A popular wedding spot thanks to its proximity to the ocean, this charming 2.1 acre park also contains a rose garden, the L. John Simons Twin Inns Gazebo, and several historic buildings: Magee House, Heritage Hall, and Granary. Tours of the historic buildings are offered by the Carlsbad Historical Society.
L. John Simons Twin Inns Gazebo
Picnic areas with barbecues
Historic buildings available for rentals
Heritage Hall was the city’s first city hall and police station.
The historical gardens reflect Carlsbad’s agricultural heritage, and feature a nationally-registered rose garden. Separated into several rose beds, visitors will find over 125 different roses that represent 15 different rose families. Development of these rose beds earned Carlsbad the honor of being named an “American Rose City” in 2002 by the American Rose Society. In addition the gardens include a Victorian herb bed, a native southern Californian bed, a Carlsbad commercial growers’ bed and a patriotic “red, white and blue” bed. All of the gardens are maintained through the combined volunteer efforts of the Arboretum Society, the Carlsbad Historical Society and the California Coastal Rose Society, as well as city staff.