Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Powers, Daly and DeRosa, Architects (firm); Kevin Daly (architect); Pat B. DeRosa (architect); Gordon F. Powers (architect)

Dates: constructed 1958, demolished 2003

2699 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Building History

Local bowling mogul, Jack Mann, Sr., purchased the Kona Lanes in 1980. During the 1970s and 1980s, the Mann Family owned the Kona Lanes, Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, CA, Regal Lanes in Orange, CA, and Tustin Lanes in Tustin, CA. Mann, Sr., sold the Kona property to his son, Jack Mann, Jr.

Building Notes

Kona Lanes was similar in design to Java Lanes, a bowling alley in Long Beach, CA, demolished in 2004.

The bowling alley had a lounge known as the "Outrigger Room," that hosted musical acts.

Thank you to Ron Williams for the address and other information on Kona Lanes. (See Ron Williams email to the author, 09/10/2018.)


Despite efforts to save the facility, Kona Lanes was leveled in 2003. A Kohl's Department Store was going to replace the bowling alley, but community resistance to it scuttled the plan. The lot was vacant for many years before a new 55+, senior-living complex, Azulón at Mesa Verde, located at 1500 Mesa Verde Drive East, opened on the site in 2014.

PCAD id: 2058