Grape Day Park is one of the oldest parks in Escondido. It is a registered landmark and home to a turn-of-the-century working barn, blacksmith shop, and other historic buildings, Santa Fe Railroad depot, museums, and monuments. The park has picnic tables, five horseshoe pits, a children's tile art wall, and a James A. Stone municipal swimming pool. The park includes a grapevine climbing structure with hidden puzzles for kids to find, benches in the appearance of large grape leaves, and a slide decorated with giant purple grapes with mosaic features. Since the early 1930s, Grape Day Park, Escondido's oldest park, has been the heart of community events and activities. Dogs are allowed inside the park as long as they are leashed.
Best Public Parks in Escondido
Handpicked Top 3 Public Parks in Escondido, California. All of our public parks actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence.
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GRAPE DAY PARK REVIEWS
Pretty cool park. I didn't know how much was here til I decided to walk it while waiting to meet a friend for Crusin' Grand. There is a replica train station, old blacksmith shop, library and more. Pretty cool park
Veterans day ceremony and events honoring Veterans in attendance. Congress member issa gave award to veteran in attendance. Other awards done. High school students did song proud to be an American in sign language. Guest speakers gave stories. Great attendance.
This park used to have a lot of homeless people but it seems to have greatly improved over time. Its large and spacious and quiet, a very nice place to walk.
Felicita County Park is an expansive area and the perfect place for relaxation and picnics in Escondido. The park comprises 53 acres of dense oak groves, four playgrounds, two horseshoe pits, and a nature trail. Felicita County Park features 2.5 miles of multi-use non-motorized trails, seven reservable picnic areas, two playgrounds, and a small park museum. The park has ample parking areas and ADA access. A TRACK trail for kids turns learning into an adventure with a scavenger hunt that can be logged online for cool prizes. Guided classes and interpretive hikes are available by reservation to bring the area’s past to present for interested visitors. Pedestrian access is available from sunrise to sunset daily.
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FELICITA COUNTY PARK REVIEWS
Beautiful Park with a year round stream tumbling down hill strewn with boulders and natural pools. Dog friendly, multiple playgrounds, picnic areas, restrooms, bridges, grassy fields, and wild flowers.
Really one of the great parks that San Diego County offers. Lots of space, picnic areas, parking, and all for only 3 bucks a visit. Though I will say some more shading can do some good. Overall a really great place to enjoy some quality time outside the house.
Beautiful park, clean facilities and friendly rangers. The ren fair is awesome here ! Look at Gallows Humour Killin it once again.
Kit Carson Park is a 285-acre municipal park in Escondido, California, United States. The park was named after Christopher (Kit) Carson, the renowned scout who instructed Captain John C. Frémont over the Sierra Nevada during a government exploration expedition. The park is in a valley that is approximately 5 miles west of where Kit Carson fought in the Battle of San Pasqual. A historical statue commemorating the battle is located on Mule Hill. A Sports Center was established in 1997, which includes a 20,000-square-foot skate park, a soccer arena, and an arena for inline hockey. The park has wooden ramps rather than concrete, which are found in typical skate parks. The park is being used as a command post and staging area during wildfires in the area.
Fri: 6:30am - 8:30pm
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KIT CARSON PARK REVIEWS
Absolutely beautiful park with a bunch of physical activities to partake in. I found Eagle Scout Lake to be especially awesome in that all projects within in this area was done by a scout earning their elevation to Eagle Scout.
Very large park, with many activities. Don't miss Queen Califa magical gardens (very limited hours, so check ahead). Great place for families , frisbee golf, hiking, and all around relaxing. This park is a gem.
Beautiful park! There are lakes that you can go to and feed the ducks. Nice trails and great outdoor. We came in to check Queen califia's magical circle. However, they are only open two days out of the week on Tuesday and Thursday. Lots of things to do for the family.