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Planning a Party or Event at a Park or Recreation Area in Carlsbad, CA
 
City of Carlsbad Parks:

 

While there are numerous public parks and facilities managed by the City of Carlsbad, there are 8 parks that can be used for pre-reserved family-style parties, company picnics, and other relatively small gatherings.  Some of the useful information about reserving a park area is provided below.
 
Permit Applications: you must submit your Parks & Facility Use Application at least 14 days in advance of your event date. Click for more information on the City of Carlsbad Parks
Permit Fees:  The permit fees are based on hourly rates that vary based on group size, classification category and amount of time requested, with a 3-hour minimum. Generally, the cost is $18/hour for Residents and $24/hour for Non-Residents.  If you want to include an inflatable jump or bounce house at your event, there is an additional fee of $10 for Residents and $21 for Non-Residents.  As of January, 2008, the maximum allowable size for a jump house is 15' x 15'. 
Vendors:  Any company supplying equipment or services at your event needs to be listed as an approved vendor by listing the City of Carlsbad as additionally insured on their $1 million insurance policy. San Diego Kids' Party Rentals is already listed as an approved vendor for the City of Carlsbad Parks.
 Provided by the City of Carlsbad is the listing of parks and picnic spaces, as shown below.
Covered Picnic Areas
 Uncovered Picnic Areas
Open Space
 
The Carlsbad parks that allow group reservations and bounce houses are described below.
 
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Aviara Community Park

6435 Ambrosia Lane, Carlsbad 921011.  Call (760) 931-6528 for information and reservations.

This park has 5 designated covered and lighted picnic shelters and there are 2 electrical outlets per picnic area. For those of you who want to include an inflatable jump at your party, this is great news because with the electricity you don't need to rent a generator, which could mean a savings of $50 or more.  This is one of the few parks with available electric -- but, the circuits blow if you plug in too many items (e.g. a bounce house and a popcorn machine), so consider also renting a generator to power multiple items. The park also features an expansive Tot Lot, and ball fields.

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Calavera Hills Community Park

2997 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92010.  Call Jesse at (760) 602-4684 for information & reservations.

This 21-acre park features a grassy lawn area with picnic tables, barbecues, electric, and  a shade structure and an active community center. Calavera Park is located near the intersection o Carlsbad Village Drive and College Blvd.

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Holiday Park

Chestnut Street & Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008, Call Brian O'Grady at (760) 602-7513 for information and to reserve This 5.9 acre park features horseshoe pits, tot lot play area, a picnic area, and rest rooms, and plenty of tree shade.  Reservations can be made for the gazebo or picnic area. Holiday Park is located just a few blocks from the city Hall and the 5 Freeway an is on e of Carlsbad's oldest parks.

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La Costa Canyon Park

Corner of Pueblo Street and Rana Court, Carlsbad, CA 92009.  Call Eric Biggin at (760) 602-4693 for more information. The 2.6-acre park has a scenic overlook with views to the pacific Ocean and connection to the city-wide trail system. La Costa Canyon Park has a children's play area, sand volleyball court, two lighted tennis courts, basketball court and picnic area. Heavy vegetation surrounds this park, which makes it a nice spot to just relax or participate in your favorite recreational activity. 

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Laguna Riviera Park

Located at the corner of Kelly and Park Drive, this 2.1-acre park has a picnic area with barbecues, horse shoe pits, four lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball court, and a children's play area. For rental inquiries, call Jesse Almada at (760) 602-4684.

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Magee House & Park

258 Beech Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Call Brian at (760) 602-7513 for information and reservations

This is a small and cute community park that has been popular for weddings due to its proximity to the ocean.  The 2.1-acre park has a rose garden, the picnic area with barbecues, restrooms and historic buildings that are also available for rentals. While there isn't a playground, it does tend to stay less crowded on the busy weekends.

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Poinsettia Park

6600 Hidden Valley Rd.Carlsbad, CA 92011, Call Jamie at (760) 931-6528.  This 42-acre park contains a picnic area with barbecues (no electrical outlets), children's play area with sand lot, 10 tennis cours, playing fields, and basketball courts.

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Stagecoach Park

3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, CA  92009 Call Eric at (760) 602-4693 for information and reservations.  The 28-acre Stagecoach Community Park features two covered picnic areas with barbecues and electricity, children's play area with sand lot, playing fields, tennis courts, a riparian area, and restrooms.
 
 

 

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For more details, check out the City of Carlsbad Parks & Planning Department website.  
 
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