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“Historically Significant”
Review of Grape Day Park

Grape Day Park
Ranked #25 of 56 things to do in Escondido
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

For a free field trip, this is the place to go for Escondido students. When we studied the city in a 1st/2nd grade combo class, this local park provided docents and lots of hands on opportunities. A train car was great for climbing on, and for the politer (girls) there was a tour of a replica of a period house.

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

It has got some nice grass and a little bit of play structures for kids. I think they launch the fireworks from here too.

Thank b j
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Despite what you might be reading elsewhere, this is a nice small historical park, albeit used sometimes by transients. There were Park employees there watching for any trouble the whole time we were there.

The 5 or 6 historic buildings in the park were brought there, or recreated there, from former locations elsewhere in town. One of the buildings is a former old library building for Escondido, and now serves as the visitor center for the Park, and as the local historical society building. Lots of great old photographs reprinted and enlarged for easy viewing here. Other buildings include the old Santa Fe Railroad Depot for Escondido, and an old railroad car sitting next to it. The staff will let you into the Railroad Depot upon request, and it is done up nicely as a museum of old railroading in town.

Escondido has a long association with grape growing (along with gold mining and other fruit growing), and hence the name of the park. Make sure you see the grapevine "sculpture" in the kids playground here. Very unique.

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Reviewed 9 November 2012

I love the huge grapes that are for the kids to play on. But it is a gathering place for the homeless. Several historic buildings here. Every year there is a free concert by the San Diego Symphony, and that is very nice

1  Thank Shelagh000
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Didn't feel safe letting my son run around. There were some older gentleman playing horseshoe in a corner earlier and seemed to be having a good time, but there are a lot of homeless and other people that look a bit "lost" I don't know how else to describe it. Would NEVER EVER go there on my own and especially with children.

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