La Jolla Recreation Center

What's Coming

PDF icon Summer Camp Flyer 2017


PDF icon Cooking Around the World

Mondays starting June 26, 2017
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Cost $120.00 for 6 weeks
Ages: 6 to 13 years

PDF icon La Jolla Social Bridge and Dinner

Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month
5:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 per person
Ages: 18 and older

PDF icon Senior Luau Dance

Friday, August 12th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Cost is $15.00 per person
Ages: 55 and up

PDF icon Youth Summer Basketball League

Tuesday and Thursday
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 9 to 10 years and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. 11 to 12 years.
Cost is $60.00 per person.

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.


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.