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About our Parks

Encinitas parks are second to none. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of over 150 acres of developed and undeveloped parks, including 19 unique community parks, three sports parks, a world-class skatepark and off-leash dog park and some of the best playgrounds anywhere in the County. Below, you will find a complete listing of Encinitas' parks and park amenities.

To report a maintenance problem at one of the City's parks, beaches, or trails, please call the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at (760) 633-2740 or email encinitasparksandrec@encinitasca.gov.

Parks, Beaches and Trails Division Core Services:

  • Maintain park, beach and trail facilities for the enjoyment of all residents and visitors
  • Provide safe and aesthetically pleasing areas for residents' and visitors' play and recreation
  • Administer capital improvement projects

Park Information and Updates

Facility Closure Info

Sports Fields and Dog Park Rain Closures - City sports fields (except Leo Mullen Sports Park artificial turf soccer field) may be closed during weather events. They will reopen as conditions improve.

The Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park at Encinitas Community Park may be closed during weather events. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department will reopen the park as soon as conditions improve.

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department's Field Condition Line for rain-out and field condition recorded information, which includes any dog park closures can be reached by calling (760) 633-2761.For any questions or concerns, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at (760) 633-2740 or send an email to encinitasparksandrec@encinitasca.gov

General Information

Park hours are 5am - 10pm unless stated otherwise. Beach parking and amenities hours are 5am - 10pm. Beach is closed 2am - 4am. Please no glass containers, polystyrene food containers or smoking allowed at City parks, beaches and trails. Dogs must be on a leash at all times unless otherwise noted.

All parks are available on a first come, first served basis. Special Event and Special Ceremony Permits are available for select locations (see specific site information below). More information on special permits is available on the Rentals and Reservations page. Please call (760) 633-2740 to check for availability.


Old Encinitas Parks

Cottonwood Creek Park

95 N. Vulcan
Restrooms
Gazebo (not reservable)
Basketball Court (not reservable)
Tennis Courts (not reservable)
Beer & Wine Allowed
Parking Lot (includes ADA spaces)
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
Not Reservable

Encinitas Viewpoint Park

Cornish Drive & D Street
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
On-Street Parking
No Alcohol
Off-leash dog hours are Monday, Wednesday Friday and Sunday 6am – 9:00am and 3pm - 8pm
Special Events permits available for Limited Special Ceremonies

Mildred MacPherson Park

1045 S Vulcan Avenue
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
On-Street Parking
Basketball Court (not reservable)
Beer & Wine Allowed
Not Reservable

Oakcrest Park

1219 Encinitas Blvd.
Parking Lot (includes ADA spaces)
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
Restrooms
Bocce Courts (not reservable)
Horseshoe Courts (not reservable)
Beer & Wine Allowed
Special Events permits available for Limited Special Ceremonies

Orpheus Park

482 Orpheus Avenue
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
On-Street Parking
Beer & Wine Allowed
Off-leash dog hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6am - 7:30am and 3pm - 8pm. Sunday 6am- 9am and 3pm – 8pm
Not Reservable


New Encinitas Parks

Scott Valley Park

1602 Willowhaven Road
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
Basketball Court (not reservable)
Beer & Wine Allowed
On-Street Parking
Not Reservable

Sun Vista Park

2011 Avenida La Posta
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
Beer & Wine Allowed
On-Street Parking
Off-leash dog hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 6am – 9:00am and 3pm - 8pm (east side of park only)
Not Reservable


Cardiff Parks

Encinitas Community Park

425 Santa Fe Drive
Restrooms
Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park (8am - sunset. Closed each Thursday 1pm-3pm for maintenance)
Skate Park (8am - sunset)
Parking Lot (includes ADA spaces)
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
Beer and Wine allowed
Outdoor Facility Use Permits and Limited Special Events
Softball/Baseball Fields (8am - sunset) (reservable)
Soccer/Multi-Purpose Fields (8am - sunset) (reservable)
For information on field reservations, please call the City’s Sports Supervisor at (760) 633-2756.

Glen Park

2149 Orinda Drive
Park Hours - Dawn to Dusk
Parking Lot (includes ADA spaces)
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
Restrooms
Basketball Court (not reservable)
Tennis Court (not reservable)
Volleyball Court (not reservable)
Horseshoe Courts (not reservable)
No Alcohol
Not Reservable


Leucadia Parks

Las Verdes Park

1390 Paseo De Las Verdes
Recreational Trail Head
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
Beer & Wine Allowed
On-Street Parking
Not Reservable

Leucadia Oaks Park

1511 N Vulcan Ave
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
On-Street Parking
Skate Feature (not reservable)
Basketball Court (not reservable)
Volleyball (not reservable)
Beer & Wine Allowed
Not Reservable

Leucadia Roadside Park

860 North Coast Hwy. 101
No Restrooms
No Alcohol
On-Street Parking
Not Reservable

Hawk View Park

1309 Blue Heron Avenue
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
On Street Parking
Beer & Wine Allowed
Not Reservable

Olympus Park

701 Olympus Street
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
On Street Parking
Dog Park
Skate Feature and Pump Track (not reservable)
Basketball Court/Pickleball Court (not reservable)
Beer & Wine Allowed (no glass containers)
Not Reservable


Olivenhain Parks

Little Oaks Equestrian Park

2879 Lone Jack Road
Recreational Trail Head
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
Equestrian Facilities
Parking
Beer & Wine Allowed
Not Reservable

Wiro Park

2232 El Camino Del Norte
Recreational Trail Head
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
No Restrooms
On-Street Parking
Beer & Wine Allowed
Not Reservable


Sports Parks

Cardiff Sports Park

1661 Lake Drive
Open 8am - 9pm
Parking Lot (includes ADA spaces)
Restrooms
No Alcohol
Softball/Baseball Fields (reservable)
Soccer/Multi-Purpose Fields (reservable)
For information on field reservations, please call the City’s Sports Coordinator at (760) 633-2756.

Leo Mullen Sports Park

951 Via Cantebria
Open (8am - 9pm)
Recreational Trail Head
Parking Lot (includes ADA spaces)
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
Restrooms
Basketball Court (not reservable)
Beer and Wine allowed
Baseball Field (reservable)
Synthetic Turf Soccer Field (reservable)
For information on field reservations, please call the City’s Sports Coordinator at (760) 633-2756

Paul Ecke Sports Park

278 Saxony Road
Open 8am - 11pm
Parking Lot (includes ADA spaces)
Restrooms
No Alcohol
Softball/Baseball Fields (reservable)
Soccer/Multi-Purpose Fields (reservable)
For information on field reservations, please call the City’s Sports Coordinator at (760) 633-2756