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Athletic Field Reservations
SPECIAL COVID 19 PERMITS
On March 2, the SF Department of Public Health issued guidance to allow the reopening of youth and adult sports programs. Our Department is quickly mobilizing our permit application process to be able to restart youth and adult sports play as fast and as safely as possible. With the new health directive, we will be able to issue permits for Out of School Time (OST) programs for youth and Sports League and Outdoor Fitness permits for adults. For more information of each of these programs, see below:
Youth Outside-of-School Time (OST) and Childcare Provider Programs
Current health orders allow youth programs to be offered to children in elementary school and up (K-12), under limited circumstances. See the Health Order and Guidance for Out of School Time Programs. There is a separate Health Order and Guidance for Childcare for young children NOT yet in elementary school. In order to facilitate service providers offering youth programs the Recreation and Park Department will issue permits to program providers that meet the guidelines on a space available basis.
OST programs allow coaches to offer extracurricular recreational activities to groups of children (cohorts). OST cohorts must remain stable meaning children can only be participate cohort within any 3-week period. OST guidelines require players to wear face coverings at all times and to maintain 6 ft social distancing as much as possible. Recent health orders now allow OST participants to engage in activities where 6 ft social distanced can not be maintained at all times (such as scrimmaging) but all participant families must sign an Informed Consent Waiver to allow their child to participate. If you would like to apply for an OST or childcare program permit to use an athletic field, please complete:
2021 Spring OST Request Form (For March 1 to May 31) Submissions received after the initial deadline of March 10 will be reviewed periodically.
2021 Summer OST Request Form (For June 1 to August 31) - Deadline for first consideration April 30
Adult Boot Camps/Yoga Programs and Sports Leagues
Current health orders allow adult outdoor fitness classes to be offered under limited circumstances. Any authorized outdoor health and fitness programs will need a permit to operate so that they have a designated space and permission to offer the class. If you are interested, please first review the Department of Public Health’s Re-opening Guidance for Outdoor Fitness, and then complete an application available here.
The March 2nd directive issued by the SFDPH also allows the reopening of adult sports league with restrictions. See health directive for best sports practices here. If you would like to request an athletic field for your league use
Spring (March 1 to May 31)
2021 Spring Adult League Request Form Submissions received after the initial deadline of March 10 will be reviewed periodically.
Summer (June 1 to August 31)
2021 Summer League Request Form - Deadline for first consideration April 30
2021 Summer Adult Team Practice Form - Deadline for first consideration April 30
Adults and children of all ages enjoy our variety of athletic fields. We have soccer fields to meet every need from NCAA regulation fields to 7-a-side or microsoccer. We have small diamonds that are perfect for youth- to adult-size baseball and softball diamonds. We have football and lacrosse fields. We even have areas for fun kickball, volleyball or flag football games that can be combined with a picnic. Depending on your needs we offer a range of ways to book facilities. Leagues, programs and events can apply online months in advance and confirm the availability of their fields with plenty of time to plan their seasons. Residents who just want a space for an event or practice can also book. We look forward to helping you!
Athletic Field Directory and Map
Field Reservations - Occasional Reservations Are Temporarily Suspended Due to Health Orders
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department provides two ways to apply for fields:
- Occasional Reservations: These reservations are available up to two weeks in advance of your event.
- Advanced Reservations: These reservations are for schools, leagues, clinics, programs, tournaments and special events that need to book playing fields in advance in order to organize their activities. Only Advanced Reservations for Youth OST/Childcare Programs and Adult Outdoor Fitness/Sports Leagues are available at this time.