New ‘Tots Choice’ Early Childhood Recreation Class at Sunnyside Clubhouse

Rec and Parks is offering a new Tot Class (ages 3-5) on Saturday mornings at Sunnyside Clubhouse (290 Melrose Ave) from 10-11:30am. It is 9 sessions for $79, and it starts this Saturday January 12.

These classes are a great way to explore fun activities with your child and meet other neighbors too. Please register at Here is the page for this activity:

The Sunnyside Clubhouse was “reactivated” for neighborhood programming last fall and we are very excited to have new classes such as this one now available. If you are interested, please consider enrolling to help ensure the classes continue in the future.



Tennis lessons anyone? Now offered at Sunnyside Playground courts

Sunnyside Playground and Clubhouse now have new community programming, including an afterschool program and tennis lessons for teens that are fully subscribed.

sf-rec-park-logoBut the tennis lessons for adults remain open — The next scheduled session runs from November 6 to December 18, with the weekly class held on from Tuesdays, 12 noon to 1 PM. The total cost is $140. The instructor is Lou Maunupau.

To enroll: and sign-in/register.

Is this scheduled time inconvenient for you? SF Recreation and Parks has let Sunnyside Neighborhood Association know that if members of the community wish to see a different time/day for the adult lessons, they would consider rescheduling. If you are interested in the lessons, but would like to see a different time/day, please write SNA at .

Update on Balboa Park Pool

Hoodline published this update on the state of the still-unfinished Balboa Park Pool:

“Nearly a year after planned reopening, Balboa Park Pool remains shuttered”

“We determined that it was better to invest in a new, higher-performing and fully warrantied window system,”  Tamara Aparton [of SF Rec & Parks] explained, noting that the delays experienced due to the window replacement were concurrent to the utility delays. We are making good progress on other aspects of the work on the interior and exterior,” she added. According to updates posted on the pool’s website, a mural by Jason Jägel was completed inside the building in June.

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An architectural rendering of the new pool, from a community presentation in May 2015. | Images: SF Rec & Park VIA HOODLINE

New: Sunnyside after-school program at Clubhouse

UPDATE Aug 30): This program is now full, but they are still accepting people for the waiting list, so you are encouraged to apply.

Thanks to behind-the-scenes work by Supervisor Yee and the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, SF Recreation and Parks Dept is now starting up an after-school program at the Sunnyside Playground Clubhouse. The price is affordable with scholarships available.

To register:  > search SUNNYSIDE > page down when you get Activity Search page to “Sunnyside After School Program”

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A minimum number of Sunnyside ES students are needed for a school pickup (walking bus).

Survey in progress: What do you want at the Sunnyside Playground Clubhouse?

UPDATE: Survey closed.

Local residents and families who use Sunnyside Playground: Please take this brief survey, so that Sunnyside Neighborhood Association will know which Recreation and Parks Department programming options to pursue for our local Clubhouse.