San Carlos Recreation Center news

By John Pilch

There’s a lot going on at your local Rec Center in San Carlos.

The Summer Basketball Program for Boys and Girls, ages 8 to 14, runs from July to September 2015. Registration for this league begins in mid-May through the end of May or until full, with the draft for teams to be held in early June. The cost to register and other details are still “in the works,” so watch for more information in our news update in the next Mission Times Courier.

The Volleyball Program for Boys and Girls, ages 8-16, is still accepting registrations. Cost for this program is $60. More information is available at Divisions are 8-10 years, 10-12 years, 12-14 years and 14-16 years. Proof of age (birth certificate), Player Verification Form and a photo is required for each player at registration.

Other programs and classes include: Ceramics and Art Enrichment (drawing and painting) with more info at; Gymnastics and Tumbling, Ballet and Intro to Dance with info at There’s also a program titled America’s Youth Outreach Karate Program, promoting self-defense only that meets every Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m. More info can be found at

One final report deals with the Lake Murray Community Park, especially the area near the new playground area. By the time you read this article, the new shade structure on the south side of the playground will hopefully be completed. It’s being erected over an existing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant picnic table. We’re hoping to get at least one more table in place under the new structure sometime soon. The orange fencing will remain around the pavers in the sidewalk on the west side of the playground, while a solution to the damage to the concrete is being explored. In the interim, replacement pavers have been ordered for those that were broken and will be grouted in place, once the sidewalks repairs are completed. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the fencing must remain in place for public safety reasons.

We hope you enjoy visiting the San Carlos Park and Recreation Center and the other parks in our community and take advantage of the available programs. If you have questions or need more information, please contact the Rec Center at 527-3443. Kristy and her staff will be happy to assist.

—John Pilch is the chairperson of the San Carlos / La Mesa Recreation Council.

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