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Magee Park

City parks, trails and beaches have resumed regular operating hours.
Please visit carlsbadca.gov/COVID19 for the latest information and what’s open with modifications/conditions and closed.

258 Beech Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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.


  • Rose garden
  • L. John Simons Twin Inns Gazebo
  • Picnic areas with barbecues
  • Historic buildings available for rentals
  • Restrooms

Fascinating fact

Heritage Hall was the city’s first city hall and police station.

Historical Gardens

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.