Teen Area

 Check out the Teen Activities scheduled in our Newark Recreation and Community Services Activities Guide.


Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday        3:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday                           2:00pm – 8:00pm

Fall Holiday Hours

Friday 10/26                                     Closed for Teen Spooktacular
Monday 11/12                                  Closed
Monday 11/19-Wednesday 11/21    1:00-6:00pm
Thursday 11/24                                Closed
Friday 11/25                                     Closed
Friday 12/14                                     Closed for Big Chill

Halloween Spooktacular

Friday, October 26
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Dance for Newark 7th and 8th Graders ONLY
$5.00 per teen Presale*
$10.00 per teen at the door

*Ticket Presale: October 23-25 at NJHS during lunch & 3-6pm at the Silliman Teen Area

Get your spooky masks and wicked costumes together for this annual event.  This is an exclusive Jr. High event for Newark students in the 7th and 8th grade only.  The evening will include a D.J., costume contest, food, Haunted House and much more.  Current School photo ID required for entry.  No exceptions!

* Door sales will begin at 6:30pm
* No entry after 7:45pm
* No In and Out privileges
* NUSD dress code and behavior code will be enforced

The Big Chill Holiday Bash

Friday, December 14
7:00 - 9:00pm
Open for 6th - 12 Graders
$5 per teen*

Come 'Chill" at the Teen Area's Holiday Party.  This night will feature a Hot Cocoa Bar, holiday games, inflatable equipment and a visit with Santa.  Teens must attend a Newark school or have a current ID for entry.
*FREE for all Silliman 6 month/Annual Pass Holders.

Friday's Free Festivities

Need something to do on a Friday night?  Come to the Teen Area to spice it up with one of these fun activities.  To participate, simply come to the Teen Area by 4:45pm.  All of these events begin at 5:00pm on scheduled day.  Activities are free with paid admission to the Teen Area.
Date     Activity
10/5     Pool Tournament
10/12   Dodge Ball
10/19   Tricks for Treats
11/2     Pool Tournament
11/9     Water Pong
11/16   Canned Food Party
11/30   Hot Cocoa & Movie
12/7     Pool Tournament

Get Unplugged!

Monday - Thursday from 4:00-5:00pm

Need a place to do your homework, talk to your friends in person instead of using technology or just want a chance to learn a new game?  Then the Teen Area's Unplugged Hour is for you!  During this hour, we will be tech free and reconnect with old school games like Uno, Scrabble, Sorry and more.  This is also a great chance to get staff assistance with school assignments.  Snacks will be served!!

Snack Attack - Cooking for Teens

Don't just rely on the microwave to cook your meals.  Teens will learn how to prepare healthy snacks from scratch.  The cooking begins at 3:45pm every Wednesday.  Teens must help prepare the snack to eat it.


Want to have the Best Party Ever??!!

Yours can be the best party ever!! Rent the Teen Center for your exclusive use. Click here for rental information. Click here for a rental reservation form.


Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center
6800 Mowry Avenue
Newark, CA  94560

Winter/Spring Hours:
Monday - Thursday
3:00pm - 6:00pm
2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
open for party rentals only