JUNE 11TH, 2016




Aquatics Division Philosophy

The City of Coronado Aquatics Division is dedicated to providing a variety of aquatics programs both fun and challenging to the community in a safe, clean and friendly environment. We are committed to training all staff members in the latest skills and techniques in water safety and pool operations. Our staff strives to provide excellent customer service while enhancing the health, fitness and aquatics knowledge of all guests who use our facility. We pledge to do this through program instruction, aquatics exercise opportunities and recreational swimming.


A variety of day camps are offered by The Coronado Recreation Department each summer and on school holidays for youth and teens. Camp activities include art, dance, drama, crafts, games, kayaking, reading, outdoor adventures, songs, swimming, sports, skateboarding, sailing, surfing, cheerleading, science,and wakeboarding.
Aquatic Camps
Day Camps
Holiday Camps
Preschool Camps
Specialty Camps
Sports Camps
Skate Camps
Teen Camps
For the current offerings in The Recreation Services Department, browse our current Recreation Brochurein the General Documents listed in the left side menu,or visit our on line registrationor call the Coronado Community Center at (619) 522-7342.
For directions to Sea Camp held at the Crown CoveAquatics Center.


Coronado Boathouse

1985 Strand Way

(619) 522-2655


Hours of Operation

February 1st - May 27th

Saturday & Sunday 7:00am-5:00pm

Monday - Friday 7:00am-10:00am & 2:00pm-5:00pm

May 28th - September 5th

7:00am - 7:00pm DAILY



 Boathouse Orientation Video


The Coronado Club Room and Boathouse opened its doors in the fall of 2012. The 4,900-square-foot LEED silver-certified facility features scenic views of Glorietta Bay and is the new home for Coronado's non-motorized watercraft activities. The facility includes boat storage, a multi-purpose club room, a classroom, a kitchen, and administrative office space. This exciting bay front structure located on the south end of Glorietta Bay Park features instructional programs for kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and rowing. Vessels are also available for rent, and limited space is available to store personal paddling vessels.

The Club Room is a youth and teen recreation programs facility. For information about renting the Club Room please contact Wesley Jones at the Community Center,










Applications for non-motorized paddle and rowing vessel storage spaces are being accepted. If there are no spaces available, an application may be placed on a waitlist for one year.


Equipment Storage Rates ($250 Security Deposit required)


Outdoor Storage:

$35 per month

$385 per year


Indoor Storage:

$50 per month

$550 per year


Applications are available at the Boathouse or by clicking this link.



Includes use of vessel rinse station, warm outdoor shower, and day-use lockers.




Paddler's Punch Pass:

Eight hours of use for Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, and/or Rowing Shells. Includes Boathouse membership.

Fee: $100.00/8 punches (1 punch = 1 hour)

Annual and Quarterly Pass:

These passes are designed for the paddling enthusiast who wants to take advantage of paddling in the Bay without the hassle of equipment transportation, maintenance, and storage. Fee includes use of Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, and/or Rowing Shells. Includes Boathouse membership.

Annual Fee: $450.00 (365 days from date of purchase)

Quarterly Fee: $112.50 (92 days from date of purchase)


Single Kayak                          $30/2 hours
Double Kayak                         $40/2 hours
Standup Paddle Board             $35/2 hours
Single Rowing Shell                 $45/2 hours
Vessel Rental Security Deposit Required $100
Note:  Equipment is only available during Boathouse Hours of Operation on a first come, first serve basis and may not always be available due to rentals and programs. Boathouse Rowing Checklist must be completed prior to use of rowing shells. Equipment is only available to use from the Boathouse location.
Seven secure bike lockers are available free of charge for daily or weekly use.
A key deposit of $25 will be required for each locker.
For more information please contact the Boathouse at (619) 522-2655.

Community Center

Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday:  6am-9pm
Saturday:  8am-6pm
Sunday:  10am-5pm
You could be doing the following at the Community Center:
  • Spending time with your family
  • Doing something for yourself
  • Meeting new people
  • Beginning a work-out regimen
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Reaching a new goal

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.
  • The Nautilus Banquet Room that can accommodate 250 person banquets or 330 person theater style seating. The room features a breath taking view of Glorietta Bay (see our rental section for more information).
  • A fully equipped Catering Kitchen for use with the Nautilus Room and Playhouse.
  • Two Activity/Meeting Rooms with demonstration kitchen.
  • 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.

dance room

Community Center Rentals

Room set up
Thank you for looking at the Coronado Community Center for your event. The City of Coronado designed the Nautilus Banquet Room, Playhouse, and Meeting Rooms in the Community Center as places for the community to hold celebrations of life (weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.), meetings, and trainings.

