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The Ultimate San Diego Family Guide ™


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Central San Diego Parks and Playgrounds for Families


Coronado Community Center

Basketball courts, restrooms, pool and volleyball courts.

1845 Strand Way, Coronado (619) 522-7342

Coronado Landing Park

Play equipment, bike paths, gazebo, sand beaches, picnic tables and restrooms.

1st St. at B St., Coronado (619) 686-6200

Coronado Skatepark

2000 Mullinix Dr., Coronado (619) 708-8341

Coronado Tidelands Park

Small beach, recreational fields, picnic areas, open space and a bike path.

Mullinix Dr. At Glorietta Bay, Coronado (619) 686-6200

Grand Caribe Shoreline Park

Native and natural plants, naturalized path and a bronze sculpture.

Grand Caribe Causeway at Caribe Cay Blvd. North, Coronado (619) 686-6200

La Mesa

Aztec Park

Playground equipment, picnic tables, barbeques and restrooms.

7945 Morocco Dr., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Briercrest Park

Peaceful gardens, walkways, restrooms, swings and playground equipment.

9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Collier Park

Lighted tennis court, playground equipment, picnic area, barbecues and restrooms.

4401 Palm Ave., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Harry Griffen Park

Large amphitheater for rental use, playground equipment, jogging path, off-leash dog run, shaded picnic area, horseshoe pits and restrooms.

9550 Milden St., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Highwood Park

Walking trails, shaded picnic area, playground equipment, barbecues and restrooms.

775 Junior High Dr., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Jackson Park

Walking trails, picnic area, barbecues, playground equipment and restrooms.

5870 Jackson Dr., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

La Mesita Park (Jr. Seau Sports Complex) and Skatepark

Lighted tennis courts, playground equipment, basketball courts, restrooms, football/soccer fields and skatepark.

8855 Dallas St., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Lake Murray Park

Fishing, jogging path and picnic areas.

5540 Kiowa Dr., La Mesa (619) 668-2050

MacArthur Park

Recreation center, pool, community center for rental use, picnic areas, barbecues, playground equipment and restrooms.

4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Northmont Park

Playground equipment, walking/jogging path, volleyball court, picnic areas, barbecues and restrooms.

6030 Severin Dr., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Porter Park

Adult enrichment Center, restrooms, picnic tables and a gazebo.

8425 University Ave., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Rolando Park

Baseball fields, playground equipment, picnic tables, barbecues and restrooms.

6600 Vigo Dr., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Sunset Park

Playground equipment, picnic tables, barbecues, restrooms, basketball court and multipurpose field.

5540 Lake Park Way, La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Sunshine Park

Picnic tables, barbecues, restrooms and multipurpose field.

4554 70th St., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Vista La Mesa Park

Little League field, horseshoe pits, restrooms and playground equipment.

King St. At Hoffman St., La Mesa (619) 667-1300

Lemon Grove

Berry St. Park

7071 Mt. Vernon St., Lemon Grove (619) 825-3815

Playground equipment, gazebos, picnic areas, restrooms and a walking path.

Civic Center Park

Two historical buildings, a miniature lemon grove, grassy areas and a custom fountain.

3200 Main St., Lemon Grove (619) 825-3815

Dan Kunkel Park

Playground equipment, picnic areas, a basketball court and a walking path.

8105 Lemon Grove Way, Lemon Grove (619) 825-3815

Firefighters’ Park

Skate park, picnic tables and an open grass area.

3062 School Lane, Lemon Grove (619) 825-3815

Lemon Grove Park

2259 Washington St., Lemon Grove (619) 825-3815

Basketball court, playground equipment, picnic tables, restrooms and a walking path.

San Diego

Allied Gardens Recreation Center

Basketball courts, lighted softball fields, picnic tables, playground equipment, a gym, and a pool.

5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego (619) 235-1129

Rancho Mission Canyon Park

6005 Larchwood Ave., San Diego

Azalea Recreation Center

Basketball courts, playground equipment, picnic tables, barbecues and a community building for meetings and classes.

2596 Violet St., San Diego (619) 235-1162

City Heights Recreation Center

Playground equipment, picnic tables, an athletic field, tennis courts, a gym, a game room, a craft and ceramic room, mini kitchen and a pool.

