Active Recreation Areas in City Parks Closed

In support of regional efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Encinitas has closed active recreation areas in all City Parks.  Activities which require hand contact with surfaces such as entrance gates and children’s play equipment, as well as balls used to play sports have a high potential to spread the virus.  Also, social distancing in these areas is difficult to achieve.  All Encinitas parks remain open for passive use including walking and running.

The following areas are closed:

  • All Fields & Courts (tennis, pickleball, basketball, and volleyball courts)
  • Playgrounds
  • Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park
  • Skate Parks/Features

All community members are highly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines regarding handwashing, sanitizing and social distancing. Please monitor CDC guidance and local, state and federal updates daily.

For most up to date information visit or please contact the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department with any questions at (760) 633-2740. Thank you for your cooperation.

Program Cancellations and Community/Senior Center Closure

In consideration of the health of its customers, the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is actively taking steps to control the spread of the Coronavirus while still providing services to the community.

As a result, most City programs and events will be postponed, cancelled, or modified in accordance with county health orders and recommendations.

Effective Saturday, March 14, all City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts events, classes, programs and leagues scheduled to start before the end of April, 2020 are cancelled. Additionally, the Encinitas Community and Senior Center will be closed through until further notice. 

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department will update plans as needed based on additional direction from public health officials. Visit the city website at for related news and information.

Families, Fun, Activities, Events, LIFE

Register Here

The City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is your "go-to" for quality classes, camps, leagues and more.  Programs for everyone are offered year-round, held at our amazing Encinitas Community & Senior Center, in our top-notch parks and on our world class beaches.  Click the button to jump over to our online registration site and directory of all of the programs available to sign up for.  

That's not all!

Your Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department doesn’t end with great camps and classes, the Department also maintains and operates 6 miles of beaches, more than 20 parks , over 40 miles of recreational trails and the beautiful Encinitas Community & Senior Center. We pride ourselves on providing incredible places to play and enjoy. We encourage you to get out and enjoy all that Encinitas has to offer. 

Program Registration Information and Inclusion Policy (pdf)

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Guide



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Contact Us

Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department Office  
505 S. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024
email: [email protected] 

City of Encinitas Community and Senior Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Dr. Encinitas, CA 92024
Community Center (760) 943-2260
Senior Center (760) 943-2250