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 1913 - 1947:

PDF icon 15 October 1913 Petition_of_FB_Naylor_Automobiles_for_Closing Streets_for_Auto_Race

PDF icon 2 October 1946 Junior_Chamber_of_Commerce_re_Auto_Race_Benefit

PDF icon 31 May 1947 PC_Petition_Urging_Removal_of_Miniature_Auto_Race_Track

PDF icon 24 June 1947 City_Manager_re_Removal_of_Miniature_Auto_Race_Track_Pacific_Beach

Baseball 1913- 1948:

PDF icon undated Article_re_Bill_Lane_and_Baseball

PDF icon 23 September 1913 Petition Cycle_and_Arms_of Permit_for_Baseball_Games_Score_Board_

PDF icon 22 December 1919 Park_Commissioners_Authorizing_Refund_to_Shipyards_Baseball_Team

PDF icon 12 April 1920  City_Attorney_Appropriating_Monies_for_the_Shipyards_Baseball_Team

PDF icon 19 October 1931  Neighborhood_House_Suggesting_a_Baseball_Field

PDF icon 21 October 1931 Neighborhood_House_Thanking_Council_for_Action_re_Baseball_Field

PDF icon 22 September 1933 Petition_of_Union_Tribune_for_Temporary_Closure_of_2nd Avenue

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_Junior_Chamber_of_Commerce_re_Baseball_Parade

PDF icon 3 October 1941 Junior_Chamber_of_Commerce_re_Honoring_American_Legion_Post_6_Baseball_Team

PDF icon 28 April 1947 The_American_Legion_Lease_of_the_Baseball_Field

PDF icon 16 May 1947 City_Manager_re Petition_of_Post_No_6_American_Legion_for_Lease_of_Baseball_Field

PDF icon 26 March 1948  Council_of_Chambers_of_Commerce_and_Civic_Clubs_re_Baseball_Field_in_Balboa_Park

PDF icon 8 April 1948 Golden_Hill_Improvement_Association_re_Favoring_a_Baseball_Field_in_Balboa_Park

PDF icon 12 April 1948 City_Manager_Request_for_a_Baseball_Field_in_Balboa_Park

 

Basketball 1938 - 1940:

PDF icon 24 March 1939 ASB San_Diego State College re Rally for Basketball Team

PDF icon 1 April 1939 MH Gross re Sending State College Basketball Team to Kansas City

 

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

PDF icon undated Petition_for_Permission_to_Place_Bicycle_Racks_Along_Curbs

PDF icon undated Petition_for_Permission_to_Place_Bicycle_Racks_Along_Curbs

PDF icon undated Petition_for_Permission_to_Place_Bicycle_Racks_Along_Curbs

PDF icon undated Petition_for_Permission_to_Place_Bicycle_Racks_Along_Curbs

PDF icon undated Petition_for_Permission_to_Place_Bicycle_Racks_Along_Curbs

PDF icon 29 August 1933 Police_Dept._Communication_relating_to_Bicycle_Race

PDF icon 31 August 1933 Petition_of_Catholic_Young_Peoples_League_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-Fred_Simpson_to_Bicycle_Path_Mission_Beach

PDF icon 12 March 1940 Corredpondence_from_Southern_Title_Trust_re_Bicycle_Path Mission_Beach

PDF icon 2 June 1941 Petition_of_BOP_Elks_for_Permit_to_Conduct_a_Bicycle_Race

PDF icon 10 May 1948 Mr Edwards_re_Bicycle_Race_Track_in_Balboa_Park

PDF icon 26 May 1948 Mr and Mrs_Truesdale_Favoring_Bicycle_Riding_Track

PDF icon 22 June 1948 City_Manager_Recommending_Filing_Request_of_EI_Truesdale_for_a_Bicycle_Track

PDF icon 28 June 1948 City_Clerk_to_Mr_and_Mrs_Truesdale_re_Their_Letter_Favoring_Bicycle_Riding_Track

 

Bowling: 1907-1947:

PDF icon 16 September 1907  Mayor_re_Railroad_Crossings_and_Licensing_Bowling_Alleys_Pool_Rooms_Arcades

PDF icon 23 September 1907 City_Attorney_re_Railroad_Crossings_and_Licensing_Bowling_Alleys Pool_Rooms_etc

PDF icon 15 October 1934  Lawn_Bowling_Club_re_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_Lawn_Bowling_Club

 

Box Ball: 1909-1912:

PDF icon 18 October 1907  Petition_for_EP_Whelar_for_a_Bowling_Alley_License

PDF icon 21 October 1907  Petition_of_WJ_Surface_for_a_Box_Ball_Alley at 6th Street

