Potrero Hill Rec Center Plaque Dedication on November 19

Join us on Tuesday, November 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Potrero Hill Recreation Center outdoor courts (801 Arkansas Street at the outdoor sport courts) for a special plaque unveiling … Continue reading

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!

Tennis Court Online Reservation System Meeting September 18

We invite you to join us for a public meeting to discuss the free online reservation system implemented in April 2019 for tennis and pickleball play at 11 complexes across the city. … Continue reading

Community Celebrates Renovation of Potrero Hill Rec Center Grounds

SAN FRANCISCO – Revamped athletic fields, new sports equipment, improved lighting and accessible pathways were among the major improvements unveiled by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today at the Potrero Hill Recreation Center. The $5.5 million renovation also included a new irrigation system, new landscaping, concrete retaining walls, … Continue reading

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 sfrecpark.org.

Youth Stewardship Program Kick Off Series!

Our Youth Stewardship Program (YSP) engages youth 2nd-12th grade in environmental education and service learning field trips in parks and open spaces city wide. We are hosting three YSP Kick-Off events for teachers to learn more about our free programming, meet our environmental educators, and register for classes for the … Continue reading

TPC Harding Park Hosts Inaugural SF Pride Golf Tournament

SAN FRANCISCO—LGBTQ golfers and allies gathered on the green Wednesday for the first-ever San Francisco Pride Pro-Am Golf Tournament, a historic fundraiser at TPC Harding Park. The inaugural event was hosted by TPC Harding Park in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, the Northern California Professional Golfers … Continue reading

Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary and Pride Events in our Parks!

The Harvey Milk Photo Center (50 Scott Street) presents the Stonewall 50 Years Anniversary Art and Pride Exhibit. This exhibit will feature local artists showcasing their best contemporary works celebrating the LGBTQ community and its history. It will open this Saturday, June 22 with a reception from 5 to 8:30 … Continue reading

Garfield Pool – Construction Update

We are making great progress on the construction at Garfield Pool. The old clubhouse building has been demolished, and the pool building has been cleared. The site has been a bit muddy due to the rain, but the foundation for the new clubhouse is well underway, and the new steel … Continue reading

Randall Museum Science Fair Winners Head to State Championships

SAN FRANCISCO – Budding scientists from middle schools across San Francisco will compete in a Bay Area-wide science fair later this month after distinguishing themselves at a citywide competition held at the Randall Museum. More than 160 students from San Francisco’s public and private schools competed in this year’s San … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Rolls Out 10 New Sport Wheelchairs for Public Use

SAN FRANCISCO – City officials, wheelchair basketball athletes, and South of Market community members on Wednesday celebrated the addition of 10 new custom sport wheelchairs at Gene Friend Recreation Center—part of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s focus on adaptive sports. The $40,000 purchase of the 10 wheelchairs were … Continue reading

Free Shuttle to Randall Museum!

On Saturdays, from February 8th to March 16th, a free shuttle will travel from the Mission Arts Center to the Randall Museum. The shuttle will make several trips between the facilities during the day, starting at 9:45 at the Mission Arts Center, with the final pick up at the Randall … Continue reading

Balboa Pool Reopening on February 23

Join us on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. as we hold a reopening celebration for the community at the Balboa Pool (51 Havelock).  The event will feature special performances, speakers, … Continue reading

Summer Resource Fair Pop-Up Schedule

Did you miss the Summer Resource Fair on February 9 with us, the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families and the San Francisco Public Library? Don’t worry, we have free pop-up summer resource fairs coming up in the next month in your neighborhood! Connect with representatives for camps, … Continue reading

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

Workreation Update

Applicants who passed the minimum requirements can expect to be interviewed in early February.  Interview Prep Workshops are available for students who would like to practice for their interview.  Click on  the “Workshop” tab for more information.  If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact our Workreation Team … Continue reading

Public Budget Meetings on January 30 and February 4 

Join us for one of two budget meetings to discuss preliminary plans for Fiscal Years 2019-20 and 2020-21. Learn about our department’s budget instructions for the next two years, and let us know what your priorities are in your neighborhood parks. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 30 at … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park’s Cultural Arts Division joins Inclusive Arts to offer Theater for All!

Though improv, movement and role-play, this class will enable members to develop their theatrical skills, while celebrating their individual identities and building a supportive ensemble. Sessions are scaffolded to support actors in getting to know each other and developing a comfort with and understanding of theatrical improvisational skills, with the … 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 www.sfreconline.org for more information or … Continue reading

Camp Mather Inclusion Week 2019 Registration begins December 10!

