Willie Henderson Sports Complex

What's Coming

Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 28
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
For more information please refer to the PDF icon Halloween Carnival flyer.

Toys 4 Tots

Registration ends November, 4 2016
Ages: 0 to 12 years
Cost: Free
For Registration information please refer to the PDF icon Toys 4 Tots Registration Form.

Teen Basketball

Wednesday and Thursday
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Ages: 13 to 19 years
Cost: Free
These are ongoing pickup games that are played every Wednesday and Thursday.

Wii Dance Off

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 18 years
Cost: Free
Come have a dance off with your friends using the Nintendo Wii console for interactive play. Compete against others and find out who has the best moves. Other systems also available.

After-School Program

Monday through Friday
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Ages: 6 to 17
Cost: Free
Tutoring, cooking class contests and game tournaments. Monthly special events!

Power Play Cooking Class

3:30 to 5 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 14 years
Cost: Free
Learn to prepare easy healthy snacks using the five a day plan!

Arts and Crafts

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 14 years
Cost: Free

Strength and Conditioning

Monday and Friday
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 17 years
Cost: Free
Increase stamina, condition and general well-being in a fun interactive training session. Train hard, break a sweat and live healthy!

Video Game Night

Wednesday and Friday
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Ages: 12 to 18 years
Cost: Free
Come play the Xbox One with the newest titles and Kinect Gameplay. Other systems also available. Have a 'Next-Generation' game experience.

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.


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 area now known as Willie Henderson Sports Complex was once called the Southeast Athletic Field. Willie Henderson lived in the area and was responsible for building ballfields for youth. In 1986 the site was named after him for his commitment to youth sports.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 805 take the 43rd Street exit. Turn right, proceed to Boston Avenue and turn right. Proceed to 45th Street and turn left. 45th Street becomes a one-way street where Willie Henderson Sports Complex is located (on the right).

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