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La Jolla Recreation Center

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
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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 December 22, 2017
San Diego, California
via mobile
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 Jolla... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
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.
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615 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4226
+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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 2beans2000
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank DavidJGill
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

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank TheLindes
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

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Papafish92037
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).

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank CaseyMac81
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

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank hanit d
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

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Mammoth56_13
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).

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank kathylynne1
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!

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank lajollafriend99
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