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

    • Sea World Coloring Contest

      May 17-26 • FREE
      Pick up your SeaWorld coloring page at your NBSD or NBC Tickets and Travel Offices for your chance to win two (2) tickets to our SeaWorld Trip on 6/3. Drawing held on 5/30.

      Info: NBSD 619-556-2174, NAB 619-437-3190, NASNI 619-545-9576

    • 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

    • “How To” Tuesday: DIY Wood American Flag

      Tuesday, May 2, 6 pm, $5 (12 yrs.+) • NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337
      Make your own American flag. All supplies and a snack provided. Registration required: 619-437-3190

    • NASNI Bird Walk

      Fridays, May 5 & 19, 8:30 am, FREE
      Enjoy a fun, guided, beach walk listening to the ocean sounds and indigenous birds chirping. Walk begins from the Navy Lodge lobby. Info: 619-437-3190

    • San Diego Brewery Tour

      Saturday, May 6 • 10 am-6 pm • $20
      Tour AleSmith and Green Flash Brewing Companies, plus stop at Ballast Point. Snacks and water on the bus provided. Pick up locations: 10 am Silver Strand Youth Center/10:30 am Admiral Baker Picnic Area.

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

    • Mommy & Me Tea Party

      Sunday, May 7 • 2-4 pm • $10 adults/$8 child (3-12 yrs.) • NBSD Anchors Catering & Conference Center
      Don’t be late for a delightful date. Enjoy tea, savories and sweets with special characters, plus an afternoon of music, dancing, craft and a photo booth. Formal attire and pearls encouraged, but not required.

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

    • Memento for Mommy: Photo Day

      May 9 & 10 • FREE • NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337
      Call to reserve your time slot. We provide the photographer and props, plus one free 4”x6” print with photo frame for you to decorate for mom. Registration required: 619-437-3190

    • Steal and Escape Room Outing

      Friday, May 12 • 5 or 7 pm • $25 (12 yrs.+)
      Steal and Escape is a recreational activity offering a fun and challenging test for families and friends to work together to “escape” the room by solving puzzles, finding clues and cracking riddles to uncover keys and locks. The goal is simple, yet challenging: complete the game in 60 minutes. Meet at 2602 Transportation Avenue, National City, 91950

      Registration required: 619-437-3190

    • Kids Craft: Pottery Making

      Saturday, May 13, 10 am, $15 (8 yrs.+) • 133 Elder Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
      Meet us in Imperial Beach for a fun, hands-on pottery class. Registration required: 619-437-3190

    • Warner Bros Tour

      Saturday, May 20, $58/person (8 yrs.+)
      See where your favorite shows and movies are filmed on an exclusive 2-hour tour. Includes snacks and transportation. Pick up locations: 7 am Silver Strand Youth Center/7:30 am Admiral Baker Picnic Area

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

    • Family Bingo Night

      Friday, May 26 • 6-8 pm • $5 (12 yrs.+) • NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337
      Back by popular demand! Fun for the whole family. Cost includes games and dauber. Pizza available for $1/slice. Limited space, make your reservation today!
      Registration required: 619-437-3190

    • Kids Craft & Movie: Flower Pot Pens

      Saturday, May 27 • 10 am, FREE (8 yrs.+) • NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337
      Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG). Registration required: 619-437-3190

    • “How To” Tuesday: Lei making for Grads

      Tuesday, May 30 • 6 pm, $5 (12 yrs.+) • NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337
      Can’t make it to the class? Pick up your kit at the NASNI or NAB Ticket Office and tune in on our Facebook Live! Registration required: 619-437-3190

    • Daddy Daughter Dance

      Sunday, June 4 • 4-7 pm • $18 Kids/$20 adults • NBSD Anchors Catering & Conference Center, Bldg.3210
      Calling all Dads! Have one of the best date nights you’ll ever have with your daughter at MWR’s Daddy Daughter Dance. The cost is only $18 for kids/$20 for adults and includes dinner, sundae bar, hula show, photo, photo frame craft and, of course, dancing! Event is open to all MWR patrons.NEW THIS YEAR! Walk-ins are welcome from 6-7 pm for a FREE hula show, sundae bar and dancing!

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


  • Naval Base Point Loma

    • May Flowers Paint Class

      April 29 ● 2 pm ● $20 ● NBPL, Main Base • 619-553-9138
      Prepare to “brush up” on a few things at this family friendly paint class. Ultimately, you’ll create an original piece of art to enjoy for years to come. Cost includes supplies and instruction. NGIS at 140 Sylvester Rd., Bldg. 601, 4th Floor. Registration required

      Register Today!

