Cottonwood Creek Park is a long, narrow park with grassy knolls and secluded natural spaces located in Encinitas CA.
Near the park’s entrance is a war memorial with walls and three flags—US, California, and POW. Beyond the memorial is a landscaped area with a dirt path, rock garden with flowers and natural scrubs, and trees. Still beyond is a beautiful view of the park and creek.
North of the memorial, an entry way leads from Vulcan Ave. into a parking lot.
Cottonwood Creek, with seasonal water, runs through the length of the park. Wooden foot bridges cross the creek while a dirt path meanders and parallels it. There is a look out point along one section of bridge, with benches, and overhanging trees. The grassy area makes up a large part of the park. In the middle of the park is a large children’s playground, restrooms, and a cabana and picnic area with BBQs. At the far end are basketball courts and tennis courts.
Cottonwood Creek Park is peaceful and quite, and large enough for you to find a secluded spot if you want.
Cottonwood Creek Park is host to Encinitas Environment Day in early June.
- Unique Water Feature
- Climbing Rock
- Tennis Courts
- Beer & Wine Allowed
- No Glass Containers
- No glass or smoking allowed in city parks
- Dogs must be on a leash at all times
- All parks are available on a first come, first served basis.
- Special Event and Special Ceremony Permits are available for select locations. For more information, please call (760) 633-2740.