Who We Are

The Mira Mesa Recreation Council !?
Who are they, what the heck do they do?


We are a group of volunteers, your friends and neighbors, from Mira Mesa and volunteer representatives from the various organized recreational sports leagues that use Mira Mesa’s twelve parks.

We meet eleven months a year (July is our month of rest) at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of the month at Lopez Ridge Neighborhood Park. Visitors and their thoughts, comments, concerns are ALWAYS welcome and encouraged to participate in the Recreation Council and our many activities.

Currently the Mira Mesa Recreation Council is made up of fourteen (14) Members-At-Large and six (6) Organization Members. Anyone interested in joining can ask any member or simply attend a monthly meeting for information.

We work closely with the San Diego Park & Recreation Dept. local staff. We assist, guide, suggest, coax and occasionally prod them along. We’ve even been known to take an occasional cause to the management folks at City Hall.

We sponsor Spring Egg Hunts, Halloween Carnivals and Winter Holiday Events. We participate in the 4th of July Carnival and the Mira Mesa Street Fair.

We help and assist with the planning and design of future parks, park additions, park remodels and park improvements. In so doing we also necessarily work closely with the San Diego Park & Recreation Dept., Mira Mesa Town Council, Mira Mesa Community Planning Group, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Community College District as well as any impacted local home owners and business’.

We also assist in providing programming to suit the Mira Mesa community needs through independent contractors, private rentals and staff run activities.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit group and we will gladly accept your tax deductible donations.

Through fund raising efforts and funds generated for the Recreation Council by fees for park permits and programs we furnish many of the “extras” for Mira Mesa Parks including shade protection from the sun, park security service, funds to help keep playing surfaces safe and other miscellaneous park needs.

And, of course, here’s the legalese …

We function according to the City Council Policy on Recreation Councils as well as the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Recreation Councils as established by City of San Diego Park and Recreation Dept. staff in conjunction with the San Diego City Attorney’s office. Bylaws have been voted on and adopted for our non profit group which reflect both the Council Policy and SOP. Copies of these documents are available from any Recreation Council member or City staff member.