Burlingame Parks and Recreation

Written by Raziel Ungar and posted in these categories: Community Organizations, Recent, Recreation, Sports, Videos

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Center is a vibrant hub of activity for the Burlingame and Hillsborough communities, and offers something for everyone…sports leagues, art and yoga classes, summer camps, and more – you name it, they likely have it! The Rec Center is situated in the tree-filled Washington Park next to the popular playground, lighted tennis courts, rose garden, basketball courts, and the Wrigley Field-esque Burlingame High School baseball field.

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Raziel Ungar, Burlingame Properties: We're here at the Burlingame Parks & Rec Center and it's a Thursday morning, just brimming with activity. Right now we're at the Advanced Watercolor class. And there's a wide array of activities and classes going on every day, anywhere from 5 to 15 classes through the swimming pool, the baseball field, soccer fields, art classes, yoga classes.

Karen Hager, Recreation Supervisor, Burlingame Recreation Center: We like to say that we offer programs for kids of all ages here. So anything from preschool classes--so we have preschool art classes, preschool music, dance. We offer activities for middle school kids in terms of afterschool sports.

Andrew Cheney, Program Coordinator, Burlingame Recreation Center: There are people who benefit by just the events that we have, the outreach that we have. We have senior activities. We just had a flu shot service, where people could come in and get flu shots for $5, which was a great deal, discounted. I think almost everyone in the community benefits one way or another: rooms for rent for parties and things like that, for meetings, we've had town hall meetings here, we've had special events people who have had their school dances here.

Lily Enayati, Hillsborough Mom: This is where you bring the young kids, there's classes for them and you can make friends. And sure enough, we've been coming for the last seven years; the older kids grew up the younger kid has now come in. This is kind of, really, our second home, because we actually do spend a lot of time at the rec center.

Nathan Paine, Music Teacher, Burlingame Recreation Center: Before children are six, it's really important to get any kind of music--language, too, but music is really important to get before a certain age. And at six, you can really take it in and then soak it up. And even if you forget it, you can come back to it later in life and you'll be able to pick it up.

Pam Webb, Hillsborough Resident: The classes are very reasonably priced. It's a great experience because there are great people, you meet other people in the community that you might not otherwise intersect with in your life. And the affordability is just so great compared to some of the private programs, and even compared to some of the community colleges. It's convenient, it's accessible, and it's very reasonable.

Karen Hager, Recreation Supervisor, Burlingame Recreation Center: You don't see many towns that are like this anymore, where it's just--it's old-fashioned, it's good, hometown feeling. The people rally around things for the community, they come to our events, they're supportive of what we do here, and of the schools and everything in the community. And of course the houses are beautiful, the weather is perfect. I mean, what more could you ask for?

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