Serra Mesa Recreation Center

What's Coming

SDCE Senior Fitness!

Serra Mesa Recreation Center has teamed up with San Diego Continuing Education to bring the community a free senior fitness class starting June 14, 2016! Our Feeling Fit class will begin at 8:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, inside the gymnasium. All are encouraged to attend and you can enroll anytime!

Fall Festival!

The Serra Mesa Fall Festival is a great opportunity for small children to get the hang of Halloween in a safe environment! Kids enjoy carnival games, lots of prizes, and this year we are bringing back the costume contests! Our Festival starts at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Wristbands are required for game participation and will be available day of for $5.00 each.

Toys 4 Tots!

Toys 4 Tots is back again! Qualifying families with children 12 and under are encouraged to sign up for the program through the office. Toys will be distributed after our Lunch with Santa event on December 17th, 2016.

Lunch with Santa!

Santa is on his way! For just $5.00 kids will watch dance performances, get their caricatures drawn, create seasonal crafts, eat a hearty lunch, and meet the big man himself! This event runs from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.


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.


Ongoing Activities:

Wednesday Night Free Play Volleyball

We now offer volleyball once a week in the gym on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:45 p.m. All skill levels are invited! Come see what the excitement is all about! It is a great sport for active adults and anyone else who likes to have a good time!

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

Most of the Serra Mesa Recreation Center was built in 1964 with additional phases added in later years. The center is divided into two levels: the lower level consist of the sports field and a small picnic area and the upper level contains the building, picnic area and tot lot.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 15, exit Aero Drive West and turn left on Ruffin Road. Turn right on Village Glen Drive, the center is on the right, approximately a half mile down the road.

From Interstate 805, exit on Murray Ridge East. From Murray Ridge Road, turn left on Glencolum Drive and look for the center ahead.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS Routes 926/927 and 928.