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La Jolla Recreation Center

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Address: 615 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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+1 858-552-1658
09:00 - 17:45
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Mon 09:00 - 17:45
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 19:45
Fri 09:00 - 17:45
Sat 09:00 - 12:45

Dedicated to the city of San Diego in 1915, this public recreational center...

Dedicated to the city of San Diego in 1915, this public recreational center offers a variety of activities including basketball courts, children's play area, handball, shuffleboard and tennis courts.

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La Jolla Recreation Center | Irving J Gill, architect, 1915

Originally known as the Children's Playground and Recreation Center, the La Jolla Recreation Center is also an important historic and architectural landmark in San Diego history... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Originally known as the Children's Playground and Recreation Center, the La Jolla Recreation Center is also an important historic and architectural landmark in San Diego history. It is the work of San Diego's most famous and increasingly admired architect Irving Gill. Today the Recreation Center functions largely as it did when it opened in 1915 and unlike so much of... More 

Thank DavidJGill
La Jolla, California
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We take our little one here on a regular basis, the park is well kept and tons of cool stuff for the kids to do

Thank TheLindes
La Jolla, California
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422 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is a really nice old spot in 'old' La jolla. Situated between The Bishops' School and the Catholic church, it occupies a warm spot in most La Jollan's heart

Thank Papafish92037
San Diego
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75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This play ground is in a lovely spot, but desperately needs some shady place spaces and some updating (a few playground items are broken).

Thank CaseyMac81
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Very platens and kids love there so as I a lot to see it's went thought renovation don well food art and Not expansive even good local beer place

Thank hanit d
Menifee, California
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The rec center has a wide array of playground equipment for children, and well-maintained, very popular tennis courts for teens and adults. Numerous classes take place in the rec center itself. It is conveniently located across from the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the beach is just a couple blocks west of this facility.

1 Thank Mammoth56_13
La Jolla, California
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271 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

They provide balls for children to play, have good bathrooms, a large grassy area, playgrounds, basketball courts, handball courts, and a tennis club. It is all free (not sure about the tennis part).

1 Thank kathylynne1
La Jolla, California
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Just a couple blocks west of Girard on Prospect, the rec center is a great place to hang out and give the kids a break. Soda machines, bathrooms, play equipment, and grass areas also give the parents a break!

Thank lajollafriend99
Santa Monica, California
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

As a kid in the 70s used to come here and trade in my shoes for a ball or a knock hockey game and play to our heart's content. Seems to have changed very little. Still has a bunch of activities for kids. Two excellent playgrounds one for littler kids and one for bigger. Basketball courts and a playing field.... More 

Thank Annie387
La Jolla, California
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172 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Great place for kids to burn off a little energy. I've met folks from back east,colorado, and all over San Diego. I feel the whole county is aware at what a great little park and rec center it is.

1 Thank jhaley_13

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