Parks & Recreation
Mission Hills Park, also known as Pioneer Park, is located in Mission Hills. The park was one of the first cemeteries in San Diego and tombstones and graves of San Diego pioneers are still at the park. The park is said to go back as far as the late 1800s. It is a fairly large park with a grass area and a kids' playground. Tennis courts are located across the street from the main park area. The park can be permitted for picnics and weddings with a capacity of 300, but no inflatables are allowed. Food is allowed, but no glass containers. There is a public restroom on site.
Mission Hills Park is available from 6 a.m. to dusk. The park is located at 1521 Washington Place. From Interstate 5, exit Washington Street and head east up the hill. Turn left onto Goldfinch Street, and then left onto Fort Stockton Drive. Turn left on Ingalls Street, and then right onto Washington Place. The park will be on your left just past Grant Elementary School. There is a small parking lot limited to a handful of cars and there is also street parking.