From this letter the facility application for the Nautilus Room and Meeting Rooms, and approved catering list can be accessed by clicking on the words to be linked to that page. To request your date, please complete the facility application and press submit.  A $25 reservation fee will be applied to your credit card if the requested date is available.  If applicable submit your proof of Coronado Residency and/or proof of non profit status. This reservation fee is non refundable. You may also fax or scan the application to us at, (619) 522-7870 (with a Visa or Mastercard payment information for the registration fee) or mail it to us at Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118.

Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. If multiple requests for the same room on the same date are submitted, at the same time, a drawing will be held to determine which request is selected for the requested date. Coronado residents and groups may submit a facility application up to 2 years in advance of their rental date. Proof of Residency is required with your facility application. Non residents and groups may submit a facility application up to 14 months in advance of their rental date. Faxed, mailed, or dropped off applications received before the date that they can be accepted will be time stamped as 8 a.m. for the date that the application can be accepted. You can click on the Nautilus Calendar to check for available dates, but please be aware that rental applications are processed faster than we can update this calendar.
The Community Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art, professional quality kitchen facility. For catering services you may select from our pre-approved list of caterers. If you would like to use a caterer that has not been pre-approved please have your caterer contact me at 522-2457 to see they would like to become an approved caterer. Only approved caterers may work in the Coronado Community Center.

If your facility application is approved you will be sent a facility rental contract (7 to 10 working days after application submittal). This contract will list rental fees, deposits, and dates that they are due (approximately 15 days after rental confirmation). Half of the rental fees and the entire damage deposit are due with the return of your rental contract.

If your facility request can not be accommodated, a recreation staff member will contact you by phone to see how we can help you further.
Our staff looks forward to assisting you. Please contact our Facility Rental Specialist at with any questions or concerns.

Dance and Gymnastics

Gymnastics and Dance skills are taught to childrenthrough the variety ofclasses and camps offered at The Coronado Community Center. Children increase their balance and develop their coordinationas theylearn tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, cheerleading, tumbling, or how to use the vault, balance beam, uneven bars and more. Classes are available for toddlers through teens.
For the current offerings in The Recreation Services Department, browse our current Recreation Brochurein the General Documents listed in the left side menu,or visit our on line registrationor call the Coronado Community Center at (619) 522-7342.

Enrichment Classes

A multitude of classes are offered throughout the year for preschoolers, youth and teens to expand their creativity,to build self esteem, to socialize anddevelop fine motor skills.Programsin art, book clubs, cooking, crafts, drama, games, music, science and other areas are offered.
For the current offerings in The Recreation Services Department, browse our current Recreation Brochurein the General Documents listed in the left side menu,or visit our on line registrationor call the Coronado Community Center at (619) 522-7342.


Improve your overall health by participating in one of our fitness programs.  Burn calories, counter stress, increase your cardiovascular health, build muscle strength, calm your mind, increase your agility, boost your energy and build self confidence by participating in a yoga, aerobic, pilates, kickboxing, or boot camp program. Fitness classes offer both daily and monthly registration.
For the current offerings in The Recreation Services Department, browse our current Recreation Brochure in the General Documents listed in the left side menu,or visit our on line registration or call the Coronado Community Center at (619) 522-7342.
Daily Workouts
Also Available in The
Coronado Community Center Fitness Room
Workouts with a view of Glorietta Bay
Try our state of the art equipment including treadmills, bikes, elliptical and strength equipment.
  • Monday - Friday 6:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

Jobs & Volunteers


Employment Opportunities


  • Aquatic Center - Pool Lifeguards and Aquatic Instructors
  • Club Room and Boathouse - Recreation Assistants and Recreation Leaders
  • Community Center Receptionist - Recreation Assistants
  • Community Center Facilities and Maintenance - Recreation Assistants and Recreation Leaders
  • Skatepark - Recreation Assistants
  • Summer Camps - Recreation Assistants and Recreation Leaders
  • Tennis Center - Recreation Assistants
For more information about these opportunities, visit the City's Human Resources division.

