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Presidio Recreation Center

Presidio Recreation Center houses youth basketball, youth flag football, adult softball, kickball and senior basketball leagues. We offer open yoga on Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and open gym basketball on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

What's Coming

Basketball Skills

Weekly basketball practices that reinforce teamwork, ball skills, footwork as well as the rules of the game. We will be looking to join a league for competitive gameplay.
Instructor: Rec Staff
Days: Monday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 12 years
Cost: Free
ActiveNet: Summer 10u – 62781, Summer 12u – 62782

Full Court Hoops

Come join us for some full court hoops, basketball pickup games. Register to reserve a spot and come have fun with friends.
Instructor: Rec Staff
Days: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Ages 13+ years
Cost: Free
ActiveNet: Summer - 62193

Baking Class

This class will encourage youth to learn the basics of baking, including measuring, mixing, preparing and cleaning.
Instructor: Rec Staff
Day: Tuesday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 17 years
Cost: $3
ActiveNet: June – 62786, July – 62787

Vinyasa Yoga

The ancient tradition of Yoga, which means “to yoke” or “create union” is both a philosophical system and a science that offers us the opportunity to deepen our self-awareness through physical movement, breathing and mediation.
Instructor: Volunteer Staff
Day: Wednesday 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Ages: 13 years and up
Cost: Free
ActiveNet: Summer – 62794

Cooking Class

Develop cooking skills and discover culinary creativity. Our classes incorporate kitchen safety, and proper food handling.
Instructor: Rec Staff
Day: Thursday 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 17 years
Cost: $3
ActiveNet: June – 62783, July – 62784, August – 62785

Parents Night Out

Go out for the night in Old Town feeling confident that your little ones are safe and having a wonderful time doing recreational activities.
Instructor: Rec Staff
Day: Last Friday of the Month, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 17 years
Cost: $3
ActiveNet: June – 62789, July – 62790, August – 62791

Movie in the Park

Captain Marvel (PG-13)
Saturday, July 20, 2019
This is a fun, free, and fabulous family activity in your neighborhood. Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. The movie will begin 15 minutes after sunset. Everyone should arrive early with blankets and lawn chairs to get a good location and enjoy the show!

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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 site that is now Presidio Recreation Center was acquired in 1944. It was developed in 1946, and dedicated 1975.

The Spanish presidio of San Diego was established on Presidio Hill July 1, 1769, the day Governor Don Gaspar de Portola claimed "Alta California" as a territory of Spain. The presidio was the first permanent European settlement on the Pacific Coast. It was also the base of operations for the Spanish colonization of California, achieved through the development of missions and presidios. The presidio served as the base for exploration throughout California's interior and it remained the seat of military power in California through the Mexican period. Originally constructed of wood, the presidio was reconstructed of adobe in 1778. When news of Mexico's independence from Spain reached California in 1822, the Mexican army took possession of the San Diego Presidio. From 1825 to 1829 it served as the Mexican Governor's residence. After the Pueblo de San Diego was founded in 1835, the presidio buildings fell into ruin. In 1929 a park was established at the site. The Serra Museum, adjacent the park, houses a collection of archeological artifacts related to the history of Spanish California.

Directions and Bus Route

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From Interstate 5 take Interstate 8 east. Proceed on Interstate 8 then take the Taylor Street exit. Turn right on Taylor, then left on Presidio Drive. The center is on the right, near Jackson Street.

The Center is accessible by bus via SDMTS Routes 14, 44 and 105, and is just four blocks from the San Diego Trolley's Green Line and buses at the Old Town Transit Center.

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