Parks & Picnic Areas

Be the hero of your next picnic! With facilities that include playgrounds, barbecue grills, picnic tables, ample parking, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, restrooms, playing fields, horseshoe pits, outdoor amphitheater and more, MWR has the perfect picnic area for your next function.

  • Facility Location
    Admiral Baker Picnic Area
    Mission Gorge, Naval Base San Diego (NBSD)
    Address: 2400 Admiral Baker Road, #3604
    San Diego, CA 92120-2344
    Phone: 619-487-0090
    Daily: 9 am-5 pm
    Athletic Complex
    Softball & Football Fields
    Naval Base San Diego (NBSD)
    View Athletic Complex Map
    Located next to the Fitness Station, Bldg. 3417
    Reservations: 619-556-7444
    FREE Reservations! Request reservations online now!
    Volleyball court is first come, first served.
    Bainbridge Park
    Naval Base San Diego (NBSD)
    View Bainbridge Park Map 
    Located on the corner of Bainbridge St. and Kalbfus St. (wet side - near pier 5)
    Reservations: 619-556-7444
    FREE Reservations! Request reservations online now!
    Basketball court is first come, first served.
    Breakers Beach Cabanas
    Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI)
    View Breakers Beach Map
    Open: Dawn to 11 pm
    Phone: 619-545-2874
    Email: nbc.cabanareservations@mwrsw.com
    Lifeguards on duty: Noon-5 pm
    Open all year. Reservations required. Call Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm or email for information.
    FREE Reservations! Click the Cabana Reservation tab for more information.
    Gator Beach Cabanas
    Naval Amphibious Base (NAB)
    Phone: 619-437-3028
    FREE Reservations! 
    Harborside
    Naval Base San Diego (NBSD)
    View Harborside Map 
    Bldg. 3477
    Next to the Harborside Fitness Center, Bldg. 347
    Reservations: 619-556-7444
    FREE Reservations! Request reservations online now!
    Basketball and tennis court is first come, first served.
    Mariner Park
    Naval Base San Diego (NBSD)
    View Mariner Park Map
    Across the street from the NEX/Commissary Complex
    Reservations: 619-556-7444
    FREE Reservations! Request reservations online now!
    Basketball court, tennis court, and playground is first come, first served.
    NAB Turner Field
    Naval Amphibious Base (NAB)
    Location: Bougainville Rd & Eniwetok
    Phone: 619-437-3065
    FREE Reservations! 
    NMAWC Picnic Area
    Naval Mine & Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC)
    Phone: 619-524-0526
    Reservation/approval required.
    Forms and information available at Bldg. 30, NMAWC
    FREE Reservations! 
    Snyder Hall
    Naval Base San Diego (NBSD)
    View Snyder Hall Map
    Along Norman Scott Road next to Snyder Hall Bachelor Housing
    Reservations: 619-556-7444
    FREE Reservations! Request reservations online now!
    Horseshoes, basketball courts and volleyball courts are first come, first served.
    Smuggler's Cove
    Naval Base Point Loma, Main Base
    Phone: 619-553-6457
    Reservation/approval required.
    Forms and information available at Bldg. 1, NBPL Main Base
    FREE Reservations! 
    Vandergrift Field
    Naval Mine & Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC)
    Phone: 619-553-6457
    FREE Reservations! 

  • Breakers Beach Cabana Reservations

    Breaker's Beach is a great place to relax on San Diego's most remote shorline. Uncrowded beach and fire pits guarantee a great time all year long. Family friendly and offers convenient beach-front parking.

    If you wish to consume alcohol while using the cabanas, please read the Alcohol Beverage Control Instruction and print, read, fill out, and sign the Alcohol Request Form. Please submit your alcohol request form at least two (2) weeks prior to your reservation. For instructions on how to download and complete a Base Access Roster, click here. For a map of the beach and the location of the cabanas, click here.

    Cabana reservations accepted Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm. For more information, call 619-545-2874 or email nbc.cabanareservations@mwrsw.com.

  • Admiral Baker Picnic Area & RV Park

    Nestled in the middle of the Admiral Baker Recreation Area in Mission Gorge, this picnic area and RV Park are surrounded by green grass and tree-lined roads. The grounds are centrally located just a few miles away from the major San Diego freeways, Interstate 8 and Interstate 15, and only ten minutes away from the city's Qualcomm Stadium.

    The grounds are well suited for adults and children as they feature extensive playground equipment, an outdoor swimming pool, picnic areas (reserved gazebos and picnic tables), miniature golf course, dog park, two volleyball courts, a basketball court, three ball fields, and two horseshoe pits. Adjacent to the park are two top-rated 18-hole golf courses and the delicious River’s Edge Café & Bar at the Admiral Baker Clubhouse. The RV Park offers RV sites with water, electric and sewage hook-ups, cable and free WiFi access.


