Park Permits

Reservable Site and Day Use Park Permits are permitted based on California Department of Public Health Guidance for Private Gatherings. Reservations should be made online, with the Reserve Online link below. Permits are available online for up to 50 people, including children. Any larger group permits will need to be obtained in person at the Community Center.

Vendors must be approved by the Department of Community Services prior to the event. The list is provided below in the Policies section. For new vendor inquiries, please contact

Please note, park permits must be booked 7 or more days in advance of the scheduled event date.


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For more information, contact the Community Services Department at 619.667.1300, or email  

Canary Island Date Palms

The City of La Mesa is monitoring City-managed trees and landscapes for evidence of the South American palm weevil known for attacking Canary Island date palms. If you notice any signs or suspect an infestation on the palms on your property, please report it to Public Works Maintenance at 619.667.1450.

For more information, click the image to the left.



Interactive Park Map

City Parks

  1. Aztec Park
  2. Briercrest Park
  3. Collier Park
  4. Harry Griffen Park
  5. Highwood Park
  6. Jackson Park
  7. La Mesita Park and Junior Seau Sports Complex
  8. MacArthur Park
  9. Northmont Park
  10. Porter Park
  11. Rolando Park
  12. Sunshine Park
  13. Sunset Park
  14. Vista La Mesa Park

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FY23-24 Park Permit Fees.pdf

Regional Recreational Facilities

La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation

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