Hosp Grove Park
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Hosp Grove Park is set in a eucalyptus grove right off of Jefferson Street, which is a really busy road. The park has a tot lot and lots of hiking trails. It's located across from Buena Vista Lagoon, which is a great place for bird watching.
We liked the rustic feel of the park. The shade was really nice too. The play area is set in sand, but it has a good rubberized turf portion that makes the play structure, one ride on animal, and a tot swing handicapped accessible.
There are several picnic benches beside the play area. The trails start behind the play area and continue up the hills and away from the play area. At only 5 acres, there really isn't a lot to hike.
One thing that I noticed that really concerned me was the number of people, mostly men, just hanging out in their cars in the parking lot. They weren't all facing the play area, but it made me think they were there waiting for something. And my guess was that what they were waiting for probably wasn't legal.