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Address: 321 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025-2704
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Just don't go alone

Lot's of Escondido's homeless population hang out here during the day, so I wouldn't feel so good about taking children here, actually. When there is a special event going on at... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Lot's of Escondido's homeless population hang out here during the day, so I wouldn't feel so good about taking children here, actually. When there is a special event going on at Grape Day Park, it's fine. But otherwise, most of us locals don't think of it as a "go-to" park. Try Kit Carson Park instead.

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Escondido, California
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90 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Always fun to visit this park which adjoins the Escondido Center for the Arts and the Escondido City Hall - at the center of Escondido. Visit the Historical Society museum in the old train depot when it is open on weekends to see historical photos and exhibits about Escondido.

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Escondido, California
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145 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

A very nice park and grounds with lots of interesting things. But maybe a bit worrisome for some because it seems to be the daytime gathering spot for homeless. Would definitely not go there at night with youngsters.

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Thank SteveZ234
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12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

It is still fantastic to watch the 4th of July fireworks from Grape Day Park... It is like a flashback from my childhood 60 years ago. I love the sense of community and fun. Escondido does a great job at this event for all the community and I recommend it. Thanks to the local police and officials, parking and access... More 

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Thank 330jeanned
Escondido, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This Central Park-like spot in the heart of downtown Escondido has become a campground for homeless people . Most don't bother you however, be alert. The park has a small playground, historical buildings, old train car, an orange grove and is surrounded by City Hall and the Arts Center.

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1 Thank audballz
Escondido, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Located in central Escondido next to the beautiful city hall the park has lots of history to explore with old buildings, draw back is lots of homeless and seen many drug dealers hanging out at the bathrooms next to what use to be the kids playground.

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Thank Robert M
Escondido, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not enough play structures for young or older children in the park. Lots of vagrants and homeless hanging out in the park and it doesn't look safe for families. No place to purchase snacks or food.

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Thank natash946
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

In the park is the Escondido History Center which has a train station, train car, historic houses, old barn and blacksmith shop. The office is full of local history materials. The restored houses and station are open to the public with free admission. We were lucky to visit on a Saturday when the blacksmith shop was open and working. They... More 

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Thank Jim R
Escondido,CA
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Our Grape Day Park has many treasures; Train Car and Depot, Victorian house tour, Blacksmith shop, our very first little library from 1888, serves as the office for the History Center, always something to learn our Hidden Valley.

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Escondido, California
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126 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is a decent sized park right in the center of Escondido, there is usually a decent amount of parking here. There is also a good amount of seating but you will want to get there decently early on a weekend to get any of it. The layout of the park is nice, there is also a Public Pool on... More 

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