4380 Landis St., San Diego (619) 641-6125

Cadman Recreation Center

Two softball fields, a baseball field, playground equipment, an off-leash dog park, a tennis court, one outdoor basketball court, a horse shoe pit and several picnic areas overlooking Mission Bay.

4280 Avati Dr., San Diego (858) 581-9929

Princess del Cerro Neighborhood Park

Two small ball fields, a multipurpose court, picnic areas and a tiny tots play area.

Eldergardens at Weinrich St., San Diego

Encanto Recreation Center

Pool and multipurpose fields.

6508 Wunderlin Ave., San Diego (619) 527-3411

Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center

Indoor basketball court, two indoor racquetball courts, one baseball field, one soccer field, two outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic areas, playground equipment and a swimming pool.

6401 Skyline Dr., San Diego (619) 527-3415

Golden Hill Recreation Center

Outdoor basketball courts, hand ball courts, playground equipment, picnic tables, restrooms, lighted fields for youth and adult softball and baseball and a gym.

2600 Golf Course Dr., San Diego (619) 235-1138

Grantville Neighborhood Park

Playground equipment and picnic tables.

Crawford St. at Vandeveer, San Diego

Kearny Mesa Recreation Center

Multipurpose fields, ball fields, playground equipment, a BMX track, soccer field, picnic areas, fenced leash free dog park and a swimming pool. Inside the recreation  center are a gym, game room and craft room.

3170 Armstrong St., San Diego (858) 573-1387

Linda Vista Recreation Center

A gym, four tennis courts, two softball fields, playground equipment, a multi purpose court, a basketball court and a handball court.

7064 Levant St., San Diego (858) 573-1392

Bill and Maxine Wilson Memorial Skate Park

22,000 square feet of skate-able surface, including elements such as railings, stairs, a ten-foot "key hole" and a ninety-foot long "snake run." There is also a beginner's bowl.

702 South 30th St., San Diego (619) 235-1125

Dolores Magdaleno Memorial Recreation Center

Gym, outdoor basketball court, picnic tables, multi-purpose field and pool.

2902 Marcy Ave., San Diego (619) 235-1125

Hourglass Park and Field House

Four lighted softball fields, several multi-use fields, playground equipment, aquatic center, gym, gymnastics room, dance studio and picnic areas.

10440 Black Mountain Rd., San Diego (858) 538-8153

Lopez Ridge Recreation Center

Outdoor basketball court, baseball field and a shaded playground and picnic area.

7245 Calle Cristobal, San Diego (858) 538-8171

Mira Mesa Recreation Center

All abilities accessible playground, multi-purpose fields, outdoor basketball courts, picnic tables and a gazebo.

8575 New Salem St., San Diego (858) 538-8122

Mission Bay Parks

Amenities at these parks include playground equipment, beach access with lifeguards, fire rings, picnic tables and barbecues.

Various locations in San Diego (619) 235-1169

Santa Clara Recreation Center

Tennis court, oftball field, multi-use field, two lighted half basketball courts, picnic areas, and playground equipment.

1008 Santa Clara Place, San Diego (858) 581-9928

Tecolote Recreation Center

Live baseball fields, one flag football field, outdoor basketball courts and picnic areas.

4675 Tecolote Rd., San Diego (858) 581-9930

Morley Field Sports Complex

25 tennis courts, a pool, playground equipment, picnic areas, an archery range, a multi purpose ball field, a velodrome (bicycle track), boccie courts and a disc golf course.

Texas St. at Upas St., San Diego (619) 525-8262

Adams Recreation Center

Playground equipment, one lighted softball field, two outdoor basketball courts and an outdoor stage.

3491 Adams Ave., San Diego (619) 235-1149

North Clairemont Recreation Center

A gym, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, a multi purpose field and playground equipment.

4421 Bannock Ave., San Diego (858) 581-9926

North Park Recreation Center

A gym, teen center, two outdoor basketball courts, handball courts, three tennis courts, playground equipment and multipurpose field.

4044 Idaho St., San Diego (619) 235-1152

Ocean Beach Recreation Center

Indoor and outdoor basketball courts and a lighted softball field.

4726 Santa Monica, San Diego (619) 531-1527

Robb Field Skate Park

Street course design which features a combination bowl, along with numerous handrails, ledges, blocks, a pump bump and an octagon volcano.

