John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green

John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green

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Current Brochure and Registration

The Winter/Spring 2020 Guide and the Spreckels Center Newsletter are available! For information, registration and the complete guide to the current offerings in the Recreation and Golf Services Department, visit our registration page.

 Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday       9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday   9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday   Closed

Would you like to learn about programming and special events at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green?  Join the Spreckels Center interest list by clicking here or calling (619) 522-7343. 

Spreckels Music Series: San Diego Gay Men's Chorus

For information about the Spreckels Music Series: San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Performance please visit our Recreation News page. To purchase tickets call (619) 522-7343. If you have an account in the Recreation and Golf Services registration program then you can purchase tickets online here. For information and instructions on creating a Recreation registration account click here.

About the John D. Spreckels Center

The City of Coronado is proud to present the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green.  The project reflects a four-year process involving significant public input to determine the elements of a facility that will serve a vibrant Coronado 50+ citizenry long into the future.  The Spreckels Center is a 9,010 -square-foot building adjacent to the Coronado Public Library and across from Spreckels Park.

The Center was constructed primarily with a bequest from longtime resident and philanthropist Frances G. Harpst.  The Spreckels Center, owned and operation by the City of Coronado, is a new community focal point for Coronado residents.  It offers a wide variety of programs and services including health, fitness, and wellness programs, volunteer and civic engagement opportunities, educational and arts programs, and inter-generational programs.

Designed by Architect Robert R. Coffee + Associates, the project engages Spreckels Park on one side and the lawn bowling green on the other, and brings both into the facility by way of an open floor plan and large windows.  Centrally located in the community with easy access for patrons, the building materials have been selected with a sensitivity toward using natural finishes.

The City Council directed that the building be Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, or LEED certified and staff expects it will be awarded a Silver designation.  During the May 17, 2016 Council meeting, the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green Operations Plan was presented and approved.  The facility has Wi-Fi, and informational display panels for daily and weekly programs.  It has a large multipurpose room, which accommodates large gatherings for popular programming as well as smaller spaces dedicated to specific programs such as art and enrichment classes.  A catering kitchen and two outdoor living and patio areas make this new home for Coronado residents the perfect gathering spot.

If you need to contact the Coronado Senior Association, please call (619) 435-2616.  The Coronado Lawn Bowling Club can be reached at (619) 319-5509.

We are in the process of recruiting volunteers to help at the Center.  Please complete and mail in the application and waiver to:

John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green
Attn: Volunteer Services
1845 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118

Applications will be reviewed monthly and approved applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Contact Us

Roger Miller
Director of Recreation and Golf Services
Contact Us

John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green
1019 Seventh Street
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 522-7343
Fax: (619) 522-7870

Community Center
1845 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 522-7342


Important Phone Numbers


(619) 522-2464


Boathouse and Club Room 

(619) 522-2655


Golf Course

(619) 435-3121  

Tennis Center

(619) 522-2650 

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