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Santa Clara Recreation Center


Come enjoy the bay views and ocean air of Santa Clara Recreation Center!

This recreation center is located right on the water in Mission Bay. It offers two rooms for rentals, tot lots, picnic areas, a softball field, outdoor courts, a weight room, plus various classes and programs. Please be sure to check out our latest Program Guide for more information.

Attention: Interested in teaching a class? Santa Clara Recreation Center is looking for instructors with fun and creative ideas for classes to offer to the local community. Come in today and speak with the center director to share your ideas and interests.


What's Coming

Movie in the Park

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Movie begins at Dusk.
Participants should bring blankets, pillows and/or beach chairs to this fun, free and fabulous family activity! The Summer Movie in the Park is a perfect event to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars.

Online Registration

Register online for Programs offered by the Recreation Council, using the Online Activity Registration System. Log on at SDRecConnect.com.

Set up your account and browse classes now. Winter 2015 classes will be viewable on October 25, 2014, and will become available for registration on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Returning Customers (who have previously registered for classes online)
    Click the My Account button. Enter your login (email address) and password.

    If you’ve forgotten your password, click My Account, then click the small “Forgotten?” link. Enter the email address you used when you created the account, and the system will send you a temporary password via email. Log in with the temporary password and the system will prompt you for your “Current password” - which means the temporary password in this case - and a new password of your choice. Be sure to click Save!

  • First Time Online Customers
    Click the Create Account*** button. Fill out the New Account Request form completely for the primary responsible person, usually a parent or head of household, including all required fields, (Birth date, Gender, Email Address, etc.) and click Submit (or Submit & Add Family Member to add your other family members). In a short time, check your email for a confirmation message with a special first-time activation link. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link! Note that it's possible this email will go to your “spam” folder, so check carefully. To avoid duplication, be sure to let others in your household know you've set up the account.

***Important!: If you are registering a child for an activity, please use your own information, not your child's, when first completing the New Account Request form. Once you have filled it out for yourself, click “Submit,” or “Submit & Add Family Member” to add others such as your spouse and children. You can also easily add children later after you've created and confirmed the account. Be sure to check your email for a confirmation message with 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 help please click the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) button in the online registration page for information.


History of the Center

This center was dedicated in 1952. This recreation center has evolved into a popular location for the local community and visitors from around the globe.  Complete with a scenic view of the bay, the ball field, basketball courts, and picnic areas serve as a wonderful spot to enjoy one of San Diego’s finest parks. This center has also become known for its special events throughout the year. Offering a variety of fundamental free weights and new fitness machines, our weight room is one of the oldest, but finest weight rooms in our Park and Recreation Department, and still maintains the character of a standard work out facility.


Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 8, take the Mission Bay Drive exit and travel northwest. Exit right onto West Mission Bay Drive and stay on Mission Bay Drive until you see Mission Boulevard. Turn right on Mission Boulevard and then right again on Santa Clara Place. The recreation center will be at the end of the parking area.

The center is accessible by bus via San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) routes 8 / 9.