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Grape Day Park

321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA
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Oceanside, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

the park gets attention the minute you drive by, however the park itself is boring for the kids. It only has one slide inside the "grape" and the "vine" is for the kids to climb. That is all. The portable bathrooms are never clean, always sting and with flies all around. I been to this park few times and had... More

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Ramona, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 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... More

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 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

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San Diego, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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... More

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Escondido, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

http://www.grapedaypark.org/index.html Grape Day Park is a registered historic landmark in Escondido. There are nice shade trees, picnic tables, restrooms and a playground that kids can climb and slide on "Vinehenge" a sculptured grapes and vines. It's named for the annual festival held in Sept. It also has Escondido History Center there where you can actually see blacksmith and more at... More

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