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La Jolla Recreation Center

615 Prospect St. at Draper Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
1-858-552-1658
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Ranked #20 of 24 attractions in La Jolla
Type: Sports Complexes
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... more » 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. « less
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Menifee, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 reviews 9 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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