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General Information


Our Mission

"To provide healthy, sustainable, and enriching environments for all."

Our Vision

"To connect all to the City’s diverse world class park system."

Who are we?


acres of park assets






recreation centers



miles of shorelines






Golf Courses


Did you know?

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a horticultural and cultural resource with more than 15,000 trees, 14 specialty gardens, nearly 100 arts, educational, recreational, social, and sports organizations; 17 museums and cultural institutions, and is home of the World Famous San Diego Zoo and Old Globe Theatre.


Joint Use Parks

The Department has approximately 90 joint use agreements with local school districts that provide 370 acres of additional recreational opportunities during non-school hours and maximize park use and provide active, programmable sports turf in park-deficient neighborhoods


Each year, over 50,000 persons with disabilities participate in a variety of programs which assist them in achieving a maximum level of independence in their leisure and recreational lifestyles.

Movies in the Park

Park and Recreation Department will provide more than 60 free Movies in the Park at locations throughout the City during the summer of 2017.

Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines Golf Course is the home of the Farmers Insurance Open and will host the 2021 U.S. Open.

Mount Hope Cemetery

Park and Recreation Department operates Mount Hope Cemetery, a 110-acre site built in 1869 that contains monuments to some of San Diego’s most notable citizens, including Alonzo Horton.


Group Events and Permits


Your Dogs and City Parks


Register for activities


Park Use Rules and Regulations


Park Facilities Map




City Holidays



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