PDF icon 13 January 1908 Petition_of_Box_Ball_Alley Reduction_of_License_Fee

PDF icon 23 January 1908 Petition_of_AM_Lowry_for_Box_Ball_Alley

PDF icon 15 February 1910  Petition_of_J Meyers_for_Bowling_Alley_License

PDF icon 14 March 1910 Petition_LM_Neblem_for_Box_Ball_Alley_License

PDF icon 10 May 1910  Petition_of_JA_Pomeroy_for_Bowling_Alley_License

PDF icon 13 February 1912  Petition_of_N_Hunsberger_for_License_to_Conduct_Toss Ball

PDF icon 26 August 1912  Petition_of_KP_Moore_for_Box_Ball_Alley_License

 

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_Boxing Permit_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_Athletic_Club_for_Sparring_Boxing_Exhibitions_License

PDF icon 11 September 1914  Petition_of_State_Athletic_Association_for_Boxing_Exhibition_License

PDF icon 17 March 1910 Petition_of_WM_Matron_and WC_Pettus_for_Boxing_Contest_Permit

PDF icon 16 June 1910 Police_Department_Application_for_Boxing_Match_James_Jeffries_and_Jack_Johnson

 

Croquet: 1930:

PDF icon 2 June 1930 Hospitality_Recreation_Bureau Lawn_Bowling

 

Fencing: 1912:

PDF icon 7 February 1912 Petition_of_HB Ayers_Permission_to_Conduct_Fencing_Exhibition

 

Fishing: 1913-1949:

PDF icon undated Establishing_Official_Landing_Places_for_Sport_Fishing_Boats

PDF icon 4 March 1913 JD_Spreckels_Lifetime_Permit_to_Hunt_and_Fish

PDF icon 4 August 1915 Request_of_Health_Department_for_Permanent_Pier_for_Fishermen

PDF icon 16 August 1915 Report Health_Department_Condition_of_Fishermens_Wharf_on F Street

PDF icon 11 April 1930 Health_Department re_Fish_Pools_Near_Old_Town_Bridge

PDF icon 14 July 1930_W W Vanpelt_Fishing_Permits_on_City_Reservoirs_and_City_Clerks_Response

PDF icon 18 December 1935 Harbor_to_Establishing_Landing_for Sport_Fishing_Boats

PDF icon 9 June 1940 Junior_Chamber_of_Commerce_Opposing Elimination_of_Yellowtail_Fishing_Derby

PDF icon 26_May_1948 Chamber of Commerce Casting Pool

PDF icon 16 June 1948 City_Manager_Reporting_on_Casting_Pool_Balboa Park

 

Football 1925 - 1939:

PDF icon 23 November 1925  J._Crowell_regarding_Football_Game_on_Thanksgiving_Day

PDF icon 10 November 1939  J._ M._Smith_regarding_Rowdyism_after_High_School_Football_Games

 

Golf 1904 - 1949:

PDF icon 13 July 1930 Petition_of_Montgomery_Ward_and_Co._for_Midget_Golf_Course

PDF icon 2 August 1930 Petition_from_E._Dubuiz_for_a_Fence_around_the_Old_Town_Golf_Course

PDF icon 3 August 1930 Residents_Protesting_against_Golf_Balls_from_Golf_Course_at_Jackson_and_Whitman_St

PDF icon 14 August 1930 City_Atty._submitting_Ordinance_Licensing_Miniature_Golf_Courses

PDF icon 18 August 1930 Manager_of_Operation_relative_to_Complaint_about_Golf_Course_at_Jackson_Whitman_St

PDF icon 18 August 1930 Petition_of_T._G._Armstrong_for_Golf_Course_Permit

PDF icon 23 August 1930 Petition_of_W. H._Foote_for_Minature_Golf_Permit

PDF icon 27 August 1930 League_of_California_Municipalities_regarding_Operation_of_Miniature_Golf_Courses

PDF icon 28 August 1930 Chief_of_Police_relative_to_Fence_around_Golf_Course_in_Old_Town

PDF icon 28 August 1930 Frank_Dana_regarding_Conditions_at_the_Presidio_Fairway_Golf_Course

PDF icon 30 August 1930 Petition_of_Residents_favoring_Presidio_Fairways_Golf_Course

PDF icon 5 October 1931 S. D._Restaurant_Assoc._favoring_Use_of_Unemployment_Fund_for_Building_a_Golf_Course

PDF icon 25 June 1936 Petitions_for_Patrons_of_the_Municipal_Golf_Course_to Improve_Roadway_to_Clubhouse

PDF icon 21 June 1940 Civil_Service_Commission_regarding_Salary_Schedule_for_Manager_of_Golf_Course

PDF icon 5 June 1942 W._A._Bolton_suggesting_Water_Economy_on_Golf_Courses_and_Lawns

PDF icon 13 May 1947 E._Forshey_relative_to_Pitch_Putt_Golf_Course_in_the_Leon_Villa

