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San Carlos Recreation Center

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 Coming

Please see our Program Guide (PDF) for a full list of our recreation offerings!

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 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

Map this location

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.