The mission of the City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life of Oceanside residents, through people, parks and programs.
The City of Oceanside is the third largest city in San Diego County in terms of population, with approximately 176,000 residents. The city lies about 38 miles north of San Diego and is surrounded by a rich natural landscape that includes inland hills and bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It also consists of beaches, natural creeks, rivers, areas with natural habitats, as well as a small craft harbor and marina.
The Parks and Recreation division provides parks and recreation services, activities and programs, and community wide special events. These services are offered through five core areas that include aquatics, recreation classes and youth services, senior services, special events, and sport and athletics.