Activities & Resources
La Jolla Recreation Center551in La Jolla, CA 92037
about La Jolla Recreation Center:
Equivalent in size to approximately two city blocks, the "Rec Center" consists of two sand play areas with fairly new and interesting climbing structures (one more suitable for children under five, the other for older kids), picnic tables, four basketball courts, six tennis courts, a recreation center with classrooms and an auditorium, and the La Jolla Tennis Club and Pro Shop. The basketball courts are usually open during weekdays, making this an ideal spot for beginning bike riders or inline skaters. It's also fun for scootering.
Located just uphill from the Children's Pool, across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art, and a short walk from John Cole's Book Shop, the Rec Center can also be the perfect complement to a day's activities.
The Rec Center also offers a variety of children's programs, and individual or group tennis lessons are available through the La Jolla Tennis Club. It holds annual Summer Day Camps (ages six to 13) and a number of specialty summer camps, including Space In Action Camp (ages four to eight), Skyhawks Sports Camp and Baseball (ages six to 14), Mini-Hawk (ages three to five), Mighty Mite Sports Camp (ages five to seven).
Classes offered include tap and ballet, Little Tykes Gym, Piano, Tae Chun Do, and Teenie Tunes. It also hosts Parents Nights Out.