Parks

Everyone Plays!

Swamis ParkEncinitas parks are second to none.  The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of over 140 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.  Look for an interactive trail map on this page coming soon.  

To report a maintenance problem at one of the City's parks, beaches, or trails, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (760) 633-2740 or email [email protected]

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

DOG PARK CLOSURE - The Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park at Encinitas Community Park will be closed from October 2 through October 30 for maintenance and improvements.  For information about alternate off-leash dog areas, click here.

For additional information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (760) 633-2740 or email [email protected]  

All City Parks are currently open during normal park hours.  In the event that wet conditions or maintenance requires closure of any park facility or amenity, information will be posted on this page, and to City Social Media channels.

Park Hours: 5am - 10pm (unless stated otherwise)
Dogs must be on a leash at all times unless otherwise noted.  All parks are ADA accessible.  Please no glass containers allowed in City parks.  No smoking allowed.

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.  

Quick Links

Our Parks 

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

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
Special Events permits available for Limited Special Ceremonies
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
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

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 - sunset)
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