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La Jolla Recreation Center

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Program Guide

What's Coming

Beginner and Intermediate Japanese Karate

Learn authentic Japanese Karate in the traditional way in this exciting new program. ​
Ages: 6 and up

Cooking Round the World Summer Day Camp

Harry Potter: Taste the Magic
​International Baking: Ex​​​plores and dives into aspects of baking techniques and baked dishes from around the world​.
Ages: 6-12

Youth Theater - The Greatest Showman

​​​Build new skills and learn to grow in your love for theater.
Ages: 8-18

Basketball Training

Covering all aspects of basketball fundamentals, basketball IQ, physical conditioning, and skills ​​development.​
Ages: 8-12

Personal and Group Training and Bodyworkout

Certified personal trainer fluent in many forms of physical fitness!
Ages: 18 and up
For a free consulation call Greg Russo 860-559-5188​

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 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.