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Presidio Recreation Center

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Program Guide  Open Play Schedule

What's Coming

2024 Field Schedule

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Summer Day Camp

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Presidio Gymnasium

Looking for a fun weeklong activity for your kids this summer? Drop them off for fun, structured activities at Presidio Recreation Center! Participants will enjoy outdoor and indoor activities with additional science and engineering enrichment programming. Arts and Crafts and so much more. The kids will also enjoy a field trip once a week. Lunch and snack not provided.

Day Camp - Fun in the Sun Week 1 #114518
Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
No camp June 19th
Cost: $80

Day Camp - Fun in the Sun Week 2 #114231
Jun 24, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
Cost: $100

Day Camp - Fun in the Sun Week 3 #114233
No Camp July 4th
Jul 1, 2024 - Jul 5, 2024
Cost: $80

Day Camp - Fun in the Sun Week 4 #114519
Jul 8, 2024 - Jul 12, 2024
Cost $100

Day Camp - Fun in the Sun Week 5 #114241
Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
Cost: $100

Day Camp - Fun in the Sun Week 6 #114242
Jul 22, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
Cost $100

Day Camp - Fun in the Sun Week 7 #114520
Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 2, 2024
Cost: $100

Day Camp - Fun in the Sun Week 8 #114521
Aug 5, 2024 - Aug 9, 2024
Cost $100


Join us to learn the fundamentals and basic skills of futsal. The season will include 2 practices a week with an additional one game per week once the regular season starts. Every participant will receive a jersey and be part of the end of season summer futsal banquet. Mark your calendars, spots will fill fast!

Ages 10-12
Futsal League - Youth 12u Presidio #114244
Jun 18, 2024 - Aug 8, 2024
Cost: $25

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.