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Alga Norte Community Park Opening Event

Parking information

We're expecting a big crowd, so please walk or bike (if you can) or carpool with friends.  If the parking lot at the park is full, you can use our free shuttle from the lot at the corner of Alicante Road and Gateway Road, north of the park.  There is no parking on Alicante between Poinsettia Avenue and Gateway Road.

Plans are well underway for a community celebration of the grand opening of Alga Norte Community Park.  Here is a small sampling of some of the free, fun activities we have in store.  Some of the activities and times are tentative, and more fun is in the works, so please check back for more details as the date approaches.


Alga Norte Community Park
Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, Jan. 11
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Grand opening ceremony

Join members of the Carlsbad City Council for a ceremony to commemorate the park’s opening

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand opening celebration

This is your chance to preview all that the new park has to offer:  Open play, information booths, class demonstrations, program registration, food and refreshments

Aquatics programs

Instructional pool


11:30 a.m.

Duck drop

Come see a helicopter drop hundreds of rubber ducks into the pool for a chance to win door prizes

11:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Open pool play, organized games, and giant water balls

Competition pool


12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Play, jump and slide on Alga Norte's giant inflatables 

12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dive show featuring athletes from DIVE San Diego and Olympian 400 Medley relay featuring Jessica Hardy, Rudy Garcia-Tolson, Michael Johnston and athletes from North Coast Aquatics

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Athlete meet and greet featuring Olympians, Paralympians and World Championship team athletes, Steve Hegg, Michellie Jones, Jessica Hardy, Rudy Garcia-Tolson and Michael Johnston

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Water polo game - Carlsbad High School vs La Costa Canyon High School (Girls)

Ball fields


11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Field #2Master Your Sports class

Field #3 - City of Carlsbad Senior softball game

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Field #2 - Lightning Soccer vs. Wave Soccer  
Field #3 - La Costa Youth Organization Baseball vs. Carlsbad Youth Baseball

Basketball courts


11 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m.

City of Carlsbad boys youth basketball games with guest announcer Hall of Famer Bill Walton

12:15 p.m.  – 1:45 p.m.

City of Carlsbad boys youth basketball games with guest announcer Hall of Famer Bill Walton

Dog park


11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Information booths for pet owners featuring Neuter Scooter, Humane Society, Pet Tech and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

11 a.m.

Dog training and agility demonstrations

11:15 a.m.

PetTech CPR/First aid demonstration

11:45 a.m.

Dog training and agility demonstrations


PetTech CPR/First aid demonstration

12:30 p.m.

Dog training and agility demonstrations

12:45 p.m.

PetTech CPR/First aid demonstration

1:15 p.m.

Dog training and agility demonstrations

Skate park


11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Free open skate (non-supervised)

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Street course skateboard demos and preview of City of Carlsbad skateboard classes and camps

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Professional skateboard demonstration and meet and greet with Pierre Luc Gagnon, aka "PLG", Nolan Munroe and Sergie Ventura

Open space


11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

City of Carlsbad NFL Play 60 flag football demonstration with special guest John Carney



Contact Information

6565 Alicante Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009

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