Southcrest Recreation Center

What's Coming

Youth Basketball

The City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department is committed to providing a safe, fun and skill-developing Youth Sports Programs for children. The Youth Sports Programs encourage good sportsmanship, develop playing skills, and promote friendly relationships among the players, coaches, officials, staff and parents. The programs are designed to foster the development of leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork, while offering and enhancing the learning opportunities and experience for all participants through training and games participation. The City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department believes in "Everybody Plays" philosophy and highly encourages fair play through draft processes.   The youth basketball program is designed to develop and enhance players fundamental skills on passing, dribbling and shooting in a friendly and team oriented environment. The program is for children ages 8 to 16 years old.

Season runs December 2016 to March 2017. Deadline to register is January 30th. We only accept complete registrations. Bring proof of age, Age Verification Form, Liability Waiver, and small photo with fee. Game days will be announced.

Divisions: Peewee, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u
Cost: $5 per player + $2 transaction fee
All costs will go towards player awards and a year-end banquet.
For more information please call (619) 527-3413.

Weight Room

Open 7 days a week during recreation center hours.
Ages: 16 years and up
$10 per month

*NEW* Introductory offer to United Fitness! For the months of January and February only gain access to our staff led United Fitness workout program with purchase of weight room membership.

United Fitness is a staff led workout program at Southcrest Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm focusing on different muscle groups.

Southcrest Teen Center

Tutoring, tournaments, field trips and monthly special events!
Monday through Friday
Time: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Ages: 12 to 17years
Cost: Free

Ceramics Class

Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 14 years
Cost: Free

Southcrest Recreation Center offers Ceramics Classes, Cooking Classes, Youth/Adult Soccer Leagues, Youth Flag-Football Leagues, Youth Basketball leagues, and Baseball Leagues as well as recreational open gym Basketball.

For more information please call (619) 527-3417.

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 Southcrest Civic Club built the original building at this site, then donated it to the City of San Diego. Materials and labor were donated by local merchants, residents and labor unions. The center was dedicated in 1950.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 805 take the 43rd Street exit and turn right at the traffic signal. Proceed two blocks and turn left on Newton Avenue. The center is on the left.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS Routes 11 and 955.