Recreation in Mira Mesa

By Bruce Brown

Over the course of the last two years the Mira Mesa Recreation Council has devoted much of its time and effort to designing future parks within Mira Mesa. This important work will continue; but, I would like to take time in this Spring Chairman’s report to highlight something really wonderful that our local Park and Recreation staff puts together every quarter – the programs that can be found at all of our recreation facilities.

Hourglass Field Community Park & Field House
Mira Mesa Community Park & Gil Johnson Recreation Center
Lopez Ridge Neighborhood Park & Recreation Center
Ned Baumer Aquatic Center

Staff has just published the Spring Programs that can be found at each of the centers listed above and is also located in the Mira Mesa Recreation Council website at The program which has been artfully done includes classes in all types of dance (from Hip-Hop to tap), ice skating, tennis, skateboarding, volleyball and the list goes on and on. It has arts and music classes for all ages along with fitness classes from the most challenging yoga and cardio classes to exercising in a chair (which is more my speed). For the sports minded they have basketball leagues for kids of all ages, flag football (in the Fall) to pee-wee sports with tumbling and basketball for the little ones.

If sports and exercise aren’t your thing they have arts classes from pencil to gardening to crafts projects. In other words something for just about everyone. Costs varies depending on if City Staff runs the event or a contractor who charges a small fee. Our staff has even organized events for the smallest among us with Spring Egg Hunt extravaganzas at all three recreation centers.

So check out the new programs, it will be well worth your time.

And finally, major kudos to our wonderful local staff, Trena, Joe, Chris, Vivi, Denise, Michelle, Saunia and Tim for putting together such an all inclusive program for the Mira Mesa Community and all its residents.