Carmel Valley Recreation Center

What's Coming

Fall Festival

Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00am  to 1:00pm

Come and Join us for:

* Arts and Crafts for the kids

* Information and Community Booths

* Farmers Market Information

* Food and Fun

* Craft Booths

If you would like to participate or for more information, please call the Carmel Valley Recreation Center at 858-552-1616.

Looking for a Summer Camp?

Carmel Valley Recreation Center offers a great variety of fun and exciting camps for children. Summer Camps run June 13th through August 26th. See our PDF icon Summer Camp 2016 Brochure for more information.

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.


Current Special Events and Activities

Fun for one, fun for all! Check out your local Recreation Center's program guide for more details.



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.  







Open Gym Hours

Please see our PDF icon Open Play Schedule!

History of the Center

The Carmel Valley Recreation Center and pool were built in 1999 and were dedicated the same year.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 5 south exit on Del Mar Heights Road. Turn left and travel east to El Camino Real where there is a traffic light. Turn right on El Camino Real. Turn left on Townsgate Drive. The park and facility are on the right.

From Interstate 5 north take the Carmel Valley Road exit. Turn right at the end of the exit and travel to El Camino Real. Turn left on El Camino Real and go to Townsgate Drive. Turn right on Townsgate Drive. The park and facility are on the right.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS  Route 89 (weekdays only).

For other questions or concerns, see the Frequently Asked Questions, call (619) 525-8213, or use the My Park web comment form.