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Parks & Recreation

Welcome to the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department. We operate 40 parks and maintain nearly 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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Super Hero Obstacle Race, 10/1

September 21, 2017 
Adventure seeking families can dress up like super heroes and come out to the fourth annual Super Hero Obstacle Race,...

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Pumpkin Plunge 10/14

September 20, 2017 
Enjoy Halloween themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad’s Pumpkin Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatic...

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National Public Lands Day, 9/30

September 18, 2017 
The City of Carlsbad will celebrate National Public Lands Day with a volunteer trail cleanup at Calavera Preserve on...

General Information

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

Upcoming Events

6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
4:30 PM  -  9:00 PM