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La Jolla Recreation Center

Address: 615 Prospect St. at Draper Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 1-858-552-1658
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Ranked #24 of 34 Attractions in La Jolla
Type: Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Dedicated to the city of San Diego in 1915, this public recreational center offers a variety of...
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Type: Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
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
Owner description: 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, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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La Jolla, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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San Diego
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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Menifee, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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La Jolla, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
51 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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La Jolla, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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 24, 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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