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Willie Henderson Sports Complex

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Free Spring Lunch will be offered to children 18 years and younger Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting March 30 through April 24. Free snacks will be offered from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This program is offered in partnership with the San Diego Unified School District, and received an Award of Excellence from the California Parks and Recreation Society.

Youth Soccer
This soccer league is for all skill levels. Teams will play other Recreation Centers in the area and have a chance to qualify for the City-Wide tournament. Registration fee includes league games, banquet and trophy. Registration fee includes league games, banquet and trophy. Registration: February 21, 2014 to April 10, 2015
Registration: February 21, 2014 to April 10, 2015
Ages 5 to 16
Cost: $7.50
Soccer Flyer (PDF)

After-school Program
Monday through Friday
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Ages: 6 to 17
Cost: Free
Tutoring, cooking class contests and game tournaments. Monthly special events!

Power Play Cooking Class
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 14
Cost: Free
Learn to prepare easy healthy snacks using the 5 a day plan!

Arts & Crafts
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 14
Cost: Free

Getting Fit/Zumba®
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Ages: 12 and up
Cost: Free
No Children permitted in the room due to space.

Online Registration is here!

Visit SDRecConnect (link) to conveniently browse a variety of activities offered by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and Recreation Councils. Itís 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 childís 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 with a special first-time activation link will be sent after signing up a new primary account. It is possible the email may go to your junk or spam folder. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link!

If you need assistance,please see the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) link at the bottom of the SDRecConnect page.

History of the Center

The area now known as Willie Henderson Sports Complex was once called the Southeast Athletic Field. Willie Henderson lived in the area and was responsible for building ball fields for youth. In 1986 the site was named after him for his commitment to youth sports.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 805 take the 43rd Street exit. Turn right, proceed to Boston Avenue and turn right. Proceed to 45th Street and turn left. 45th Street becomes a one way street where Willie Henderson Sports Complex is located (on the right).

The Sports Complex is accessible by bus via SDMTS routes 11, 955.