“The Gil Johnson Recreation Building at Mira Mesa Community Park”
In the early years of Mira Mesa there were no parks in the Mira Mesa Community. The City Councilman at the time, Gil Johnson, realized this and worked hard at obtaining the acres and the funding for Mira Mesa Community Park. He also got the funding for a new Recreation Center. For his efforts on behave of the Community of Mira Mesa the City of San Diego named the new Recreation Center in his honor.
The above history provided by Bruce Brown.
From the photo displayed at the Gil Johnson Recreation Center:
F. Gilbert “Gil” Johnson
This recreation center is named the “Gil Johnson Recreation Center” in honor of the exemplary citizen and devoted public servant F. Gilbert “Gil” Johnson. Gil Johnson served in many public and community capacities including Deputy Mayor 1975, City Councilman 1971-1977, San Diego City Planning Commissioner, Member Regional Coastal Commission, San Diego Stadium Board, La Jolla Town Council, Mission Bay Associates, and many other service and community organizations. Throughout his long and distinguished career he has been known as a concerned and responsive public official and citizen dedicated to responsive and effective government. His standards of integrity and performance in elected and appointed positions are the model for others to emulate. This Recreation Center providing wholesome and healthy family recreation for Mira Mesa citizens and all of San Diego citizens is a tribute to his particular efforts.