Our Recreation Guide and Facility Directory, otherwise known
as “The Brochure" is now available for download in pdf form. Click
here to download the latest issue. Or if you just want general program descriptions
and information use the pull-down menu below.
Brochures are produced using the following schedule: Spring, Mid-February; Summer,
Mid-May; Fall, Mid-August; Winter, Mid-November and will be updated online accordingly.
Visit the new sports website.
The Hayward Area
Recreation & Park District Adult Sports Division provides programs in Fastpitch
and Slowpitch Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Passing Football and Basketball.
Programs are available for all ability levels. Tournament opportunities in softball
and soccer are available during their respective seasons. Team packets for any
of the league or tournament programs can be obtained by contacting the Adult
Individuals seeking to play for a league team as a free agent can be placed
on our player Free Agent "Hot Sheet" with a simple email or phone
call. Just provide your contact information and tell us which sport(s) you are
interested in. Please note that this is a referral service only and does not
guarantee individual placements.
The Adult Sports Office also administers the rental of the District’s
two (2) gymnasiums and over forty outdoor sports fields. Go to the Facilities
for Rent section of this web site for more information or to download a Facility
Use Request Form.
H.A.R.D. offers a unique artistic experience for all ages in
a variety of mediums. We also offer an extensive ceramics program. For specific
class offerings please see our quarterly brochure.
The Adobe Gallery was opened to the public on March
8, 1978 to serve artists in Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and San Leandro.
It has proven to be a wonderful community resource in Castro Valley, celebrating
and promoting the visual arts. Adjacent to the Adobe Art Center, which offers
a wonderful variety of art classes and workshops, the Gallery is an excellent
venue for displaying the many styles and mediums of art produced by accomplished
artists in the area. The structure itself was built in the 1920's by the WPA,
who used adobe bricks that had been excavated from the area. They also created
a beautiful copper base relief sculpture over the fireplace that depicts the
history of the area. The building served the Castro Valley School District for
many years as a PTA facility, kindergarten, and day school. It is located in
an elm grove that was planted by the Castro Valley Boy Scouts in 1926. The Adobe
Gallery currently displays approximately four exhibits per year, several of
which are open exhibits. Please visit our website for show exhibit information.
Art I.N.C. is a non-profit membership based organization
dedicated to supporting the Arts and the Adobe Art Center Please visit their
web site at www.artinc.org
The Sun Gallery is a community based non-profit art gallery
and educational facility in Hayward supported in part by HARD. Hayward
Area Forum of the arts was organized in 1975 to provide the East Bay community
with an exhibit space for local, regional, and national artists, and to provide
art education opportunities for children.
The Gallery has three components to its arts program. It has Children’s
Art Programs, Art Exhibits and Performing Arts. The children’s
art programs include Field Trips for the Schools, Free Saturday Art for Families,
Summer Art Day Camp, After School Programs and Programs for the Home Schooled. The
Gallery has two separate exhibit spaces that can show up to 10 exhibits annually
in each space. The performing arts at the Gallery include Therapy by
Association, Poetry readings, Mexican Folk Dancing and improvisational performances
by the Chabot College improv class.
Visit the Sungallery
website at: www.sungallery.org
Pool Rentals Information
packet (Updated October 1, 2012)
A year-round aquatics program is offered at the Hayward Plunge (24176 Mission
Blvd., Hayward, CA 94541) and four seasonal swim centers are open from June
to early September. Swim classes are offered year round and range from Parent/Baby
to Adult by certified American Red Cross Instructors.
Additional activities, such as Water Fitness (Water Aerobics, Move It & Lose
It) to certification classes (Lifeguarding, Junior Aquatic Water Safety, Water
Safety Instructor), and Summer Swim Teams are offered. A complete schedule
of public swimming, lap swimming, pool parties, special events, and personal
enrichment camp programs are offered year-round. Special attractions, such
as waterslides, water spray, pool inflatable, and tubes are utilized to excite
swimmers during pool activities. Click on our Brochure to
link to our current program offerings. Aquatics begins on page 4.
||24176 Mission Blvd.
|Open Seasonally the 3rd week of June through the 3rd week of August:
| Castro Valley Swim Center
||Redwood Road & Mable Ave
| Arroyo Swim Center
||15701 Lorenzo Ave
| Sunset Swim Center
||410 Laurel Ave
For recreational swimming Saturdays from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 pm at all the swim centers. Have your Birthday Party at the pool during our recreational swim. All Groups wishing to come to recreational swim need to complete the application. We look forward to seeing you there.
Learn to swim and learn to be safe around
Free information on drowning prevention and water safety information !Drowning can happen in an instant. Check out Drowning
is Preventable website to get some important water safety tips.
The District offers a wide range of music and dance classes for youth and adults including classic, social dance, music and rhythm and acrobatics. We also offer a variety of music classes children ages newborn through age 5 including Boogie with Your Baby, Twist & Shout Tot, Music & Rhythm Time, Music & Motion and Music Together. For specific class offerings please see our quarterly brochure.
Stay in shape with one of the many fitness classes offered by the Hayward Area Recreation & Park District. For specific class offerings please see our quarterly brochure.
