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Address: 321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA
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Nice Afternoon Sojourn

At the north end of the Park just across for the Children's Discovery Center are a cluster of buildings from early 20th Century Escondido. The old RR Station, a railroad car, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

At the north end of the Park just across for the Children's Discovery Center are a cluster of buildings from early 20th Century Escondido. The old RR Station, a railroad car, the old Library, the home of a local minister, and a Blacksmith Shop. Its a nice walk down memory lane courtesy of Escondido.

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Parma Heights, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special for adults but if you're in the area and want a place for your kids to play, there is an old train, an interesting jungle gym and slide and lots of grass. For a small city park, it's very nice. Some homeless people lounging by the trees, but not an issue. Just sad.

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San Diego Calif
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Winter of 2014-15 saw the renewal and clean-up of this big park next to City Hall - spruced up grass, big trees felled and pathways widened. The "daytime residents" have all but disappeared and the children's playground has been improved. GReat job Escondido!

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Escondido, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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