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Encinitas Community Park Opening Jan 10

ECP Park
Encinitas Community Park Grand Opening Celebration a Day in the Park
Date: 1/10/2015 10:00 AM ­ 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Encinitas Community Park 425 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, California 92024Please join the City of Encinitas Mayor and City Council for a special “Day in the Park” Grand Opening celebration Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10am to 2pm at the new Encinitas Community Park, located at 425 Santa Fe Drive.

Grand Opening celebration festivities include ribbon cutting ceremonies as follows:

Skate Park­ 10am
Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park­ 11am Sports Fields­12pm

Enjoy the day with a leisurely stroll along the park’s
meandering pathways and read the many personalized
pavers along the way; bring the family for a classic community picnic, complete with hot dogs, children’s games, pro­skater meet and greets, youth sports demos, and a pet health expo. Commemorative give­a­ ways are also in the works.

Contact the City of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department at 760-­633­-2740 for more information.


Encinitas Community Park is surrounded by a landscape buffer and includes a meandering dry creek with boulders; dense landscaping, decomposed granite pathway and al­coves with benches. The park also includes: paved walking paths and bench areas; five paved parking lots, two restroom buildings; a skate park totaling 13,000 square feet including a skate bowl and urban plaza area; a 2­acre dog park with a large turf area, a show circle and an area for large, small and shy dogs and their owners; and one soccer field, three multi­use fields, including two baseball and one softball field, and plenty of open turf areas to allow for unrestricted play. General park hours of operation will be 5am to 10pm, 7­days a week with the exception of the Skate Park, Dog Park and athletic fields, which will be from 8am until dusk daily.

Fields Open

The fields are open today.  There are a few soft spots out there so make your players aware and use common sense regarding safety. Have a great soccer day!

Rain in the Forecast this Weekend

The current weather forecast says rain is likely tomorrow (11/1/2014). Depending on the location of your scheduled game, please check our website for Cardiff field status, call the Encinitas city rain line at 760-633-2761, check the website of the club you’re playing, or have your team manager contact the opposing coach.

2014 Gaming Schedules Ready

2014 Game Schedules are Online [Updated: 9/19/2014]

At long last, we hopefully have resolved all scheduling conflicts and have the gaming schedules for you.  Please follow the appropriate link below for your team.  Schedules were last updated on Sept 3rd, 2014, so please double check your game times.  Another way to locate your team schedule is to click on the “Team” tab under the Competitive and Recreational tabs on the main menu, find your team, and click to view the season schedule.

Please review your team’s schedule ASAP and notify the Field Coordinator ( of any problems or conflicts.  Have a great season!

Additional Notes

The fields are slightly different this year.  In addition to our usual home fields on Berkich North (U-8), Berkich South (U-10), and Upper Lake/CSP (U-11 and older), you may have home games scheduled at the following locations:

  • Ada Harris Elementary (U-11 and above)
  • U-8 games on Lower Lake/CSP (in between lower fields 3 & 4)
  • The micro fields up at Lake are laid slightly differently than in recent years to accommodate the U-8 field.  This year, we will have micro fields as follows: one each on the north and south sides of the upper and lower fields (a total of 4 fields).  At this time, micro games will all be played on the lower fields.
  • For U8 games, Cardiff Elementary is “Berkich Park” and field 1 is the north field.
  • For U10 games at Cardiff Elementary, the games were scheduled with “Berkich Park” for Cardiff home games and “Cardiff ES” for Encinitas home games.  “Berkich Park” field 2 is the south field for Cardiff and “Cardiff ES” field 1 is the south field for Encinitas (they are the same field).

Otherwise, consult the schedule for the details of your away game locations.



Cardiff Elementary (Berkich) Fields are Open

The school has reopened both Berkich South and North and the fields look much better for the rest they’ve gotten. Thanks to all for respecting the closure. Cardiff Soccer has been allocated the South field M-F from after school until dusk. Please clear any use with the field coordinator. We have no allocation for Berkich North so make sure you give way to the other leagues who have the permits to use it.

Fields Closed Over the Holidays

To give the fields a well-needed break, Cardiff School District has closed all of its fields over the holidays (including Berkich South). This becomes effective Saturday, Dec 21st, 2013. Coupled with the closure of Cardiff Sports Park (Lake), this means we have no field space available for practices or kickarounds until the school reopens Berkich South on Jan 6th, 2014. Enjoy the break!

Encinitas Community Park Update

Construction of the Encinitas Community Park began in October 2012. The city projects that the park construction will take 22 months, meaning that the soonest we will have new fields is August 2014. Here are the attached plans for the park, which will include one dedicated soccer field and 6 multipurpose fields (2 @ 210 x 300 ft., 1 @180×285, 1@ 180×300, 2 @ 120×150) that overlay the ball fields.