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Address: 321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA
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Park is nice but not safe

The park is lovely with fun and interactive exhibits but it's overrun with indigent and other unsavory characters, not a place for children to play and explore the City needs to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2014
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Escondido, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Grape day park has some neat attractions, the weather is almost always nice and under the trees you can find some peaceful shade in the summer but for the same reason the park has a large homeless and vagrant community. Locals are not usually daunted by the homeless knowing them to be mostly self contained, but outsiders from as close... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is worth seeing. Restored buildings, with historic displays. The original train station and more. It is not a huge place, so it will not take up a lot of time to see it.

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Temecula, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When I have passed by the park it seems like there are people congregating in a spot, possibly homeless which seems pretty sad but some friends who live close to the park took us over to walk the park and I was pleasantly surprised what a nice walk it. I love the old partial train where you can take pictures,... More 

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Escondido,CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful trees, historic Victorian House tours, the original public library for Escondido, train depot and train car tours. Great opportunity to learn about the rich history of Escondido, CA.

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san diego
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133 reviews 133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The park is lovely with fun and interactive exhibits but it's overrun with indigent and other unsavory characters, not a place for children to play and explore the City needs to be more diligent in the cleanliness and safety here...sadly! This is not a park for kids to play...

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Escondido, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It was great to bring the kids and watch a movie outside. Bathrooms are available and it has play equipment for children.

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Escondido, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is just down the hill and extremely convenient for us. Dog walkers take note, this is a great park to exercise your animals. Maintained open spaces, in fact, the park is kept up better then most that I have scene. Typical park, lawns, trees,open spaces, ball fields, rest rooms, I have not heard much about "trouble" in the park... More 

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Oceanside, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This park could be so much more, but the homeless have claimed it as their own. Amazing that it is next door to city hall and the council chambers, yet nothing is done. The attractions are so-so, The maintenance of the park is sub-standard, the restrooms are filthy. There are a few restaurants across Broadway, George's has pretty good burgers... More 

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Escondido, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

For one of the only parks in Escondido, this one needs some maintenance and a facelift. It is in a great location and near several places to eat but it is just a bit ran down.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

One look turned us away. Lots of open green space and a monument or two, but the number of homeless folks lying about put us off spending any significant time there. After beginning to feel threatened we moved on back to Grand Ave.

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