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Parks and Recreation Department Classes


Detailed information about the classes listed below can be found in the quarterly Rec Guide or by calling the Registration Office at 619-441-1516.  Not all programs may be offered during every session- for the most up-to-date listing of programming, see the most recent Rec Guide.


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Wake Up and Tone Up 

This is a great way to start your day on a positive note! Combined cardiovascular routines and stretch and tone exercises will increase your flexibility and muscle tone. Classes are at 9:00 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at Hillside Recreation Center. This is a fee based class.

On the Ball and Resistance Bands

This is a great cardiovascular workout with stability balls. Tone and define muscles with very little impact on joints. Classes are at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Renette Park Community Center. This is a fee based class.

Strengthen Core

This is designed for all ages. Work at your own range and pace. Classes are at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hillside Recreation Center. This is a fee based class.

Zumba Gold

This fitness class involves learning different dance routines to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Zumba Gold is designed for less active adults, seniors and those with physical limitations. Classes are at 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays at Renette Park Community Center. This is a fee based class.

Water Aerobics (May through September)

Join us for a low impact, high resistance workout while socializing, getting in shape and having fun. Contact Fletcher Hills Center and Pool at 619-441-1672 for day and time.

Beginning Teen/Adult Jazz Dance

This increases coordination, rhythm, strength, and flexibility. Jazz technique emphasizes the synchronization of movement to contemporary music. Classes are at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at Renette Park Community Center. This is a fee based class.

Teen/Adult Tap

This teaches the basics in traditional and contemporary tap. Classes are on Wednesdays at 7:25 p.m. at Bostonia Recreation Center. This is a fee based class. Teen/Adult Hip Hop classes are on Mondays at 7:00 at Kennedy Recreation Center. This is a fee based class.

Teen/Adult Ballet

Classes are on Wednesday at Renette Recreation Center at 6:00 p.m. This is a fee based class.

Businessman’s Basketball

All skill levels welcome! Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hillside Community Center, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Call 619- 441-1674 for more information.

Women’s Volleyball

All skill levels welcome! Fridays at Hillside Community Center, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call 619-441-1674 for more information.



Grossmont Union High School District Classes

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Classes are offered through Grossmont Union High School District at El Cajon Recreation Centers during fall, winter and spring sessions. Registration is processed through Foothills Adult School. Call 619-588-3500 for more information.


Low Impact course at Renette Center on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 9:00-10:15 a.m. Fee: $55


Offered at Renette Center on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00-10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fee: $47.



For Active Lifestyles

Bostonia Park Fitness Stations

Bostonia Park has the Lifetrail Advanced Wellness System for adults with three stations surrounding the youth playground equipment that offers multiple exercises to keep workouts fun and challenging. Bostonia Park is located at 1049 Bostonia Street.

Wells Park Fitness Court

An outdoor exercise court is available for self-guided individualized fitness programs in total conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, weight loss, body building or sports enhancement. Wells Park is located at 1153 E. Madison Avenue.

Bill Beck Park Fitness Equipment

This small neighborhood park has seven new fitness stations that provide an opportunity for exercise in your own neighborhood. Bill Beck Park is located at 543 N. Pierce Street.

Wells Off-Leash Dog Area

Wells Dog Park is a place where dogs and their owners can meet and have a good time. Wells Park is located at 1153 E. Madison Avenue.



Clubs and Activities

Senior Softball

The Senior Softball League invites adults 55 and older to “play ball!” Weekly practices and league games on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Kennedy Center at 619-441-1676 for more information.

Senior Golf Club

The Senior Golf Club plays the 18 hole, par 3, Pine Glen Course at Sycuan Resort on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Meet at the first tee at 10:00 a.m. The fee is $16.00 if you are walking or $26.00 for using a cart. Ages 55 and up. Contact Ann Johnson, 619-440-7500, or Ken Minott, 619 473-109, for additional information.

Sr. & Adult Tennis Club

The Senior and Adult Tennis Club meets every Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the El Cajon Valley High School Tennis Courts. Contact Don Greene at 619-588-8522 for more information. FREE!

Valley Travelers

Valley Travelers is a nonprofit travel group open to persons 50 years of age and older. Memberships are available for $5.00 per year. A quarterly newsletter listing upcoming trips is mailed to members. Contact Barbara Hanson at 619-328-5286 or for more information.

Duplicate Bridge Club

Try your hand at this challenging game. Partners are required for this weekly tournament. Games are held Fridays at Renette Park Community Center, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. No registration required; not an instructor guided activity. Offered on a drop-in basis. FREE! Call 619-441-1678 for more information.

TOPS #82 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Receive support while losing weight! Meetings are each Wednesday, 9:30-11:30, at Renette Park Community Center. Call 619-441-1678 for more information.