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Coronado Recreation

From award-winning beaches to beautiful parks, from top-ranked golf courses to every sort of water sport under the sun, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Coronado. If you’re interested in learning about Coronado Beaches, click here. For everything else, read on!

The Coronado Recreation Center

The new Coronado Community Center located at 1845 Strand Way offers something for everyone. The Community Center Features:

  • Pool Complex with a 50 meter competitive pool and a shallow recreational/instructional pool.
  • Gymnasium with NCAA regulation sized basketball court with floor lines for basketball, volleyball and badminton.
  • An amazing indoor Climbing Wall which features a flat face wall, overhangs and chimney.
  • A Fitness Center in which you can enjoy the view of Glorietta Bay as you work out on our state of the art fitness equipment.
  • A Dance Studio featuring hardwood floors, ballet barres and floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
  • A spacious sun-lit Lobby featuring lounging areas, a snack bar with drinks, snacks, and a reception desk where professional staff can take class registrations, answer your questions, process facility rental applications, and sign you up for a wide variety of activities.
  • A spacious park situated between the Community Center and City Hall.
  • A wide variety of programs & classes for children and adults.

Coronado Parks

Coronado offers more than a dozen great parks from smaller, relaxing grassy areas to full-fledged playgrounds and skateboard parks.

Spreckels Park

Located at Orange Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, Spreckels Park is the most famous of all Coronado parks. It covers eight acres in the heart of the Village and features a playground, gazebo, public restrooms, and picnic tables. Spreckels Park hosts the summer “Concerts in the Park” every Sunday. It’s also the site of the Annual Coronado Flower Show, Art-in-the-Park, and other great events.

Tidelands Park

This large park is located at Glorietta Blvd and 3rd Street. It features a playground, public restrooms, picnic benches, baseball fields, soccer fields, and a skateboard park with 16,000 square feet of concrete ramps, bowls, grinds and jumps. There’s also a fitness course. This park also has a small, sandy beach, and has a great view of the San Diego Bay and the Coronado Bridge.

Glorietta Bay Park

This park is located on a quiet stretch of Glorietta Bay, just south of the new Coronado City Recreation Facility. It features a playground, picnic areas, and fire pits. There’s also a boat-launching facility. Glorietta Bay Park has wonderful views of the Bay and Coronado Yacht Club.

Sunset Park

This large park is located at Ocean Drive and Ocean Court. It is the site of many local sporting events from lacrosse to soccer. It’s a wonderful place to relax with a view of the Pacific Ocean, and watch the sunset over Point Loma.

Park at Pomona

Located at Pomona Avenue and Adella, this park features a playground for young kids.

Star Park

This is a grassy circular, half-acre park located at Star Park Circle, just a short walk from the beach.

Cays Park

This park covers six acres and is located near Coronado Cays Blvd and Grand Caribe Causeway.  Facilities include ball fields, playground equipment, grassy areas and restrooms.

Golf

Coronado Municipal Golf Course

This bayside, public golf course is consistently ranked one of the top public courses in Southern California. Featuring views of the Coronado Bridge and Glorietta Bay, this 72-par, 130-acre, 18-hole course also offers a driving range, pro shop, and dining.

Sea ‘n’ Air Golf Course

Located on the North Island Naval Station, this 18-hold, 72-par course is open to members of the military.

Boating & Water Sports

Coronado has two yacht clubs—the Coronado Yacht Club at 1631 Strand Way, and the Coronado Cays Yacht Club, at 30 Caribe Cay Boulevard.  There are marinas located at the Glorietta Bay Marina at 1715 Strand Way, and the Loews Crown Isle Marina at 4000 Coronado Bay Road.

For water sports rentals, contact Action Water Sports at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Road, (619) 424-4466. Rentals include sailboats, motor boats, jet skis, kayaks and bikes. Lessons are provided for sailing, water skiing and wakeboarding. Another choice is Coronado Boat Rentals at 1715 Strand Way, (619) 437-1514. Rent sailboats, jet skis, wave runners, water-skiing, kayaks, peddle boats, fishing skiffs. Lessons and charters also offered.

Tennis

Coronado features 19 public tennis courts. Many of them are lighted. The Coronado Tennis Center on Glorietta Blvd has eight courts. Private and group instruction is available. There are also five courts at Coronado Cays Boulevard at the Coronado Cays, four courts at the corner of Sixth Street and E Avenue, and  two courts at the corner of Sixth Street and D Avenue.

Walking/Biking/Jogging

There are more than 15 miles of relatively flat paths wonderful for biking or jogging, and great bike routes along city streets. You can rent equipment at the Ferry Landing or in Coronado Village. See the map of Coronado for a suggested bike path.

Ongoing and Seasonal Events in Coronado

Farmer’s Market

Coronado Ferry Landing 1201 First St every Tuesday from 2:30 to 6:00 pm. Sample some of the freshest fruit and vegetables Coronado has to offer. With the downtown San Diego skyline in the background, the market is the perfect place to spend an afternoon and pick up a healthy bargain or two.

April: Coronado Flower Show (Mid April)

The population swells as gardeners and flower lovers come to town for the largest flower show under a tent on the West Coast. Motorcars on Main Street, Friends of the Coronado Library Book Fair, Art-in-the-Park, the Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast and the School of the Arts Village Home Tour are just a few of the activities you can participate in that weekend.

May – September: Coronado’s Summer Concert Series in Spreckels Park

Sunday evenings Memorial Day through Labor Day offers a wonderful excuse to gather with friends to picnic and listen to music in the warm summer evenings. Free and open to the public.

Fourth of July Celebration

A day jam-packed with activities to celebrate being an American. The highlight is the annual parade with more than 150 bands floats and groups. Other festivities include a fun run/walk, rough water swim, Art-in-the-Park, Fourth of July concert in Spreckels Park. World events have affected the certainty of the U.S. Navy SEALs demonstration. Please call the Visitor Center  (619) 437-8788  (for current information. The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks finale over the bay.

October (usually second weekend): The Chrysler Classic Speed Festival

200 of the world’s top racing machines to compete on a 1.6 mile course on the taxiways of NAS North Island. The event also includes attractions and activities for car lovers and enthusiasts. Call  (619) 283-5808.

December (early to mid): Holiday Parade and Open House

Festivities include Santa arriving on the ferry at the Ferry Landing and joins the festivities at Snow Mountain. The Holiday Parade starts from Eighth Street and continues down Orange Avenue, ending at R.H. Dana Place. Best viewing is along Orange Avenue. A city fire truck delivers Santa to Rotary Park (on Orange Avenue) so he can light the city’s 75 foot star pine, followed by a Community Band concert on the median near Rotary Park. Stores stay open late (until 9 pm) so you can get a jump on your holiday shopping. Fireworks over the bay at 8:30 p.m. complete this signature event. Sponsored by the Coronado Chamber of Commerce. Call (619) 435-9260.

Much of the above info is courtesy of the Coronado Visitor Center.

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