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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

Spring Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 12, 2014
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Come join us at Santa Clara Recreation Center for our Annual Free Egg Hunt, Photo Opportunity with Mr. Bunny, Arts & Crafts, *Face Painting, Air Jumps, *Concessions and DJ Patrick!
0 to 2 at 11:30 a.m.
3 to 5 at 12:00 p.m.
6 to 8 at 12:30 p.m.
9 to 13 at 1:00 p.m.
Prize baskets for each age group! Don't forget to bring your basket and camera! Please be prompt for your age group. Parking is limited.
*Small fee for concessions and face painting
See our egg hunt flyer for details!

Spring Senior Luncheon

Saturday, May 3, 2014
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Food, fun, entertainment and great company for all who attend this luncheon. Participants can meet their friends or make new ones!
Reservations are required by calling 858-581-9928 by April 11, 2014. Further information is available by calling the Recreation Center.

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.

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.