Monthly Golf Specials
The Skywest Golf Course, opened in 1965, is a par 72, 18-hole championship
golf course located at 1401 Golf Course Road next to Kennedy Park and the Hayward
Airport. It offers a full-service driving range, professional golf instruction,
complete Pro Shop, practice putting & chipping greens, tournament accommodations,
power cart & hand cart rentals. Skywest Bar & Grill offers breakfast,
lunch, dinner, and complete tournament meal service. Classes taught by Certified
Professionals are offered for adults and youth, and they range from beginner
The Mission Hills of Hayward Golf Course opened in Fall 1999. This par 30, executive
9-hole course has become one of the premiere golf facilities in the Bay Area.
The Mission Hills Golf Course Bar & Grill is under new management and is
now “Open for Business".
Click Here for more information on our Golf Courses.
A recreation oriented gymnastics program is offered to youth, ages 18 months to 11 years of ageat several locations. For specific class offerings please see our quarterly brochure.
The Hayward Area Recreation & Park District offers youth and adult classes
in a several types of martial arts and self-defense methods. For specific class
offerings please see our quarterly brochure.
Area Senior Center
The Hayward Area Recreation & Park District's Senior Centers are open
to all Older Adults, 60 years of age or older. Programs and special events
are announced in the Expanding Horizons, a monthly newsletter available at
both Centers, as well as the District Office. The Hayward Area Senior Center
is located at 22325 North Third Street, and the Kenneth C. Aitken Senior & Community Center is located at 17800 Redwood Road in Castro Valley. Both Centers
offer social services, special events, bingo, delicious lunches, classes,
pool tables, activities, day trips and tours, computer laboratories with Internet
access and libraries. The Hayward Area Senior Center has a full service woodshop. more info..
Creek Nature Center
*Wildlife Explorer Classes
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
The Hayward Area Recreation & Park District has two locations that serve
as full-service nature centers, the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, and
the Sulphur Creek Nature Center. The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is
your introduction to the ecology of the San Francisco Estuary. The center features
exhibits, programs, and activities highlighting both the natural and human history
of the area. After getting an overview of the park and its features, take to
the trails or join a naturalist on one of the many weekend programs offered.
The Sulphur Creek Nature Center is a wildlife center dedicated to bringing people
and animals closer together. There are live animal displays featuring local
species, a Discovery Center, a pet rental program, school and group wildlife
education programs, wildlife rehabilitation program, special events, nature
study classes, volunteer programs, and outreach activities. The park provides
picnic facilities and a nature trail. The Sulphur Creek Nature Center is open
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 4:30pm.
Children have plenty of free time. The Go Recreate Day
Camp strives to fill youths’ free time with healthy, safe, and engaging recreation
activities including: arts-n-crafts, quiet games, moderate and highly active
games, excursions, sports, nature activities, and a variety of projects and
experiences. The activities are designed to encourage positive social interaction,
promote self-esteem, and provide a safe environment for the youth of our community.
Go Recreate Day Camp staff are well trained and caring recreation leaders
that provide an opportunity to learn and play, to create and imagine, and
to experience summer time fun. This is a supervised program and each participant
must sign in and out of the program on a daily basis. All participants
must register for this program in order to participate. Registration is
accepted on a first come, first served basis and is to be completed through
the District Office.
The Hayward Area Recreation & Park District offers a variety of personal enrichment classes and activities. For specific class offerings please see our quarterly brochure.
PhotoCentral is a community-based facility for photographers seeking
a place to work and share ideas. Classes and workshops are designed for photographers
of all abilities and ages. The instructors for PhotoCentral are Geir and Kate
Jordahl. Geir and Kate hold master's degrees in photography from Ohio University
and have been teaching photo classes for over 20 years. They were Artists-in-Residence
for Yosemite National Park in 1993. Photography programs include Field and Technical
Workshop and the Certificate Program.
For more on this program check out http://www.photocentral.org
(510) 888-0123 or (510) 881-6720
Learn and Play
These specialized preschool programs are activity-oriented programs that foster social, physical, and intellectual development as well as promote health and wellness through quality recreational and educational experiences. Your child will develop both basic social, developmental, and educational skills in an ideal environment for them to learn and grow. The learning curriculum focuses on language, socialization, creativity, art, music, imagination, life skills, and motor skills.
Prerequisites: Child must have reached minimum age by first day of class and must be toilet trained.
Parent Responsibilities Each parent or guardian is required to assist two or three times during the session and will be asked to provide a snack and/or drinks.
Online registration is strongly recommended.
Please check the latest brochure for more detailed information.
Ages: 3-5 yr
|Kenneth Aitken Community Center
||17800 Redwood Road
||Ms. Lorrie McCoin
|Southgate Community Center
|| Ms. Eileen Luna
|Weekes Community Center
||Ms. Barbara Haysom
|San Lorenzo Community Center
||1970 Via Buena Vista
||Ms. Sue Mc Garry
|Weekes Community Center
||Ms. Barbara Haysom
Ages: 3 ½ -5
Castro Valley Community Center
18988 Lake Chabot Road
Ms. Karen Crane
Fairview Hill Preschool*
2841 Romagnolo Avenue
Ms. Mary Feria
* Online registration is not available for this program.
