Community Recreation

Activate your life through recreational fun! MWR's Community Recreation staff is your "concierge" to beautiful, sunny San Diego. We coordinate diverse (and sometimes daring) happenings to help you get the most out of where you live, work and play.

MWR's Community Recreation has the perfect activity and activity level — indoors or outdoors, novice or expert, casual traveler or thrill seeker — for active duty, retired or DoD civilian. All Community Recreation programs are open to all MWR patrons, including Navy Gold Star families. Age restrictions may apply. Information subject to change.

Let our experienced, knowledgeable staff suggest your next adventure or equip you with everything needed for a do-it-yourself agenda. From simple checklist items to bucket-list bonanzas, Community Recreation offers:

  • Information & Resources
  • Trips & Tours
  • Classes & Activities
  • Tickets
  • Special Events
  • Outdoor Equipment Rentals
  • Parks, Picnic Areas & Playgrounds
  • Command Recreation Support

Community Recreations Events


  • Naval Base Coronado

    • Kids Coloring Contest

      March 1-14, FREE
      Pick up a Beauty and the Beast themed coloring page at your NASNI or NAB Ticket Office and color for your chance to win an AMC free soda and popcorn voucher for! All entries are eligible to win. Drawing held 3/15.

      Info: 619-545-9576 or 619-437-3190

    • Advisory Community Recreation Meeting

      Wednesday, March 29 • 11 am-1 pm • FREE • NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337
      Let us know what you think! Stop by to fill out a survey, give your input and enjoy some pizza.

    • Kid's Paint Night

      Thursday, March 30 • 4-6 pm • $5 (12 yrs.+) • NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337
      Create a beautiful Koi fish painting with the guidance of a professional painting instructor. Fee includes instruction, canvas and snack.

      Registration required: 619-437-3190

    • Comedy Night

      Friday, March 31 • 7 pm • FREE (18 yrs.+) • Sea ‘N Air 19th Hole, NASNI, Bldg. 800
      Tickle your funny bone with MWR! $5 appetizer special.

      Registration required: 619-437-3190

    • Lakeside Rodeo

      Saturday, April 29 • $16 adults/$12 kids (12 yrs. & under) • 2 pm show, depart for home by 5 pm
      Who’s ready to cowboy up? See bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, roping and more! Cost includes admission and transportation. Pick up locations: Noon Silver Stand Youth Center/12:30 pm Admiral Baker Picnic Area

      Registration required: NBSD 619-556-9597, NAB 619-437-3190, NBPL 619-553-9138


  • Naval Base Point Loma

    • Wine Bottle Bird Feeder Class

      March 25 ● 11 am ● $10 ● NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546 ● 619-553-9138
      Some empty wine bottles are just too cool looking to send to recycling. Beautifully repurpose one to make a unique bird feeder that adds charm to your garden! Cost includes supplies and instruction.

      Register Today!

    • Kayak Tour - Point Loma

      March 26 ● 10 am ● $15 ● NBPL, Main Base, Smuggler’s Cove ● 619-553-9138
      Our friendly staff takes you on a short tour of San Diego Bay and Point Loma. No kayak experience necessary. We’ll cover the basics before getting on the water. Cost includes guided tour and equipment rental.

      Register Today!

    • Wilderness Navigation Class

      March 30 ● 10 am ● FREE ● Mission Trails Visitor Center, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego ● 619-553-9138
      If you’re anxious for adventure, we’ll cover some of the basics to orienteering including magnetic declination and how to orient your map while enjoying nature.

      Register Today!

    • Hike Big Laguna Trail

      April 2 ● 8 am ● $10 MWR patrons/$5 Liberty ● 619-553-9138
      This moderate 10-mile hike/loop follows the Pacific Crest Trail for much of the journey and the Big Laguna Trail the rest of the way. Features include Big Laguna Lake, panoramic views, and a pristine meadow. Cost includes transportation, guide and refreshments. Pick up from locations: 8 am NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546/8:30 am Admiral Baker Picnic Area.

      Register Today!

    • Crochet 201

      April 6 ● 5 pm ● $10 ● NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546 ● 619-553-9138
      Go beyond the basics and learn how to make “granny blanket” that can be used for any purpose. Cost includes supplies and instruction.

      Register Today!

    • Easter Egg Swim

      Friday, April 7 • 4:30-6 pm • FREE • NBPL, Main Base Pool, Bldg. 1 • 619-553-0934
      Bring your kids for an underwater egg hunt! Age and swim level divisions apply, and everyone swims away a winner!

    • Lakeside Rodeo

      Saturday, April 29 • $16 adults/$12 kids (12 yrs. & under) • 2 pm show, depart for home by 5 pm
      Who’s ready to cowboy up? See bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, roping and more! Cost includes admission and transportation. Pick up locations: Noon Silver Stand Youth Center/12:30 pm Admiral Baker Picnic Area

      Registration required: NBSD 619-556-9597, NAB 619-437-3190, NBPL 619-553-9138


  • Naval Base San Diego

    • Saturday Night BINGO!

      Saturdays • 6:30 pm • Admiral Robinson Recreation Center • 619-556-7486
      BINGO Hall opens at 4 pm! Main session at 6:30 pm. Play fun games for $1 per card; begins when 5 or more players are present. (Main Pack purchase required). $200 paid out for all main games $750 paid out for coverall games. For more information call 619-556-7486.

