Community & Senior Center

Community Center at NightThe Encinitas Community and Senior Center, owned and operated by the City of Encinitas, includes facilities that provide recreational, educational, social, and civic opportunities to the citizens of Encinitas. A wide variety of activities and events are available for all ages, from tiny tots to seniors.

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Current Gym Calendar

Community Center Front Desk: (760) 943-2260
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive 
Encinitas, CA 92024
 (Cross-streets Encinitas Blvd. & Balour Dr.)
Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Hours extended to 12:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for scheduled events and rentals.) 
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Senior Center Front Desk: (760) 943-2250 
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Community Center recreational programs, classes and sports leagues

The Encinitas Community Center offers hundreds of classes annually. There's something for everyone.  Typical classes are offered once or twice a week for 4-8 week sessions.  No memberships are required.  Please take a look at our current Parks and Rec Brochure for a complete listing of what's offered.  Additionally, "the Center" is a great place to hang out, use Open Gym, relax and enjoy our comfortable lobby area and gym mezzanine, all with free, open wifi.  Our facility is a County designated "Cool Zone" making it a great place to cool off in the hot summer weather.  Stop on by!  We look forward to meeting you.

Find and register for the Parks and Recreation Department's programs here.

Facilities and Room Rentals/Reservations

"The Center" is approximately 39,000 square feet and includes a banquet hall and kitchen, gymnasium/auditorium, arts/crafts room, activity and meeting rooms, conference rooms, dance/activity room, senior game room, senior library/computer room, senior citizen outreach offices, a community information counter, and administrative offices. The state of the art building fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. View our Community Center Facility Rental Brochure with pictures and descriptions of rental facilities and our Facility Reservation Application Packet, or pick them up at the Community Center front desk.

The Community Center rental staff are eager to help you find the perfect room for your meeting or event, from large to small.  The Center offers rooms anywhere from small conference rooms to our its beautiful 5,000 square foot Banquet Hall, the perfect venue for weddings and other large events.  Facility Reservations (Room Rentals) and events: (760) 943-2279.

For more information about reserving a space or permitting facility use for your occasion, click here.

Senior Citizen Programs and Services

June 2017 Activities Calendar
Encinitas Parks & Recreation Cafe June 2017 Menu
Encinitas Parks & Recreation Cafe July 2017 Menu

The Encinitas Community and Senior Center is a purpose-built multi-generational facility, sharing many if its rooms for programs for tiny tots through older adults.  The facility also houses the Encinitas Senior Center, with its own lobby, staff and facilities, all open to adults 50 and up. Typical programs offered at the Encinitas Senior Center include instructional classes, fitness groups, ample opportunities to socialize and participate in clubs, drop-in programs and to receive many valuable free and fee-based services.  

Senior Center rooms include:

  • Billiards game room - featuring two brand new Olhousen Pool Tables
  • Living Room/Activity Room - A great place to meet, relax and to participate in meetings and activities
  • Computer Lab with many free classes and drop-in use and instruction
  • Offices for screenings, counseling, tax assistance, transportation and other services

Senior Nutrition Lunch Program
One of the Senior Center's most popular programs is its lunch, boasting a farm-to-table dining weekdays at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center Encinitas Parks & Recreation Café, intended for baby boomers and seniors of the veteran era alike.

The City of Encinitas Senior Center is proud to work with Kitchens for Good.  Kitchens for Good is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower, nourish and engage the community through healthy meal production, workforce development and social enterprise. Meals are not only fresh and delicious, but also made from scratch daily with irresistible choice entrees using local organic produce and filled with nutritious ingredients. Suggested daily meal donation is $4 for Seniors 60+ with a $6 cost per meal for ages under 60. Reservations are required and can be made up until 8:00 a.m. of the day you would like to have lunch, by calling (760) 943-2258. Check-in for lunch by 11:30am. Check it out! 

To speak with the Nutrition Coordinator please call 760-943-2257 for the current menu. No eligible person shall be denied a meal because of failure or inability to contribute. Transportation to and from the lunch program is also available for qualifying Encinitas residents.  

Transportation
The Encinitas Senior Center coordinates different transportation programs for Senior Citizens in Encinitas, including its  "Out and About" Transportation Program.  Find out more about Senior Transportation options at the City's Senior Services web page.  For information about the Senior Center's Out and About program, call (760) 943-2256, or email [email protected]