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Parks & Facilities

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The City of National City offers a variety of facilities to suit your needs. Most are conveniently located in city parks and are easy to find. You may reserve a facility, picnic area, multi-purpose field, or softball/baseball diamond for exclusive use. However, when not reserved, some areas (such as picnic areas and softball diamonds) are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a facility please call the Public Works Department at (619) 336-4580.


Reservation Information

National City Parks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. There are no reservations for tables or special locations. For groups with 50+ participants a "Use of Facility" application must be filed for approval by the Department Director. For a large-scale event with music, entertainment or food sales, a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) application must be obtained from Neighborhood Services, located at City Hall, 1243 National City Boulevard, (619) 336-4364.

Sports Field Rental

A “Field/Facility” application must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to an event for approval by the Director of Public Works. National City ball fields are rented based on City Council Policy  which gives priority use to National City residents.  If use of field lights is required, there will be a fee of $20.00 per hour for non-residents or $10.00 per hour for residents. (2 hour minimum)

Inflatable Jumps

Inflatable jumps are allowed only at Las Palmas Park and are limited to three jumps at any one time with an approved "Field/Facility" application. The City of National City requires inflatable jump vendors to mail or fax a certificate of insurance which states that the City of National City is additionally insured and the vendor carries at least $1,000,000 in insurance coverage; vendors are also required to submit a copy of their National City business license. The application must be completed at least 2-3 week in advance for approval. No application will be approved without a mailed or faxed certificate of insurance. There is a $25 processing fee to obtain the required permit.  Permits are obtained at the Public Works office at 1243 National City Blvd. Contact us at (619) 336-4580.   


Las Palmas Park
Newell and E. 22nd Street

For more information on this facility call (619) 336-6756 or visit  Las Palmas Pool and Camacho Recreation Center


Casa de Salud Recreation Center
1408 E. Harding Avenue
(619) 336-6757
3:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Monday – Friday
12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Saturday
Closed Sunday and all holidays


El Toyon Recreation Center, Park, & Multi-Use Sports Facility
2005 E. 4th Street
(619) 472-6486 or (619) 472-6487
3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. M, T, W, F
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. Th 
Closed weekends and holidays
Various classes and activities scheduled days and evenings

Dog park with image of dog

El Toyon Dog Park
Inside the gated area dogs are allowed to be unleashed.

Small Dog Area - Under 42 pounds AND under 21 inces (shoulder height)

Large Dog Area - Dogs greater than 42 pounds OR Taller than 21 inches (shoulder height)

Pet waste bags are provided.

Kimball Park Playground

Kimball Park
12th Street & D Ave.


Skate Park

Kimball Park Skate Park
16th and B Avenue
Dawn to Dusk
Open 7 days a week

 Kimball Sr. Ctr

Kimball Senior Center
1221 “D” Avenue
(619) 336-6760
9:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday & Thursday;
9:30 am - 1:30 pm Tuesday & Wednesday;
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

MLK front

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
140 E. 12th Street
(619) 336-4290
Office Hours:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm; Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
For rental information, call Public Works Department at (619) 336-4580

Butterfly Park

Butterfly Park
Palm Ave. and E. 22nd St.

Paradise Creek Park

Paradise Creek Park
Coolidge Ave. and W. 19th St.

Paradise Creek Park 2 Paradise Creek Park 3

All hours are subject to change. Please call to verify program and class hours at each facility.
All Park hours are dawn til dusk.