Parks & Beaches


Coronado has many beautiful Parks and Beaches. Permits are issued for the following Parks and Beaches:
  • Bayview Park
  • Centennial park
  • Central Beach
  • Coronado Cays Park
  • Glorietta Bay Park
  • Glorietta Bay Promenade
  • Mathewson Park
  • North Beach
  • North Cays Park
  • South Beach
  • Spreckels Park
  • Star Park
  • Sunset Park
  • Tidelands Park (Operated and Permits issud by the San Diego Port District (619) 686-6225)
All private events held on Coronado Beach that involve the use of any nonstandard beach-related equipment require a use permit, regardless of the number of people attending. Equipment is defined as any item or appurtenance used to define a site or event or to facilitate a private gathering of people including but not limited to: chairs, tables, canopies, arches or arbors, stanchions, decorations, containers, podiums, audio systems, tents, umbrellas, aisle runners or floor coverings, flags, streamers, stages, fencing, and the like. Excluded from the definition of "equipment" is any item or appurtenance that is commonly understood as traditional beach gear of an individual, family or small group of persons for a typical day at the beach such as beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, coolers, small pop up canopies and game equipment. Click here to download the permit application for Coronado Beaches and Centennial Park.
All events held on City Parks must obtain a permit if there are more than 25 people in attendance.  
Click her to download the Park Use and Beach Sporting Event Permits.

In its commitment to maintaining Coronado's pristine public beach and to ensure that it remains an affordable and accessible attraction for everyone, the City recently made changes to its policy regarding fires on the public beach. Prompted by concerns that the existing ordinance did not address the type and size of materials that could be burned, the City looked into the matter. In October, the City Council agreed that it would retain all eight fire rings and continue to allow portable barbecues and fire rings at the beach. The Council also agreed to make changes to the City's beach fires ordinance.

The updated ordinance now:

  • limits fire materials to charcoal and clean wood, which is consistent with San Diego County Air Pollution Control District restrictions;
  • restricts fire materials to a height of 12 inches above the upper edge of the fire ring or container; and
  • requires fire materials to be contained inside the fire ring or container.

Fire Ring

San Diego County Air Pollution Control District restrictions prohibit the burning of landscape debris, paint, stain, sealer, wood preservative, cloth, rubber, metal, including nails and other hardware, asphalt, foam rubber, plastic or any material leaving any type of solid residue, other than ash. This restriction and the new height limits generally prohibit the burning of pallets, or wood from pallets with nails, as well as any wood that has been painted or varnished or that has other materials attached, such as rubber or plastic.

The City Council also agreed to provide security to monitor the beach at night, including the fire rings, to enforce the City's beach fires ordinance. Last month, Elite Security personnel began patrolling the North Beach area and will patrol on the weekends until Memorial Day weekend. Following Memorial Day weekend, the guards will begin seven-day coverage each week. The security will be present at the fire rings from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. to educate beach users about the beach and fire regulations and to report non-compliance to the Police Department.

The City has updated its beach signs and, at the request of the City Council, added additional hot coal receptacles at Avenida del Sol and at the south end of South Beach at Avenida Lunar.

As a reminder, the City requires parties of 25 people or more require an event permit, which may be obtained through the Coronado Community Center. Please call (619) 522-7342. To report a problem at the beach fire rings or near any fires on the beach, please call the Police Department non-emergency line at (619) 522-7350. For an actual emergency, dial 911.

Elite Security and Coronado Police officers are instructed to ask people who bring wood pallets, or any non-clean wood, to the beach to burn in a fire ring to return the wood the their vehicles and take it back home.

The City asks beachgoers to be courteous to others at the fire rings as well as to local residents and to burn only clean wood, which is free of hardware and contaminants. Pallets are not allowed. Please deposit coals in the hot coal receptacles. The City of Coronado hopes its beach fires ordinance helps to retain this popular Southern California tradition for affordable recreation.



Parks & Recreation Commission

Regular meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1825 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118.

The Parks and Recreation Commission acts as a liaison between the Coronado community and the Director of Recreation Services. The Commission provides input regarding programs, fees, facilities and recreation areas such as parks and beaches.
Board Members
  • Todd Little
  • Kari McPherson
  • Akshay Sateesh
  • Norman Funk
  • Chris Toogood
Student Representative
  • Accepting Application


A variety of classes and campsare offered throughout the year for toddlers andpreschoolers. Our programs encourage children to experience the world around them, expand their reading readiness,explore their creativity,build self esteem, foster positive social interaction anddevelop fine and gross motor skills.
Programsin art, book clubs, cooking, crafts, drama, games, music, movement, science and other areas are offered.
For the current offerings in The Recreation Services Department, browse our current Recreation Brochurein the General Documents listed in the left side menu,or visit our on line registrationor call the Coronado Community Center at (619) 522-7342.

