The City replaced the Coronado Senior Center with the John D. Spreckels Center in April of 2017. The City's Senior Center was operated by the Coronado Senior Association, which served about 450 members. Prior to the construction of the Spreckels Center, the City conducted a senior center needs assessment to identify community expectations and address the programming possibilities for the 8,000 adults, 50 and older, living in Coronado. In the survey, 51% of the collective respondents reported that the prior Senior Center was not designated for healthy active people; did not consider themselves a "senior" or would not go to a "senior center;" or felt it was for the very old or inactive. Prior activities were centered around table and card games. The Spreckels Center was designed to encompass a diverse community of adults and provide services with a focus on those 50 and older to include entertainment, technology, health and wellness, cultural and literary programs, as well as traditional activities. Growth in registration for programming at the facility has increased year over year, reaching a high of 1,551 in the winter of 2020, just prior to the pandemic and closure of the building. Spreckels Center staff is actively engaged with the Cultural Arts Commission and staff at the adjacent Coronado Public Library to expand programs and events, as were identified in the community, needs assessment.