San Marcos Parks


The City of San Marcos manages numerous public  parks and facilities, with 5 that are able to be reserved for group functions such as private parties and/or company picnics.   The City of San Marcos does not allow any water-based items at the party (e.g. dunk tanks or water slides) and a prior reservation must be made to have an inflatable jump house.  The parks do not provide any electricity, thus the party host will need to have a generator if he/she wants to have a jump house.

Reservations:  Reservations need to be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date by contacting The City of San Marcos Community Services.  Reservation holders will be posted in the park facility on the day of the event so that the designated space is reserved. For additional information, call (760) 744-9000 Ext. 3515

Reservation Fees:  the reservation fees start at $50 for a minimum 2-hour period and then vary based on the number of people who will  be at the event and the duration of the event.

Vendors:  Any company supplying equipment or services at your event needs to be listed as an approved vendor by listing the City of San Marcos as additionally insured on their $1 million insurance policy. San Diego Kids' Party Rentals can easily list The City of San Marcos as additionally insured.


Bradley Park

Located at Rancho Santa Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive.  The 24-acre park features picnic areas, tot-lots, and artificial turf areas.

San Elijo Park

Located at 1105 Elfin Forest Road, at the corner of San Elijo Road.  The park features 3 lighted ball fields, 2 playgrounds, picnic areas, dog area, trails, horseshoe pits, and a recreation center.

Simmons Family Park

Located at 2180 Rocky Point Way.  The 6-acre park features scenic views, picnic areas, tot-lot play area, basketball court, and a trail staging area.

Walnut Grove Park & Barn

Located at 1950 Sycamore Drive,  at Olive and Sycamore Avenues off of Twin Oaks Valley Road.  The park features picnic shelters, 2 tot-lots, 2 horse arenas, a large grass open play area, and the historic Williams Barn for indoor events.

Woodland Park

Located at 671 Woodland Parkway at the corner of Woodland Parkway and Rock Springs Roads. The park features 11 acres for picnics, playground equipment, aquatic area with children's pool, historic Wood House, pond and fountains.


For more information, click on City of San Marcos Parks & Facilities

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