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Poinsettia Community 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.

6600 Hidden Valley Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

This 42-acre park contains the largest public tennis complex in the city, featuring 10 lighted tennis courts and 6 lighted pickleball courts. New tennis classes are being offered at Poinsettia Park.


  • 10 lighted tennis courts
  • 6 lighted pickleball courts
  • Three lighted softball/baseball fields
  • Synthetic turf multi-sport arena field
  • Lighted basketball court
  • Picnic areas with barbecues (no electrical outlets)
  • Playground with separate areas for kids aged 2-5 and 5-12
  • Restrooms

Tennis court rules

  • The courts are open to all recreational tennis players, except during tennis programs/classes conducted or sponsored by the Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department.  The Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to utilize any courts, at any time for programs/classes sponsored or conducted by the department.
  • Courts are open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily
  • Only six tennis balls are permitted to be used on a court 
  • Total court use time is strictly limited to a maximum of 90 minutes when others are waiting
  • Waiting players must remain in person at the court desired
  • No “saving” of courts, your 90 minutes begins when you enter the court
  • Only tennis shoes may be worn.  If your shoes mark the court, please stop playing immediately
  • Only tennis activities are allowed on the courts, unless other activities are permitted by the Parks and Recreation Department
  • No dogs allowed (CMC 11.32.030(11,23))
  • NO SKATEBOARDING (CMC 10.58.040)
  • Exercise courtesy, respect and good sportsmanship while using the courts
  • Questions or concerns call (760) 602-4690 or the Carlsbad Police at (760) 931-2197 for non-emergency concerns

Pickleball court rules

  • Courts are for pickleball only
  • Court lighting is available until 10 p.m. Turn lights on with time dial on light post
  • Place paddles in a single line to wait for play
  • Social Court 1, 2, 3 and 4, players have a two game maximum. Winners stay but split. Losers rotate off
  • Challenge Courts 5 and 6, winners stay until they lose. Losers rotate off
  • Over eight players waiting, play shall be four on - four off
  • No dogs allowed (C.M.C. Sec. 11.32.030 (11,23))
  • No skateboarding (C.M.C. Sec. 10.58.040)
  • Private lessons are prohibited (C.M.C. Sec. 11.32.030(21))
  • Courts hours are 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily (C.M.C. Sec. 11.32.030(9))
  • Exercise courtesy, respect and good sportsmanship
    at all times
  • Visit https://www.usapa.org for more pickleball information