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Senior Citizen Services

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The City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of senior services throughout the city. Whether you're a senior or you have friends or family that are seniors, our Senior Citizen Services offers important information that can positively affect the health, safety and financial security of seniors.

Our quarterly newsletter, The Scroll (PDF), lists senior activities and events and we also have many Senior Centers located throughout the city.

Register Online!

Be advised that the ActiveNet online registration system will be unavailable for maintenance Monday, September 7th from 1 PM - midnight PST. Access to this system will not be
available during this time. Customers will not be able to view activity schedule and facility availability. No enrollments or reservations can be made during the maintenance hours.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the posted maintenance, please visit the City of San Diego Park and Recreation website.

Visit SDRecConnect (link) to conveniently browse a variety of activities offered by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and Recreation Councils. It's as easy as One, Two, and Three.

Sign up for an account, find a class or activity, and register!

If you are registering a child for an activity, please do not use the child's information when completing a New Account. Adding family members after successfully creating an account can be completed later.

Please note: An email which includes a confirmation message will be sent after you sign up a new primary account. It is possible the email may go to your junk or spam folder.

The email will include a special first-time activation link. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link!

If you need assistance, please see the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) link at the bottom of the SDRecConnect website.

Current Special Events and Activities

Fun for one, Fun for all! Check out your local Recreation Center's Program guide for more details.

Movies in the Park

Enjoy Movies in the Park at select locations. Visit the Movies in the Park list (link) for more details!

Movies In the Park

Parks Fit

The Parks Fit San Diego Challenge is to walk/run 30 miles or swim 20 miles in 30 days between June 20th and August 20th.

Each participant receives a Parks Fit San Diego bracelet. Those who complete the challenge receive a commemorative "I Got Fit in my Park in 30 Days" T-shirt.

Then compete in the finale at NTC Park at Liberty Station on Saturday, August 22, 2015.
To Learn more about this exciting challenge, see the Program Guide(PDF)



The BookNook program is a "take a book, leave a book" gathering place at your favorite recreation center. Share your favorite literature and stories with others.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are key to the success of the senior office downtown San Diego, the Senior Lounge in Balboa Park, as well as the trips, dances and special events. Please contact us at (619) 236-6905 if you would like to volunteer.

Legal Assistance

Free legal assistance about general legal issues concerning seniors, 60 years or older, is available from the Senior Citizen Service Center located in the City Administration Building lobby, located at 202 C Street, in downtown San Diego. An attorney is available to provide free legal assistance on such legal issues as will and renter disputes. For an appointment to see a volunteer attorney, please call (858) 565-1392.

This service is provided by a volunteer to the City of San Diego's Senior Services Program. The City of San Diego does not endorse, sponsor, or has any other involvement and/or relationship with this provider and further disavows any responsibility or other liability for his/her advice.

Trips, Dances and Special Events

  • You can make new friends, visit exciting places and get involved. Las Vegas, Laughlin, Palm Springs, Lawrence Welk Resort and Julian are a few of the annual trips provided as part of our Senior Citizen Services.
  • Annual Special Events include the Senior Photo Art Show, Senior Art Contest, Senior Talent Show and Senior Craft Sale.
  • Dances, with live entertainment and dance instruction, are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at the Balboa Park Club, at a minimal fee.

Senior Lounge in Balboa Park

Relax, socialize and enjoy a cup of coffee in the comfortable Senior Lounge, located in the Casa Del Prado (room 105).

For more information, or to volunteer, please call Senior Services, at (619) 236-6905 or email My Park. You may also want to visit the City of San Diego's Senior Services Web Site.