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Parks & Recreation

Mira Mesa Recreation Center (Also Known as Gil Johnson Recreation Center)

8575 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA 92126

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Program Guide

Open Play Gym Schedule

Game Room Schedule

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Recreation Center Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 2:00pm



The Mira Mesa Recreation Center is open on the weekends courtesy of the Mira Mesa Community Recreation Group.

*Times are subject to change

Current Programs and Activities

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Program Guide

Open Play Gym Schedule  Game Room Schedule

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Visit SDRecConnect to conveniently browse a variety of activities offered by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and Community Recreation Groups. 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.


Available for rental use. Call the center for details.

Multi-purpose Fields

Outdoor Basketball Courts

Tot Lot

Picnic Tables


Activity Room



The Mira Mesa Recreation Center was dedicated in January 1977. Ten years later on April 3, 1987, the center was named in honor of Gilbert Johnson, who served in numerous public and community capacities including City Councilmember from 1971 to 1977, and deputy mayor in 1975.

Directions and Bus Route

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From Interstate 15 exit Mira Mesa Boulevard and travel west for approximately 2.5 miles. The center is on the corner of Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS (link is external) Routes 210, 921 and 964.

For general Park & Recreation Department information, see the Frequently Asked Questions or click the Ask Parks button below.