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La Jolla Recreation Center

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Address: 615 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4226
Phone Number: 1-858-552-1658
Today
9:00 am - 12:45 pm
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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
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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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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2016
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Oakland
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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars 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 functions largely as it did when it opened in 1915 and unlike so much of... More 

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La Jolla, California
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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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380 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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