COVID-19 Information

At this time, all Encinitas parks are open with some amenities modified for use.  Playgrounds are open at this time.  Please see below for additional information.

Some active recreation areas in parks are temporarily closed. Facilities for activities which require hand contact with surfaces, as well as activities in which social distancing is difficult to achieve or promote gathering may be closed.  When using open park areas, please adhere to the following rules; no gatherings, facial coverings required if within 6ft of non-family/household members, do not use if experiencing a cough or fever.

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About our Parks

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all park, beach and trail facilities, including 10 miles of streetscapes, 82 acres of open space, 153 acres of both developed and undeveloped parks, 45 acres of beaches, and 40 miles of trails. 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]

Core Services:

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

Parks Master Plan 

Encinitas Parks Master Plan Document (pdf)

In December of 2015, the City of Encinitas hired the consulting firm GreenPlay to assist the City in the development of a Parks Master Plan. GreenPlay is a nationally-recognized firm that has assisted over 300 cities and counties throughout the country in the development of such plans. While the City has a General Plan that guides its development for the long term, the Master Plan is intended to be used as a guide to prioritize and develop facility plans and recreation programs for a shorter time frame – primarily during the next ten years.

The approved and adopted Parks Master Plan plan is aligned with the desires and vision of the Encinitas community, having obtained valuable community input as a vital part of the planning process.