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Address: 321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA
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the BEST Fireworks

It is still fantastic to watch the 4th of July fireworks from Grape Day Park... It is like a flashback from my childhood 60 years ago. I love the sense of community and fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is still fantastic to watch the 4th of July fireworks from Grape Day Park... It is like a flashback from my childhood 60 years ago. I love the sense of community and fun. Escondido does a great job at this event for all the community and I recommend it. Thanks to the local police and officials, parking and access... More 

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Escondido, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Central Park-like spot in the heart of downtown Escondido has become a campground for homeless people . Most don't bother you however, be alert. The park has a small playground, historical buildings, old train car, an orange grove and is surrounded by City Hall and the Arts Center.

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Thank audballz
Escondido, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located in central Escondido next to the beautiful city hall the park has lots of history to explore with old buildings, draw back is lots of homeless and seen many drug dealers hanging out at the bathrooms next to what use to be the kids playground.

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Thank Robert M
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

In the park is the Escondido History Center which has a train station, train car, historic houses, old barn and blacksmith shop. The office is full of local history materials. The restored houses and station are open to the public with free admission. We were lucky to visit on a Saturday when the blacksmith shop was open and working. They... More 

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Thank Jim R
Escondido,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Our Grape Day Park has many treasures; Train Car and Depot, Victorian house tour, Blacksmith shop, our very first little library from 1888, serves as the office for the History Center, always something to learn our Hidden Valley.

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Thank lisak56
Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is a decent sized park right in the center of Escondido, there is usually a decent amount of parking here. There is also a good amount of seating but you will want to get there decently early on a weekend to get any of it. The layout of the park is nice, there is also a Public Pool on... More 

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Thank Jason N
San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Historical park in the middle of Escondido. Many of the historical buildings are open for tours, and the railroad car has a model train layout for the kids. There is also a playground which is under repair currently.

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Thank Frank L
Escondido, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Grape Day Park is a great place to lounge around the grass, watch the kids play on the children's equipment and have a picnic.

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Thank John H
Escondido, California
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17 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It would be a very nice and fun filled park for your kids except for the multiple homeless people who have decided to make this park their "home." I do not feel safe with my children when I am near or at the park.

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Thank LOriH650590
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you have young kids, the will love to climb on those man made grape vines. Quite different from your usual playground.

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Thank Claire B

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