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Poinsettia Community Park Improvements

Poinsettia Community Park Phase IV - Dog Park, Restroom and Parking Lot

Plans are underway to construct an off-leash dog park, restroom and parking lot on the east side of Poinsettia Community Park. The undeveloped split-level pad near the park entrance will be re-graded into a large, gently sloped pad for the off-leash dog park. The undeveloped pad just south of the new pickleball courts will be developed with 37 parking spaces, four of which will be EV charging stations. The restroom will be situated at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

The off-leash dog park will include 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.

Next Steps

  • Advertise for bids: On Jan. 12, the City Council approved the advertisement of bids to construct the new dog park, along with a new parking lot and restroom near the pickleball courts.
  • Begin construction: After the city selects a contractor to build the project, construction is expected to begin in spring 2021. 
  • Open off-leash dog park: The improvements are expected to be complete and open to the public in fall 2021.

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

Poinsettia Community Park Master Plan

Landscape Concept Plan - Poinsettia Community Park - Dog Park

Bird's Eye View - Looking Southwest


Project Background

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.