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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. For more information please call (619) 692-4918.

What's Coming

Pee-Wee Basketball Sports Skills 

Weekly basketball practices that reinforce teamwork, ball skills, footwork as well as the rules of the game. We will be joining a recreation league for competitive gameplay.
Instructor: Rec Staff
PeeWee (5,6,7) Mon, Wed & Fri 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00/Fall Season
ActiveNet: # TBD

Outdoor Exploration at Presidio

Join us, as we hike around Presidio Park to explore, learn and interact with nature in a hands-on setting. Kids will participate in different activities and nature crafts each day while also having a great time observing nature up close.
Instructor: Rec Staff
10u (8,9,10) Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
12u (11,12) Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00/Fall
ActiveNet: #TBD

Cupcakes and Cookies (Learn to bake in Spanish)

This class will encourage youth to learn the basics of baking, including measuring, mixing, preparing and cleaning. Class will be taught in Spanish to get kids to learn basic Spanish vocabulary in the kitchen. 
Instructor: Rec Staff
Day: Tuesday, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 17 years
Cost: FREE
ActiveNet: Dec – 66669 / Jan – 66672 / Feb – 66677

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: Winter – 66307

Cooking is Fun

Develop cooking skills and discover culinary creativity. Our classes incorporate kitchen safety, and proper food handling.
Instructor: Rec Staff
Day: Thursday 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 17 years
Cost: FREE
ActiveNet: Dec – 66664 / Jan – 66663 / Feb – 66662

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: $20
ActiveNet:  Jan – 66667 / Feb – 66666

SPECIAL EVENT! A Parents Night Out on December 20th

A night for both Parents and kids to look forward to.

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Last Minutes Holiday Shopping,
Dinner in Old Town,
Relax at home on a Friday night


Play soccer with Santa Claus!,
Enjoy pizza and work on holiday crafts!,
Have fun with friends while keeping active!

This is a safe and fun time for kids, while mom and dad enjoy a night out.
This event is free to the public. Registration is required!
Register in person at Presidio Recreation Center or Online https://apm.activecommunities.com/sdparkandrec
ActiveNet: 66668



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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.