    • Sunday Group Dance Classes

      Sundays • $5 • Admiral Robinson Recreation Center, Bldg. 3223
      Join us every Sunday and get your grove on for only $5 per class. Beginner level classes at 5 pm. Intermediate level classes at 6 pm. Line Dance classes at 7 pm.

      Register Today!

    • Poetry Contest

      Feb 1-7 • FREE • NBSD Waterfront Community Recreation Center
      Do you love writing poetry? Drop off your poems at the front desk throughout the week. The winner gets their poem posted on our Facebook page and wins a cool prize!

      Info: 619-556-9597

    • Outdoor Movie Night

      Friday, March 24 • 7 pm • FREE • Murphy Canyon Youth Center, 4867 Santo Road
      Bring your blankets and snuggle up outside on the tennis courts to watch a family-friendly movie on our giant inflatable screen!

      Register: 619-556-9597

    • Farm Day

      Saturday, March 25 • 2-4 pm • FREE • Admiral Baker Picnic Grounds, Mission Gorge
      Farm animals are coming to visit Admiral Baker! Get up close and personal, if you dare, and see which ones like to be petted the most.

      Register: 619-556-9597

    • Harry Potter Movie Marathon


      Love Harry Potter movies? Stop by our movie room for an H.P. movie marathon playing throughout the afternoon.

      Info: 619-556-9597

    • Photography 101: Newborns

      Sunday, March 26 • 2 pm • $5 • NBSD Waterfront Community Recreation Center
      Learn from a pro how to capture the best photos of your newborns. Personal cameras are encouraged. Workshop is limited to adults only.

      Register: 619-556-9597

    • Mini Golf

      Tuesday, March 28 • 2-4 pm • FREE • Admiral Baker Picnic Area, Mission Gorge
      Grab a putter and golf ball for a fun afternoon of miniature golf!

      Info: 619-556-9597

    • String Art

      Thursday, March 30 • 5 pm • $5 • NBSD Waterfront Community Recreation Center
      Back by popular demand! Make your own personalized string art ‘letter.’ All supplies included.

      Register: 619-556-9597

    • Easter Egg Door Hanger

      Saturday, April 1 • 2 pm • $5 • NBSD Waterfront Community Recreation Center
      Design your very own Easter/spring-themed door hanger just in time for the holiday. All supplies provided, just bring your creative ideas.

      Register: 619-556-9597

    • Family Bingo

      Sunday, April 2 • 2 pm • FREE • Admiral Baker Picnic Grounds, Gazebo 4
      Join us for a fun afternoon of BINGO! Near baseball field parking lot. Prizes for each game.

      Register: 619-556-9597

    • Spring Fling

      Saturday, April 8 • 10 am–2 pm • FREE • NBSD • Admiral Prout Fields
      Have a hoppin’ good time at the Navy’s best family spring festival featuring egg hunts for all ages. Enjoy amusement rides, bounce houses, an “All-Hands Car Show,” arts and crafts and more. Don’t miss the special presentations by San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park at 11 am and 1 pm.

      For details, call 619-284-4054/556-7444.

    • Knott's Coloring Contest

      April, 1-10 • FREE • NBSD Tickets & Travel Offices
      Pick up a Knott’s coloring page at an NBSD ticket office for your chance to win a Community Recreation goodie bag AND a family 4 pack of tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm! Drawing held 4/12. All entries eligible to win.

      Info: 619-556-2174

    • Beer Tasting

      Thursday, April 13 • 5:30 pm • $5 • Admiral Baker Clubhouse, Mission Gorge
      Do you love craft beer and want to learn more about it? Bring your cronies out to Admiral Baker for an exciting beer tasting event.

      Register: 619-556-9597

    • NBSD’s Ultimate Navy Fitness Goat Run with a Command vs. Command Challenge

      Friday, April 14 • 7 am • FREE • Admiral Prout Field House Track
      Ultimate Navy Fitness Goat Run is a 3-mile run/walk with an intense obstacle course to test your endurance, perseverance and grit. The course is packed with more than 15 signature Sports & Fitness obstacles for you to complete for your Naval Base San Diego "I EARNED THIS" T- shirt. 6:30 am check in. To register individuals, click below.

      To register command teams, call 619-556-7444.

    • Hike Mission Trails

      Saturday, April 15 • 9:30 am • FREE • Mission Trails Visitor Center
      Enjoy the great outdoors as we take a guided nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals, geology, history, and ecology of the park. Mission Trails Visitor Center, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119.

      Register: 619-556-9597

    • Car Trivia Day

      Tuesday, April 18 • FREE • NBSD Waterfront Community Recreation Center
      Think you know a lot about cars? The Waterfront staff will ask trivia questions throughout the day. Be the first person with the correct answer to win a prize.

      Info: 619-556-9597

    • Lakeside Rodeo

      Saturday, April 29 • $16 adults/$12 kids (12 yrs. & under) • 2 pm show, depart for home by 5 pm
      Who’s ready to cowboy up? See bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, roping and more! Cost includes admission and transportation. Pick up locations: Noon Silver Stand Youth Center/12:30 pm Admiral Baker Picnic Area

      Registration required: NBSD 619-556-9597, NAB 619-437-3190, NBPL 619-553-9138