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Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center

What's Coming

Snow at the Park

On December 19th Rancho Bernardo Community Park will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. We will have a 80 foot sled run set up for some real fun sledding as well as a snow area for the kids to play in. We will have coco, hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, Santa Booth, games and more! This is a Free Community Event come out and bring the whole Family! For more information, see our flyer (PDF)

New Programs and Open Play

We have added a Tiny Tot program that is going to kick off with a Tumbling/Gymnastics class offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Also, an Arts & Crafts class on Thursdays starting on November 5th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. as well. Click on the class you would like, and sign up now!

These New Programs along with the city's award winning Civic Dance Program, with tap dance, hip hop, ballet and jazz for all ages as well as Karate for the entire family, will be just the beginning. Don't forget our Break Dancing is a FREE drop-in activity on Fridays. See our Program Guide for all of the details on these programs and continue to check back on our webpage, for more new programs are still to come.

We are now offering an Open play Volleyball time on Friday nights, as well as Open play Badminton to go along with our Pickleball and Basketball Open play times. See the Google calendar below for Real-time Open play hours.

Open Gym Hours

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.

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.


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 Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center was built in 1995. In January of 2002, the center's name was changed to add Stuart Glassman's name. Glassman, who died in 2001, was a dedicated volunteer who saw that many recreational opportunities came to the community.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 15 take the West Bernardo Drive/Pomerado Road exit and turn left at the traffic light. Proceed around Lake Hodges for approximately a quarter of a mile, then turn right on Rancho Bernardo Community Park Drive. The center is on the left.

The Center is accessible by bus via San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) route 20.