Reserve a picnic area or facility

COVID-19 Update: Due to the current State and County Public Health Order restrictions, indoor facility reservations are not allowed. Additionally, park reservations are only allowed for religious services or businesses who can operate outside. This is an effort to assist businesses and religious organization in continuing to operate while indoor use restrictions are in place. Personal gatherings and picnics for non-household members are still not allowed. For information on obtaining a free permit to operate in any City park, please contact Community Services at or 760-839-4692.  Parks Facility Use Permits are accepted in-person at the Community Services Department, or can be sent electronically to  To print a Park Facility Use Permit, please click here.


Park Reservations

Escondido has 10 community parks that are perfect for outdoor sports, community gatherings, or a family picnic.  Our parks include:  El Norte Park, Grape Day Park, Grove Park, Jesmond Dene Park, Kit Carson Park, Mountain View Park, Rod McLeod Park, Ryan Park, Washington Park and Westside Park.  All parks in Escondido are open from sunrise to sunset (actual times vary throughout the year).

All Escondido parks are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with the following exceptions:

Kit Carson Park:  Reservations may be made for Kit Carson Park if you would like a guaranteed picnic space for a specific date and time.  Reservations must be made in-person at Escondido City Hall a minimum of 10-days in advance or a maximum of 6-months in advance.

Ryan Park:  Usage of the soccer fields are available by reservation only.

A permit is required to set up an inflatable or other special equipment at any park in Escondido.  A $20 fee will be charged and a list of approved vendors will be provided.

Permits are accepted online or in-person at Escondido City Hall, 201 N Broadway, Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5.m. at the Community Services Department.  For any additional questions, please contact us by email at or by phone at 760-839-4692.

Facility Reservations

The City of Escondido offers a variety of versatile and affordable facilities that can accommodate all types of events and scheduling needs.  Start planning your next special event, on-going meeting, party, wedding reception or celebration at one of our facilities today!

East Valley Community Center – 2245 E Valley Parkway, 92027

Escondido City Hall – 201 N Broadway, 92025

Park Avenue Community Center – 210 Park Avenue, 92025

Washington Park Recreation Room – 501 N Rose Street, 92027


For room specifications and amenities available, or to obtain pricing and availability for any of the facilities listed above, please visit our facility rental page here or contact us by email at or by phone at 760-839-4692.