Explore the world of fashion by crafting your own clothes.
It always begins from the basic knowledge of sewing. Sewing Machine Fundamentals,
Sewing Fundamentals, and Beyond Sewing Fundamentals are District-offered classes
that can be a turning point to your sewing adventures!.
the list of supplies needed for class before the first day of class.
Click here to download the list for the "Beginning" class.
Click here to download the list for the "Fundamentals" class.
Click here to download the list for the "Beyond Fundamentals" class
For intermediate-level sewing students interested in making a dress or a blouse. Four Saturday sessions; starting June 25. Please go to www.haywardrec.org to download the Intermediate Sewing Class supplies list. Bring supplies to first class.
Treasurer Chest Thrift Shop
Holiday Craft Fair
The Sorensdale Recreation Center is a facility and program of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. The primary purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for people with an intellectual disability (i.e., developmental disabilities) to learn and practice recreational, educational, daily living and community skills. Other criteria for program participants include: being 22 years old or older or being between the ages of 18 and 22 and possessing a high school diploma; having the ability to independently feed oneself; having the ability to independently toilet oneself; and having no history of physical aggression. Program activities include functional literacy, functional math, computer skills, job preparation skills, communication skills, personal health skills, physical fitness, gardening, arts and crafts, performing arts and music. Life skills learned in the classroom are practiced in the community.
The geographic service area is Central Alameda County which includes Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and San Leandro. We will also accept applications on behalf of residents of Southern Alameda County; Fremont, Newark and Union City. The fee is $220 per month for residents or vendorization through The Regional Center of the East Bay. An application process must be completed before entry into the program.
The Sorensdale Saturday Program
Co-Sponsored by the Wrinkle Foundation
Sorensdale Recreation Center
Program Hours: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Fee: $4 per person /day
Winter Dates: January 5, January 26, February 2, February 16, March 2, March 16
This program provides local special needs youth and adult a place to socialize and enjoy themselves through numerous positive activities such as music, dancing, arts & crafts, card games, movies, and special guest entertainers. Participants must provide their own lunch. For more information call Douglas James (510) 927-7192 or Sorensdale Recreation Center (510) 881-6778.
Treasure Chest Thrift Shop
Sorensdale Recreation Center, Room 9
275 Goodwin Street, Hayward
Open Tuesdays and the 1st Saturday of each month from 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Stop by our shop, you may find that special treasure you’ve been looking for. We also accept donations Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
Call (510) 881-6778 for more information or directions.
Camps Tenderfoot, Potowatomi and Vida Nueva at East Ave. Community Park
The District offers several different Summer Day Camps for kids
of all ages. At Camp Tenderfoot, Camp Potowatomi and Vida Nueva Leadership
Camp participants can hike, play adventure games, sing camp songs, splash
in the creek, make cool crafts and create their own skits. Camps are held
at East Avenue Park, 140 acres of "urban wilderness" in the Hayward hills.
Details about all of our fun and exciting camps can be found in the "Nature
of our quarterly brochure.
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
New camps! This year the shoreline is offering camps for ages 3 to 15 at Bay Camp, Fishing Camp, Early Bird and Butterfly Camp, and Teens in Marshes Leadership Camp. Participants will meet birds and bugs, search for life in the mud, play games, catch fish, and go on a scientific voyage of discovery. Get information about all these in the Summer Camp 2011 Program Guide.
The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District offers a variety of programs
for teens. Individual classes such as dance, art, sports and more are located
at various community centers. There are also other activities such as the
Youth Activities Zone, S.T.A.R. Leadership, Hayward Idol, Band Nights, Annual
Battle of the Band, and field trips. In the near future the District is looking
to develop new and exciting teen activities.
Click here for activities at the MJCC!
A recreational tennis program is provided for all ages. Tots, Youth, Adult
and Senior tennis lessons are offered year-round at several locations. A full
tennis league program is offered for Juniors, High School age, Men, Women
and Mixed levels.. The District maintains 40 lighted courts at ten different
locations throughout the Hayward Area. Private and semiprivate lessons are
available please click here for the
form for private or semiprivate lessons.
The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is a beautiful 250-seat community theatre located on the border between Hayward and Castro Valley at the corner of N. Third and Crescent streets. It is owned and operated by the Hayward Area Recreation & Park District and produces a year-round season of plays, musicals, and choral concerts. The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is dedicated to providing high quality live theatre at affordable prices to our community, and encourages everyone to enjoy the world of theatre as an audience member, performer, or behind-the-scenes volunteer. Performances are on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday, from 12:30-5:30pm and one hour prior to curtain. More information and a season calendar are available at
offers a variety of Youth Sports programs, including basketball and flag football
leagues. Signups are done through your local elementary or middle school.
During the Summer months we also offer many Sports Camps in cooperation
with Skyhawks Sports Academies. More information about the Camps can be
found in our Recreation Guide or at www.Skyhawks.com.