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Escondido - Grape Day Park

321 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025-2704
760-839-4691 for birthday reservations.
Comments: The research team loved the reflecting pool. Kids can go into Escondido City Hall (by the pool) and get boats to sail (see picture)! It's free! There's also an old style rail road car located at the edge of the park near the parking lot. It's open 1-4 pm and families can walk through. The research team was there in the morning so they did not see the inside of the car. To read an article about the new "Legacy" playground in the North County Times, click on the link above.
Play Equipment: 1 structure, a "children's interactive play structure" called Legacy (top picture). It's a series of what looks like thick tree branches painted bright colors aranged such that they create a jungle gym to climb on. No traditional play structure. No swings. As of 9/4/04 Legacy has been returned to Grape Day Park! Re-designed by Escondido-based Nature Works, Legacy incorporates Escondido's grape history into climbing structures and a slide. It's built to withstand adult climbers too! Top right photo provided courtesy the North County Times.
Fee: No.
Restrooms: Yes.
Water Fountains: Yes.
Ample Parking: Yes.
Sand: No.
Picnic Tables: Yes.
Grills: No.
Shade: Yes, and near Legacy.
Field: Yes.
Pond/Ducks: No, but there is a large reflecting pool with water fountain at the far edge of the park behind Escondido City Hall.
Bike/Scooter: No.
Reviewed By: Gardner Family Research Team & Janine Gillot (photos)
Review Date: 01 Apr 2006

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