San Diego

Willie Henderson Sports Complex

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What's Coming

Cupcakes with Santa
December 16, 2017
See PDF icon flyer for more details.

Toys for Tots

Register 1:00-8:00pm Monday-Friday
Registration ends November 30th.
Toy Distribution December 16, 2017 after Cupcake with Santa Event. (See Flyer above)

Youth Basketball

This league is for all skill levels. Teams will play other Recreation Centers in the area and have a chance to qualify for the City-Wide tournament.

Season December 2017 - March 2018

Age Divisions:
Active: 47165       10-Under
Active: 47166        12-Under
Active: 47167       14-Under
Active: 47168       16-Under
*Age cut-off March 3, 2018
See PDF icon basketball flyer for more details.

After-School Program

Join us for daily activities: sports, crafts, cooking, games, and more! All in the spirit of fun!
Instructor: WHSC Staff
Days: Monday through Thursday
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Ages: 6 to 17 years old
Cost: Free

Arts and Crafts

Enjoy the fun and exciting class where you will use your imagination in creating crafty art projects such as tissue paper flower, play with beads, enjoy drawing, painting, and much more.

Instructor:  WHSC STAFF
Day:  Tuesday and Thursday
Time:  4:00 – 6:00 pm
Ages: 5 – 17 years old
Cost: Free

Cooking Class

Learn to prepare easy healthy snacks using hands on activities, food preparation, and cooking.
Instructor: WHSC Staff
Day: Thursday
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ages: 6 – 17 years old
Cost: Free

Movie Wednesdays

Come enjoy a movie at the Center every Wednesday 3-6. Free popcorn.
Instructor: WHSC Staff
Days: Wednesday
Time: 3:00-6:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17 years old
Cost: Free

Strength & Conditioning

Increase stamina, condition and general well being in a fun interactive training session.  Train hard, break a sweat and live healthy!
Instructor: WHSC Staff
Days: Fridays
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Ages: 8 to 17 years old
Cost: Free

Teen Basketball

These are ongoing pick-up games that are played every Wednesday and Thursday.  Open to teens ages 13—19.
Instructor: WHSC Staff
Days: Wednesday & Thursday
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Ages: 13 to 17 years old
Cost: Free

Video Game Sundays

Come have fun with your friends using the Nintendo Wii and PS4 console for interactive play.  Compete against others and find out who has the best moves.
Instructor: Staff
Days: Sunday
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Ages: 8 to17 years old
Cost: Free

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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

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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.


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