Top 5 Temecula Parks You Have To Visit!
Spring is officially here, time to get outside and enjoy that California sunshine! Temecula has so many outdoor parks we thought we would highlight a few of our favorites and bring you the Top 5 Temecula Parks You Have To Visit!
With such a temperate climate year-round, the city of Temecula prioritizes providing its residents with outside
activities and living. If you are looking for a fun new space for kids, furry friends, or just don’t
know where to begin with personal time, I am here to offer you my best recommendations.
Although an entirely public park, residents of Morgan Hill, this one is for you. Situated at the top
of Morgan Hill between the neighborhoods, Madigan Park boasts a stunning view overlooking
the Temecula Valley and the surrounding Palomar and San Jacinto Mountains. The park rests
on 6.3 acres, but trust me it feels so much bigger. On the premises are a tennis court, sand
volleyball court, and basketball court. The playground areas are set on comfortable spongy
rubber surfacing, perfect if you would rather not bring home a sandy child! The huge green field
is extremely popular, especially in the summer for picnics or scheduled events such as concerts
or movie nights on the green. The landscaping is beautiful and provides an excellent path to ride
bikes or walk. If you bring a dog, be sure to stop by the dog park and let them run off the leash.
The park is open all hours every day of the week, so don’t forget to check it out!
Ronald Reagan Sports Park
The Ronald Reagan Sports Park is truly a testament to the intentionality and heart that went into
creating our lovely city of Temecula Valley.
“There are similar stories right here in California, the folks in a rather small town, Temecula.
They got together and built themselves a sports park, held fundraising barbecues and dinners.
And those that didn’t have money, volunteered the time and energy. And now the young people
of that community have baseball diamonds for Little League and other sports events, just due to
what’s traditional Americanism.” – Ronald Reagan, at a Luncheon Meeting of the United States
Olympic Committee in Los Angeles, California March 3, 1983
Today the Ronald Raegan Sports Park has grown into our biggest park by far, covering 128
acres including the Community Recreation Center (CRC). It is a one-stop shop with five lit and
five unlit baseball or softball fields, two lit football or soccer fields, and plenty of playgrounds to
choose from. Of course, all the basics of restrooms, picnic tables, BBQs, and covered shelters
are present as well. If you’re lucky you may be visited by a food or ice cream truck while
spending the day there as well.
Margarita Community Park/ Michael “Mike” Naggar Community Park
Margarita Community Park was given a new identity as the Michael “Mike” Naggar Community
Park was named after Mr. Naggar’s 23 years of service to Temecula. This large public space offers lit
baseball fields, a football and soccer field, tennis courts, and even a roller hockey rink. Other
unique features include a dog park and splash pad. Once inside the fenced-in area dogs are
allowed off-leash and have plenty of space to run around and play with other dogs. The splash
pad is free for all and is a great way to cool off on a hot day during the spring and summer
seasons of operation. Both the splash pad and playground are ADA approved and handicap
accessible. If you’re planning a budgeted gathering or party I strongly encourage you to check
this place out!
Harveston Community Park and Lake Park
Located in the impressive master-planned community of Harveston Lake, Harveston Community
Park can be found, sprawling over 17 acres. It is complete with waterside gazebos and
benches, an outdoor amphitheater, and a covered playground. If you are searching for
picturesque grounds, the maintenance of the Temecula Parks Department ensures you won’t
find better. Arguably the biggest draw is the scenic lake, full of ducks and geese. There is a 0.8
mile paved lakefront trail loop around the lake, perfect for a nice Sunday stroll. Guests can even
get out on the water by renting a pontoon boat or fish with a proper fishing permit. The public
sports park is equipped with four lighted sports fields, a concession building with restrooms, and
a picnic area. One unique feature of this park is that it is approved for inflatable bounce houses.
Bring on the birthday parties!
Formerly known as Pala Community Park, which opened all the way back in August of 1995,
has been newly renovated into the Eagle Soar playground and Friendship Park. This ten-acre
park is nestled between Pechanga Parkway and the 79 South (Temecula Parkway) as a
sentiment to Temecula’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. “The Eagle Soar
Playground and Friendship Park are intended to provide a safe, integrative, and welcoming
environment where children of all abilities can come and play together. Where they can feel a
sense of belonging and acceptance.” An entirely new inclusive playset that meets all ADA
accessible requirements was brought in during renovations and is a huge draw for children of all
abilities. The playground is fitted with the necessary ramps, a universal transfer swing, and
inclusive slides. There is also multiple minds stimulating games worked into the fun, such as
color matching, counting, musical/audio practice, and a scavenger hunt. For older visitors, there
are two basketball and sand volleyball courts available, including a huge grass field perfect for
soccer or football. The space also holds two tennis courts, complete with permanent court lines
for pickleball! Covered seating, picnic tables, BBQ, and full restroom access grant the ability to
spend the whole day here with ease. Even stay into the night with fully lit facilities.