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Chollas Lake Park

What's Coming

Walking for Fitness

Begins 6:30 a.m. daily. Come enjoy the breeze, the peaceful water, and local wildlife while you exercise.

Fishing Clinic

Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open to children 25 years of age and under. No experience or equipment necessary. Fishing lessons, bait, and fun provided.

Adult Walking Class

Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m. in front of the park office. Intro/Beginner level.

Nature Crafts

Every other Saturday crafts are available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a different craft each time, for all ages.


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 PDF icon Program Guide for a map and more information.


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 Parks & 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 state Route 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 and 936.


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