Camp Mather Inclusion Week 2019 Registration begins December 10! Inclusion Week is week 2 of camp, June 9-June 15 2019 Registration opens December 10 at 10am Registration closes January 13 at 11:59pm Go to sfrecpark.org/campmather for details and registration info For registration questions, contact the Camp Mather Desk at matherreservations@sfgov.org or 415-831-2715 For … 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 www.sfrecpark.org for exciting activities throughout our San Francisco every weekend!

Accessibility Information for Scaregrove on October 26

Scaregrove returns to Stern Grove (19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard), on Friday, October 26 from 3 to 9 p.m. This year’s event will feature zombie face painting, haunted houses for all ages, a spooky trail, carnival rides, food trucks, live entertainment and more! $10 per person; children under 2 years … Continue reading

Potrero Hill Rec Center Improvement Project Notice of Construction

Construction activity at Potrero Hill Recreation Center playfields and lower level dog play area is scheduled to begin in mid-August 2018.  Construction Notification Banners were posted on site in June 2018 providing information as shown below.  Progress updates will be provided throughout the construction duration.  Thank for your collaboration and … Continue reading

Potrero Hill Rec Center Improvement Project Update

Potrero Hill Recreation Center Project includes the renovation of the natural turf playfields, improvements to the lower level dog play area, and pedestrian lighting at the on-site pathway for the Walking School Bus Route.   The 5.4 Million project budget is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond … Continue reading

117th San Francisco City Open

  117th San Francisco City Open Tennis Tournament September 1 – 3, 2018 Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Register on the USTA website Long weekends are made for tennis! What better way to spend Labor Day than to compete against some of the Bay Area’s greatest players in in the … Continue reading

Sussex Stair Update

The new stairway has been built! The contractor is now working on rebuilding the top landing and barrier rail where the sidewalk meets the stair. Fabrication of the stair handrail is ahead of schedule, so we will forego the temporary one and proceed with installing the permanent handrail the week of May … Continue reading

Sussex Stair Replacement

Dear Glen Park Neighbor, Thank you for your patience throughout the Sussex stair replacement at the Glen Canyon Recreation Center. As you are aware, demolition of the stair occurred in late November of 2017. When construction began, we made an unexpected discovery regarding the existing soil conditions, which required minor adjustments … Continue reading

Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds Opening

<3 your parks? Well Cupid is coming to the Civic Center! Everyone is invited to celebrate the opening of these creative play spaces with interactive lighting in the heart of the city … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks’ Randall Museum to Open After $9 Million Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Randall Museum Friends (RMF) proudly announce the opening of the Randall Museum after its recent $9 million renovation. The Randall Museum, a one-of-a-kind art and science education center, reopens to the public on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. The renovation … Continue reading

Stair Replacement

The stair replacement at Sussex and Elk Streets has been delayed for several weeks. Upon demolition of the existing stair, it was determined that field conditions varied from anticipated conditions, requiring adjustments to the design and additional coordination with the contractor. Progress should resume shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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.

Exploring ASL is Back!

New Year, New Skills! Have you already made your 2018 resolutions? Considering adding “Learning ASL” to that list. “Exploring ASL,” our hands on recreational approach is back in session for Winter 2018! Upcoming dates for Winter 2018: Tuesday, January 9, Course #12205 Tuesday, February 13, Course #12206 The program is … Continue reading

2018 Camp Mather Lottery Registration Opens January 5, 2018

The lottery for weekly Camp Mather 2018 begins on Friday, January 5 at 10 a.m. and closes on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Plan your summer family getaway with SF Recreation and Parks! To upload your proof of San Francisco Residency, please use this link. For more information or to register, click HERE. Continue reading

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

Gym Update for Dec. 20th, 2017

On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center 2nd fl. gym will be closed from 4:00pm -6:30pm for an extended Basketball Fundamentals class. The gym will be open for basketball from 9:00am – 4:00pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm for volleyball.  If you should need additional information, please contact 415-359-9103.

HMCA Holiday Craft Fair Free Event – 12/10/17

Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, part of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is proud to host its Holiday Craft Fair on Sunday, December 10th 2017 11am-4pm. The event will include numerous local artists offering their unique handmade holiday gifts for sale to the public. Our destination art center will also host family friendly … 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

SF Rec and Parks Welcomes Rock & Roll Photographer Jay Blakesberg to Harvey Milk Photo Center

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today celebrity photographer Jay Blakesberg, who has photographed legendary musicians such Jerry Garcia, Tom Waits, Santana and more, will be showing his work for the first time in San Francisco. The longtime San Francisco resident has chosen SF Rec … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Sussex Stair Replacement Coming Soon!

