pm basketball
Fri: 10:00am - 4:00pm basketball; 4:00pm - 7:30pm volleyball
Sat: 12:30pm - 2:00pm youth basketball open gym; 2:00pm - 4:30pm volleyball
Palega Community Garden
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