After months of repairs, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park will reopen to the public on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The repairs involved excavating, refabricating, replacing and re-grouting many mirror, black and white tiles in the sculpture garden entry. Complete restoration of the exhibit is estimated to take an additional 12 months. But in the meantime, the public can once again enjoy the exhibit which will be open for docent tours and for individual/group visits by appointment only. To schedule a tour, please contact Kristina Owens, Associate Planner, at (760) 839-4519 at least two weeks prior to the requested tour date
Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by Niki de Saint Phalle before her death in May 2002. Its beautiful architectural sculptures are provocative, amusing, powerful and spirited. The images reflect the legendary, mythological and historical aspects of California. They invite you to enter the circle through the maze, and to explore and touch the rich diversity of colors, textures and shapes.
For more information, please visit the City’s website at www.escondido.org