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Municipal Gymnasium

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Flag Football

Season: September 2015 to December 2015 Baseball Divisions: 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u
Cost: $25.00
Includes awards and banquet.
All players need to provide a birth certificate and a signed liability form before participation.


Season: December 2015 to March 2016
Basketball Divisions: Pee Wee, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u
Cost: $25.00
Includes awards and banquet.
All players need to provide a birth certificate and a signed liability form before participation.

Fundamental Basketball Class

This introductory class will teach the fundamentals of basketball, encourages good sportsmanship, while everyone has fun. The class will give participants a good jump toward advancement in organized team basketball.
Starts: Tuesday September 1, 2015 to Ends: Thursday October 22, 2015
Class Size (At least 5 but less than 13)
Age: (At least 5 but less than 8)
Cost: Free (Per 8 week session)
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3rd Annual Turkey Basketball Shoot

Turkey Basketball Free Throw Shooting contest. Participants will compete against one another in 3 rounds of a free throw basketball shooting. Winners will go home with prizes including a turkey dinner and other delectables. Date: Friday November 20, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Ages: 5 years 14 years

Breakfast with Santa

Bring the family to enjoy a continental breakfast, raffle games, arts & crafts, contests, and meet Santa Claus.
Date: Saturday December 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

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


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

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

Map this location

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.