Physical Fitness and Recreation

fitness and recreation

Renowned for its moderate weather, the City of San Diego is also known for its participation in many arenas of physical fitness.  In 1868, the City Park was set aside for future activities and events.  Since then, San Diego has sponsored thousands of physical fitness opportunities including construction of Mission Bay and Fiesta Island.  Hundreds of City Parks and sponsored competitions reflect the continued focus of a healthy lifestyle for the citizens of San Diego.

Auto Racing

PDF icon (15 October 1913)  Petition_of_F.B._Naylor_Automobiles_for_Closing_Certain_Streets_for_Auto_Race

PDF icon (2 October 1946)  S.D._Junior_Chamber_of_Commerce_regarding_Midget_Auto_Race_Benefit

PDF icon (31 May 1947)  P._C._Partch_Urging_Removal_of_Miniature_Auto_Race_Track

PDF icon (24 June 1947)  City_Manager_Regarding_Removal_of_Miniature_Auto_Race_Track_from_Pacific_Beach

Baseball

PDF icon (23 September 1913) Petition_of_SD_Cycle_and_Arms_Co._to_Permit_for_Baseball_Games_Score_Board_In_Front_of_Their_Store

PDF icon (22 December 1919) Park_Commissioners_Authorizing_Refund_to_Shipyards_Baseball_Team

PDF icon (12 April 1920)  City_Atty._Submitting_Ordinance_Appropriating_15.00_for_the_Shipyards_Baseball_Team

PDF icon (19 October 1931)  Neighborhood_House_Suggesting_a_Baseball_Field_between_13th_16_St.

PDF icon (21 October 1931) Neighborhood_House_Thanking_Council_for_Action_Taken_regarding_Baseball_Field

PDF icon (22 September 1933) Petition_of_Union_Tribune_for_Temporary_Closure_of_Second_Avenue_during_Baseball_Games

PDF icon (25 June 1934) Petition_of_All_Nation_Baseball_Club_for_Dance_License

PDF icon (25 June 1934) Petition_of_All_National_Baseball_Club_for_Free_Dance_License

PDF icon (8 June 1939)  J._Wickstrom_Protesting_against_Organized_Baseball_at_Cabrillo_Playgrounds

PDF icon (2 April 1940) S.D._Junior_Chamber_of_Commerce_regarding_Baseball_Parade

PDF icon (3 October 1941)  S.D._Junior_Chamber_of_Commerce_regarding_Honoring_American_Legion_Post_6_Baseball_Team

PDF icon (28 April 1947)  The_American_Legion_regarding_Lease_of_the_Baseball_Field

PDF icon (16 May 1947) City_Manager_Relative_to_Petition_of_S.D._Post_No._6_The_American_Legion_for_Lease_of_Baseball_Field

PDF icon (26 March 1948)  Council_of_Chambers_of_Commerce_and_Civic_Clubs_Relative_to_a_Baseball_Field_in_Balboa_Park

PDF icon (8 April 1948)  Golden_Hill_Improvement_Assoc._regarding_Favoring_a_Baseball_Field_in_Balboa_Park

PDF icon (12 April 1948)  City_Manager_Relative_to_Request_for_a_Baseball_Field_in_Balboa_Park

PDF icon (Undated) Paperclipping_with_Article_about_Bill_Lane_and_Baseball_in_San_Diego

Basketball

PDF icon (24 March 1939) Associated_Students of San_Diego State College regarding Rally for Basketball Team

PDF icon (1 April 1939)  M. H. Gross regarding Sending State College basketball Team to Kansas City

Bicycles, Incl. Track, Bowl, Races & Paths 1893-1948

PDF icon (29 August 1933) Police_Dept._Communication_relating_to_Bicycle_Race

PDF icon (31 August 1933) Petition_of_Catholic_Young_Peoples_League_regarding_Bicycle_Race

PDF icon (3 June 1938) Petition_of_Catholic_Youth_Organization_for_Bicycle_Street_Race

PDF icon (7 March 1940) Correspondence_from_Mr._Gleason_from_Fred_Simpson_Relative_to_Bicycle_Path_in_Mission_Beach

PDF icon (12 March 1940) Corredpondence_from_Southern_Title_Trust_Co._Relative_to_Bicycle_Path_in_Mission_Beach

PDF icon (2 June 1941) Petition_of_B._O._P._Elks_for_Permit_to_Conduct_a_Bicycle_Race

PDF icon (10 May 1948) Mr._Edwards_regarding_Bicycle_Race_Track_in_Balboa_Park

PDF icon (26 May 1948) Mr._& Mrs._Truesdale_Favoring_Bicycle_Riding_Track

PDF icon (22 June 1948) City_Manager_Recommending_Filing_Request_of_E._l._Truesdale_for_a_Bicycle_Track

PDF icon (28 June 1948) City_Clerk_to_Mr._and_Mrs._Truesdale_regarding_Their_Letter_Favoring_Bicycle_Riding_Track

PDF icon (Undated) Petition_for_Permission_to_Place_Bicycle_Racks_Along_Curbs_of_the_City

PDF icon (Undated) Petition_for_Permission_to_Place_Bicycle_Racks_Along_Curbs_of_the_City

PDF icon (Undated) Petition_for_Permission_to_Place_Bicycle_Racks_Along_Curbs_of_the_City

PDF icon (Undated) Petition_for_Permission_to_Place_Bicycle_Racks_Along_Curbs_of_the_City

PDF icon (Undated) Petition_for_Permission_to_Place_Bicycle_Racks_Along_Curbs_of_the_City

Bowling 1907 - 1947

PDF icon (16 September 1907)  Message_from_Mayor_regarding_Railroad_Crossings_and_Licensing_Bowling_Alleys_Pool_Rooms_Arcades

PDF icon (23 September 1907)  City_Atty._regarding_Railroad_Crossings_and_Licensing_Bowling_Alleys Pool_Rooms_Etc.

