City Heights Recreation Center

What's Coming

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.

History of the Center

The center is part of the "City Heights Revitalization Plan" and replaced the Highland Park facility that was there for many years. The recreation center, which opened in 1998, is the recreation component of the City Heights Urban Village that includes a library, a performance annex, Head Start Program, a community college, gymnasium, and police station.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 8 take the Mission Gorge Road/Fairmont Avenue exit and travel south on Fairmont. Turn left on University Avenue, right on Fairmont, then left on Landis Street. The center is on the left.

From Interstate 805 or Interstate 15 take the University Avenue exit and go east.  Turn right on Fairmont Avenue and left on Landis Street.

The recreation center is accessible by bus via SDMTS Routes 7, 10 and 13.