Queen Califia's Magical Circle Closed This Saturday

Update: December 8, 2017
Queen Califia’s Magical Circle will be closed this Saturday, December 9th due to the closure of Kit Carson Park. Kit Carson Park is being used as a CalFire base camp and is CLOSED to the pubic until further notice. Please go the City of Escondido’s website or Facebook page for more information.


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CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519




Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, December 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Inspired by California's mythic, historic, and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular "snake wall" and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of de Saint Phalle's later work.