SF Rec and Park’s Workreation Program

Application opens December 18

Workreation is a student job training and employment program that is an integral part of the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department’s mentor-ship program. The program is designed for teens age 14‐17. This year marks our 56th year of running the program.

The Workreation program is the most unique and oldest youth employment program west of the Mississippi River. This program was started in 1954 in Oakland when a group of concerned citizens wanted to address issues around youth inactivity during the summer. The developed the concept of of blending together work and recreation as a way to keep youth busy.

JP Murphy playground has put out a special call for Lick students to participate in this program. If you are interested, contact The Center. For other positions, apply following the steps listed below.

Step 1: Go to the website: www.jobaps.com/sf

Step 2:  Scroll Down and find “Department” search box.  Select “Recreation and Parks”

Step 3: Scroll down to 9910 (WORKREATION) Public Service Trainee  and click on the link

Step 4: Read the the job description and the job announcement.  At the bottom of the announcement, click the link “Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.

Step 6: Check the box that says: “I agree with the above terms of use.

Step 7: Choose either “I am a new user” or “I have registered previously”

Step 8:

  • New User: Fill out registration


  • Applied Before: Put your user ID and password (if you have an existing account and have applied before but FORGOT YOUR USERNAME and/or PASSWORD: please scroll down and click the link to retrieve your information.

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