San Carlos Recreation Center
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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!
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.
San Carlos Recreation Center is a strong establishment in the beautiful community of San Carlos. We offer youth basketball, youth volleyball and youth flag football leagues as well as skills clinics. Ballet and gymnastics classes are also available on a monthly basis. Need a night out with your spouse or friends? Drop the kids off for Parentís Night out every second Friday of the month! We have day camps for all the school breaks offered by Combine5. The San Carlos / Lake Murray Recreation Council sponsors two annual special events - a Spring Egg Hunt and a Halloween Carnival. Please call the Recreation Center office for more information on all our programs, classes and special events!
Lake Murray Community Park is also managed by the San Carlos Recreation Center. There is a playground that opened in November 2012 due to the efforts of the Lake Murray Playground Project and the City of San Diegoís Park & Recreation Departmentís park planners. It has been a wonderful addition to the community, and any requested events at this park needs to be approved by the City. Please call the Recreation Center office and ask for the Center Director for any all questions and concerns regarding the Lake Murray Community Park and San Carlos Recreation Center.
What's ComingPlease see our Program Guide (PDF) for a full list of our recreation offerings! Spring Carnival
Please see our Spring Carnival Program here (PDF)“WE ENRICH LIVES THROUGH QUALITY PARKS & PROGRAMS”
History of the Center
The San Carlos Recreation Center opened in 1970, following planning meetings held in area residents' homes. Many of the people who were committed to having recreational opportunities in the San Carlos community then, remain involved with on-going programs and special events.
Directions and Bus Route
From Interstate 8 take the Lake Murray exit. Take Lake Murray to Jackson Drive and turn left. Take Jackson Drive to Lake Badin and turn right the center is on the corner of Lake Badin and Lake Adlon.
The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS routes 115 & 854.