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2017 Summer Activities for Kids

parents and children painting at the SMART festival at Grape Day Park

$1 Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime!

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

350 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 844.462.7342

Escondido Recreation Programs

Escondido Sports Center Disc Golf

Free Frisbee Golf rental available!

Kit Carson Park: 3315 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Teen Programs

Community Pools

James A Stone Pool

131 West Woodward Avenue

Phone: 760.839.4810

Washington Park Pool

501 North Rose Street

Phone: 760.839.4660

For more information, call 760.839.4204

Palomar YMCA

1050 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026

Phone: 760.745.7490

Summer Camp Guide:

Scholarships are available for membership and programs.

Boys and Girls Club – Summer Camps, Sports Leagues, Classes

Baker Branch

835 W. 15th Avenue

Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760.745.0515

Conrad Prebys Branch

115 West Woodward Avenue

Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760.746.3315

Escondido Public Library

239 South Kalmia Street

Phone: 760.839.4684

Monday–Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Wednesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Children’s events

Kids Summer Reading Challenge

For more information

To see events in calendar view:

Movies in Grape Day Park – June 24 – August 5

Watch a great movie on an inflatable 40’ screen. Activities start at 7pm, movie airs at dusk. Bring low backed chairs or blanket, sweater and cash for the snack bar. Free entrance.

For more information call 760.743.8207 or visit or

July 22


August 5


Escondido Parks

Guide and Map

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

320 North Broadway Escondido, California 92025

Open Daily 9:30am – 4:30pm


Phone: 760.233.7755

FREE tickets to the museum are available at the Escondido Public Library.

Do you want to volunteer? Check out these great opportunities!

Cruisin’ Grand Escondido Every Friday Night

Events Calendar

California Center for the Arts, Escondido

340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

Hours: 12–6PM

Phone: 760.839.4138

Jazz Jam Sessions

Every Friday in August at 7:00pm in the Center’s beautiful Lyric Court


Balboa Park Museums – Residents Free Days

Each of the Balboa Park Museums offer free admission on one Tuesday every month to San Diego County Residents (with ID).

Please check the schedule link for the date for free admission at your favorite museum this summer:

Free and Fun Activities for Families in San Diego in the Summer

50 Fun and free family activities within San Diego

50+ Free summer things to do

San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center

Free Family Fun Day 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Sundays. – Cardiff-by- the Sea

Escondido Education COMPACT

Office Phone: 760.839.4515

220 S Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

(Next to the Escondido Public Library)

Monday thru Thursday – 8:00am to 6:00pm Alternate Fridays – 8:00am to 5:00pm

Youth Programs:

  • Coalition for Drug-Free Escondido
  • FIT (Family Intervention Team)
  • Helping Hands-Teen Volunteer Club
  • Cannabis Abuse Project