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Encinitas Community Park



43 acres of awesome!  Encinitas' largest community park features something for everyone.  With walking paths, active and passive turf areas, ample picnic space, a large covered playground, the amazing 2-acre off-leash Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park, packed with pet play amenities and the world-class Encinitas skate plaza and skate bowl you can definitely make a day of your visit.  Bring the whole family and enjoy!

General Park Hours 5am - 10pm
Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park (8am - sunset. Closed each Thursday 1pm-3pm for maintenance)
Skate Park (8am - sunset)
Parking Lot (includes ADA spaces)
Shade Structure Covered 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.

Allowed Activities
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Additional Information

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.