General Information



Our Mission

“To provide healthy, sustainable, and enriching environments for all.” 

Our Vision

“To connect all to the City’s diverse world class park system.”

 San Diego's Park and Recreation Department is responsible for overseeing:

  • More than 40,000 acres of developed and undeveloped open space;
  • More than 340 parks including Balboa Park, Mission Trails Regional Park and Mission Bay Park;
  • More than 26 miles of shoreline from Sunset Cliffs to La Jolla;
  • 13 pools;
  • Three public golf complexes; and
  • 56 recreation centers.

Park and recreation professionals and volunteers host hundreds of community events each year and provide safe places for thousands of children to go after school, while taking great pride to enrich the lives of others through quality parks and programs.

The City parks and programs are designed and developed, so that people of all ages, abilities and income levels have the chance to participate in excellent recreational opportunities.

There is always something to see and do in a park, recreation facility or pool each and every day. You will find a program, activity or special place that brings you back again and again.

Come out today and play!

For general Park & Recreation Department information, see the Frequently Asked Questions, call (619) 525-8213 or use the My Park web comment form.