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Old style park, good playground

This is an old style park - lots of big trees, grass, picnic tables, ramadas, and playground. On... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
greeley, CO
nice place for a family outing

It's centrally located, near the I-5 Freeway. Large enough for the October Fest celebration. Ample... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
William H
Carlsbad, California
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Oct 2, 2017
“Doesn't feel safe.”
Jun 22, 2017
“Locals park, lots of trees, playground”
This tree-covered park is a popular gathering place for locals, perfect for picnics, horseshoes and parties and the site of the annual Oktoberfest.
Pio Pico St., Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-602-4690
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This park seems to attract a lot of homeless and people living in their RV s and cars parked near the park.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Frank H
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I grew up in Carlsbad, this park has been here for at least 50 years, it is right off of the freeway and very nicely kept up. Great for family picnics or just take a chair and read a book, lots of shade.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This park seems kind of dangerous. I went there for the 1st time on a Sunday morning for a dog training group and there were people dealing drugs, sleeping in their cars, and bathing in the public restroom (it doesn't have showers). I left 10...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Tiffany R
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Holiday Park is beautiful. On any given weekday families are there with children from babies to pre-teens. The bathroom facilities are convenient and clean, there are a number of picnic tables, an extensive play structure, and plenty of shade. My nephews, aged 8 and 10,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank agalleno
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Nice local park with easy access and parking. Good place for a picnic, take the kids to play or just want to relax in an outdoor environment. Clean and accessible restrooms. Annual Oktoberfest and other activities.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank cobraman427
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Many picnic tables and a HUGE tree to sit under. A bit noisy since it is next to the Interstate. Great playscape.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Fun Day with Steph, Dave & Oscar, it was so very conveniently located and I love the shaded areas, the volleyball courts and the open fields to play in, beautiful park! Great Trees!

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is an old style park - lots of big trees, grass, picnic tables, ramadas, and playground. On summer weekends it seems to be the site of lots of birthday parties.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

It's centrally located, near the I-5 Freeway. Large enough for the October Fest celebration. Ample parking all around the park. It has a playground, gazebo & restrooms. The only drawback, a bit noisy because being near the Freeway.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank William H
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Great big park adjacent to the I-5 freeway. It has restrooms and plenty of room for birthday parties or family events. It can be a little noisy due to the freeway but many of the large shade trees help to muffle the sound. Aside from...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank John D
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