Parks Directory butterfly

Pacific Grove boasts 28 parks, ranging from the beach sands of Lovers Point Park to the forest of Monterey Pines at Lynn "Rip" Van Winkle Open Space. Explore the parks with the City of Pacific Grove Interactive Park Map.

Baseball/softball fields are located in Arnett, George Washington and Municipal Softball Parks.

The entire Pacific Grove coastline is a park network, including the Coastal Recreation Trail and a dedicated bicycle path from the Aquarium to Lovers Point.

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RECREATIONAL FISHING GUIDELINES
The taking of any marine wildlife is generally prohibited on Pacific Grove coastlines. Recreational fishing of finfish is generally only permitted between The Point Pinos Lightouse and the eastern end of Perkins Park. For an interactive map of fishing permissions, please visit the California Fish & Wildlife Interactive Map.

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Andy Jacobsen Park

Located at the corner of Ocean View Boulevard and 7th Street, Andy Jacobsen Park is planted primarily with native plants, resembling a lush backyard garden. It is rugged and natural in appearance, and is well-maintained. The park offers a short hiking trail, benches, and breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay.

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Arnett Park

Earl "Topper" Arnett Park has playground equipment, a baseball diamond, group picnic area with three picnic tables, and a barbecue grill. A use permit is required for the large group picnic area, barbecue pit and ball field.
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Berwick Park

Berwick Park is a one acre park which offers spectacular views of the bay. The park has a large, well-manicured lawn area with gentle topography, as well as a natural landscape with rocky outcrops and native vegetation. For weddings, a reservation and use permits for sound amplification and tables, chairs, etc.  are required.
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Caledonia Park

Caledonia Park is located on Caledonia between Central and Jewell Avenues (behind the Post Office). It contains an open-space free-play area, tots' play area, ADA compliant playground and climbing equipment for older children, a baseball field, basketball court, picnic tables, and restrooms.
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Chase Park

Located at Ocean View Boulevard and Jewell Avenue, Chase Park is divided into two parcels. The western parcel is rugged, forested, and is unimproved. The eastern parcel is contiguous to a parking area, and consists of a very small landscaped area with a bench and a path.
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Elmarie Dyke Open Space

Elmarie Dyke Open Space is located adjacent to Chautauqua Hall, between 16th and 17th Streets. It has been landscaped as an urban garden with flowering plants, benches and tables, and a gazebo. Applicable fees will be charged for reservations. A use permit is required for weddings. ADA
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Esplanade Park

The park is located on Esplanade between Ocean View and Del Monte Boulevards. It consists of rolling topography and several Monterey cypress trees. From the park, visitors will be able to enjoy benches, open space, and views of the Monterey Bay.
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George Washington Park

George Washington Park is the largest of Pacific Grove's city parks. It is six blocks long (from Short Street to Sinex Avenue) between Melrose and Alder Streets. Most of the park is natural appearing, unimproved forest land that offers important wildlife habitat. The park also contains picnic tables, barbecue grills, restrooms, a large play structure, and a baseball field. No reservation needed for individual picnic areas. A use permit is required for the large group picnic area, barbecue pit, and ballfield. Contact the Recreation Department office at 831-648-3130 for reservations.
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Greenwood Park

A full block bounded by Ocean View Boulevard, Central Avenue, 12th Street, and 13th Street. Similar to Esplanade Park, it has a natural landscape character and large eucalyptus trees. The park follows a moderately steep ravine with a seasonal creek at its bottom. There is a footbridge across the ravine.
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Hayward Park

Dedicated to City volunteers, Hayward Park is located adjacent to Crocker Avenue from Sinex Avenue to Sunset Drive. The land was donated to the City in 1990 for Open Space. It has been developed with a trail for hiking and biking, connecting with the SouthernPacific Railroad Right-of-Way. The landscaping is maintained with the natural look of Asilomar, with native plants and trees typical of the area.
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Higgins Park

Located at the intersection of Forest and David Avenues, Higgins Park contains several Monterey pine and coast live oak trees. It is a very rugged park with steep terrain, but offers picnic benches.
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Jewell Park

Jewell Park is a small block bounded by Park Place and Central, Grand and Forest Avenues. The park's urban character is established by a well-maintained lawn area, specimen trees, gentle topography, a small meeting building with a kitchen, and a gazebo suitable for weddings or outdoor performances. Use permits are required for the gazebo and "Little House".
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Lovers Point Park

Lovers Point Park is located at the foot of 17th Street, and is a landscaped community park of 4.4 acres. It is used for picnicking, fishing, swimming, water sports, and surfing. Lovers Point's amenities include a large lawn area, a beach volleyball court, a children's swimming pool, sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, a concrete pier structure, a restaurant, and a snack bar. It is popular for weddings, and is home of the annual Feast of Lanterns pageant and fireworks celebration. For weddings, a reservation and use permits for sound amplification and tables, chairs, etc. are required.
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Lynn "Rip" Van Winkle Open Space

A narrow ribbon of open space, Lynn "Rip" Van Winkle Open Space is approximately 2,200 feet long and 400 feet wide. Located between Sunset Drive and Forest Lodge Road along Congress Avenue, the terrain is rugged, wild, and is heavily forested with Monterey Cypress, Monterey pine, and coast live oak. Joggers and walkers extensively use the park, as do people who want to exercise their dogs off-leash. The Open Space borders Pebble Beach, offering pedestrian access to 17-Mile Drive.
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Morris Dill Tennis Courts

Pacific Grove Morris Dill Tennis Courts are located at the Community Center (515 Junipero Ave, Pacific Grove, CA. 93950).
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Municipal Baseball/Softball Park

The Municipal Softball Park is located at the corner of 17 Mile Drive and Pico Ave. The street address is 230 - 17 Mile Drive.

Adult Softball/Socko/Slow Pitch Leagues, PONY Baseball/Softball, and Pacific Grove High School Softball are held at the Municipal Softball Park.
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Perkins Park

Part of Shoreline Park, Perkins Park is the section of shoreline between Lovers Point and the Esplanade. It was named for local resident Hayes Perkins, who planted the first pink ice plant along this section of the waterfront. The park is well maintained and is landscaped with "magic carpet" ice plant and stone terrace walls. Walking trails in Perkins Park are heavily used.

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Platt Park

Platt Park is bounded by Morse Drive, McFarland Avenue, and Platt Court. It is unimproved with gentle topography and many trees. During the holiday season, the park is lit up and is decorated by local residents.

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