San Diego

Willie Henderson Sports Complex

What's Coming

Halloween Carnival
Friday, October 28, 2017
See PDF icon Carnival flyer for more details.

Cupcakes with Santa

Date Pending
Time Pending
Check back soon for more information!

Youth Flag Football

This 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.

Season Seprember-December 2017

Age Divisions:
Active: 31487       10-Under
Active: 31488       12-Under
Active: 31489       14-Under
Active: 31490       16-Under
*Age cut-off December 10, 2017
See PDF icon Flag Football flyer for more details.

After-School Program

Join us for daily activities: sports, crafts, cooking, games, and more! All in the spirit of fun!
Instructor: WHSC Staff
Days: Monday through Thursday
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Ages: 6 to 17 years old
Cost: Free
ActiveNet: 31482

Arts and Crafts

Enjoy the fun and exciting class where you will use your imagination in creating crafty art projects such as tissue paper flower, play with beads, enjoy drawing, painting, and much more.

Instructor:  WHSC STAFF
Day:  Tuesday & Thursday
Time:  4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages: 5 – 17 years old
Cost: Free
ActiveNet: 31483

Cooking Class

Learn to prepare easy healthy snacks using hands on activities, food preparation, and cooking.
Instructor: WHSC Staff
Day: Thursday
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages: 6 – 17 years old
Cost: Free
ActiveNet: 31486

Video Game Nights

Come play the PS4 with the newest titles.. Other systems also available. Have a 'Next-Generation' game experience.
Instructor: WHSC Staff
Days: Wednesday
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Ages: 12 - 18 years old
Cost: Free
ActiveNet: 31494

Strength & Conditioning

Increase stamina, condition and general well being in a fun interactive training session.  Train hard, break a sweat and live healthy!
Instructor: WHSC Staff
Days: Monday & Thursday
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Ages: 8 - 18 years old
Cost: Free
ActiveNet: 31492

Teen Basketball

These are ongoing pick-up games that are played every Wednesday and Thursday.  Open to teens ages 13—19.
Instructor: WHSC Staff
Days: Wednesday & Thursday
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Ages: 13 - 19 years old
Cost: Free
ActiveNet: 31493

Wii Sports

Come have fun with your friends using the Nintendo Wii console for interactive play.  Compete against others and find out who has the best moves. Other systems also available.
Instructor: Staff
Days: Sunday
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Ages: 8 - 18 years old
Cost: Free
ActiveNet: 31495

Register Online!

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!

If you are registering a child for an activity, please do not use the child's 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 will be sent after you sign up a new primary account. It is possible the email may go to your junk or spam folder.

The email will include 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 assistance, please see the Frequently Asked Questions link at the bottom of the SDRecConnect website.


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 ballfields 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 and 955.


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