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Willie Henderson Sports Complex

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Online Registration

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

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.

Youth Basketball
This basketball 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: November 22, 2014 to February 4, 2015
Ages 5 to 16
Cost: $7.50
Basketball Flyer (PDF)

Cupcakes with Santa
Come and enjoy cupcakes, arts & crafts, opportunity drawings and take a picture with Santa!
Saturday December 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
See Flyer for more information (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!

Boxing Camp
Mondays and Fridays
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Ages 6 to 18
Cost Free

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.

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.