Grape Day Park321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
760-839-4691
Open from sunrise to sunset
 

Grape Day Park Master Plan and Aquatic Center
The City of Escondido is in the process of updating the 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: 

  • Community Workshop #1 & Site Walk - November 19, 2022
Download and print the Site Awareness Tour Booklet (or pick up a copy at any of the locations below) to go on a self-guided tour of Grape Day Park and answer the question prompts. Return it by December 4 to any of the following locations:
  • Escondido City Hall (Utility Billing drop box or the Community Services front desk)
  • Park Avenue Community Center
  • East Valley Community Center
  • Library
  • Online Survey - Coming Soon 
  • Community Workshop #2 - January 5, 2023
    • 5 - 8 p.m.
    • East Valley Community Center Grove Room (2245 E. Valley Parkway)
  • City Council Meeting - March 22, 2023 


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.
 
Park Features:
  • 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.
  • Picnic tables
  • 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)
  • Restrooms

NOTE: Leashed dogs are allowed.