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Developed Regional Parks

Mission Bay Park

Photo Collage of Mission Bay

Mission Bay Park is the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, consisting of 4,235 acres, approximately 46% land and 54% water. The park offers a wide range of recreational activities including paths for walking and jogging, and playgrounds for children. It is one of San Diego's most popular locations to fly a kite, picnic or sail a model yacht. Fire rings make it possible to cook out and stay warm. Mission Bay Park also offers a variety of free opportunities to the public such as professional volleyball and Over-the-Line sporting events. Annual attendance in the park is estimated at 15 million.

Beach and Bay Status Information

For up-to-date information regarding any current beach or bay closures, visit one of the following websites; County of San Diego Beach and Bay.

Fiesta Island General Development Plan

The Park & Recreation Department is in the process of preparing a General Development Plan for Fiesta Island, which is a refinement of the Master Plan concept for future park development at Fiesta Island. For more information, please email a request to

Restroom Closures

As a result of the approved mid-year Fiscal Year 2010 budget reductions, eleven of twenty-eight restrooms will close from November 1 through March 30. The seasonal restroom closures include Bahia Point, East Bonita, El Carmel, Middle Ski Beach, North Cove, North Ski Beach, North Tecolote, Playa Three, South Crown and West Vacation. In addition the following unisex restrooms will be closed; 4 of the 10 at Rose Marie Starns South Shores Park, 4 of the 10 at Fanuel Park, 1 of the 6 at Dana Landing and 2 of the 6 at Santa Clara.