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Cottonwood Creek Park



With ample shade, a large playground with areas for different ages, a climbing feature, sand, tennis courts, walking paths and abundant grass lawns for picnic and relaxation, Cottonwood Creek Park is one of Encinitas' favorites.  

Cottonwood Creek Park Details

95 N. Vulcan
Park hours 5am - 10pm

Gazebo (not reservable)
Basketball Court (not reservable)
Tennis/Pickleball Courts (not reservable)
Beer & Wine Allowed
Parking Lot (includes ADA spaces)
Children's Play Area
Picnic Facilities
Not Reservable

Allowed Activities
Good For
Rules & Regulation
Dogs On Leash

Additional Information

City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is responsible for a wide range of services for the City including recreation programs, city-wide special events, park, beach and recreational trail maintenance, management of open space, streetscape maintenance, animal services, and oversight of the administration of the Encinitas Ranch Golf Authority.

The Parks, Beaches and Trails Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all park, beach and trail facilities, including 10 miles of streetscapes, 82 acres of open space, 152 acres of both developed and undeveloped parks, 45 acres of beaches, and over 40 miles of trails. We hope that you enjoy getting out and exploring Encinitas’ trails and beautiful open spaces.

General Park 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.