August 2016 Newsletter

 Newsletter | August 2016
Did You Know?

Summer hours end Aug 19. The Rec Center will be closed every Monday beginning Aug 22.

Fall Registration
Around the Park
Canine Corner
Community Events
Volunteer Opportunities
Fall Registration

New Registration 

SystemRegistration for Fall Activities begins Saturday, August 13 at 10 a.m.
All individuals and families must create new accounts.
Rec & Park has a new registration system that promises to be faster, more reliable and is mobile-ready. It will be the one-stop location for everything, including the purchase of aquatics passes and program memberships.

The Wish List is one cool feature of the new system. Families can browse all classes prior to registration day, select activities for each family member, store them, and then sign up for everything with one click as soon as registration opens. Should any of the classes be full, one click adds them to the wait list.

For all of the details, see the Registration Information page.

Fall CatalogFall Catalog: corrections and name changes
The Fall Catalog accidentally omitted some scheduled programs. Some other classes have changed their course names. If you do not see a class you want listed on registration day, inquire at the Rec Center office or just drop in on the class.

Baby and Me: Wed 10:30 - drop in only
Baby and Me: Fri 9:30 - drop in only
Petite Bakers: Tue 10:15-11:15 - drop in or register
Petite Bakers: Thu 10:15-11:15 - drop in or register
Karaoke for Adults: Fri 6:30 - 8:30 - drop in or register

Name changes:
1,2,3 Ready is now called Simply Fun 2: Tue & Thu 10 - 11:30
Combat Athletics is now called Jiu-Jitsu: Tue & Fri 4:30 – 6

See the updated Fall Daily Schedule at Upper Noe.

New Archery Course is Right on Target
Upper Noe will offer Beginning Archery for ages 10 and up on Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m. using an indoor range in the gym.

Around the Park

Frowning at the Brown
Our park is suffering and it is not because of rationing; it is just that the automatic sprinkler system is not functioning properly. Meanwhile, the once pleasant grassy slope along 30th Street has gone completely brown. Also, much of the ground cover on that slope is dying, no longer able to recover from the trampling by kids playing among them. Flowers and shrubs across the entire park are stunted or dead. Dust clouds emanate from the dog run constantly. If this concerns you, please Call 311 - SF Customer Service Center and complain about it, often and loudly. Your voice matters.

Ladybug Gardeners August 13
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, neighbors are invited to help maintain our beautiful gardens. Upper Noe has been without a regular gardener for some time and the need is huge. An hour or so of your time can make a difference. Work parties are fun for the whole family and a great way to get to know your neighbors.

New Wall Paint Freshening Up
Leonel applies a much-needed coat of paint to the exterior wall along Day Street. Our painting supervisor, Joe, is a local who applies touch ups constantly. However, after eight years, this wall was ready for the works. Thanks guys!

Canine Corner
Friends of Upper Noe Dog Owners Group is celebrating after a successful fund-raising drive that culminated in acquiring and installing a new set of gates this week. The mid-section barrier will help keep dogs in sight of owners and walkers. Both gates are able to open completely to provide options for users and to accommodate maintenance.

Community Events
At the Rec Center

Every Friday
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Karaoke (18 and over)
Drop in and show off your talents or show your support and enjoy

August 13
10 am – online or at the Rec Center
Summer Registration

August 13
9 am to noon – park grounds
Ladybug Gardeners
Help shape up the grounds for summer.
contact: Joan Lionberger,

August 17
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

August 20
noon – auditorium
District 8 Forum
Open to the general public.
Assemblymember David Chiu brings news and issues from Sacramento for consideration and discussion.

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

Volunteer Opportunities
• Help advise the city on what classes should be offered at the Upper Noe Rec Center or lead a new event.
• Garden at the park. We meet the second Saturday of each month from 9 to noon. All are welcome.

Be a Friend. Keeping the park clean and in good repair is vital to health and safety, and to the livability of our neighborhood. Call 311 - SF Customer Service Center to report maintenance and safety issues.

Thanks for your interest and support of your park! Please contact us with any questions or suggestions. 

Enjoy your Park!

Friends of the Noe Valley Recreation Center