    Picnic Area Reservations

    Facility Contact Information
    Admiral Baker Picnic Area Address: 2400 Admiral Baker Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
    Base: Mission Gorge, San Diego
    Phone: 619-487-0090
    Office Hours: 9 am-5 pm daily

    Reservations

    All picnic area tables and gazebos, ball fields and courts are by reservation only. Reservations are open to active duty military, reservists, retired military, dependents and DoD civilian employees. Reservations may be made in advance of your event date as follows:

    • Military Command Functions - Four (4) months
    • Active Duty (all branches) - Three (3) months
    • Reservist - Three (3) months
    • Retired Military - Three (3) months
    • DoD Employees - Two (2) months
    • Military Affiliated Groups - Two (2) months

    Reservations may only be made in person and must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Prices vary. Please check with the Admiral Baker Park Office for full details. Payment methods accepted: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express or cash. All picnic cancelations have a fee. See Admiral Baker Park Office for full details. If event is cancelled due to inclement weather, rebooking is allowed within 30 days from the date of the event, based on availability.


    Additional Information

    • All patrons are required to check in at the Admiral Baker Park Office upon arrival.
    • Pets are allowed in the Dog Park and at RV Park sites ONLY.
    • Commercial vendors, caterers, concessionaires and/or suppliers are not permitted.
    • Catering is available through the Admiral Baker Clubhouse at 619-487-0026.
    • All entertainment such as clowns, astro jumps, face painting, etc. must be booked through the authorized vendor list provided by the Park Office.
    • Liability insurance must be provided by patron.
    • Spirituous liquors, other than beer, are not permitted. No glass containers allowed.
    • Fees may not be collected at the park for any type of entertainment raffles, fundraisers, food or beverage.

    RV Park


    The Admiral Baker RV Park is open to the public and offers RV sites with water, electric and sewage hook-ups, cable and free WiFi access. Laundry and showers are also available. An Olympic-sized swimming pool with spiral slide is available for an additional fee on a seasonal basis. Pets (for an additional fee – limit 2 per site) are allowed in the RV Park area but not in the picnic area, but must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times. Sites are different lengths; we appreciate your flexibility to ensure we can accommodate as many customers as possible.

    Facility Contact Information
    Admiral Baker RV Park Address: 2400 Admiral Baker Road, #3604 San Diego, CA 92120
    Base: Mission Gorge, San Diego
    Phone: 619-487-0090
    Office Hours: 9 am-5 pm daily

    Fees

    Status Fee (per night)
    Active Duty
    All Branches
    $30
    Reserves
    All Branches
    $30
    Retired Military> $30
    DoD Employees $35
    Civilians $42

    Payment methods accepted: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express or cash. Cancelation must be given two weeks prior to arrival or a cancellation charge will be made to your credit card.

    Advanced reservations may be made:

    • Active Duty (all branches) - Three months
    • Reservist - Three (3) months
    • Retired Military - Two (2) months
    • DoD Employees - One (1) month
    • Civilians - One (1) month

    Maximum stay at the RV Park is:

    • Active Duty (all branches) - 30 days*
    • Reservist (all branches) - 30 days*
    • Retired Military - 30 days*
    • DoD Employees - Two (2) weeks*
    • Civilians - Two (2) weeks*

    *Extensions may be granted on a space-available basis


    Miniature Golf Course


    9 am-5 pm daily
    Play the Admiral Baker Miniature Golf Course for a fun, military-themed experience. Each hole has been adopted and designed by a San Diego Navy command. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Check out equipment at the RV Park Office.

    Fees

    • Active Duty - FREE
    • Dependent - $1
    • Retired Military - $1
    • Civilian - $2
    • Groups with a reserved picnic - $50 for 4 hours (equipment included)

    Dog Park


    The Dog Park and RV Park are the only areas where dogs are allowed in the Admiral Baker Recreation Area. The Dog Park is open sunrise to sunset for all military ID cardholders and RV Park patrons.

    Swimming Pool


    The Admiral Baker Swimming Pool is open seasonally for active duty, reservists, retirees, dependents, and DoD civilians and their sponsored guests. One guest per military ID cardholder. Please call 619-487-0090 for hours and fees. Click here from more information about San Diego Metro Aquatic facilites.

    Golf Courses


    The two 18-hole Admiral Baker Golf Courses and Pro Shop are open to the public. Please visit our San Diego Metro Golf section by clicking here.

    River’s Edge Café & Bar


    The café, bar and catering facilities at the Admiral Baker Clubhouse are open to the public. For more information about River's Edge Café & Bar click here.

    Directions

    From Interstate 8: Take Mission Gorge Road to Friars Road and turn left. Continue on to Santo Road and turn right. Make an immediate right again onto Admiral Baker Road and follow it down the hill. At the bottom on the hill turn right into the parking lot.

    From Interstate 15: Exit Friars Road East. Follow Friars Road to Santo Road. At Santo Road turn left. Take an immediate right onto Admiral Baker Road and follow it down the hill. At the bottom on the hill turn right into the parking lot.