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Penn Athletic Field

What's Coming

Free Spring Lunch Program

Free lunch will be offered to children 18 years and younger Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting March 30 through April 24. Free snacks will be offered from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 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.

Youth Soccer

Fun developmental soccer league with games played against teams from neighboring City of San Diego Recreation Centers. Players will learn the fundamentals of ball control, dribbling, headers, passing, shooting and goalkeeping.
We are accepting registrations now for boys and girls ages 8 to 16 years.
Season starts March 21 and ends June 13, 2015.
Cost is $20 for the season, with no uniform fees.

Spring Egg Hunt

The entire family is invited to this FREE event. Staff will provide free games, crafts and activities. The event will feature age appropriate egg hunts, a visit from the bunny, face painting and more.
Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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.

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. Itís 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 childís 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 with a special first-time activation link will be sent after signing up a new primary account. It is possible the email may go to your junk or spam folder. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link!

If you need assistance, please see the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) link at the bottom of the SDRecConnect page.

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

Parks Fit

The Parks Fit San Diego Challenge is to walk or run 30 miles between June 20th and August 20th. Track your mileage and receive a free "I got fit in my park" t-shirt if you complete the 30 miles by the August 20th deadline. Then compete in the finale at NTC/Liberty station park Saturday, August 22, 2015.



The BookNook program is a "take a book, leave a book" gathering place where you can share your favorite literature and stories.


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.