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La Jolla CA Parks Guide

The regional parks of the La Jolla community are some of the best and most beautiful in the San Diego landscape. Because of La Jolla’s vicinity to the Pacific Ocean and its many waterways, the varied parks in La Jolla offer fun, adventure, and wonderful activities for the whole family.

Ellen Browning Scripps Park

Ellen Browning Scripps Park

  • 133 Coast Boulevard
  • La Jolla, CA 92039
  • (619) 236-5555
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At the bottom of Coast Boulevard’s hill is the beautiful Ellen Browning Scripps Park, which offers scenic beauty for everyone. Downtown La Jolla is the home of this park, which was named after a philanthropist who loved marine life and who believed in the eternal beauty of San Diego. The Ellen Browning Scripps Park is a vast acreage of shady palm trees sprinkled throughout its landscape and a backdrop of a gorgeous azure color waters. If you walk down to the bluffs that extend over the La Jolla Cove, you can get a glimpse of sea lions, and dolphins playing nearby.

Residents and visitors enjoy using this area’s landscape for hosting weddings and family-oriented events. At the west end of the park is the Children’s Pool Park, which entails a sandy beach with a kid’s pool, overseen by a lifeguard . Formerly called Casa Beach, the Children’s Pool area was purposely designed to protect children as they play and swim near high sea cliffs. To maintain its natural consistency, the Ellen Browning Scripps Park has an 80 person capacity rule for the months of September to May and a 50 person capacity from June through August. Daily permits are provided to residents and visitors. Scripps Park also contains barbecue pits, picnic pavilions, pet friendly areas if they are leashed. The park’s hours are 4:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Kellogg Park

  • Camino Del Oro and Vallecitos
  • La Jolla, CA
  • Phone: (619) 235-1169
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Kellogg Park is lined with tall palm trees and a boardwalk, which divides the park from the La Jolla Shores Beach. Kellogg Park is situated at La Jolla Shores and is designed as a grassy landscape for people to enjoy a picnic, lawn games, dog walking paths, and a playground at its southern tip. The southern end of the park is also a favorite spot for scuba divers and people who enjoy diving off its cliffs into the gentle surfs of the ocean. Enjoy sitting and relaxing on the picnic benches that are within the park or bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beautiful view. Park permits are only issued from Labor Day to Memorial Day, the summer capacity is 80 people and its hours are 4 am to 10 pm.

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Cuvier Park

  • Cuvier Street and Coast Boulevard
  • (across from Museum of Contemporary Art)
  • La Jolla, California
  • (619) 235-1169
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Cuvier Park is a beautiful coastline location overlooking the La Jolla Beach and bluffs, which extends out over the ocean. It is nicknamed “The Wedding Bowl” because celebrities, visitors and residents choose Cuvier Park more than any other area in La Jolla to host their special day. Cuvier Park sits below street level, which lends it an air of privacy. To enter the park, one permit per day is issued because of its capacity to hold up to 40 persons. Cuvier Park is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Food and beverages are allowed for a small picnic, but glass containers are prohibited.

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