2525 Bacon St., San Diego

Heritage County Park

2454 Heritage Park Row, San Diego (619) 298-4707

Presidio Recreation Center

Gym, indoor and outdoor basketball courts and a lighted softball field.

2811 Jackson St., San Diego

Kate Sessions Park

Large grassy field with good views of San Diego.

5115 Soledad Rd., San Diego

Pacific Beach Recreation Center

Two lighted outdoor basketball courts, two lighted tennis courts, 1 lighted multi-purpose athletic field, 1 playground equipment and gymnasiums used for basketball and volleyball.

1405 Diamond St., San Diego (858) 581-9927

Cabrillo Recreation Center

Basketball and tennis courts, a multi purpose field and softball field and playground equipment.

3051 Canon St., San Diego (619) 531-1534

Dailard Neighborhood Park

Cibola Rd. At Laurelridge, San Diego

San Carlos Recreation Center

A gym, a game room, playground equipment, a lighted multipurpose court and four youth ball fields near a large picnic area.

6445 Lake Badin Ave., San Diego (619) 527-3443

Tuxedo Neighborhood Park

Tuxedo Rd. at Rondel Court, San Diego

Mission Trails Park

40 miles of trails, boating on Lake Murray, camping at Kumeyaay Lake, numerous informative hikes and a state-of-the-art Visitor &  Interpretive Center.

One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego (619) 668-3281

Spanish Landing Park

Pedestrian path, playground equipment, bike route, picnic tables and the Callaway Carillon bell tower.

West Basin at North Harbor Dr., San Diego (619) 686-6200

Harbor Island Park

Pedestrian and bike paths and restrooms.

Harbor Island Dr., San Diego (619) 686-6200

Embarcardero Marina Park

Ample parking, a fishing pier, basketball courts, gazebos and a concession stand.

Foot of Marina Park Way, San Diego (619) 686-6200

Tuna Harbor Park

Pedestrian and bike paths and restrooms.

Tuna Lane at the foot of G St., San Diego (619) 686-6200

Shelter Island Shoreline Park

Sand beach, playground equipment, picnic tables, concessions, bike paths, restrooms and a fishing pier.

South of Shelter Island Dr., San Diego (619) 686-6200

Serra Mesa Recreation Center

A large gym, playground equipment, two softball fields, and a lighted basketball court.

9020 Village Glen Dr., San Diego (858) 573-1408

Skyline Hills Recreation Center

Baseball field, soccer field, two outdoor basketball courts, playground equipment, picnic areas and a large indoor basketball court.

8285 Skyline Dr., San Diego (619) 527-3486

South Clairemont Recreation Center

Softball field, outdoor basketball court, tennis court, several picnic tables, gazebo and barbeque grills.

3605 Clairemont Dr., San Diego (858) 581-9924

Southcrest Recreation Center

Outdoor and indoor basketball courts, playground equipment, weight room and community center.

4149 Newton St., San Diego (619) 527-3413

Stockton Recreation Center

Multi purpose field, softball field, playground equipment and lighted basketball court.

330 32nd Ave., San Diego (619) 235-1163

Colina Del Sol Recreation Center

Outdoor courts, playground equipment, picnic areas, a multi purpose athletic field, tennis courts and a full size gym.

5319 Orange Ave., San Diego (619) 235-1144

Tierrasanta Recreation Center

Gym, dance room, playground equipment, picnic tables, tennis courts and a swimming pool.

11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego (858) 573-1393

Doyle Recreation Center

Gym, game room, outdoor basketball courts, sand volleyball courts and playground equipment.

8175 Regents Rd., San Diego (858) 552-1612

Standley Recreation Center

Gym, horseshoe pit, lighted softball fields, soccer fields, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, racquetball courts, picnic shelter and playground equipment.

3585 Governor Dr., San Diego (858) 552-1652

Nobel Athletic Fields and Recreation Center

Facilities Joint Project features 30 acres of municipal park with playground equipment, an off leash dog park, softball fields and soccer fields, shaded picnic tables, a library, public art and a gym.

8810 Judicial Dr., San Diego (858) 552-1626

Cesar Chavez Park

Recreational pier, picnic tables, playground equipment and lush green open space.

Foot of Cesar E. Chavez Pkwy, San Diego (619) 686-6200

Dunes Park

San beach, playground equipment, bike paths, public art and restrooms.

Seacoast Dr. And Evergreen Ave., San Diego (619) 686-6200