Rec Center & Clubhouse Rental Info
The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Departments has a variety of Recreation Centers and Clubhouses with rooms available for rent. The rooms include auditoriums, meeting rooms, gymnasiums, dance rooms and kitchens. Availability and rules vary. We currently do not have detailed descriptions of rooms; the best way to learn about a room is to visit it. If you have questions, call 415-831-5500.
Review the website’s menu of room locations under the Recreation Facility Room Directory to discover important details and availability of each site.
Indoor facilities, such as recreation centers, do not have a Dance Hall License and therefore they are not available for DJ or dancing events. Indoor rentals do not include use of any adjacent outdoor spaces. To reserve those spaces, you must obtain a separate permit. Please note that those spaces may be reserved by others.
How to Apply
Indoor room rentals on Saturdays and Sundays are generally offered in two time slots, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This timing allows us to accommodate more users. You can see availability of rooms for weekend rentals by going to the weekend availability calendar.
Once you have found the perfect location for your event you can complete an online application.
For other dates and times please fill out an application or call our Permits office at 415-831-5500.
County Fair Building, Lake Merced Boathouse, Stern Grove and Sunnyside Conservatory have special rules for how and when you can apply. Please click on the respective links for details.
When to Apply
Indoor reservations requests must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the date of the rental and must be paid and finalized 10 days prior to the date of the rental. Recreation Center and Clubhouse Rooms become available to be reserved on specific dates.
- Reservations for the Spring (March 17, 2020 to June 7, 2020) can first be requested on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- Reservations for the Summer (June 8, 2020 to August 16, 2020) can first be requested on Wednesday, April XX, 2020
- Reservations for the Fall (August 17, 2020 to January 4, 2021) can first be requested on Wednesday, XX, 2020
- Reservations for the Winter (January 5, 2020 to March 16, 2020) can first be requested on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Please note that the Permits Office is planning to transition into a new system where customers will have the opportunity to reserve select indoor facilities online.
Indoor rentals require a security deposit starting at $250. The security deposit is to ensure that all terms of the permit are followed including the requirement to clean the site after use and remove all trash.
Cancellations and Changes
For rentals less than $1,000 in facility fees, any changes or cancellations must be made at least 10 business days prior to the event date. For rentals of $1,000 or more in facility fees, any changes or cancellations must be made at least one month prior to the event date. For any authorized cancellation or change there will also be a fee of the higher of $26 or 20% of the fee. In addition, if you would like a refund (as opposed to a credit to your account), there will be a refund fee of the higher of $13 or 20% of the refund amount. There are no changes or cancellations allowed after the above deadlines.