The existing stair leading to the intersection of Sussex and Elk Streets is scheduled for replacement beginning this November. Funding for the stair was arranged via the Office of Supervisor Sheehy and the Mayor’s Budget Office. This is a long-anticipated improvement that will require a temporary trail detour behind the Glen … 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

SF Rec and Parks Recieves Grant to Renovate Tennis Courts Citywide!

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today that the Department has received a cash grant of $864,000 from San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation (SFFSR) to resurface tennis courts in the City’s park system.  Throughout 2016, the Department and SFFSR worked together to identify a … Continue reading

Mclaren Bike Park Construction Pictures

If you haven’t checked out the events page. Please do. Mclaren bike park will have its grand opening Saturday, Oct 21st. See flier here. McLaren Bike Park Opening on October 21 Photos: Mclarenbikepark.com

The 2017 Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival

On Saturday, September 30th, 11:30am-4:00pm the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival will be showcasing at Tenderloin Recreation Center. This event is a FREE annual event of Southeast Asian Art, Culture and Celebration. The event will feature live traditional music, ethnic food samples, arts and crafts, martial arts, a youth soccer tournament and educational workshops. … Continue reading

National Night Out on August 1

Tuesday, August 1 is National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Rec centers and parks across the city will be participating in this event with a variety of live entertainment, arts and recreational … Continue reading

Celebrate Community – Gay Pride event at Harvey Milk

Celebrate Community is a LGBTQ Pride Photo Exhibit and event open to the public at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts. The event features a photo gallery opening followed by live entertainment provided by Peaches Christ Productions. The event is Free to the public. WHEN: Photo Opening and Pride Event is Saturday, … Continue reading

Tasters Choice Girls in Sports Spring Instructional Basketball Dates/Times/Course#/Fees

Instructional Girls Basketball Eureka Valley Recreation Center From: March-May Day: Tuesday Time: 4-5:30pm Ages: 5-9 years Course#: TBA Fee: TBA   Richmond Recreation Center From: March-May Day: Wednesday Time: 4-5:30pm Ages: 5-9 years Course#: TBA Fee: TBA   Sunset Recreation Center From: March-May Day: Friday Time: 4-5:30pm Ages: 5-9 years … Continue reading

Don’t Miss out! Access to Adventure 2017 is coming!

Come join us on May 6, for A2A 2017! Access to Adventure (A2A) is a partnership between Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD) and SF Recreation and Parks WHAT? A festival of recreation for children with disabilities, including sports, extreme sports, outdoor recreation, aquatics, cultural arts, and more! Come enjoy live … Continue reading


ShutterSpeed is an international exhibition and event that invites you to open your mind and discover the intersection of photography, art, and the athleticism of skateboarding. Discover and observe the raw fusion where the artist meets the landscape, creating a culture of street skating within the beautiful, picturesque city of San Francisco. San Francisco boasts unparalleled geography, with its crooked streets and hills, creating a dream destination for skateboarders. 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!

Glen Canyon Rec Center Schedule Update

As you may have noted from recent SF Chronicle reporting, the Glen Canyon Rec Center opening has experienced delays due to winter weather.  We thank you for your patience as we work to complete the project.  In the coming months we will be working on the interior finishes and building landscape. An anticipated opening date … Continue reading

HPHP Park Programs!

We invite you to join us for Park Prescription Day, a FREE celebration on Crissy Field in front of the Crissy Field Center. There will be fun activities for all ages and abilities, so bring the whole family! There will be over 20 local organizations hosting games, giveaways, and program information at their booths, such as:

  • Health screenings
  • Face painting
  • Public transit to park information
  • Healthy eating tips
  • Agility Courses

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What’s new at the Glen Rec Center?

Despite recent rain, the Glen Canyon Recreation Center is still on track for a spring opening. Both the interior and exterior are beginning to take on their finished appearances. The final coat of stucco (a sandy brown color) is currently being applied over a darker base coat on the building exterior. Inside, … Continue reading

BAO Tiny-Tot CNY Party

The Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center is having a Tiny-Tot Chinese New Year celebration for children 5 or younger and parents on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. There will be games, arts & crafts and entertainment. The party is from 10:00am to 11:00am in the 2nd floor Gymnasium.

Exterior Waterproofing, Finishes, and Playfield Work

If you walked past the Glen Canyon Recreation Center this week, you may have been surprised to see the building being painted blue, but do not worry! This is a layer of waterproof material being applied prior to the application of the stucco finish. Inside, elements such as cabinets and lighting … Continue reading

Public Budget Meeting on February 8

Join us for the second of two budget meetings to discuss our department’s Strategic Plan, our budget instructions for the next two fiscal years, and share with us your priorities for your neighborhood parks. Wednesday, February 8 at Joseph Lee Recreation Center (1395 Mendell St.) 6:30 to 8 p.m.