Recreation Facilities

There are many great things to do in your Community Center. For example you can swim at the Aquatic Center, climb the Rock Wall, work out in the Fitness Room and play basketball in the Gymnasium. We have pricing plans for plans for individual users and discounts for Community Center All passes. Check the Community Center Fee Chart for prices.
Lockers and showers are available for Community Center Users.
Aquatic Center
The pool complex includes a 50 Meter competitive pool and a shallow recreation /instructional pool. We also have diving boards. The pool schedule includes Adult Lap Swim, Family Swim Times and Diving Board Availability. Please check the pool schedule for swim hours, and the Aquatics page for some of the important swim safety rules.
Fitness Room
One of the best views of the Community Center is enjoyed from the Fitness Room. Our state of the art equipment includes treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, and strength and stretching equipment.
Towel required in the fitness room at all times.
Commit yourself to feeling, looking and living a healthier lifestyle!
Climbing Room
Climb Mount Coronado in the comfort of the Community Center. Get a real sense of accomplishment while working muscles you may not have known you had. No experience or special skills required. Trained climbing staff will supervise climbers.
  • You must be 6 years old
  • Safety equipment required and provided
  • Belay system to protect climbers as the reach for the top and mats under you in the cave and lower walls
  • Registration and completed waiver required before climbing
  • Climbers under the age of 18 years old must have their parent sign the waiver in person at the Community Center
Climbing Schedule
Tuesday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
You can dribble, pass, shoot, bump, set and spike in the gym. Monthly open play schedules are available by following this web link (Monthly Gym Schedule).
Gymnasium schedules includes:
Adult Basketball Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Adult Volleyball Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Badminton Mondays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information or questions about gym sports contact Felix Hall, Sports Coordinator at (619) 522-2459
Coral Dance Room
The dance room includes the wonderful bay view, wood dance floor and a state of the art sound system. The room is used for recreation dance classes, yoga, and senior fitness. The room is available for private rental (see our rental section for more information).
Abalone and Sand Dollar Room
Many of our recreational classes are held in these meeting rooms. The rooms have a great view of Glorietta Bay. They make a great place for small family celebrations and group meetings of up to 40 people (see our rental section for more information).
Nautilus Banquet Room
The Nautilus Room hosts many City of Coronado special events like the Breakfast with Santa and Family Bingo night, and its the ideal place for family celebrations like your wedding reception and later your anniversary.
The 5,000 square foot room includes tables and chairs for 250 people, and an outside patio (see our rental section for more information).
The Community Center includes a 100 seat playhouse. The playhouse is the residence of the Coronado Playhouse Theater Group. Information for their performances can be found by calling (619) 435-4856.
The theater is available for trainings, speeches and meetings. The stage theater is great for presentations and speeches (see our rental section for more information).

Recreation Programs

rec programs
The City of Coronado Recreation Services Department offers recreation programs that include Pre School Classes, Youth Classes, Sports, Teen Events, Fitness, Gymnastic and Dance Classes, Camps,  Skatepark, Special Events and more.
For the current offerings in The Recreation Services Department, browse our current Recreation Brochure in the General Documents listed in the left side menu, or visit our on line registration or call the Coronado Community Center at (619) 522-7342.

Senior Center

The Center is the place for active adults 50-plus to meet old friends, make new ones and to enjoy a variety of activities that are free or offered at moderate cost.

The Center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except on some government holidays.

Drop in to socialize, play cards or games, shoot some pool, play ping pong, read a book or magazine, have a cup of coffee or just relax in a friendly place.

Popular activities: Bridge, Penochle, Lawn Bowling.

