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La Jolla Recreation Center

615 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4226
+1 858-552-1658
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Playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis backboards for all!

Something for everyone! Grassy areas for kids to run and play; picnic tables for lunch or snacks... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
2beans2000
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San Diego, California
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Great for little, medium, and big kids!

The architecture is Irving Gill; the fun is pure kiddos, bit and small! In the heart of La... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
2beans2000
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San Diego, California
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good55%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“rec center” (6 reviews)
“tether ball” (2 reviews)
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615 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4226
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+1 858-552-1658
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Something for everyone! Grassy areas for kids to run and play; picnic tables for lunch or snacks; basketball courts (check out a basketball or bring your own); and two levels of playgrounds, one for smaller sweeties and one for older kids. There are swings and...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

The architecture is Irving Gill; the fun is pure kiddos, bit and small! In the heart of La Jolla, this public space offers playgrounds for the really little kids and for medium kids as well as basketball courts for bigger kids and foosball, tether-ball, and...More

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Reviewed May 23, 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...More

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Reviewed January 6, 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
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Reviewed November 4, 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

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Reviewed September 2, 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).

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Reviewed July 2, 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
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Reviewed December 26, 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...More

1  Thank Mammoth56_13
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Reviewed September 29, 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
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Reviewed July 17, 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
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