It’s Not Too Early to Think About Summer: 2017 Camp Mather Lottery

Registration for the 2017 Camp Mather Lottery ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 3. New Registration System! In August, we launched our new registration system for classes, swim passes and memberships, and Camp Mather lottery registrations. If you haven’t already, please set up a new account today at sfrecpark.org/register. For … Continue reading

Building Interior Progress Update & Trenching

Over the past six weeks the Rec Center interior has transformed as equipment, tile, drywall, and other materials have been installed. This is a very exciting time in the construction process when the finished building begins to appear! A new water line is also being installed between the Rec Center and Elk Street. … Continue reading

Women’s Pickup Basketball Every Tuesday Evening at Eureka Valley Rec

If you’ve been meaning to break out the high-tops, here’s your chance! Eureka Valley Recreation Center (19th and Collingwood streets) hosts women’s pickup basketball every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Bring your friends or make new ones. Click here for more info.

Urban Agriculture/Community Garden Resource Day on December 11

We’re excited to announce the relaunch of Urban Agriculture Resource Centers! Please join us on Sunday, December 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden (780 Frederick Street). Materials will … Continue reading

Mobile Rec Upcoming Events 04/07/18 – 06/16/18

Get Out and Play Saturdays! Mobile Rec is offered free of charge to the public on Saturdays from 11 AM- 2 PM. Check our “Events Page” for directions to individual locations and special activity updates. 04/07/18 – Cayuga Playground 04/14/18 – Golden Gate Park/Waller Street & Stanyan 04/21/18 – Lake … Continue reading

Superfest International Disability Film Festival!

Superfest, the world’s longest running disability film festival, celebrates disability as a creative force in cinema and culture. It features films with fresh ideas and images that inspire thought and meaningful conversation. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 BERKELEY THE MAGNES COLLECTION OF JEWISH ART AND LIFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 SAN FRANCISCO THE … Continue reading

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

ASL Cafe Summer Fiesta

The ASL Cafe will be hosting an exciting Summer Fiesta on Sunday, July 31st from 12pm-4pm at the Mission Clubhouse Inclusion Center (3555 19th Street at Linda between Guerrero & Valencia St.)   There will be food, beverages, games & prizes! Please bring your favorite themed dish to share.   … Continue reading

ASL Cafe is going on summer vacation!

Important announcement: The ASL Cafe will be going on summer vacation. There will be no Thursday night ASL Cafe during the summer.   We will be offering some exciting summer time events, and we’ll be getting ready for some new and exciting programs for the fall. Stay tuned for more … Continue reading

Rec and Park partnering with Wilderness Inquiry to bring CanoeMobile to SF!

Canoemobile San Francisco Parks & Recreation is partnering with Wilderness Inquiry’s Canoemobile to provide place-based learning experiences for students and transition age youth with cognitive disabilities. This year’s events will take place from 4/12-4/15. We are inviting schools to join us for a week-day event. During these events, students (4th grade … 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 www.sfreconline.org or in person at one of our registration sites.

Join Our Team!

Do you have experience working with individuals with disabilities? Wouldn’t it be awesome to work with individuals with disabilities, have fun facilitating & participating in recreation programs, AND get paid for it? San Francisco Recreation & Parks, Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services is seeking responsible, enthusiastic, qualified individuals to work at … Continue reading

Everybody Plays Summer 2016 Updates

Over here at SFRPD’s Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services, we’re gearing up for summer. We hope you’re ready because we have some exciting updates to share! Camp Everybody Plays, formally located at Glen Canyon, will be moving this summer! While we will miss being located in the beautiful Glen Canyon … Continue reading

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!

Rec Center Construction Update: Tennis Court Stair Temporary Closure

Hi Everyone, As you can tell if you have visited the southern end of Glen Park recently, the recreation center renovation is well underway. As anticipated, due to aspects of the work on the building renovation, the stair which leads from the northern end of the northern tennis court to … Continue reading


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

Your Guide to Super Bowl 50

  What events are there for Super Bowl 50? Super Bowl City This is a free-to-the-public, family friendly, fan village in Embarcadero Plaza and along the Embarcadero, with free concerts, games and other entertainment. Festivities begin January 30, 2016 and continue to February 7, 2016. For more info visit:  http://www.sfbaysuperbowl.com/super-bowl city#HLzdXYtvVJiz1qHO.97 … Continue reading

