Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center

What's Coming

Summer Movie Series

This Summer Rancho Bernardo Community Park will have 3 Movie in the Park events. The first will be on Saturday July 30th starting just after dusk we will be showing Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. The second will be on Friday August 26th starting at just after dusk Disney’s The Incredibles. Finally the third will be on Friday September 23rd just after dusk Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The snack bar will be open for all events and we will have additional entertainment before the movie, including a Watermelon Eating Contest on August 26th. Bring your friends and family and come out to these free community events.


New Programs and Open Play

Our newest program to launch is Parents Night Out. Go out for a night on the town feeling confident that your little ones are safe and having the time of their lives. Parents can drop their kids off at 5 p.m. and pick their kids up before 9 p.m. While parents are on their date, the kids will be having fun doing arts and crafts, games, sports, and watching a G or PG-rated movie. Children must be potty trained and between ages of 4 to 13 years old. Click on the link to register for this new program.

Our Tiny Tot program has a Tumbling/Gymnastics class offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Also, an Arts & Crafts class on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon as well. Click on the class you would like, and sign up now!

These new programs along with the City's award-winning Civic Dance Program, with tap dance, hip hop, ballet and jazz for all ages as well as karate for the entire family, will be just the beginning. Don't forget our Break Dancing is a free drop-in activity on Fridays. See our PDF icon Program Guide for all of the details on these programs and continue to check back on our webpage, for more new programs are still to come.

We are now offering an open play volleyball time on Friday nights, as well as open play badminton to go along with our pickleball and basketball open play times. See the Google calendar below for real-time open play hours.

Rancho Bernardo's Parks Fit Programs

Every Friday from June 17th till August 12th we will have a free Stretching Class followed by a Walk the park with Staff program. We will lead you through a series of stretches designed to improve your flexibility and performance and decrease your chances of injury. Then we will take the group 2 times around the 1 mile marked path that goes through our 32 acre park with views of Battle & Bernardo Mountains. These programs are to help complete the larger goal of the Parks Fit Program which is to walk, run, roll, or swim 30 miles between June 13th and August 13th. Sign up for Parks Fit and let Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center be your Parks Fit Headquarters.


Register Online!

Visit SDRecConnect (link) to conveniently browse a variety of activities offered by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and Recreation councils. 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.


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 Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center was built in 1995. In January 2002, the center's name was changed to add Stuart Glassman's name. Glassman, who died in 2001, was a dedicated volunteer who saw that many recreational opportunities came to the community.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 15 take the West Bernardo Drive/Pomerado Road exit and turn left at the traffic light. Proceed around Hodges Reservoir for approximately a quarter of a mile, then turn right on Rancho Bernardo Community Park Drive. The center is on the left.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS Route 20.