Child at Poinsettia playground
Kids at Alga Norte pool
Alga Norte baseball field
Family hiking on Carlsbad trail
Aerobics class participants
pickleball players at Pine Park

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About the plan

The City of Carlsbad’s Parks & Recreation Department promotes health, wellness and social connections through a wide variety of public spaces and programs. To ensure these offerings continue to reflect the needs, values and priorities of the community, the department has created an updated master plan. This plan will be used to guide and make decisions about new and existing park amenities, recreational programs and investments for the next seven years.

Parks & Recreation Department Master Plan update 

The City Council adopted the updated Parks & Recreation Department Master Plan on Sept. 26, 2023. The Parks & Recreation Commission and Senior Commission both recommended City Council approval of the master plan update on Sept. 18, 2023.

Parks & Recreation Department Master Plan Update – Oct. 2023
Executive Summary – Oct. 2023
Public Input Summary – Oct. 2023

Review the survey results that informed the Master Plan, other appendices and correspondence below: