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North Park Recreation Center

What's Coming


Free Spring Lunch will be offered to children 18 years and younger Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting March 30 through April 24. Free snacks will be offered from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This program is offered in partnership with the San Diego Unified School District, and received an Award of Excellence from the California Parks and Recreation Society.

Spring Egg Hunt

We will be having an Egg Hunt, Bunny Appearance, DJ, Jumper, Candy, Basket Prizes and more. The egg hunt times for 5 years and
Under will be at 10:15 am, 10 years and Under 10:45 am, and All Ages 11:15 am
Ages: 17 years and Under free
March 28, 2015 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Please see the Spring Egg Hunt Flyer (PDF) for more information.

North Park Recreation Center and ScienceSational Events

Presents science learning in a fun, exciting and engaging way as you have never experienced before!
To learn more about this exciting program, see the North Park ScienceSational Events Flyer (PDF) for more information.

Jr. Chef Cooking Class
Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
Ages 7 through 14 welcome
Cost is FREE

FREE Adult Fitness Class
Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Audrey

Youth Tennis Lessons
Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Cost is $20 per month per child
Instructor: Fred
Registration is only accepted from the first through the fourth day of the month. Additional $10.00 fee will apply for late registration.

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

The land was acquired in 1912, then dedicated in 1928. Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams used to play here as a child. The rec center is one of the oldest in the city.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 805, take the El Cajon Boulevard exit and go west. Take El Cajon Boulevard to Idaho Street and turn left. The center is on the right hand side. 

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS routes 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 15 & 966.