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

8575 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA 92126

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Recreation Center Hours

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

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

Open Play Volleyball

10:00am to 1:45pm
Mira Mesa Community Park

*Times are subject to change

Current Programs and Activities

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Seasonal Brochures

Mira Mesa Recreation Center offers a variety of youth and adult programs throughout the year. See more in our PDF icon Program Guide.


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.