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All events are listed in chronological order by date and time. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view our 2019 Parks and Recreation Calendar of Events brochure.


Movie Night in the Park

Friday, July 19 & August 9 | Movie starts at sundown, pre-entertainment at 6:30pm0001 (3)
Free admission


Enjoy an evening at the park with our summer Movie Night in the Park in South San Francisco's Orange Memorial Park! We are kicking off this series on Friday, July 19 with a free screening of Marvel Studios' Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse beginning at sundown. Spiderman himself will be leading a fun-filled super-hero training for children prior to the movie on July 19! The performance will take place on the eastern patio of the Joseph A. Fernekes Building promptly at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to view and/or participate!
On Friday, August 9 we will be screening of Warner Bros. production of The Lego Movie. Play-Well TEKnologies will be present to help participants build LEGO-inspired super-structures on August 9 at 6:30pm! Kids and adults will have the opportunity to boost their creativity and build elaborate cars, buildings or personal inventions that will blow away your standard LEGO toys! A concession stand will be available inside the Joseph A. Fernekes Recreation Building by the South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation. Pre-movie entertainment will be announced nearing event date.

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23rd annual Senior Picnic 

Friday, August 16, 2019 | 11:00am-1:00pm2019 Senior Picnic
Cost: $7 for seniors


Join the SSF Parks and Recreation Department Senior Services and the SSF Fire Department for the 23rd annual Senior Picnic at Orange Memorial Park. BBQ chicken, potato salad, corn niblets and more will be served. Live music by Country Casanovas. Music and dessert sponsored by Westborough Royale. Register at Magnolia Center - 601 Grand Ave, 3rd floor, SSF 94080. For questions, please call 650-829-3820.



Cultural Arts - Summer Barbeque  

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 12:30pm-2:30pm
Cost: $15 Adult, $5 Youth (16 & under)

2019 Cultural Arts BBQ

Revel in summertime fun with your friends at the Cultural Arts Barbeque! This important fundraising event takes place Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Joseph Fernekes Building, Orange Memorial Park, 781 Tennis Drive in South San Francisco. Savor a delicious grilled lunch by J & J Barbecue with tasty dessert treats. Activities include a silent auction for a marvelous variety of gift certificates, art and craft items, and features S.F. Giants vs. S.D. Padres tickets with parking. DJ Troy will provide musical entertainment. 

Admission is $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth -16 & under. Only service dogs are permitted to enter the facility. Proceeds will benefit South San Francisco cultural arts programs. Tickets may be purchased at the SSF Parks and Recreation Department office, 33 Arroyo Drive or the Parks Division at 550 North Canal. Tickets may also be purchased online through Monday, August 19. Visit and select the Special Events tab. For more information, phone the SSF Recreation Department at (650) 829-3800 or the Parks Division at (650) 829-3837.



Paint with Friends - Wine and Paint Night

Friday, September 6, 2019  |  6:30pm to 8:30pm 
Joseoh A. Fernekes Recreation Building


Join South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department for a fun paint and wine night on Friday, Sept 6, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Joseph Fernekes Building. All proceeds will benefit the South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation Projects.

COST: $50.00 (Additional service fee charge of $3.03 will be charged if you sign up via Eventbrite) (link coming soon!)

The cost includes painting instruction lesson by Artist on Wheels Studio, canvas to take home, art supplies, wine and appetizers during the course of the night.

Please note that pre-registration is required. Participants must be 21 years or older. If you do not want to pay the $3.03 service fee and would rather register by paying via check and signing up via hardcopy.

If you have further questions please contact:

Jeannette Holt Email: or Judy Bush E-mail:

It is required that all paid attendees registering through Eventbrite will need to sign a waiver and release of liability document prior to the start of the lesson. Waivers will be provided onsite at event location during check-in.



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2019 SSF Parks and Recreation Calendar of Events 

About us:

The Parks and Recreation Department's mission is to provide opportunities for physical, cultural and social well being; protect and enhance the physical environment; and ensure the effective and efficient use of public facilities and open space. 

Our Special Events:

Each year, we host many public  special events in various interest areas with the hope that they well serve our residents.  If you would like to provide feedback on any of our events and activities,  please email

 View the SSF Parks and Recreation Department 2019 Calendar of Events here.

 ***TBD = Dates To Be Determined.***