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Carmel Valley Recreation Center

What's Coming

Looking for a Summer Camp?

Carmel Valley Recreation Center offers a great variety of fun and exciting camps for children ages 3 to 13 years. Camps run all summer, beginning June 16 to August 22. See our Summer Camp Brochure for more information.

2014 Summer Movies in the Park

Saturday, June 28 - Monsters University (PG)
Saturday, August 23 - Frozen (PG)


Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Early arrival is recommended to get a good location for your blankets and lawn chairs. Movies start at dusk. See flyer for details.

Online Registration

Register online for Programs offered by the Recreation Council, using the Online Activity Registration System. Log on at SDRecConnect.com.

Set up your account and browse classes now. Fall 2014 classes will be viewable on July 26, 2014, and will become available for registration on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Returning Customers (who have previously registered for classes online)
    Click the My Account button. Enter your login (email address) and password.

    If you’ve forgotten your password, click My Account, then click the small “Forgotten?” link. Enter the email address you used when you created the account, and the system will send you a temporary password via email. Log in with the temporary password and the system will prompt you for your “Current password” - which means the temporary password in this case - and a new password of your choice. Be sure to click Save!

  • First Time Online Customers
    Click the Create Account*** button. Fill out the New Account Request form completely for the primary responsible person, usually a parent or head of household, including all required fields, (Birth date, Gender, Email Address, etc.) and click Submit (or Submit & Add Family Member to add your other family members). In a short time, check your email for a confirmation message with a special first-time activation link. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link! Note that it's possible this email will go to your “spam” folder, so check carefully. To avoid duplication, be sure to let others in your household know you've set up the account.

***Important!: If you are registering a child for an activity, please use your own information, not your child's, when first completing the New Account Request form. Once you have filled it out for yourself, click “Submit,” or “Submit & Add Family Member” to add others such as your spouse and children. You can also easily add children later after you've created and confirmed the account. Be sure to check your email for a confirmation message with 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 help please click the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) button in the online registration page for information.

Open Gym Hours

Please see our Open Gym Calendar!


History of the Center

The Carmel Valley Recreation Center and pool were built in 1999 and were dedicated the same year.


Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 5 South exit on Del Mar Heights Road. Turn left and travel east to El Camino Real where there is a traffic light. Turn right on El Camino Real. Turn left on Townsgate Drive. The park and facility are on the right.

From Interstate 5 North take the Carmel Valley Road exit. Turn right at the end of the exit and travel to El Camino Real. Turn left on El Camino Real and travel to Townsgate Drive. Turn right on Townsgate Drive.  The park and facility are on the right.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS  route 89 (weekdays only).