San Diego

La Jolla Recreation Center

What's Coming

PDF icon Turkey Trot Dance

Date: Friday, November 17th
Time: 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost $15.00 before the event and at the door $20.00 per person for ages 55 and up.

PDF icon Fall Activity Week

Dates: Monday November 20th to Wednesday, November 23rd
Time: 10:00 a.m. to  12:00 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per person per day for ages 3 to 12 years.

PDF icon Youth Flag Football

Starting Saturday,October 7, 2017
Cost $60.00 per person

PDF icon La Jolla Halloween Carnival

Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Cost is $5.00 wrist bands and .25 cent a ticket.
Costume Contest starts at 1:30 p.m.
Bounce House, Carnival Games, Face Painting, Snack Bar, Arts and Crafts.

PDF icon Cooking Around the World

Mondays 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
September 25 - October 23, 2017
Cost $120.00
Ages: 6 to 13 years

PDF icon One Stop Crafty Shop Days

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Ages: 6 - 10 years


Kick it Tuesdays

Ages 6 to 9 years
Times: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Please see PDF icon Kick It Tuesdays Flyer for more details.


Express Yourself Kids Dance & Movement

  • Creative Movement & Expressions
  • Mini Hip Hop
  • Hip Hop
  • Zumba

Please see PDF icon Kids Dance & Movement Flyer 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, two outdoor basketball courts, and three playground areas for people of all ages and abilities. See the PDF icon Program Guide for more information or call the Recreation Center office at (858) 552-1658.

History of the Center

The recreation 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. Designed by famed architect Irving Gill, 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 Street 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.


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