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La Jolla Recreation Center

What's Coming

Please join us for a week of Fall and Thanksgiving themed arts and crafts. Please see our flyer for more information. (PDF)

Lunch with Santa

Ages: 2 1/2 through 10 years old
Date: Saturday, December 19th. 2015
Time : 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Donation at the door
For more information, see our Flyer (PDF)

Senior Winter Wonderland Dance

Ages: 55 years and older
Date: Friday, December 11th. 2015
Time : 5:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 per person
For more information, see our Flyer (PDF)

Register Online!

Visit SDRecConnect (link) to conveniently browse a variety of activities offered by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and Recreation Councils. It's as easy as One, Two, and Three.

Sign up for an account, find a class or activity, and register!

If you are registering a child for an activity, please do not use the child's information when completing a New Account. Adding family members after successfully creating an account can be completed later.

Please note: An email which includes a confirmation message will be sent after you sign up a new primary account. It is possible the email may go to your junk or spam folder.

The email will include a special first-time activation link. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link!

If you need assistance, please see the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) link at the bottom of the SDRecConnect website.

Current Special Events and Activities

Fun for one, Fun for all! Check out your local Recreation Center's Program guide for more details.


The BookNook program is a "take a book, leave a book" gathering place at your favorite recreation center. Share your favorite literature and stories with others.


La Jolla Recreation Center provides a variety of classes and activities like Tae Chun Do, Gymnastics, Yoga, Tai Chi, Adult Fitness classes, weight room facilities, tennis, 2 outdoor basketball courts, and 3 playground areas for people of all ages and abilities. See the Program Guide for more information or call the Recreation Center office at 858-552-1658.

History of the Center

The Center was built in 1915 by Ellen Browning-Scripps whose residence was next door. It was dedicated that same year to the City of San Diego for the children of La Jolla. Today the Center is considered a historical site in San Diego.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 5 North, exit La Jolla Parkway. (La Jolla Parkway becomes Torrey Pines Road.) Turn right on Prospect and go through downtown La Jolla. The center is on the left next to the Bishop's School.

From Interstate 5 South, exit La Jolla Village Drive and travel west to Torrey Pines Road. Turn left on Torrey Pines Road then right on Prospect Street.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS route 30.