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Parks, Playgrounds & Sports Fields

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dept_rec_fields_vanZantAlbert Van Zanten Park
1495 Greenfield Drive

This 15 acre offers three baseball/softball fields (one lighted), that are available for community use from 3:30pm-9:30pm Monday through Friday and all day weekends.

The complex also has playing fields for soccer or football practice and games, a 440-yard track, as well as a concession stand, restrooms and score booths. Outdoor basketball courts are also available after school hours. The park is beautifully landscaped, and is ideally suited for walkers and joggers due to its extensive sidewalks and track.

For reservations or information call Bostonia Recreation Center at (619) 441-1670.

dept_rec_parks_beckPlayBill Beck Park
543 N. Pierce St

Hidden amongst the residential streets off Marshall Avenue, you can enjoy a game of basketball or spend some quality time with your child on the playground. Give your child’s imagination a special treat.

Contact the Hillside Recreation Center for more information at (619) 441-5528.

Bostonia Park
dept_rec_parks_bostonia31049 Bostonia Street

Bostonia Park, adjacent to the Bostonia Recreation Center and Bostonia Elementary School, is a small two acre park with rolling grassy knolls and colorful playground equipment with three slides and climbing areas.

Recreation programs are offered at the Recreation Center weekdays, 2pm- 9:30pm.
(619) 441-1670.

dept_rec_parks_firesideFire Station Park
Westwind and Tyrone

After that challenging jog or bike ride up Fletcher Parkway catch your breath and reward yourself with a view of the valley. This very small grassy pad with a picnic table is a nice rest stop adjacent to the Fletcher Hills Fire Station and has trail access down to Hillside Center and Park.

For other information, call the Parks Department at (619) 441-1744.

dept_rec_parks_fletcherFletcher Hills Center & Pool
2345 Center Place

The Fletcher Hills Pool is centrally located in the Fletcher Hills area, across the street from Fletcher Hills Elementary School. The pool is perfect for the "Learn to Swim Program", being shallow the entire length, 3-41/2 feet. The colorful playground and adjoining picnic area is a popular attraction for youth and families.

For information call (619) 441-1672.

dept_rec_parks_hillside copyHillside Park
840 Buena Terrace

This distinctive park on the western hillside along Fletcher Parkway features 19+ acres of multi-level terrain left largely in its natural landscape and vegetation. The upper park offers picnicking, walking trails and a peaceful atmosphere, even a glimpse of a cottontail rabbit or squirrel running through the eucalyptus grove. The lower park has a large grassy playing field and restrooms.

The adjacent community center offers recreation programs weekdays, 3:00 to 6:00 pm. For information call (619) 441-1674.

dept_rec_parks_judsonJudson Park
Magnolia and Park Avenue

This park is well-known for its beautiful white gazebo surrounded by roses. Although small, this grassy, shady park is an ideal place to rest while shopping the four corners of El Cajon.

Gazebo reservations are available through the Ronald Reagan Community Center at (619) 441-1673.

Karl Tuttle Park
379 Chase Avenue


Tuttle Park is a beautifully landscaped 9-acre complex complete with ballfields, a concession stand, score booth and restrooms. A nice path encircles the ball fields and is enjoyed by all, especially walkers and joggers.

The welcomed addition of four ballfields has enriched many lives. The one lighted ballfield is named after Arthur Armstrong.

Field availability and reservations are administered through Renette Center at (619) 441-1678. The ballfield is open to the community after school hours between 4:00-9:30pm, Monday through Friday and all day weekends.

dept_rec_fields_KenKennedy Park
1675 E. Madison Ave.

This beautiful neighborhood park at the corner of Madison Avenue at Fourth Street offers something for everyone. The ten acre parkland provides a sports field, lighted ball diamond, a colorful playground, meandering walkways and lovely picnicking areas under mature trees. The park is ideal for walking, jogging or tricycling, and is home to the annual Fourth of July picnic and fireworks display.