    • 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

    • SUP Yoga Class

      April 30 ● 9 am ● $10 ● NBPL, Main Base, Smuggler’s Cove
      Ready to add a twist to your exercise routine? SUP yoga is a perfect fit, as our friendly instructor helps take your workout to the next level. Cost includes instruction and equipment rental.

      Register Today!

    • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

      May 5 ● 3 pm ● FREE ● 619-553-9138
      Amigos! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with LIVE entertainment, festive food, and much more. Nacho ordinary fiesta! NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546 and Oceanview at Ballast Point

    • San Diego Brewery Tour

      Saturday, May 6 • 10 am-6 pm • $20
      Tour AleSmith and Green Flash Brewing Companies, plus stop at Ballast Point. Snacks and water on the bus provided. Pick up locations: 10 am Silver Strand Youth Center/10:30 am Admiral Baker Picnic Area.

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

    • Santa Margarita Trail Hike

      Sunday, May 7 • 8 am • $10 MWR patrons/$5 Liberty
      Hike along a beautiful creek hidden in the hills of North County. Cost includes transportation and guided tour. Pick up locations: 8 am NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546/8:30 am Admiral Baker Picnic Area
      Registration required: NBPL 619-553-9138, NAB 619-437-3190, NBSD 619-556-9597

      Register Today!

    • Mommy & Me Tea Party

      Sunday, May 7 • 2-4 pm • $10 adults/$8 child (3-12 yrs.) • NBSD Anchors Catering & Conference Center
      Don’t be late for a delightful date. Enjoy tea, savories and sweets with special characters, plus an afternoon of music, dancing, craft and a photo booth. Formal attire and pearls encouraged, but not required.

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

    • Warner Bros Tour

      Saturday, May 20, $58/person (8 yrs.+)
      See where your favorite shows and movies are filmed on an exclusive 2-hour tour. Includes snacks and transportation. Pick up locations: 7 am Silver Strand Youth Center/7:30 am Admiral Baker Picnic Area

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

    • Daddy Daughter Dance

      Sunday, June 4 • 4-7 pm • $18 Kids/$20 adults • NBSD Anchors Catering & Conference Center, Bldg.3210
      Calling all Dads! Have one of the best date nights you’ll ever have with your daughter at MWR’s Daddy Daughter Dance. The cost is only $18 for kids/$20 for adults and includes dinner, sundae bar, hula show, photo, photo frame craft and, of course, dancing! Event is open to all MWR patrons.NEW THIS YEAR! Walk-ins are welcome from 6-7 pm for a FREE hula show, sundae bar and dancing!

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

    • Sea World Coloring Contest

      May 17-26 • FREE
      Pick up your SeaWorld coloring page at your NBSD or NBC Tickets and Travel Offices for your chance to win two (2) tickets to our SeaWorld Trip on 6/3. Drawing held on 5/30.

      Info: NBSD 619-556-2174, NAB 619-437-3190, NASNI 619-545-9576

    • 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

    • San Diego Brewery Tour

      Saturday, May 6 • 10 am-6 pm • $20
      Tour AleSmith and Green Flash Brewing Companies, plus stop at Ballast Point. Snacks and water on the bus provided. Pick up locations: 10 am Silver Strand Youth Center/10:30 am Admiral Baker Picnic Area.

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

    • Mommy & Me Tea Party

      Sunday, May 7 • 2-4 pm • $10 adults/$8 child (3-12 yrs.) • NBSD Anchors Catering & Conference Center
      Don’t be late for a delightful date. Enjoy tea, savories and sweets with special characters, plus an afternoon of music, dancing, craft and a photo booth. Formal attire and pearls encouraged, but not required.

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

    • Warner Bros Tour

      Saturday, May 20, $58/person (8 yrs.+)
      See where your favorite shows and movies are filmed on an exclusive 2-hour tour. Includes snacks and transportation. Pick up locations: 7 am Silver Strand Youth Center/7:30 am Admiral Baker Picnic Area

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

    • Daddy Daughter Dance

      Sunday, June 4 • 4-7 pm • $18 Kids/$20 adults • NBSD Anchors Catering & Conference Center, Bldg.3210
      Calling all Dads! Have one of the best date nights you’ll ever have with your daughter at MWR’s Daddy Daughter Dance. The cost is only $18 for kids/$20 for adults and includes dinner, sundae bar, hula show, photo, photo frame craft and, of course, dancing! Event is open to all MWR patrons.NEW THIS YEAR! Walk-ins are welcome from 6-7 pm for a FREE hula show, sundae bar and dancing!

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