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Fiesta Island

Photo of Fiesta Island

Fiesta Island Closures (gates to open no later than 9:30 am)

4/9/23 Fiesta Island Time Trials
4/23/23 SD Beach & Bay ½ Marathon
5/14/23 Fiesta Island Time Trials

Fiesta Island, a large peninsular park located within Mission Bay, is a popular location for charity walks and runs, bicycle races, time trials and other special events. It is also the home of the annual Over-the-Line tournament. The island is open from 4am to 10pm every day.

The entire island is Dog and Horse Friendly. Dogs are allowed on or off leash. Please be sure to clean up after your animals

The Fiesta Island Youth Camp and the Aquatic Center are on the island.

Fires are only allowed in city provided fire rings located around the shore of the island available on a first come, first served basis. No portable fire containers or fires allowed directly on the sand.

There is a 5 m.p.h. zone on the east side of the island that is popular for recreational water sports. There is also a permitted water ski area in Hidden Cove and permits for water skiing only are available from the City of Diego Lifeguards at their headquarters, 2581 Quivira Court.

Picnics are permitted.

Capacity: 500

Available Hours: 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Food / Beverages:Food is permitted but no glass containers. Alcohol is not permitted

Restrooms: There are no restrooms available on the island. Permittee must provide appropriate number of portable toilets for venue.

Fee: Contact the Permit Center at (619) 235-1169 for fee information.

Directions & Parking

From Interstate 5, take the Sea World Drive exit and head southwest, then make a right onto East Mission Bay Drive, then turn left to Fiesta Island. There is free parking throughout the island.

Fiesta Island General Development Plan

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


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