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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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State of the City Event, 8/26

August 22, 2019 
Carlsbad residents are invited to a free showing of the 2019 State of the City video presentation, highlighting key...

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Super Hero Obstacle Race, 10/6

August 19, 2019 
Adventure seeking families can dress up like super heroes and come out to the sixth annual Super Hero Obstacle Race, on...

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Family Movie Night, 9/14

August 17, 2019 
Enjoy movie-themed games and activities plus a free showing of The Sandlot (rated PG) at the City of Carlsbad’s annual...

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Latest Trail News

August 8, 2019 
Love our trails? The fall issue of Happy Trails is out! Learn all about recent trail events, upcoming trail volunteer...
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General Information

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

Upcoming Events

5:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
5:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
5:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM