Recreation Course Enrollment

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Recreation and Parks Department

Course enrollment represents the demand for education and programs offered by San Francisco's Recreation and Parks Department. This metric shows the percent courses with enrollment at or above 70 percent of the planned class size. When more courses have high enrollment, it indicates the department is providing programming that customers want.

The following chart summarizes enrollment results. Use the navigation arrows at the bottom of the chart to explore the percent of classes with enrollment at or above 70% broken down by different categories.


Data notes:

The Recreation and Parks Department did not hold afterschool enrichment classes during Fiscal Year 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead the Deparment held programming through the Community Hub. This programming is reflected in the Fall, Winter, and Spring general registration sections of the data. 

General registration enrollment periods cover the following months:

  • Winter includes January, February, and March
  • Spring includes March, April, and May
  • Summer includes May, June, July, and August
  • Fall includes August, September, October, November, and December

Summer Day Camp occurs May-August and After School Enrichment occurs August-May. Fall general registration is the first registration enrollment period of each fiscal year; Summer general registration and Summar Day Camp are the last registration enrollment periods of the fiscal year.

How Performance is Measured

Prior to FY 2016-17, data was pulled from the Recreations and Parks Department's CLASS management system. In FY 2016-17, the department transitioned from the CLASS software to ActiveNET recreation management software. All programs requiring registration (as opposed to drop-in classes) are captured in this data set. Data is available quarterly, following the closure of registration periods and based on RPD's annual, six-session program calendar: spring, summer, fall, winter, after school enrichment programs, and summer day camp.  

The number displayed on the scorecard page represents a yearly average of the values in the chart above.

Additional Information

Learn more about Recreation and Parks' recreation programs.


Please click first on the chart above and then click the "Download" button in the bottom right corner of the visualization to view and download the data displayed in the chart.