Canyonside Recreation Center
New FREE Programs
Arts and Crafts
Mondays 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Parks Fit Walk with Staff
Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
“Reading is Recreation”
Come in take a book, read it and return or leave a different book for others to enjoy. Open during business hours.
Hike with Park Rangers Passport Program
Please contact staff at 858-538-8131 for more information.
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.
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.
History of the Center
The center was dedicated on November 30, 1993 to serve the residents of the community.
Directions and Bus Route
From Interstate 15, exit Mercy Road and travel west. Turn right on Black Mountain Road. Turn left at the first light, Canyonside Park Road. The center is located next to the Rancho Peñasquitos Preserve which offers trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
The center is not accessible by bus.