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Penn Athletic Field

What's Coming

Youth Flag Football

Fun developmental youth flag football league with games played against teams from neighboring City of San Diego Recreation Centers. Athletes will learn punting, passing, offensive, defensive drills and game strategy. Jerseys will be provided for game day. Transportation is not provided for away games. Children may not participate in club or other football programs during the season.
Season Dates: September 1 to December 14
For boys and girls ages 8 to 16 years.
Cost is $25 for the season, with no uniform fees.

Featured New Class - Kendama Klub

The Kendama Klub will provide an after school program filled with dynamic intervention and hand and eye coordination. Participants ages 8 to 18 years will have an outlet to enhance techniques, sequential balance, juggles and catches.
Class is Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
This class is FREE (Activity #19261)

Facility Closures

Wednesday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day)

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.

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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.

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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 site center was built in 1989/1990. Prior to Penn Athletic Field being there, the land was undeveloped.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 805, take the Interstate 54 East. Take the Plaza Bonita Center Way/Reo Drive exit. Turn left and proceed to Parkside, then turn right. Travel approximately one mile to the second stop sign and turn left on Dusk Drive. Go up the hill and look for the parking lot on the right hand side of the street.

The Field is accessible by bus via SDMTS routes 961 & 962.