Our section of the Public Works Department cares for Escondido’s parks, median and parkway landscaping, and open spaces. We maintain the turf, irrigation, and planter beds at various City facilities including City Hall and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Vegetation control is also an important part of a citywide beautification effort.

Parks and Streets employees are always working behind the scenes of special city events, from the downtown Street Fair to our annual Christmas Parade. As you enjoy Cruisin’ Grand on a Friday night, join in a volunteer project, or celebrate family time at a playground, be sure to give a wave to our friendly workers in the yellow vests.

Trees make all the difference in our parks and open spaces. To read more about Escondido's Urban Forest of over 65,000 trees, click here.

Each of our parks comes with its own personality. Thousands of visitors join us for county, state, and country-wide events, including cross-country races, softball, and soccer tournaments. We team up with the Recreation Department to keep things running smoothly with clean restroom facilities, trash collection, safe playground equipment, and graffiti removal.

Between James A. Stone and Washington Park pools, we keep over 300,000 gallons of swimming water healthy and sparkling with constant checks and adjustments.

For specifics on each park, please click here

To reserve a celebration space in Kit Carson Park, click here.

 For Temporary Memorial Policy click here.

For Park and Open Space Memorial Policy click here.

You can do your part in keeping our parks and open spaces beautiful! If you see anything of concern, it’s easy to let us know.

  • For information about bees, click here.
  • For information on mosquitoes, click here.

You can email us at pubworks@escondido.org, call us at (760) 839-4668, or use your smartphone and send us a photo with Report It!





Kit Carson Park

3333 Bear Valley Pkwy


Iris Sankey Botanical Trail

Kit Carson Park


Ryan Park

390  N. Hidden Trails Rd


Jesmond Dene Park

2401 N. Broadway


Grape Day Park

321 N. Broadway


Mountain View Park

1160 Citrus Ave


Washington Park

501 N. Rose


Grove Park

745 N. Ash St


McLeod Park

1701 S. Iris


Westside Park

333 S. Spruce


Mayflower Dog Park

3420 Valley Center Rd


El Norte Park

1375 E. El Norte Pkwy


3rd & Beech

NW corner


Queen Califia

3333 Bear Valley Pkwy


Mini Park (Felicita & Esc. Blvd)

1700 Escondido Blvd





Management Staff

Parks & Open Space Superintendent
Wayne Thames

Contact Us . . .

Escondido Parks

Play Ball at Mntn View Park
Queen Califia
Kit Carson Park
Washington Park Pool
Historical Grape Day Park