The City of South San Francisco continues to track and monitor the public health situation in our community, including participating in the San Mateo County briefings as well as monitoring advisories issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


In response to the San Mateo County Health Department’s recent guidance to cancel or postpone large events in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the County, the City is postponing, cancelling, or modifying several events and programs. 


Check this page for important information about changes and cancellations of recreation programs.


Please see the list below for changes, cancellations, and postponements to the City of South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department’s facilities, programs, and events.  This schedule is effective through Wednesday, April 15 (unless otherwise noted).

Facility Closures: 

  • Joseph A. Fernekes Recreation Building, 781 Tennis Drive 
  • Magnolia Center, 601 Grand Avenue
  • Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive
  • Orange Pool, 1 West Orange Avenue
  • Terraby Gymnasium and Recreation Center, 1121 South San Francisco Drive
  • Westborough Recreation Building, 2380 Galway Drive

Childcare Facility Closures (through May 1):

  • Little Steps Preschool, 520 Tamarack Lane
  • Siebecker Preschool, 510 Elm Court
  • Westborough Preschool, 2380 Galway Drive
  • Buri Buri Before & After School, 325 Del Monte Avenue
  • Monte Verde Before & After School, 2551 St. Cloud Drive
  • Ponderosa Before & After School, 295 Ponderosa Road
  • Spruce Before & After School, 501 Spruce Avenue
  • Los Cerritos R.E.A.L program, 201 West Orange Avenue
  • Martin R.E.A.L program, 35 School Street

Parks and Recreation Schedule Modifications:

Special Events

  • Easter Egg Hunt, April 4 (Cancelled)
  • Cultural Arts Commission Youth Art Show, April 3-4 (Cancelled)
  • Youth Karate Tournament, April 26 (Cancelled)


  • All drop-in programs, classes, and SSF Aquatics Club practices (Cancelled)
  • Orange Pool (Closed)


  • Police Youth Academy (Cancelled)
  • Full of Fun Night, March - April (Cancelled)
  • Summer Camp Registration, March 14 (Cancelled; Revised Process Announced week of March 30) - Visit for more information.
  • Before and After School Recreation Program Registration, April 1 -10 (Postponed; new date TBA)
  • Preschool programs at Little Steps, Siebecker, and Westborough (Closed through May 1)
  • Before and After School Recreation Programs at Buri Buri, Monte Verde, Ponderosa, Spruce Elementary Schools (Closed through May 1)
  • R.E.A.L. After School Programs at Martin and Los Cerritos Elementary Schools (Closed through May 1)


  • All drop-in programs and classes (Cancelled)


  • All private rentals in City facilities, picnic areas, and sports fields (Cancelled)


  • Adult Day Care - 2nd Floor at Magnolia Center (Cancelled)
  • All drop-in programs at the Magnolia Center and the Municipal Services Building (Cancelled)
  • Senior Volunteer Luncheon, April 17  (Postponed)
  • AARP Tax Program (Cancelled until further notice)
  • Magnolia Center  (Closed)


  • Adult Sports (Cancelled)
  • Middle School Sports (Cancelled)
  • RAPP Basketball (Cancelled)
  • Open Gym and Fitness Room at Terrabay Gymnasium and Recreation Center (Cancelled)
  • Terrabay Gymnasium and Recreation Center  (Closed)


Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4:52 p.m. 
As part of the City's response to COVID-19, the City has moved to modified operations through April 15, 2020 (Please note, this date may change). The City remains open, however operations will occur online or over the phone to limit in-person contact.  Essential services from first-responders will continue.  You can still reach us online, by e-mail, or by phone. 
By phone: (650) 829-3800 or (650) 829-3837
Have a question about refunds or withdrawals?  Please visit our FAQ page for a summary of our refund policies by program area.


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