Parks & Recreation
"To provide healthy, sustainable, and enriching environments for all."
"To connect all to the City’s diverse world class park system."
acres of park assets
miles of shorelines
If you are interested in having a wedding, large picnic or special event in Balboa Park, Mission Bay Park, Presidio Park, or one of our Shoreline Parks, you will need to obtain a permit from the permit center, located in the Balboa Park Administration Building, 2125 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101.
The permit center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Recorded information is available at 619-235-1169.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the pandemic, the Permit Center at 2125 Park Blvd. remains closed to the public and is not available for in-person visits.
All dogs shall be maintained on a leash not to exceed 8 feet, including trails and canyons in all parks. For those parks that have been designated dog off-leash areas, dogs must be leashed until inside the posted boundary for the off-leash area.
Visit SDRecConnect to conveniently browse a variety of activities offered by the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department and Community Recreation Groups. It's as easy as One, Two, and Three. Sign up for an account, find a class or activity, and register!
Find information on a list of general rules for parks and recreation centers. Be sure to contact facilities for the latest hours of operations, programs and events, or emergency closure information.