Proposed Designs for a new Senior Center

Following are the pictures of the proposed Senior Center that will be discussed at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

Scheme 1

Scheme 2

Scheme 3 First Floor

Scheme 3 Second Floor



Special Events

special events
Recreation is pleased to host the following special events each year.
  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny (held the Saturday before Easter)
  • Easter Eggstravaganza (held the Saturday before Easter)
  • Parent's Night Out
  • Water Carnival (July)
  • Coronado Community Center Anniversary Celebration (July)
  • Skate Expo ( July)
  • Halloween Happening Carnival and Haunted House (The Friday before Halloween)
  • Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Contest (October-November each year)
  • Snow Mountain (in conjunction with the City of Coronado's Holiday Open House)
  • Breakfast with Santa (December)
  • Letters to Santa (December)

For a specific date for these events, visit the Coronado Recreation Calendar.

To request a special event permit, see the links below.


Improve your overall health byparticipating inone of oursports classes or leagues.Burn calories, reduce stress, increase your cardiovascular health, build muscle strength, learn team workand build self confidence by participating in one of the many sports offered.
Sports Program offered by The Coronado Recreation Department include Pee Wee Sports, Youth Basketball, Adult Basketball, Adult Softball. Rock Climbing, Martial Arts, Outdoor Adventures, Dodgeball, Volleyball, Sports Camps, Water Sports and Surfing.
For the current offerings in The Recreation Services Department, browse our current Recreation Brochurein the General Documents listed in the left side menu,or visit our on line registrationor call the Coronado Community Center at (619) 522-7342.
Additional Sport Leagues and Programsfor Youth and Adults are offered through Community Groups including:
Adult Sports
Youth Sports


Our teen programs are designed especially for 11-17 year olds. Teen programs give participants an opportunity to socialize, learn a new skill, have fun, join a club, complete community service projects, listen to music, play interactive games, go on trips, dress up for theme events, dance, watch movies, compete in tournaments, play sports, win game shows,and play field games,
Programs offered through the Coronado Recreation Department include Friday Night Teen Nights, Outdoor Adventures, Teen Camps, Dances, Leadership Programs and classes in Fitness, Art and Babysitting.
For the current offerings in The Recreation Services Department, browse our current Recreation Brochure in the General Documents listed in the left side menu,or visit our on line registration or call the Coronado Community Center at (619) 522-7342.
The Coronado Recreation Department also sponsors Team SAFE, a program where through prevention workshops, peer mentoring and leadership training teens learn tricks to problem solve and avoid peer pressure. To obtain a Team SAFE application, click here.
For up to date information on Teen Events offered through Coronado Recreation.  Check out "Coronado Teens" facebook page at
All middle school students are invited to attend teen events, but must have a completed Teen Event Guidelines form and Participant Information Form on file for the current school year. Teen Event Guidelines can be downloaded by clicking here.


Tennis Center



Tennis programs through the Coronado Tennis Center include beginning through advanced instruction for juniors and adults, league play, ladder and round-robin events, social events, workshops, tournaments and Pickleball.  Programs are provided through Coronado Recreation Services and the Coronado Tennis Association. Please visit our website for more information at




Coronado is proud to offer tennis to the public at four locations throughout Coronado.

  • Coronado Tennis Center - located at 1501 Glorietta Blvd., has 8 courts, 3 lighted.
  • Coronado High School - located at 555 D Ave., has 4 courts, all lighted.
  • Coronado Library Courts - located at 1014 6th St., has 2 courts, all lighted.
  • Coronado Cays Courts - located on Coronado Cays Blvd., has 5 courts, 4 lighted.


Center Court


Coronado Tennis Coordinator/Director Sue Hites can be reached at (619) 522-2650.


The following USPTA Professionals are providing professional tennis service to the City:

Mario DiLonardo

Phillip D. Hopkins

Joel Myers

Laila Abdala

Derek Kelly

Narelle Pettee

Angelica Gavaldon

David Brummitt

Bryan Conway

Emmanuel Mensah




The Westwood Sports Tennis Shop at Coronado Tennis Center offers a wide array of merchandise and racquet stringing. Call (619) 319-5665 for information.




Coronado Tennis Association coordinates with the City's Tennis Professionals to offer participation in year-round events to include Round Robins (mixed), Ladies Round Robins, and Team Tennis. For more information on the Coronado Tennis Association and the programs they offer, please contact President Jennie Portelli at (619) 437-4348.


Contact Us


1845 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
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  • Phone: 
    (619) 522-7342
  • Fax: 
    (619) 522-7870
  • Staff Directory
  • Department Hours: Recreation Administration
    Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    For Community Center and
    Aquatic Center hours,
    Select their page.