PDF icon 22 July 1947 City_Manager_regarding_Pitch_Putt_Golf_Course

PDF icon 21 April 1949 Park_and_Recreation_Director_regarding_Recommending_Fees_for_Municipal_Golf_Course

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Gymnasiums 1939- 1940:

PDF icon 21 November 1939 Petition_of_S._D._County_Badminton_Assoc._for_Ladies_Dressing_Room_Showers_at_Municipal_Gymnasium

PDF icon 28 November 1939 City_Manager_relative_to_Dressing_Room_Showers_at_the_Municipal_Gymnasium_Balboa_Park

PDF icon 13 December 1939 S._D._County_Badminton_Assoc._relative_to_Showers_for_Women_at_Municipal_Gymnasium

PDF icon 8 January 1940 S._D._County_Badminton_Assoc._relative_to_Showers_for_Women_at_Municipal_Gymnasium

PDF icon 15 May 1940 El_Cajon_Boulevard_Civic_Assoc._relative_to_Gymnasium_at_Hoover_High_School

PDF icon 31 May 1940 S._D._Womens_Civic_Center_Club_relative_to_Gymnasium_at_Hoover_High_School

 

Hunting 1913:

PDF icon 4 March 1913 J. D._Spreckels_Regarding_his_Lifetime_Permit_to_Hunt_and_Fish

Polo 1913:

PDF icon 24 September 1913 Petition_of_DA_Zana_for_Polo_Game_License_at_Ocean_Beach

Racetrack 1869 - 1920:

PDF icon 3_January_1901_Board_of_Public_Works_re_Repair_the_Road_from_Pacific_Beach_Race_Track_to_Sorrento

PDF icon 7_June_1901_Board_of_Public_Works_re_Roads_between_Pacific_Beach_Race_Track_and_Sorrento_Station

PDF icon 12_june_1916_Protest_of_Residents_against_Legislation_against_Publishing_Race_Track_News

PDF icon 6_February_1917_Partial_Report_of_Grand_Jury_re_an_Anti-Race_Track_Ordinance

PDF icon 11_October_1920_Excerpt_from_Ordinance_No_8142_Relative_to_Race_Track_Ordinance

Riding 1929:

PDF icon 3_September_1929_Petition_of_Pantages_Mills_Shreve_and_Co._for a_Riding_Stable_and_Club_House_in_Catalina_Villa

Sailing and Boating 1911 - 1949:

PDF icon 3_October_1911_Civic_Bulletins_Published_by_th Civic_Association re_Harbor_Improvements

PDF icon 16_October_1911 Yacht_Club_re_Harbor_Improvements

PDF icon 8_November_1911_Civic_Association_re_Harbor_Improvements 

PDF icon 9_November_1911_City_Clerk_Communication_re_San_Diego_Harbor

PDF icon 20_November_1913_Protest_of_Ramona_Heights_Yacht_and_Improvement_Club_re_Signal_Lights

PDF icon 17_August_1923 Yacht_Club_Invitation_to_Mayor_and_Council_re Opening_of_New_Yacht_Club

PDF icon 29_September_1926_Message_from_the_Mayor_re_Application_of_La_Jolla_Beach_and_Yacht_Club

PDF icon 30_January_1934_Petition_of_Yacht_Club_re_Special_Roofing_Permit

PDF icon 14_December_1940_Yacht_Club_in_Need_of_Fire_Station_for Point_Loma

PDF icon 26_December_1945_Petition_of_Residents_re_Waterway_Parallel

PDF icon 12_January_1946_City_Manager_re_Petition_of_Residents_re_Waterway_Parallel

PDF icon 6_May_1948_Mission_Bay_Yacht_Club_re_High_Type_Bridge_Ventura_Point

PDF icon 19_July_1948_Mission_Bay_Yacht_Club_re_Bridge_at_Ventura_Point

PDF icon 24_June_1949_Yacht_Club_Thanking_Council_for_Fire_and_Police_Boat

Shooting 1890 - 1947:

PDF icon 14_February_1890_Mayor_approving_Ordinance_No_61_Prohibiting_Throwing_or_Shooting_Missiles_with_City_Limits

PDF icon 16_November_1912_Ocean_Beach_Improvement_Club_regarding_Shooting_Rifle_Range_on_the_Old_Town_Flats

PDF icon 25_April_1913_Petition_of_La_Jolla_Chamber_of_Commerce_against_the_Shooting_of_Seals_along_Coast

PDF icon 18_August_1914_Petiton_of_RS_Robinson_re_Shooting_Gallery_License_at_Ocean_Beach

PDF icon 31_August_1914_Petition_of_AF_Barber re_Shooting_Gallery_License

PDF icon 20_October_1914_Petition_of_S J_Stafford_for_Shooting_Gallery_License

PDF icon 28_November_1917_Petition_of_Owners_of_Shooting_Galleries_to_Amend_Ordinance_re_to_Shooting_Galleries