Change in Gym Hours for Chinese New Year Activities

The gym will be closed for the following events: Saturday, February 6th, 2016 Chinese New Year Jamboree  9am-5pm Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 Chinese New Year Tot Celebration 9am-12:30pm Thursday, February 11th, 2016 Chinese New Year Basketball Tournament 5pm-11pm Friday, February 12th, 2016 Chinese New Year Basketball Tournament 5pm-11pm Saturday, February … Continue reading

GLEN CANYON Recreation Center Update: Construction Underway

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. As you may know, we are well underway with the renovation of the Recreation Center, which was overwhelmingly approved by San Francisco voters in the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond … 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

Gym Schedule Update 12/12/15

Due to holiday programming open gym hours have changed.  Please note the following changes below: Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 (11:30am-6:00pm) Community Holiday Party for kids 5-11 years old Thursday, December 17th, 2015 (9:00am-11:00am) Tot Soccer Class Friday, December 18th, 2015 (3:00pm-10pm) Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament Saturday, December 19th, 2015 (9:00am-5:00pm) Holiday … 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.

Glen Canyon Construction and Lighting Update

Hi folks, The work is coming along on the Rec Center construction.  A lot of what we are doing right now is inside, so you won’t see a lot right now on the outside of the building. The pathway and tennis court lighting has been acting up, for example, off at … Continue reading


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

GLEN CANYON Update: Recreation Center Renovation to Start Mid October

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project.   This is a project to renovate the Recreation Center, which was overwhelmingly approved by San Francisco voters in the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. Here is the project webpage if … 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

Glen Canyon Next Step: Review Project and Award of the Construction Contract

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. As a reminder, you can always follow the project here: https://sfrecpark.org/project/glen-canyon-park-2012-bond/ We thought we would be awarding the project in July, but instead I will be presenting to the Rec Park Commission … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Rec Center Renovation – Rec Park Commission Meeting to Review Project and Award of the Construction Contract for the Renovation

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. As a reminder, you can always follow the project here: https://sfrecpark.org/project/glen-canyon-park-2012-bond/ Our next step is a meeting of the Rec Park Commission to award the contract to the contractor. The next meeting … Continue reading

“Don’t Dream It… Be It!” Photography Exhibit

Harvey Milk Photo Center & Harvey Milk Cultural Arts Center presents…. Don’t Dream It…Be It!  A fabulous photography exhibit kicking off Pride and a celebration of Drag, Theatre, Music and Love of Life! Photography featured from Mark Christopher, Marques Daniels, Molly DeCoudreaux, Nicole Fraser-Herron, Sara Gobets, Gareth Gooch, Jose A. … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon Rec Center Renovation – Open This Summer, Close in August

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. As a reminder, you can always follow the project here: https://sfrecpark.org/project/glen-canyon-park-2012-bond/ Recreation Center Renovation Coming Up/ What to Expect: The Glen Canyon Recreation Center will remain open during the summer months, to … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon Recreation Center Renovation – Planning to Start Construction Summer 2015

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. Additionally, I attended the Glen Park Neighbors Meeting last night briefly to provide a update in person. You can always email or call me (see my below contact info if you have questions). … Continue reading

Women’s History Month: Bay Sox Baseball Team Set to Make History

Each week this month, in honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve been highlighting some of the most influential women in Rec and Park history. This week, we take a look at some young women who are about to make their own mark on history as the city’s first all-girls baseball … 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

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Adults of all ages are invited every Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 – 2:30 to show off their ballroom Dance in the gym.  Stop in to learn new moves, exercise and have fun! Special thanks to our fun and energetic volunteer instructors Evan Hong, Jane Fong and Richard Peng!

Update on Art Selection Process: Glen Canyon Rec Center Art Componant

Hi Everyone! I want to provide an update on the Art Selection process for Glen Canyon Rec Center. On January 16th , the Selection Panel met and recommended that Charles Sowers be awarded the commission, and the Visual Arts Committee supported this decision. Final approval will be sought at the Full … Continue reading

SoMa West Skatepark Closure on 1/31

Due to the misuse of the site and defacing of park property, SoMa West Skatepark will be closed temporarily on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  SF Public Works, along with Rec and Park, will be organizing a volunteer cleaning team to remove some graffiti as … Continue reading

Glen Park Tennis Courts Open Today!

Hi Everyone, The courts are now open for your use! Again, we apologize for this inconvenience during the closure for the repairs. https://sfrecpark.org/project/glen-canyon-park-improvement-plan/ If you have further questions, please contact Karen Mauney-Brodek, project manager, at Karen.Mauney-Brodek@sfgov.org or 415-575-5601. Have fun out there! Best Karen