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

    • Ice Skating Coloring Contest

      January 1-11 • FREE
      Pick up a winter wonderland coloring page at your NBSD and NBC Ticket Offices or print your entry from Facebook/ComRecSD for your chance to win a ticket to the ice skating trip on January 27! All entries are eligible to win. Drawing held 1/11.

      Info: 619-556-9597 or 619-437-3190

    • Hidden Trail Hike: Azalea Glen Trail

      Sunday, January 22 • 8 am-3 pm • $7 • Depart from NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546
      Keep your New Year’s resolution for fun and fitness on track! This moderate 6-mile hike weaves through the forest, past Stonewall Peak, along open grasslands and up boulders. Cost includes transportation and guide.

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

    • Life Hacks

      Thursday, January 26 • 6 pm • FREE •
      NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337

      Learn a great new life hack! All supplies provided, plus you get to take home your hack.

      Registration required: NAB 619-437-3190

    • Ice Skating Trip

      Friday, January 27 • 6:30-10 pm • $12 pre-register/$14 day of • San Diego Ice Arena • 619-556-9597
      Come out for a fun night of ice skating! Cost includes rental, ice time and pre-skate snacks from 6:30-7:30 pm.

      Register Today!

    • Kids Craft & Movie

      Saturday, January 28 • 10 am • FREE • NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337
      Make your own mason jar aquarium. Movie: Finding Dory (PG)

      Registration required: nbccr@navylifesw.com

    • Flea Market

      Saturday, January 28 • 8 am-Noon • $5 • Fiddlers Cove Marina Parking Lot
      Buy or sell at the Flea Market! $5 includes a 10’x10’ space, 1 table and 2 chairs. Market is open to the public. Weather permitting.

      Registration required for space to sell: 619-437-3190

    • Friends & Family Feud

      Sunday, January 29 • 5-7 pm • FREE • NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337
      Teams of four compete in this fun, interactive game. If you don’t have four team members, no worries! We’ll help fill your team. Pizza slices available for $1, while supplies last.

      Reservation required: 619-437-3190

    • Crochet 101

      Tuesday, January 31 • 10 am • $5 • NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337
      Learn the art of crochet and make a festive scarf. Fee includes snacks and refreshments.

    • Family Game Night

      Friday, February 10 • 5 pm, $5/family of 4 ($1 per additional person)
      NAB Community Recreation Center, Bldg. 337

      Win great prizes! Play JUMBO games (Jenga, Yahtzee, Connect 4), corn hole, ping pong and more! $1 slices of pizza available while supplies last.

      Registration required: 619-437-3190

    • NBC’s Got Talent

      Friday, February 24 • Auditions 3-10 pm • Saturday, February 25, LIVE Show 6-9 pm • NASNI, Lowry Theater, Bldg. 650
      Show off your talent within a variety of categories; sing, dance, magic, comedy. Be sure to register early for a space in the Friday auditions. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Saturdays LIVE show!

      Register Today!


  • Naval Base Point Loma

    • Tournament Tuesdays

      FREE ● The Clubhouse, NBPL, Main Base, Bldg. 546 ● 619-553-9138

      • October 18: Battleborn
      • October 25: 9-Ball Pool
    • Kids' Night at the Clubhouse Theater

      Thursdays ● 6 pm ● FREE ● The Clubhouse Theater, NBPL, Main Base, Bldg. 546 ● 619-553-9138

      • Nov 17: Pocahontas (G)
      • Dec 1: Elf (PG)
      • Dec 8: The Polar Express (G)
      • Dec 15: The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)
      • Dec 22: The Muppet Christmas Carol (G)
    • Hidden Trail Hike: Azalea Glen Trail

      Sunday, January 22 • 8 am-3 pm • $7 • Depart from NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546
      Keep your New Year’s resolution for fun and fitness on track! This moderate 6-mile hike weaves through the forest, past Stonewall Peak, along open grasslands and up boulders. Cost includes transportation and guide.

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

    • Movie Under the Stars (Retro Night!)

      January 27 ● 6 pm ● FREE ● NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546 ● 619-553-9138
      Stop by The Clubhouse for a relaxing, free outdoor movie, The Little Rascals [G], on our back patio. Keep warm: Bring a blanket! We’ll have food and drink for purchase.

      Register Today!

    • Ice Skating Trip

      Friday, January 27 • 6:30-10 pm • $12 pre-register/$14 day of • San Diego Ice Arena • 619-556-9597
      Come out for a fun night of ice skating! Cost includes rental, ice time and pre-skate snacks from 6:30-7:30 pm.

      Register Today!

    • Self Defense Class

      January 28 ● 11 am-1 pm ● $5 ● NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546 ● 619-553-9138
      Set the tone for your mornings by customizing your own, decorated coffee mug. Make it as sassy or classy as you’d like, and we’re sure your daily breakfast blend or medium or dark roast will taste even better! Cost includes all supplies and instruction.

      Register Today!

