Explore Encinitas Parks and Gardens

The coastal community of Encinitas offers abundant opportunities to spend time in nature at our beautiful parks and gardens. We offer 20 unique Encinitas parks for visitors to enjoy, equipped with amenities like walking trails, picnic facilities, gazebos, multi-purpose fields, and children’s play areas. In addition to our scenic parks, Encinitas is home to the San Diego Botanic Garden, an impressive 37-acre oasis offering 15 gardens for exploration. 

Stay with Beachfront Only Oceanside Vacation Rentals in the heart of Encinitas and access our beautiful parks and gardens a short walk away from your rental home!

Discover Encinitas Gardens

San Diego Botanic Garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden offers a spectacular urban green space where visitors can create, share, and apply plant wisdom to our world. Stroll through 29 themed gardens on four miles of trails that highlight a variety of microclimates, from rainforests to desert gardens. Some of the most notable sights include the country’s largest living collection of bamboo and the largest children’s garden on the West Coast! 

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Gardens

If you are looking for a unique garden experience, stroll through the meditation gardens past colorful plants, meditation nooks, koi ponds, and ocean views. This is an excellent place to unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature while visiting Encinitas. 

Explore and Hangout at Encinitas Parks

Discover the complete list of Encinitas parks and their amenities on the Parks and Recreation and Cultural Arts Department website. 

Encinitas Community Park

This is the most popular Encinitas park, offering a wide array of amenities across 44 acres. Have a picnic in the park, take the kids to the playground, play with your pet at the Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park, and visit the skate park. 

Cottonwood Creek Park

Enjoy a picnic by a scenic creek at this charming local park! Other amenities include a short walking trail, playgrounds, sports courts, and gazebos.

Sea Cliff County Park

This secluded park offers panoramic views of Swami’s Beach, vistas, and the ocean. Bring a blanket and have a fantastic picnic at the beach!

Orpheus Park

Orpheus Park is a perfect option if you are looking for a small neighborhood park to take your dog for a walk! They offer off-leash hours and plenty of green space for your dog to run around. 

Encinitas Viewpoint Park

Stop at Encinitas Viewpoint Park and take in scenic ocean views on the paved walking path. 

Las Verdes Park

Las Verdes Park offers a gateway to the scenic Encinitas Ranch Trail. Other amenities include a playground, a picnic area, and a grassy area.

Stay in Encinitas Vacation Rentals 

Exploring our Encinitas parks and gardens is a fun and free way to spend an afternoon during your North County vacation. Choose Beachfront Only Oceanside Vacation Rentals to host your getaway and enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific coastline from your beachfront home. Whether you are looking for a dog-friendly property or a place to bring the extended family, we have Encinitas vacation rentals for everyone! 

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