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Welcome to the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department. We operate 42 parks and special use areas and offer over 67 miles of trails throughout the city to provide accessible outdoor recreational opportunities and conserve open space for residents and visitors. In addition, the department offers a variety of programs and services to promote health and wellness.
The department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies for excellence in operation and service.
- Summer Community Services Guide
- Check out special events and fun things to do
- Parks & Community Center facility directory
- Holiday Schedule
- Become a contracted instructor
- Pool information and reservations
- What's happening for adults 50+
- Teen programs
- Preschool, toddler and pre-k programs
- Love our trails? Check out GoHike Carlsbad
- Read about the city's Habitat Management Plan
- Visit the historic Leo Carrillo Ranch
- Find out about the Community Forest Management Plan
- Opportunity Grant information
New projects and improvements
- Parks & Recreation Department Master Plan Update (2023)
- Monroe Street Pool improvements
- Planned park projects:
- Recently completed park projects:
- Lake Calavera valve replacement
Parks & Recreation news
- 03/20/2023 2:30 PM
TGIF nominated for Best Outdoor Concert Series
The city's summer concert series is nominated for USA TODAY 10Best’s 2023 Readers' Choice Awards and voting is now open.
Committee studying growth finalizing draft report
A resident-led committee created is finalizing a draft report that identifies issues and standards that will help ensure Carlsbad retains an excellent quality of life as it continues to grow.
- 03/15/2023 5:16 PM
Summer camp registration now open!
Summer camps run from June 12 through Aug. 18 for kids ages 3 to 16. This year we’re offering a variety of camp themes including art, science and exploration, sports and traditional day camps.
Parks & Recreation Commission vacancy
The Parks & Recreation Commission has one unscheduled vacancy. Applications to apply must be received to the Clerks office by April 7, 2023 by noon.
- 02/15/2023 8:00 AM
Spring break camp registration now open
Registration is now open for camps offered in April to coincide with Carlsbad, Encinitas and San Marcos unified school districts spring break schedules.
- 02/14/2023 12:09 PM
Sign up for spring camps and classes!
The complete program schedule is now available in the city’s Spring Community Services Guide online. Registration opens Feb. 15.