Caledonia Park is located on Caledonia between Central and Jewell Avenues (behind the Post Office). It contains an open-space free-play area, tots' play area, ADA compliant playground and climbing equipment for older children, a baseball field, baske... more
Mile-long beach with trails, a shallow lagoon for children and wildlife viewing. There is a public telephone and public restrooms in the parking lot. Dogs must be on a leash. Because of the dangerous surf, swimming is not permitted. Directions: From... more
A large expanse of lawn surrounded by stone pathways, benches and shade trees, occupying an entire block of downtown Carmel between Ocean Ave and 6th. This park is the site of numerous public festivities throughout the year and a favorite spot for a... more
El Estero Park Complex is a 45-acre City-wide multi-use recreation area in the center of Monterey at Del Monte/Camino Aguajito/Fremont/Camino El Estero. Paddleboat concession at lake, group BBQ picnic area, exercise course, restrooms. more
Built in the 1920's as the residence of the Flanders family, the house was purchased by the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea in 1972. With its surrounding acreage, it became part of the city's Mission Trail Preserve, which encompasses the trails used by the... more
A 2-acre park that includes a large children's playground, a shuffle board court, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court on sand, barbecues and picnic tables and a public telephone. more
Garland Ranch Regional Park is located at 700 W. Carmel Valley Rd., 8.6 miles east of Highway 1 and about 1/2 mile west of the Laureles Grade. The Visitor Center is located just within the park. From the parking lots along Carmel Valley Road, ente... more
A park in Marina featuring a baseball field and playground. more
At the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, visitors can camp on the surrounding hillsides for a serene view of the Salinas Valley.  Both RV and tent camping are available in a clean, friendly environment.  The park is just a short drive from the M... more
A one-acre hillside garden of mature native California plants, with meandering paths and comfortable benches at especially scenic outlooks; a quiet woodland retreat for the enjoyment of the beauties of nature. Evening is the ideal time for bird lover... more
Lovers Point Park is located at the foot of 17th Street, and is a landscaped community park of 4.4 acres. It is used for picnicking, fishing, swimming, water sports, and surfing. Lovers Point's amenities include a large lawn area, a beach volleyba... more
The coastal dunes along our south Monterey Bay form a narrow edge between former dunes where we live and the bay. This strip of land is steadily changing from wind and wave forces. During especially strong winter storms, this change can be quite obvi... more
This park is adjacent to one of California's 21 Franciscan missions. The location was once the largest town in central California and the hub of travel between northern and central California. The mission is owned and operated by the Catholic Church... more
Mission Trail Park encompasses 35 acres of unspoiled native vegetation, containing a rich diversity of habitats - meadows, a grove of Oak trees and a dense Monterey Pine forest. This is a perfect spot for an early morning jaunt or an evening stroll -... more
The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is nestled on 22 oak-studded acres located in the city and county of Monterey. The Monterey County Fair & Event Center consists of eight buildings of varying sizes, two outdoor music arenas and a horse... more
Monterey State Historic Park is a collection of significant historic houses and buildings interspersed throughout Old Monterey. The inside of the Stevenson House, Larkin House, Cooper-Molera Adobe, and Casa Soberanes can ONLY be viewed with a State P... more
Natividad Creek Park is a community-created sanctuary designed to reintroduce nature into the community. Inspired by the deep admiration and respect many native cultures have of the natural world, the park strives to bring people back to nature by... more
Small and quaint and the perfect place to relax under a giant shade tree. Designed by landscape architect Walter Guthrie, the garden demonstrates the use of drought-tolerant species appropriate to the Carmel area. Many of the garden's plants are foun... more
Shoreline Park is the designation applied to those portions of the publicly-owned waterfront not otherwise named from Hopkins Marine Station at its eastern boundary, aroiund the shoreline along Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean, to the foot of Asilo... more
A large and well-maintained park with a ball field and playground. (The tennis court is only open to local residents.) more
Toro County Park is located six miles from downtown Salinas, and 13 miles from the Monterey Peninsula. First opened to the public in 1971, the park’s 4,756 acres have been a haven for thousands of visitors. The park is also home for many types... more
Toro County Park is located six miles from downtown Salinas, and 13 miles from the Monterey Peninsula. First opened to the public in 1971, the park’s 4,756 acres have been a haven for thousands of visitors. The park is also home for many t... more
Small park with vistas of Point Lobos. There are outdoor tables, a barbecue, benches and restrooms. There is also a free city parking lot, where you can park your car all day and walk to town. more