Recreation activities, classes, meeting rooms and park and sports field schedules are provided through Kennedy Recreation Center. (619) 441-1676.

dept_rec_parks_skateKennedy Skate Park
1675 E. Madison Avenue

The artistic sculpture encompassing approximately 11,000 square feet of concrete bowls, ramps, grinds, jumps and “street” features caters to skateboards, in-line skates, scooters and BMX bikes. The supervised skate park is for users 7 years of age and older. A signed waiver must be approved and on file prior to skating. (Parents must sign for all skaters under 18 years old). A $5 fee is charged for all new & replacement ID cards. Helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads are required at all times (wrist guards are recommended).

Hours: Monday-Friday 4:00pm-9:00pm; Saturday, 12:00-9:00pm; Sunday 1:00-7:00pm. For information contact Kennedy Recreation Center - (619) 441-1676.

_dept_rec_ParkCivic1Centennial Plaza
200 Civic Center Way

This beautiful outdoor plaza is next to the El Cajon Civic Center and the East County Performing Arts Center. Its grassy areas and walkways surround a pond and stream, where the ducks swim happily.

The amphitheater is also part of the plaza and can be reserved for special events or performances through the Ronald Reagan Community Center at (619) 441-1673.

_dept_rec_banquet1Prescott Promenade
201 Main Street

Centrally located, the Prescott Promenade is a park venue available for special events, art shows, and community activities. Just off Main Street in the heart of downtown El Cajon, the Promenade’s high visibility enhances events, attracts passerbys, and offers access to shops and restaurants. The Promenade features a small stage area surrounded by trees, bench seating, and grassy knolls. A stroll through this park will take you to the beautiful Ronald Reagan Community Center, a perfect place to have a reception following a Promenade wedding.

dept_rec_parks_Play_renette2Renette Park
935 South Emerald Avenue

Come enjoy the park that has everything: a lighted outdoor basketball court, large grassy playing field, mature shade trees and picnic areas, a multi-purpose play court known as the “Plaza” which features skateable surfaces (for skateboards and roller blades only) and small stage. Also featured in the park is a brightly colored playground with modern equipment sections for preschool and school aged youth and is accessible to the physically challenged.

The recreation center offers meeting rooms, game room, gymnasium, and supervised recreation activities weekdays, 2:00pm to 9:30pm and Saturday, 12:00 to 4:00pm. (619) 441-1678.

stoneys parkStoney's Neighborhood Park
195 East Douglas Avenue

Stoney’s Neighborhood Park was named in honor of the late Buell “Stoney” Stone who was well-known for his philanthropy and community involvement in El Cajon. Stoney frequently stated that his efforts were “all about the kids.”

Enjoy a day of play under a shaded canopy. Stoney’s Park is located at 195 East Douglas Avenue, in front of the downtown El Cajon library..

dept_rec_fields_wellsWells Park
1153 E. Madison Avenue

This beautiful 18 acre park features one lighted ball field, one lighted soccer field, large trees, lots of shade, picnic tables and two “tot lot” play areas, newly remodeled, handicap accessible, complete with swings, slides and jungle gym. Wells Park is a favorite with walkers and joggers who take advantage of the walkway that encircles the park and the fitness court that offers a self-guided program of exercises from stretching to resistance training.

Ball field reservations and park information
can be obtained at the Wells Center office,
(619) 441-1680.

dept_rec_parks_copy2Wells "Off Leash Dog Area"
1153 East Madison Avenue

This 1.4 acre facility provides an area for local residents to exercise their dogs in a safe controlled environment. This handicapped accessible area has many special features including two separate areas: one for larger dogs and one for smaller/shyer breeds. There are plenty of beautiful shade trees and a shelter area with picnic tables. Your pooch will enjoy a specially designed water fountain for dogs to cool off after their romp. The park has lighting so you will be able to utilize the park at night.

Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 7am-9pm. There are guidelines that individuals need to follow in order to utilize the park. For more information about the guidelines and the off leash area itself, call Wells Center at (619) 441-1680.

Click here for Map of our Parks

El Cajon Valley High School
1035 East Madison Ave.

Montgomery Middle School
1570 Melody Lane

Cajon Valley Middle School Park
750 Park Avenue

Granite Hills High School
1719 East Madison Ave.