Tenderloin Recreation Center
This part of Tenderloin is where many
people hang out. This is the Tenderloin Recreation Center. This place
offers many programs
and special activities
that children get to do. If you want to go swimming at North Beach
swimming pool, with the Tenderloin Recreation Center, then all
you would need to
do is fill out an application and BAM! It ’s
It helps families
with low-incomes gather at a wonderful place and have fun without paying
so much money for many activities.
time” you could get healthy foods, like corn nuts, oranges, and
juice. All you do is wait in line and say, “Snack please!” then
Don (a worker there) would ask you what you want and then he’d
give it to you.
There are also tutoring programs and
sports you could do. The tutoring is free and the teenagers that
help you with your
This place offers basketball, track, football, and etc.
staff there is all really nice and respectful. They’re fun
to talk to, too. They always greet you with a smile, and
you can communicate with them in less than a minute. The staffs
work in an
their office has basketballs, ping-pong paddles, pool sticks,
and mancala boards.
You could play pool, ping-pong, and etc. for free!
really like an after school program, especially if you go there
everyday. It is a fun and welcoming place! If you
have any time,
stop by and say HI!
Spring Valley Elementary School
You may not have known, but the oldest public school in California
is located in Nob Hill. This school, whose full name is Spring Valley Science
Magnet School, was founded in 1852, during the Gold Rush. This school has
a long history and is celebrating its 155th anniversary this year!
The school building has moved to different sites a few times in
the past, but its present location is on Jackson Street, between Larkin
St. Still, the yellow brick building itself is old as well (it was
built in the late 1920's). The inside is just as beautiful as the outside
building. Walking into the alcove of the building, you can find a
colorful mural painted by many students and adult artists. Not only
that, there are
also many other older murals filling the hallways with a sense of
youth and imagination.
I attended Spring Valley myself, and I had a great experience there
because I found the school to be diverse and welcoming, which it
still continues to be today. The staff are wonderful people, as well as
the intelligent and
imaginative kids that attend the school. Even after school, there
are many activities going on, including child care and the Beacon Center
During this time, students get to have tutoring on their homework,
the chance to engage in fun hands-on activities, and free time to exercise
If you live around the school, it's always nice to hear the cheerful
sounds of happy, carefree students laughing and playing out in the schoolyard.
IIf you’re riding on the cable
car, and you’re in the Nob Hill location, then you better not miss
the park called Helen Wills. It’s one of the most newest and cleanest
parks in San Francisco. Bring your kids, especially your infants, to
play in the sand box, where they can make new friends and never forget
this exciting day of fun.
We have a basketball court where everyone can shoot some hoops and
play a good game of basketball. Right beside the basketball court we have
a volleyball court. You can come with your friends to come bump, set, or
spike the ball with your opponent and play a winning game. In Helen Wills,
there is a tennis court all the way in the back. All you need is to bring
a tennis racket with a few tennis balls, and you can play as much as you
want all day.
The Park not only has three big sports court and a children’s sand
box, but it also has monkey bars, a tire swing, and some very unusual fun
structures to play on at the park. The jungle gym has about three slides
and is very clean. This park is not only for kids, but also for people of
all ages who want to have fun feeling like a kid. There’s no age limit
in Helen Wills, just an unlimited time of fun whenever you want.
Another great thing about Helen Wills is that it can be a place where you can
have a birthday party or any other kind of celebration. You can invite your friends
to come and celebrate with laughter all day. This is great park to do something
we all love to do, and that is to have fun.