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Poinsettia Community Park Improvements

Phase III Improvements

Construction of the Phase III improvements (playground, multisport arena, and pickleball courts) for Poinsettia Community Park began in early August 2018. The park will remain open during construction, however access to the areas where construction will occur, including portions of the parking lots, will be restricted. Work is expected to be complete in summer 2019.

Please use caution when visiting the park – especially during construction hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patrons with questions about the construction project should call Parks & Recreation Administration at 760-434-2826 or email parksandrec@carlsbadca.gov.  

Poinsettia Community Park - Dog Park

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The city is pursuing approvals necessary to construct a dog park on the east side of Poinsettia Community Park on a vacant split-level pad of approximately 1.07 ac.  Most of the site will be re-graded into a large, gently sloped pad for the off-leash dog park. The existing grove of trees at the south end of the site will be preserved to the greatest extent possible.

The project design includes an entry plaza with shade structure and separate enclosures for large and small dogs. An area of approx. 7,700 sf is provided for small dogs, while the area for large dogs encompasses about 20,000 sf. Both areas will be enclosed and separated by a 6 ft. high vinyl-coated chainlink fence with dual gate access to each side of the dog park. Each side of the dog park will contain similar features such as dog agility equipment, drinking fountains, site furniture (benches, picnic tables, trash, etc.) and perimeter lighting.

The project requires an approval of a Conditional Use Permit Amendment, Coastal Development Permit and a Poinsettia Community Park Master Plan Amendment for the new location of the dog park. Future public hearings before the Planning Commission and the City Council will be announced on this webpage. To receive email updates, click here.

For questions, please contact 760-434-2826 or parksandrec@carlsbadca.gov

To submit comments, please email Scott.Donnell@carlsbadca.gov

Landscape Concept Plan - Poinsettia Community Park - Dog Park

Bird's Eye View - Looking Southwest


Proposed Poinsettia Park Master Plan Amendment


Project Background

The city is currently making improvements identified in the master plan update for this park, based on community input and a comprehensive needs assessment. The City Council awarded the construction contract for Poinsettia Community Park in June 2018.

Due to resident requests over recent years, a dog park was included in the Poinsettia Community Park Master Plan. Staff originally planned the dog park in the southwest portion of the park. When the community expressed concern with the proposed location, city staff requested input on another possible location for a dog park at Poinsettia Community Park.  The community overwhelmingly supported a dog park just south of the main entrance from Hidden Valley Road, where a multigenerational community center was previously proposed. In February 2018 the City Council approved staff's recommendation to pursue plans to place the dog park at the alternate location.

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For questions, please contact 760-434-2826 or parksandrec@carlsbadca.gov.    

Poinsettia Community Park - Phase III Improvements

  1. Multi-Sport arena
  2. Expanded playground
  3. Pickleball courts


Multisport Arena Amenities

  • Regulation size arena field
  • Bleachers
  • Warm-up areas
  • Picnic areas

Multisport Arena Rendering 

Expanded Playground Amenities

  • Two integrated play areas (ages 2-5 & ages 5-12)
  • Modern, interactive play equipment
  • Rubberized surface
  • Synthetic turf mounds 
  • Benches
  • Shade canopies
  • Accessible for kids with disabilities 

Rendering of Playground (looking north) 

Rendering of Playground (looking south)

Pickleball Courts Amenities

  • 6 regulation size courts
  • Lighting 
  • Fencing
  • Bleachers 

Pickleball Courts Site Plan