Recreational OpportunitiesChula Vista boasts numerous parks, scenic, expansive trails and open space. Chula Vista’s parks, open space, and recreation programs provide residents and visitors a safe, clean, and accessible environment.
An interactive map of parks and recreational facilities is available here. Select activities you are interested in and the map will show you where to find it.
The Recreation Department serves as “The Heart of the Neighborhood,” and offers a variety of programs and activities for youth and adults. More than 2,000 personal enrichment classes are offered at all recreational facilities such as pre-school, dance, performing arts, creative arts, enrichment, fitness, aquatics and sports. In addition, a wide variety of free or low-cost programs are found at each of our facilities.
Free after school programs are available at all City recreation centers for children ages 5-16.
A quality Youth Athletics Program, including sports leagues and camps, is available and serves over 3,000 youth yearly, teaching sports fundamentals. The Youth Sports Program encourages participation and sportsmanship regardless of skills and abilities.
The Youth Sports Council, representing organizations in Chula Vista, has 22 member organizations, serving 9,000 youth in organized football, baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse. Softball, youth baseball and soccer fields are available for rent.
A comprehensive Adult Athletics Program for participants 18 years of age and older is offered and serves 525 teams and over 7,300 individuals yearly in softball, golf and basketball.
The Recreation Department has robust aquatics programs at our two Aquatic Centers. Learn to Swim programs are offered for all ages, as well as water aerobics classes and lap swim. The Norman Park Center features a variety of services for seniors including structured programs and activities and a place for leisurely socializing. There is also a Fitness Center on site.