San Diego

La Jolla Recreation Center

What's Coming

PDF icon Lunch with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ages: 2 1/2 to 10 years
Cost $5.00 per child

PDF icon Winter Basketball

Starting Tuesday December 13, 2017
Practice's are held on Tuesday and Thursday
8 to 10 years  4:00 - 5:00 p.m. #45627
11 to 12 years  5:15 - 6:15 p.m. #45628
Cost $60.00 per child

PDF icon Parents Night Out Flyer

Second Friday of Every Month
Session I:  January 12, 2018 #45020
Session II: February 9, 2018 #45021

PDF icon Clay Creations

Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost $10.00
Ages: 5 to 9 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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