Park Permits

  • Parks are open 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, except for Harry Griffen Park which opens at 7:00 am and closes one hour after dusk.
  • No overnight parking or camping in any park (see Municipal Code sections 9.08-140 and 9.08.153.)
  • Dogs must remain on leash except at the off-leash dog run located in Harry Griffen Park
  • All parks are smoke-free environments. No alcoholic beverages without special permit
  • A Special Event Permit is required for groups of 25 or more, and for special use such as astrojumps
  • Reservable picnic areas are available at Aztec Park, Harry Griffen Park and La Mesita Park 
  • A Commercial Use of Public Recreational Property Permit is required for all commercial operators conducting business in City parks - Commercial Use Policy & Permit Application
  • See Park Policies for more information

Obtain permits through Community Services Facilities Division at 619.667.1307, reserve online, or email 

Regional Recreational Facilities

La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation
Visit our non-profit partner, the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation.