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La Jolla Recreation Center

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Address: 615 Prospect St. at Draper Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 1-858-552-1658
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Mon 9:00 am - 5:45 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 7:45 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:45 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
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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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Best playground for kids

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
TheLindes
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La Jolla, California
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La Jolla, California
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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

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Thank TheLindes
La Jolla, California
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345 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Papafish92037
San Diego
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Thank CaseyMac81
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

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Thank hanit d
Menifee, California
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 is just a couple blocks west of this facility.

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1 Thank Mammoth56_13
La Jolla, California
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243 reviews
97 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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).

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La Jolla, California
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank lajollafriend99
Santa Monica, California
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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 

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Thank Annie387
La Jolla, California
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144 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2003

It was to my surprise to find the La Jolla Rec. Center because it's so close to home. It has a very nice playground for my toddler as well as a playground for slightly older kids in busy downtown La Jolla. My only complaint is that parents should leave their cell phones home while they are at the playground with... More 

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