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La Jolla Recreation Center

615 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-552-1658
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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2beans2000
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San Diego, California
La Jolla Recreation Center | Irving J Gill, architect, 1915

Originally known as the Children's Playground and Recreation Center, the La Jolla Recreation Center... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
DavidJGill
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Oakland
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good51%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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615 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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+1 858-552-1658
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 24 May 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

Thank DavidJGill
Reviewed 6 January 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

Thank TheLindes
Reviewed 4 November 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

Thank Papafish92037
Reviewed 3 September 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).

Thank CaseyMac81
Reviewed 2 July 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

Thank hanit d
Reviewed 26 December 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

1  Thank Mammoth56_13
Reviewed 29 September 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).

1  Thank kathylynne1
Reviewed 17 July 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!

Thank lajollafriend99
Reviewed 1 July 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...More

Thank Annie387
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