The Friends of Carrillo Ranch, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational corporation, was founded by a Carlsbad resident in 1990 to help the city plan and develop Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, a designated Historic National Landmark. The partnership between the city and the Friends has resulted in:
A public park with walking tours, special events and a unique connection to the citywide trails system via the 4-milelong Rancho Carrillo trail.
Sharing the responsibilities of programming, scheduling and field maintenance with local school districts guarantees after-hours access to school facilities for organized sports leagues and thousands of local participants. Other school district partnerships include: