Newsletter | March 2014
Did You Know?
New to Upper Noe: Girls Basketball – ages 5-13 on Wednesdays from 4 – 6 p.m.
Rec center hours :
Tue – Fri
Program Coordinator Levi Johnson is a quiet force at Upper Noe and beyond. Upper Noe is his office location and he shares oversight duties with facilities coordinator Cheryl Woltjen but his job takes him to every corner of the city.
Starting in Adult Recreation five years ago when he joined Rec & Park, Levi moved into Adult Fitness and then into Health and Wellness. He is now acting supervisor for Upper Noe and Eureka Valley rec centers.
Recently, he distinguished himself further by creating a fitness program for Rec & Park employees. This was far more complicated than anyone outside the department would ever imagine because of competition with the public for time and space at facilities. His perseverance paid off. The recognition is well deserved.
Originally, from the sunshine state, Levi has been sharing his sunny personality with us at Upper Noe since joining Rec & Park. He holds a bachelor in Physical Ed from Florida State University and a Masters in Sport Management from University of San Francisco. He originally intended on a career in pro sports. A year with the Houston Texans changed his mind. "It’s not as glamorous as people think it is. I’d rather be a fan."
The Health and Wellness program is a new experience for Levi. For the first time, he is working with children. And that is what he finds unique about Upper Noe. “Lots of little ones here, that’s for sure. Up to about kindergarten or first grade. Then we don’t see those kids anymore because they’ve moved.” Though Upper Noe does not yet have any Health and Wellness programming, Levi just started an obesity program at Martin Luther King Jr. Pool.
Upper Noe is A great community, according to Levi. Neighbors are more involved with this rec center than at other communities, and classes fill up. “If the community wasn’t so involved we wouldn’t know what classes to offer.”
Spring Class Registration
New to the schedule at Upper Noe is Girls Basketball for ages 5-13 on Wednesdays from 4 – 6 p.m.
Summer Day Camps
Day Camp Fair
CRC is History
Ladybugs Set Sights on Gardens this Saturday, March 8
Upper Noe Rec Center welcomes Nina Jo Smith & the Hoboes on Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to noon at the playground. Nina (rhymes with China) is a folksinger with an array of original and traditional tunes. See www.ninajosmith.com.
Traffic Calming on Day Street
• Help advise the city on what classes should be offered at the Upper Noe Rec Center. Serve a term on the Upper Noe Recreation Center’s Community Recreation Council and help shape programming at the Center. A teen member is still needed! Please contact Cheryl Woltjen at 970-8061. The form is available on our website and at the center. Please either drop it off or mail it to: Cheryl Woltjen, UNRC, 295 Day Street, SF, 94131.
• Distribute our new Friends of NVRC postcard. This newsletter is distributed to nearly 1,000 “friends.” Make sure interested neighbors know about our group by helping distribute our informational postcard around the neighborhood. Please email molly (at) noevalleyreccenter.com if you know of a good shop or cafe to distribute the postcards. Or you could help put them somewhere frequented by park users.
• Lead a new event. Are you interested in organizing a new event at the Center? Maybe a game night or movie night? Please contact us at info (at) noevalleyreccenter.com.
• Garden at the Park. Help keep the park beautiful by volunteering with the Ladybug Gardeners on the second Saturday of each quarter. The next date in 2014 will be March 8. All ages welcome, no experience necessary, community service hours credited. Even an hour would be a big help! Please email ladybugs (at) noevalleyreccenter.com.
Outside the Center
March 6, 13, 20, 27
Thanks for your interest and support of your park! Please contact us with any questions or suggestions. Let us know about any community events you are planning at the park so we can promote them. Please forward this newsletter to your friends and neighbors who use the Noe Valley Recreation Center. We want this newsletter to help build the park community — please help us connect with members of the community.
Enjoy your Park!
Friends of the Noe Valley Recreation Center
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