Willie Henderson Sports Complex
Youth Flag FootballThis Flag Football 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: August 22 to October 15, 2015
Ages: 8 to 16
Flag Football guide (PDF)
After-school ProgramMonday through Friday
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Ages: 6 to 17
Tutoring, cooking class contests and game tournaments. Monthly special events!
Power Play Cooking ClassThursdays
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 14
Learn to prepare easy healthy snacks using the 5 a day plan!
Arts & CraftsTuesdays
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 14
Strength and ConditioningMonday and Friday
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 17
Increase stamina, condition and general well being in a fun interactive training session. Train hard, break a sweat and live healthy!
Video Game NightMonday and Wednesday
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Ages: 12 to 18
Come play the Xbox One with the newest titles and Kinect Gameplay. Other systems also available. Have a 'Next-Generation' game experience.
Be advised that the ActiveNet online registration system will be unavailable for maintenance Monday, September 7th from 1 PM - midnight PST. Access to this system will not be
available during this time. Customers will not be able to view activity schedule and facility availability. No enrollments or reservations can be made during the maintenance hours.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the posted maintenance, please visit the City of San Diego Park and Recreation website.
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!
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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/run 30 miles or swim 20 miles in 30 days between June 20th and August 20th.
Each participant receives a Parks Fit San Diego bracelet. Those who complete the challenge receive a commemorative "I Got Fit in my Park in 30 Days" T-shirt.
Then compete in the finale at NTC Park at Liberty Station on Saturday, August 22, 2015.
To Learn more about this exciting challenge, see the Program Guide(PDF)
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 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
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.