Coronado Island Parks

Spreckels Park is located in the heart of Coronado Island off 6th and Orange. See map at bottom of this page.

If you would like an application (park permit) to have an event, click here. Or call the City of Coronado at 619-522-7300.

CORONADO BANDEL PARK (Triangle Park)
There is no play structure or bathrooms, but it is a great place to get some exercise, bring your dog or play catch with your kid. A triangle patch at Alameda and Tenth Street, this 16,700 square foot park was named after Louis C. Bandel, longtime city maintenance worker.

CORONADO CAYS PARK
A beautiful grassy park down the strand where lots of soccer practices/games are held, people run their dogs and kids come to play on the playground. Restrooms on site. The park of six acres is positioned near Coronado Cays Boulevard and Grand Caribe Causeway.

CORONADO CENTENNIAL PARK
To enter the park you walk by the antique ferry ticket booth, by beautiful roses and inviting benches, but you might not notice all of these things because you will be staring at the beautiful city skyline over the bay. A great place for a picnic, wedding photos, or a bike ride. An extension of Orange Avenue between First Street and San Diego Bay, the park is located at the foot of Orange Avenue, near the Landing condominiums. The park is 49,000 square feet.

CORONADO CRONAN PARK
This park, at the corner of Sixth Street and Pomona Avenue measures 2, 300 square feet and is named for William Cronan, Medal of Honor recipient for heroism in the 1905 USS Bennington disaster in San Diego Bay.

CORONADO GLORIETTA BAY PARK
Off the beaten path, this park is rarely crowded, but if the wind blows the wrong way it can smell like sewage. This is still a great park with picnic tables, bathrooms, great views of the bay and bridge, a small beach and great trees that give shade. A little more than two-acres nestled between the Municipal Pool and Naval Amphibious Base, this is probably the most scenic of the parks. It takes its name from the fabulous Glorietta Bay.

CORONADO I AVENUE PARK
A small park with an awesome straight-on view of the bay and skyline. SDGE park has more trees/shade, but both share the same unique views. An extension of L Avenue between First Street and San Diego Bay. The park’s 9,600 square feet offers a commanding view of the Bay and San Diego skyline.

CORONADO MATHEWSON PARK (Pomona Park)
Locals call this Pomona park. It has a large grass area, swings, and a small play structure. There a nice shady benches under the tree, but no bathroom. It is rarely crowded and a great park.One-acre park bordered by Adella and Pomona avenues and Park View Place, it was named for former city clerk, A.A. Mathewson.

CORONADO NORTH CAYS PARK
A two-acre park at the north tip of the Cays.

CORONADO PALM PARK
The one-half acre park offers a few trees and a swing set. It is located at Palm Avenue and Third Street.

CORONADO SDG & E PARK
This small park offers awesome views of the bay and city in a secluded spot. This is a little unknown treasure on the island. Perfect for a romantic picnic, a quiet spot to take in the view or an intimate wedding. No restrooms. The utility company owns a 1/3-acre plot at the foot of E Avenue between First Street and San Diego Bay. They let the city borrow it for use as a park in 1917, but kept their name on it.

CORONADO SPRECKELS PARK - eCoronado.com Favorite
(Currently undergoing a play structure makeover set to be finished March 2009) construction)The biggest of the Coronado parks in the center of the village - covers eight acres in the center of town and features a playground and a gazebo. Usually buzzing with activity, this is a popular meeting place for moms, playgroups, family picnics and cheerleading practices. The gazebo is the site of the Summer Concert Series, Sunday nights at 6 pm, from Memorial Day weekend through mid-September. The park is also the site of the Annual Flower Show, Art-in-the-Park and other community activities throughout the year. Donated by and named after one of Coronado’s city father’s J.D. Spreckels in 1927.

CORONADO STAR PARK
A great place to walk to and eat your Moo Time ice cream on a hot day when you want to feel the ocean breezes from a block away. There are benches and trees, but no play structure and no restrooms. A half-acre park, surrounded by Star Park Circle, it was also donated by J.D. Spreckels, but takes its name from the five streets that shoot out from the middle circle and in early photos resembled a star.

CORONADO SUNSET PARK - eCoronado.com Favorite
The only park with an ocean view and lots of sunshine (little shade). On weekends this place is busy with athletic events. There is a small play structure, great ocean breeze, but no bathroom (beach bathroom right across Ocean Blvd. is close). A three-acre patch of green on Ocean Boulevard near Naval Air Station North Island ‘s Gate 5. This land was yet another of Spreckels gifts that offers a fabulous view of sunsets over the Pacific. Soccer players gather here Sunday mornings around 10am for pickup games.

CORONADO TIDELANDS PARK - eCoronado.com Favorite
This is a great park with sweeping bridge/bay views for every activity under the sun. Very busy on weekends with parties and athletic events, but not crowded during the week. There are large trees that provide shade and winding paths for kids to ride bikes or scooters. Coronado’s largest park with 22 acres of beachfront land off of Glorietta Boulevard, north of the former Bridge toll plaza. The park has four ball fields, a playground, a small beach exercise course, picnic benches, bike and pedestrian paths, restrooms and parking for more than 200 cars.

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