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The Recreation Department is where you can register for programs, camps, aquatics, sports, find a community center or park, rent a facility or a field, or give back to your community!  

With nine recreation centers, two aquatic facilities and 56 parks, the Recreation Department offers a myriad of opportunities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are looking for classes for your preschooler; enrichment opportunities to keep your children engaged over school breaks or after school; seeking to boost your child's sports skills; or simply looking for something new and interesting, Chula Vista Recreation has something for every interest. 


We enrich our community through recreation opportunities and services.


Our vision is a community that achieves learning, self-discovery, balance, and essential life skills through recreation.


  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Fun


Mrs. Kristi McClure Huckaby was appointed as Director of Recreation on July 1, 2013; she was previously appointed as Assistant Director of Recreation on October 19, 2012. Prior to her work with the City of Chula Vista, Mrs. McClure Huckaby was Community Services Manager and Deputy Director of Community and Personnel Services for the City of Sierra Madre. Mrs. McClure Huckaby has over mcclure_kristi22 years of experience in municipal government and for over the past 16 years has held management positions in recreation, parks, and human resource services.

Mrs. McClure Huckaby graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Leisure Studies and a Master's Degree in Public Administration. In addition, she served as a part time lecturer for the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department at California State University Long Beach. She also holds a Human Resource Management Certificate from University of California, Irvine. Mrs. McClure Huckaby has held leadership positions with the National Recreation and Park Association, and is the past President of California Park and Recreation Society Board of Directors. She has received awards at both the local and national levels for her leadership and commitment to the recreation profession.

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