La Jolla Parks
Our Parks: Torrey Pines State Reserve, Calumet Park & More
Overlooking the ocean in the Bird Rock neighborhood of La Jolla, this small park can hold up to 80 people for events. Lots of weddings are held here. No public restrooms are available.
Also known as the Wedding Bowl, this is a small park that is directly accross the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. It is one of the most popular places for weddings in La Jolla. Maximum capacity is 40 people. It is located at the corner of Coast Boulevard and Cuvier Street.
Ellen Browning Scripps Park
Located along Coast Boulevard, this large and grassy park is also home to the La Jolla Cove. Many events are held here every year. Public restrooms and showers are available.
This beautiful park is located at La Jolla Shores beach, and features a 350 space parking lot. This is a favorite picnic spot for locals and tourists alike. Public restrooms and showers are available.
Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial
This memorial, surrounded by the Soledad Natural Park, was created to honor the veterans who have served our country and to educate the public about service and sacrifice. Located atop Mount Soledad, the memorial contains six walls can hold up to 3,200 granite plaques honoring U.S. veterans. The site, which affords incredible 360-degree views, hosts special events year-round, including Memorial Day and Veterans Day tributes, reunions and other programs. It is managed and operated by Commander, Navy Region Southwest, San Diego.
Torrey Pines State Reserve
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is within San Diego’s city limits yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast. Because of the efforts and foresight of area residents, 2,000 acres of land are as they were before San Diego was developed — with the chaparral plant community, the rare and elegant Torrey pine trees, unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. Visits are permitted during the daytime only. No overnight camping is available. Food and water are not available; hikers are encouraged to bring their own supplies.
Torrey Pines Gilderport City Park
This site, atop the bluffs on the south end of La Jolla, has been home to budding aviators — including the Lindberghs and Boyles — who have taken to the air in gliders, paragliders and sailplanes for more than 75 years. During World War II, it served times as Camp Callan, an Army anti-aircraft artillery training facility. It’s also home to walking paths and observation areas as well as the Cliff Hanger Café, instruction and equipment sales, and repairs. Currently the subject of an intensive community effort, plans are in the works for enhancements that could include a museum, new signage, gathering areas on north and/or south bluffs, new restrooms, and parking for 565 vehicles. Also being considered are plant habitat restoration, picnic tables, enhanced pedestrian paths with railing and concessions.