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Parks & Recreation

Welcome to the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department. We operate 40 parks and maintain over 50 miles of trails throughout the city to provide accessible outdoor recreational opportunities and conserve open space for residents and visitors. In addition, the department offers a variety of programs and services to promote health and wellness.

The department is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies for excellence in operation and service.


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Give Input on Park Designs

September 22, 2019 
Two concepts have been developed for Veterans Memorial Park. Check them out and let us know what you think!

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New Playground, Pickleball Courts

September 20, 2019 
A new, expanded playground has opened at Poinsettia Community Park along with the city’s first outdoor dedicated...

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New Lagoon Trail

September 19, 2019 
The Carlsbad City Council has approved adding the Hub Park trail to the city’s “Capital Improvement Program,” a long...

General Information

Parks & Recreation Administration
799 Pine Ave. 
Suite 200
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Upcoming Events

8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM