The San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department is stepping up its game to bring extreme sports to the kids in the city. They recently kicked off a program called Mobile Recreation, which brings activities such as rock climbing and skateboarding to a local park on Saturdays during the school year.
Kids should bring their own helmets and pads and Mobile Recreation will supply the rest. The 30-foot mobile rock wall can support up to three independent climbers, features “auto belay” safety lines and is fully staffed with RPD employees. Other features include a bicycle motocross area with BMX bikes and a variety of ramps and obstacles. For those kids ready to carve and Ollie, they also bring a skate ramp and RPD staff will be on hand to help teach basic and advanced skateboarding skills.
Depending on the location, the Mobile Rec may feature other sports such as this Saturday, January 12, when the team will set up at India Basin Shoreline Park for kayak lessons in addition to the other activities.
No matter where they are and what they offer, Mobile Recreation is always free to the public. The activities always run from 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. so keep checking the website for future dates and for information about rainouts.