May 2016 Newsletter

 Newsletter | May 2016
Did You Know?

The auditorium is available for public meetings on Wednesdays.


Summer Registration
Clear the Hall
Rec Center Summer Hours
Ladybug Gardeners – May 14
Alvin Torres – UN Facility Assistant
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Community Events
Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Registration
Get out and play!Registration for Summer Activities begins Saturday, May 14 at 10 am. View the Summer Catalog and register online at or stop by the Rec Center office to do so in person.

Upper Noe is hosting seven one-week-long basketball camps (Mon – Fri, 9 -1) from June 6 to August 5. Early sessions are filling up but space is still available to join in the fun this summer. Register today.

(a new banner hangs proudly at Upper Noe encouraging everyone to “Get out and play!”)

Adult Karaoke class is offered in the summer but does not appear in the Summer Catalog. Same day & time, Fridays 6:30 – 8:30 pm beginning June 10. Drop in and sing.

New Zumba Class – Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Clear the Hall
There can be no congregating in the lobby during summer camp hours, 9 am to 1 pm Monday – Friday beginning June 8. Nannies and children cannot nap in the lobby during camp hours. Sorry for any inconvenience but Rec Center staff have no flexibility on this rule.

Summer Hours
Rec Center hours of operation now include Mondays from 9 am – 5 pm beginning June 6 through August 19th.

Open Gym
June 6 through August 19th*:
Monday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
* Hours subject to change

Auditorium Free Play
June 6 through August 19th*:
Monday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday*: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm**
* Hours subject to change.
**Varies, depending on other activities.

Ladybug Gardeners – May 14
Volunteers, get your gloves and your gardening game on this Saturday, May 14 from 9 am to noon. Joan invites amateur gardeners of all ages to come and help beautify our park.

On the Sanchez Street side of the gym, we have rhododendrons blooming in pink and red. They were a gift from the 1700 block of Sanchez Street. We have yet four more plants for that area but we need help getting them into the ground. Please come for just 30 minutes and one plant will have a home. We also have more freshly painted birdhouses to put up.

We hope to see you there on the 14th — do not forget – water, shovels, and gloves.

Alvin Torres – Upper Noe Facility Assistant
Alvin Torres – Upper Noe Facility AssistantWe are happy to announce that Alvin Torres has returned to Upper Noe permanently. After almost a year away pursuing other career options, Alvin accepted a permanent position with Rec & Park.

The full-time position of facility assistant is something we have been hoping to add at Upper Noe for years now to bring more stability and versatility to our staff. Facilities Coordinator Cheryl Woltjen is happy to have the office and activities fully supported.

Alvin has been a responsible member of the Upper Noe team for years and we are thrilled not only to have him back but also to know that he will be with Rec & Park for the long-term. Welcome aboard Alvin.

Mayor's Inaugural 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Free for boys and girls ages 6 – 17. Regional competition for this all-city basketball tournament happens at Upper Noe on June 24. One boy’s team and one girl’s team from each age division will advance to the finals at Kezar Pavilion on July 9. Sign up before June 17 by phone or in person at the Upper Noe office, 415 970-8061.


Community Events


At the Rec Center

May 11
7 pm – auditorium
Upper Noe Neighbors
All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP's appreciated at

May 14
9 am to noon – park grounds
Ladybug Gardeners
Help shape up the grounds for summer.

May 15
noon to 4 pm – gym
Junior Warriors Perimeter Skills Clinic
Cost: $190 (Includes $100 ticket credit for a 2016-17 Golden State Warriors home game)

May 18
7 pm – auditorium
Community Recreation Council / Friends of the Noe Valley Rec Center
Help plan events and shape activities at Upper Noe.
Upper Noe Rec Center Auditorium
contact: Cheryl Woltjen (415) 970-8061

June 24
Mayor's Inaugural 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Upper Noe Rec Center
contact: Cheryl Woltjen (415) 970-8061

Contact if you have an event that you would like to list.


Volunteers Needed

• Help advise the city on what classes should be offered at the Upper Noe Rec Center.
• Lead a new event.
• Garden at the Park. 
Thanks for your interest and support of your park! Please contact us with any questions or suggestions. Let us know about any community events you are planning at the park so we can promote them.

Enjoy your Park!

Friends of the Noe Valley Recreation Center