March 2019
Upcoming Events
Senior Health & Fitness Fair
Friday, March 8, 2019 | 9:00am-12:00pm
Municipal Services Building - 33 Arroyo Drive, SSF
South San Francisco Senior Services is teaming up with Kaiser Permanente–South San Francisco to bring you another fun and informative way to learn more about your health and well-being. Free health screenings (blood pressure, glaucoma, cholesterol and glucose) and community health and information tables are just some of the things that will be offered. This free event is open to seniors on a first come, first serve basis. For further information, please call Magnolia Center at (650) 829-3820 .
Youth Baseball Celebration
Saturday, March 9 | 10:30am
Join us for the 2019 Youth Baseball Celebration on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Alta Loma Park to kick off the youth baseball season. Celebration will include a parade of teams and guest speakers which will include the Mayor, Parks and Recreation Commission Chair Person and League Presidents. Festivities will begin at 10:30am.
Annual Youth Art Show
Friday, March 15 | 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday, March 16 | 10:00am-4:00pm
Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive
Enjoy the 19 th presentation of the Youth Art Show , on March 15 and 16. Hundreds of amazing visual art exhibits created by SSF Unified School District students are featured. Don’t miss outstanding youth performing arts presentations on both days. This exciting event is open to the public. Admission is free. Phone the Recreation Department at (650) 829-3800 for information.
St. Patrick's Day
Senior Luncheon
Thursday, March 21| 11:30am-1:00pm
Magnolia Center Senior Services would like t o invite seniors in the community to join them in celebrating St. Patrick’s day with a delicious meal of corned beef and cabbage! There will be bingo afterwards. Advanced registration is required. Fee is $6. There will be Bingo afterwards. Prior to lunch, Joanne Calvert, the yoga instructor will speak briefly on exercise and provide dietary tips. Lunch will take place at Magnolia Center, 3rd floor at 601 Grand Ave, SSF. For more info, call 650-829-3820.
Spring Senior Luncheon
Thursday, April 4 | 11:30am-1:00pm
Are you ready to spring forward this year? Magnolia Center Senior Services will be welcoming this year's Spring season with a Luncheon for seniors. Lunch will be fried chicken. Advanced registration is required. Fee is $6. There will be Bingo afterwards. Lunch will take place at Magnolia Center, 3rd floor at 601 Grand Ave, SSF. For more information, call 650-829-3820.
Paint with Friends
Friday, April 12 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
Join us for a fun paint and wine night! The Friends of Parks and Recreation will be hosting their next wine and paint night on Friday, April 12. Participants will have a take home canvas, art supplies with wine and appetizers. Cost: $50. Participants must be 21+. For more information and registration click the link to learn more.
Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13 | 9:00am
Preschool and elementary school children (8 years old and younger) are invited to participate in our annual hunt. Children can search for eggs and hidden prizes as well as visit with the Easter Bunny. The hunt takes place rain or shine at the Orange Park Picnic Shelter. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department for more information (650) 829-3800.
News & Announcements
Summer Camp
Registrant Reminders!
Lottery registration participants will be notified of their registration number the week of March 4, 2019 . The lottery registration is to receive a number for in-person registration on March 9, 2019. Registration will begin at 6:00 a.m. on March 9, 2019 (doors will open at 5:30 a.m.) Registrants must be present when your number is called on registration day on  Saturday, March 9 at 6:00 a.m.  in order to register for summer camp.
Registration will begin promptly at 6:00 a.m. at the   Municipal Services Building - Social Hall (33 Arroyo Drive)
Participants who are not present when your number is called will be moved to the back of the line and must wait until all lottery applicants have been served.
Spring Camp 2019
Limited spaces still available!
A few spaces are still available for the upcoming Spring Camp. Spring Camp is March 25 – 29 from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm at the Joseph Fernekes Recreation Building. Cost for SSF residents is$35 and non-residents is $40 per day. To apply for Spring Camp, pick up an application at the Childcare Program office at 781 Tennis Drive in South San Francisco or call (650) 829-6900.
New Community Civic Campus coming to South San Francisco!

Did you know the City is working on a Community Civic Campus project to be built on the northeast corner of El Camino Real and Chestnut Avenue? The new campus, scheduled to open in late 2022, will consist of new state-of-the-art facilities: a Police Station (located at the corner of Chestnut and Antoinette Lane, Phase I), a combined  Library and Parks & Recreation Community Center, with parking and landscaping improvements (Phase II), and a Fire Station (located at the corner of Arroyo Drive and Camaritas Avenue as part of Phase III). 

Schematic design updates are available online. Visit for more information.
CIRCLE 3.0 Tree Planting Project
Residents Can Get a Tree For Free!

Are you a resident of the Paradise Valley or Peck's Lot neighborhoods? The City of South San Francisco has received a grant to plant 200 street trees in the Paradise Valley and Peck’s Lot neighborhoods, and we are asking for your assistance by adopting a FREE 15-gallon street tree as part of the Circle 3.0 program. 
Part of the California  Urban Forestry  Council’s Invest from the Ground Up tree planting program, Circle 3.0 is  C alifornia’s  I nitiative to  R educe  C arbon and  L imit  E missions, and the City of South San Francisco is excited to partner with West Coast Arborists to bring this wonderful opportunity to our community! As you may be aware, there are many benefits to having trees in your neighborhood such as increasing your home’s value, beautifying your street, traffic calming, trapping air pollution, and improving public health.
Trees may be planted in these two neighborhoods, either in front of your home or on the side, in the City’s easement. Additional trees on the north side of Randolph Avenue between Highland Avenue and North Spruce Avenue will also be available for adoption.   Adopting and caring for the tree is as easy as watering it weekly. West Coast Arborists and City staff will maintain the tree, including monitoring and trimming. Trees will be planted on April 20, 2019 as part of an Arbor Day Planting volunteer event.  Please save the date and note that a call for volunteers will be advertised soon.
For more information please email  
Not a Paradise Valley or Peck's Lot Neighborhood Resident? West Coast Arborists is rolling out a tree giveaway program for smaller 3 gallon sized trees. Visit their website here for details: .
Job Opportunities - Childcare & Aquatics
After School & Preschool Program

Have you ever been interested in working with children? Are you looking for job opportunities?

