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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. Spring 2015 classes will be viewable on January 24, 2015, and will become available for registration on Saturday, February 21, 2015 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.

Coed Youth Basketball Registration
Season: November 2014 to February 2015
Divisions: Pee Wee, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u
Cost: $20.00
Includes awards and banquet

All players need to provide a birth certificate and a signed liability form before participation.

Municipal Gymnasium
2111 Pan American Plaza
619-525-8264
See flyer for details. (PDF)

Toys for Tots
Register for the Toys for Tots program starting October 1 through November 7, 2014 (See Flyer below)
Cost: Free
Registration: Monday -Wednesday: 3:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Toy Distribution Date: December 20, 2014

See flyer for details. (PDF)

Breakfast with Santa!
Come and enjoy a continental style breakfast, arts and crafts, enjoy holiday music and take a picture with Santa!
Date: December 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free (info subject to change)

2nd Annual Turkey "Basketball Free Throw" Shoot
Participants will compete against in 3 rounds of free throw basketball shooting. Winners go home with prizes including a Turkey Dinner and other delectables. (See Flyer)
Date: November 23, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 yrs to 14 yrs
Cost: Free (Participation is limited to the first 20 participants per age division)

See flyer for details. (PDF)


Coed Youth Sports Fitness Class
This coed youth fitness class will teach various fundamental techniques, drills, and strategies, utilized in various sports (Baseball, Football, Soccer, Track & Field).
Season 2 Starts: Monday October 27, 2014 to Ends: Wednesday November 19, 2014 Class Size (At least 5 but less than 13)
Cost: $10.00 (Per 8 week session)
Time: 5:00 to 6:00p.m

All players need to provide a birth certificate and a signed liability form before participation.

Municipal Gymnasium
2111 Pan American Plaza
619-525-8264
See flyer for details. (PDF)


History of the Center

Built for the 1935 Exposition as the "Palace of Electricity and Varied Industries" the architecture reflects a close relationship between ancient Maya and 20th Century ornamentation and its progression. During WW II the gym was used by the Navy. It was renovated in 1947.


Directions and Bus Route

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From Interstate 8, take the 163 south through Balboa Park. Take the Interstate 5 South exit, then exit on Park Boulevard. Stay on Park Boulevard until you come to President's Way, then turn left on President's Way.  You will now be in the park. Go to the first stop sign and turn left. The gym is on your left, just beyond the Hall of Champions.

The Municipal Gymnasium is accessible by bus via SDMTS route 7.