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Mira Mesa Recreation Center (Also Known as Gil Johnson Recreation Center)

What's Coming

Halloween Carnival

Date: October 27, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
See our Halloween Carnival Flyer (PDF)

Register Online!

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 Mira Mesa Recreation Center was dedicated in January of 1977. Ten years later on April 3, 1987 the center was named the "Gil Johnson Recreation Center" after Gilbert Johnson who served in numerous public and community capacities including City council member from 1971 to 1977 and deputy mayor in 1975. He will always be known to Mira Mesa as a man who was dedicated to responsible and effective government.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 15 exit Mira Mesa Boulevard and travel west for approximately 2.5 miles. The center is on the corner of Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS routes 210, 921 & 964.