PDF icon (15 October 1934)  S._D._Lawn_Bowling_Club_regarding_Purchase_of_Mower_for_Bowling_Greens

PDF icon (23 November 1937)  Sunshine_Bowling_Alley_Requesting_Extention_of_Closing_Hours

PDF icon (22 December 1937) Christmas_Greetings_from_San_Diego_Lawn_Bowling_Club

Box Ball 1909-1912

PDF icon (18 October 1907)  Petition_for_E._P._Whelar_for_a_Bowling_Alley_License

PDF icon (21 Ocotober 1907)  Petition_of_W.J._Surface_for_a_Box_Ball_Alley at 6th Street

PDF icon (13 January 1908) Petition_of_Box_Ball_Alley_at_842_6th_St._for_Reducion_of_License_Fee

PDF icon (23 January 1908) Petition_of_A.M._Lowry_for_Box_Ball_Alley

PDF icon (15 February 1910)  Petition_of_J. Meyers_for_Bowling_Alley_License

PDF icon (14 March 1910)  Petition_L.M._Neblem_for_Box_Ball_Alley_License

PDF icon (10 May 1910)  Petition_of_J.A._Pomeroy_for_Bowling_Alley_License

PDF icon (13 February 1912)  Petition_of_N._Hunsberger_for_License_to_Conduct_a_Ball_-Tossing_Game_at_12th_H Street

PDF icon (26 August 1912)  Petition_of_K._P._Moore_for_Box_Ball_Alley_License_in_Basement_of_Southern_Hotel_at_6th_and_B_Streets

Boxing 1906 - 1914

PDF icon (22 July 1914)  Message_from_the_Mayor_Vetoing_the_Boxing_Ordinance

PDF icon (25 September 1913)  Petition_of_A._Dufous_for_Liquor_License_Boxing_Permit

PDF icon (2 June 1910)  Petition_of_Arizona_Athletic_Club_for_Boxing_Exhibit_License

PDF icon (23 May 1910)  Petition_of_Billy_Mcmahon_for_Boxing Permit_at_Dreamland_Pavilion

PDF icon (31 March 1910)  Petition_of_Frank_Fields_for_a_Boxing_Exhibition_License

PDF icon (9 May 1910) Petition_of_Frank_Fields_for_Boxing_Contest_License_at_Arizona_Hall

PDF icon (29 July 1914)  Petition_of_S.D._Athletic_Club_for_Sparring_Boxing_Exhibitions_License

PDF icon (11 September 1914)  Petition_of_State_Athletic_Assn._for_Boxing_Exhibition_License

PDF icon Doc. 33403 Petition_of_W.M._Matron_& W.C._Pettus_for_Boxing_Contest_Permit_(17_Mar_1910)

PDF icon Doc. 35286 Police_Dept._regarding_an_Application_for_a_Boxing_Match_Between_James_Jeffries_and_Jack_Johnson_(16_Jun_1910)

Croquet 1930

PDF icon Doc. 257868 The_S.D._Hospitality_Recreation_Bureau_regarding_Lawn_Bowling_(2_Jun_1930)

Fencing 1912

PDF icon Doc. 48623 Petition_of_H._B._Ayers_for_Permission_to_Conduct_Fencing_Exhibition_at_Germania_Hall_(7_Feb_1912)

Fishing 1913 - 1949

PDF icon Doc. 388331 City_Manager_Reporting_on_Casting_Pool_Construction_in_Balboa_Park_(16_Jun_1948)

PDF icon Doc. 295760 Harbor_Dept._relative_to_Establishing_Landing_Places_for_Sport_Fishing_Boats_(18_Dec_1935)

PDF icon Doc. 256269 Health_Dept._Communication_regarding_Fish_Pools_Near_Old_Town_Bridge_(11_Apr_1930)

PDF icon Doc. 59933 J.D._Spreckels_regarding_His_Lifetime_Permit_to_Hunt_and_Fish_(4_Mar_1913)

PDF icon Ordinance_no._832_-_Establishing_Official_Landing_Places_for_Sport_Fishing_Boats_(Undated)

PDF icon Doc. 92251 Report_from_Health_Dept._regarding_Condition_of_Fishermens_Wharf_at_Foot_of_F_St._(16_Aug_1915)

PDF icon Doc. 91978 Request_of_Health_Department_for_a_Permanent_Pier_for_Fishermen_(4_Aug_1915)

PDF icon Doc. 387556 S._D._Chambers_of_Commerce_Favoring_Utilization_of_Old_Bicycle_Bowl_as_a_Temporary_Casting_Pool_(26_May_1948)

PDF icon Doc. 403056 S.D._Junior_Chamber_of_Commerce_regarding_Elimination_of_Yellowtail_Fishing_Derby_(9_Jun_1940)

PDF icon Doc. 259007 W._W._Vanpelt_regarding_Fishing_Permits_on_City_Reservoirs_and_City_Clerks_Response_(14_Jul_1930)