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Chollas Lake Park

What's Coming


The Country Fair is an old Chollas Lake tradition being rekindled by popular demand.
Come enjoy creations from some of the most talented San Diego artists and crafters! Music, food, games, nature hikes, arts & crafts, face painting, and more will make it an unforgettable day!

Raffle prize drawings will take place throughout the day.

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Gloria's Mesa Parking lot at Chollas Lake Park, 6350 College Grove Drive, San Diego, CA 92115

Have questions? Please call or email: 619-527-7683,

See you there!

Chollas Lake is a great place to get some exercise, there is a loop around the lake that is great for walking or running, as well as a basketball court. Check out our Program Guide (PDF) for a map and more information.

Register Online!

Visit SDRecConnect (link) to conveniently browse a variety of activities offered by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and Recreation Councils. It's as easy as One, Two, and Three.

Sign up for an account, find a class or activity, and register!

If you are registering a child for an activity, please do not use the child's information when completing a New Account. Adding family members after successfully creating an account can be completed later.

Please note: An email which includes a confirmation message will be sent after you sign up a new primary account. It is possible the email may go to your junk or spam folder.

The email will include a special first-time activation link. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link!

If you need assistance, please see the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) link at the bottom of the SDRecConnect website.

Current Special Events and Activities

Fun for one, Fun for all! Check out your local Recreation Center's Program guide for more details.


The BookNook program is a "take a book, leave a book" gathering place at your favorite recreation center. Share your favorite literature and stories with others.


History of the Center

As a reservoir built in 1901, Chollas Lake helped serve early San Diego's water supply. In 1966 it was turned over to the Park and Recreation Department, and was designated a youth fishing lake (for children ages 15 and under only) in 1971.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 805 take the 94 Freeway East and exit on Broadway/College Avenue. Turn right on College Avenue and then left on College Grove Drive. The entrance is on the right, just past College Grove Way.

The park is accessible by bus via SDMTS routes 5, 856, 916, 936.