321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Open from sunrise to sunset
Grape Day Park Master Plan and Aquatic Center
The City of Escondido is in the process of updating the 2015 Grape Day Park Master Plan
and Aquatics Facility. The City wants to hear from you! Community conversations about the plan and the aquatics facility with stakeholders and focus groups will be happening starting in November 2022 and broader community conversations will begin in January 2023. Your valuable impact will help shape the future of our community.
Ways to get involved:
- City Council Meeting - March 22, 2023
- Community Workshop #1 & Site Walk - November 19, 2022
- Grape Day Park Master Plan and Aquatics Survey
- Community Workshop #2 - January 5, 2023 - East Valley Community Center Grove Room
- Slide deck
- Note: the slide deck above contains renderings of concepts for visualization of amenities that could be included in the Grape Day Park Master Plan and Aquatics Center Design projects. These are not final concept designs.
About the Park:
Since the early 1930s, Grape Day Park, Escondido's oldest park, has been the center for community events and activities. Every year from 1908 to 1950, people from as far away as Los Angeles came to celebrate the annual Grape Day Harvest, a major industry in the Escondido valley.
The park continues its tradition as the center for community gatherings. It is a registered landmark and home to a turn-of-the-century working barn, Santa Fe Railroad depot, blacksmith shop, and other historic buildings, museums, and monuments.
Heritage Walk, established for the nation's Bicentennial in 1976, displays buildings preserved from Escondido's early days
Vinehenge – an interactive public art project located in Grape Day Park. The whimsical project includes a grapevine climbing structure with hidden secrets for children to find, a slide decorated with giant purple grapes with mosaic details, benches in the shape of oversized grape leaves and a perimeter of rocks reminiscent of the rocks in the hills around Escondido. The play sculpture is intended for children of all ages and abilities. It is ADA compliant. The project was designed and fabricated by the artist team, Nancy Moran and Valerie Salatino of Nature Works, Inc., an Escondido based company.
5 horseshoe pits
Children's tile art wall
James A. Stone Municipal Swimming Pool (25-yard swimming pool and small children's pool)
For more information regarding programs and hours of operation, please call 760-839-4691.
Grape Day Park Military Tribute (see video below)
NOTE: Leashed dogs are allowed.