South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department , Childcare division is seeking responsible, energetic, hardworking, and fun people, who are 18 years of age and older to work in our childcare programs now and this summer. 

We are currently hiring for our After School and Preschool Programs! We are a fantastic team providing high quality, safe, educational, and fun programs for our children and families.

For more information or to apply, call 650-875-6900 or email
Orange Memorial Park Pool
Lifeguard & Swimming Instructors

Interested in working at a swimming pool and serving your community? 
Orange Park Pool is searching for certified lifeguards and swim instructors who love being around the pool! Not certified? Ask us about lifeguard certification courses. We will train new swim instructors.
For more information, call (650) 875-6973 or email
Summer Internship Opportunities
The City of South San Francisco is pleased to announce the offering of several exciting summer internship opportunities as part of the 2019 Two County (San Mateo & Santa Clara) Next Generation Regional Internship Program for current undergraduate or graduate students. The SSF Parks and Recreation Department will have a position in the Parks Division and one in the Recreation Division. Click the buttons to learn more!

For a full list of opportunities being offered by the City of South San Francisco , visit the City of SSF CalOpps page for a listing of all internship and other opportun ities.
Recreation Announcements
Spring 2019 Session Classes

Spring session activity guides are out now .  Resident registration began on February 25, 2019. Non-resident registration will begin online at 6:00am on Monday, March 11. For questions or assistance with online account information please contact the Parks and Recreation office at (650) 829-3800. 
OMP Pool Spring Schedule
Orange Memorial Park Pool is open for the spring session.

For more information about Orange Memorial Park Pool, please visit our Aquatics Division webpage.
March Drop-in Classes
Spring forward is upon us! Stay busy and active this March with a variety of drop-in classes from Pickleball to Zumba. No pre-registration is necessary. Please note all drop-in fees are cash only and exact change is suggested. Classes subject to change. If you have questions or need more information on the drop-in programs, please contact the Recreation office at (650) 829-3800.
Parks & Facilities Announcement
Urban Forest Master Plan Community Meeting
Please join us at our Urban Forest Master Plan Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Council Chambers.

The purpose of the Urban Forest Master Plan is to provide a vision for the future of the city’s urban forest, including private and public trees, and provide recommendations for maintenance, planting, and management of our urban forest.
Submit Your Parks and Trees Service Requests Online Using SeeClickFix
Do you have a request for service for parks or tree concerns? Fallen branches and damaged trees are especially common issues this time of year as a result of rain, saturated soil, and strong winds. Please help us address storm damage and other park or tree related issues by submitting a service request on our website, here: .
Facility & Picnic Rentals
The Parks and Recreation Department is taking reservations for indoor facility rentals. We offer several halls and meetings spaces for nearly any event, including corporate meetings, weddings, dances, birthday celebrations, and banquets. 
We are now accepting reservations for the open picnic season in March through October.

For more information on our offerings, including sample room diagrams, fees, and room capacities, please visit the  rentals website . You can reach our rentals team at (650) 829-3800 or by emailing
Saturday, March 16th, 11:00am-3:30pm
Prom Dress Giveaway
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

The South San Francisco Public Library is hosting their 3rd annual prom dress giveaway. This year, we are partnering with East Bay Dress Day, a nonprofit organization that collects and distribtues free prom dresses to girls wanting to go to prom. Visit us at the library to get your free prom dress that you get to keep and take some photos in our photo booth to show off to your friends and family.
Please use the following link to sign up for our program.
**Sign ups are not mandatory & recommended to estimate for dress size you wear, to ensure we can accommodate your size
The South San Francisco Public Library will be accepting prom dress donations and other appropriate accessories (shoes, dress sweaters, purses, etc.,) up until the day of the program, Saturday, March 16th. Donations will be put out for girls to take if desired and the remaining donations will be given to East Bay Dress Day to help other girls in other parts of the Bay Area.
Saturday, March 16th, 2:00 p.m.
Financial Fitness 101: Building a Strong Financial Foundation
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

In this workshop, Brad Hamada, CFEd, will be presenting the most effective and efficient way to build a strong financial future using a few very simple rules of thumb and a little bit of common sense. You will understand how to prioritize your financial obligations to maximize your peace of mind and confidently build a financial foundation that can withstand the test of time.
Connect with Brad Hamada
Saturday, March 30th, 12-3 p.m.
Fixit Clinic
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080
Let's fix it together!
The Library and San Mateo County Office of Sustainability are teaming up to host a free Fixit Clinic in South San Francisco. We invite you to bring in your broken household items and actively participate in the disassembly and repair of your item - plus leave empowered to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends and family! Fixit coaches, volunteers, and community members will work together to troubleshoot and (hopefully!) repair a variety of items including (but not limited to) bikes, clothing, computers, toys, electronics, kitchen appliances, and more.
Know how to fix things? We're looking for volunteers! Check out our volunteer listing here or email for more details.
Find more info on the Fixit Clinic website .