    • Historical Walking Tour

      January 29 ● 10 am ● FREE ● Depart from NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546 ● 619-553-9138
      Put on your comfy shoes for this informative walking tour of Naval Base Point Loma. NBPL’s military history dates back to the 1850s. We’ll take you from its interesting past through its exciting present.

      Register Today!

    • Soap-Making Class

      February 4 ● 11 am-1 pm ● $5 ● Depart from NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546 ● 619-553-9138
      Learn to make your own natural soap and take amazing care of your skin. This is truly a craft you can use for years to come. Price includes all supplies and instruction.

      Register Today!

    • nbpl-superbowl

      February 5 ● 3 pm ● FREE ● NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546 ● 619-553-9138
      Simply friends, food and football. Oh, by the way, we will be airing the game on our 110” TV!

    • Temecula Winery Tour

      February 11 ● 9:30 am-6:30 pm ● $35 (21 yrs.+) • 619-553-9138
      BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, enjoy breathtaking scenery, good eats, and great wines. Lunch and extra tastings not included. Includes educational tour, transportation and snacks ● Pick up locations: 9:30 am Silver Strand Youth Center/10 am Admiral Baker Picnic Area,

    • Borrego Springs Camping Trip

      February 18-20 ● 11 am • $55 for Liberty; $70 for all others ● NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546 ● 619-553-9138
      Meet us at the camp site to enjoy fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and exploring nature. Price includes all camping equipment, dinner, breakfast and light snacks. Green Valley Campgrounds located at 13652 CA-79, Julian, CA 92036. Leave at 11 am; Return at 2 pm.

      Register Today!


  • 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!

    • Ice Skating Coloring Contest

      JAN 1-11 • FREE • 619-556-2174
      Pick up a winter wonderland coloring page at your NBSD and NBC Ticket Offices or print your entry from Facebook/ComRecSD for your chance to win a ticket to the ice skating trip on January 27! All entries are eligible to win. Drawing held 1/11.

      Info: 619-556-9597 or 619-437-3190

    • New Year’s Resolution Contest

      January 1-8 • FREE
      NBSD Waterfront Community Recreation Center
      Get inspired for the New Year! Stuff the drop-off box at the front desk with your New Year’s resolutions. All participants are eligible to win a prize.

      Info: 619-556-9597

    • Pairing & Tasting with a Coffee Pro

      Sunday, January 22 • 2 pm • $5 • NBSD Waterfront Community Recreation Center • 619-556-9597
      Explore the multiple ways you can pair coffee and acquire an in-depth knowledge of coffee growing regions throughout the world.

      Register Today!

    • Hidden Trail Hike: Azalea Glen Trail

      Sunday, January 22 • 8 am-3 pm • $7 • Depart from NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546
      Keep your New Year’s resolution for fun and fitness on track! This moderate 6-mile hike weaves through the forest, past Stonewall Peak, along open grasslands and up boulders. Cost includes transportation and guide.

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

    • Camping 101

      Monday, January 23 • 11 am-1 pm • FREE • NBSD Outdoor Adventure Center, Bldg. 3223
      Discover some of the San Diego’s greatest camping spots and get helpful pointers from the Outdoor Adventure staff. While you’re here, check out our gear available for rent!

      Info: 619-556-9597

    • Ice Skating Trip

      Friday, January 27 • 6:30-10 pm • $12 pre-register/$14 day of • San Diego Ice Arena • 619-556-9597
      Come out for a fun night of ice skating! Cost includes rental, ice time and pre-skate snacks from 6:30-7:30 pm.

      Register Today!

    • Disney on Ice

      Saturday, January 28 • 1 pm • SOLD OUT • Depart from NBSD Anchors Catering & Conference Center • 619-556-9597
      Take a magical bus ride with a special guest to see the 3 pm show. Cost includes transportation and admission.

    • Torrey Pines Golf Tournament

      Saturday, January 28 • 10 am • $7 • NBSD Waterfront Community Recreation Center • 619-556-9597
      Watch some of the best golfers in the world! Purchase admission tickets ahead of time. Price includes transportation and boxed lunch. Admission ticket separate and required (Active duty, retirees and dependents FREE by registering and printing your ticket on the Farmers Insurance Open website).

      Register Today!

    • National Puzzle Day

      Sunday, January 29 • Noon • FREE • NBSD Waterfront Community Recreation Center • 619-556-9597
      Stop by to help us complete a fun puzzle!

    • Archery

      Saturday, February 4 • 10:30 am • $20 • NBSD Outdoor Adventure Center, Bldg. 3223 • 619-556-9597
      Interested in archery? Performance Archery will teach you all you need to know about the sport. Then test your new skills after the lesson. Sign up by 2/1.

      Register Today!

    • Paint-N-Vineyard Night

      Thursday, February 23 • 6 pm • $25 • NBSD Waterfront Community Recreation Center
      Make your own original piece of art with our fun, professional instructor. All supplies included and everyone goes home with their own masterpiece!
      Info: 619-556-9597

      Register Today!