SF Rec and Park Hosts Citywide Holiday Celebrations

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will be hosting a series of community events to celebrate the holiday season with children and families citywide.  The first of the series to kick off the winter celebration will be Everybody Plays Day at Mission Playground on Saturday, December 13.  And on the same day, in partnership with the San Francisco Police Department, SF Rec and Park will be hosting Operation Dream Toy Drive and holiday celebration at Hertz Playground. 


The following Tuesday, December 16th, BAO Chinese Recreation Center will be hosting a holiday luncheon for seniors in Chinatown.  The next day, SF Rec and Park’s Mobile Recreation will be bringing fun outdoor recreation such as skateboarding, rock climbing, and BMX biking to Louis Sutter Playground in McLaren Park.   Then BAO Chinese Recreation Center will be hosting a grand Community Holiday Party open to all on December 18th, which will be followed by the SOMA Community Christmas hosted by the Gene Friend Recreation Center on December 19th.


And if that is not enough of holiday fun, on December 20th, there will be Breakfast with Santa at Bernal Heights Recreation Center, Toy Give-Away at Minnie Lovie Ward Recreation Center, and a Holiday Part at Tenderloin Children Recreation Center, and another exciting opportunity for Mobile Recreation at Miraloma Playground. 


“SF Rec and Park will be hosting series of holiday celebrations at our recreation centers throughout the City this winter so that we can continue our mission to better serve the diverse families living in all San Francisco neighborhoods,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “These are just a few of the many free events we support to build our communities and allow San Franciscans to get out and play!”


Then the Department will be counting down the last days of 2014, on December 29th, Kwanzaa Party at Minnie Lovie Ward Recreation Center, and the Kwanzaa Party will continue at Hamilton Recreation Center on December 30th.  In addition to all holiday celebrations throughout the year, SF Rec and Park also hosts seasonal citywide family events including Eggstravaganza in Spring, Play Day on the Green in Summer, Scaregrove in Fall, and Holiday Tree Lighting in Winter, to make San Francisco a friendlier place for children and families.  For more information about SF Rec and Park please visit www.sfrecpark.org.




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