San Juan Capistrano

Your Guide to San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano began its story in 1775 when Father Lasuen founded it. Today, the city continues to grow as a place with rich history and culture. Various recreational sites have been added to the city’s beauty, and people are enjoying the favors of having beautiful San Juan Capistrano parks.

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San Juan Capistrano City Parks Usage Terms

Reserved Park Usage

Parties of 50 people are allowed in the city parks. The use of inflatable devices like bounce houses is allowed in the park as long as the place has been reserved. Upon booking, a city staff meets the renter to make sure that the park is trash-free. Once the party or any event is done, the city staff meets the renter to make sure that the park has been left clean.

Drop-in park usage

People may also use the park without prior reservation. This term is applicable if the park users are less than 50 persons. The first-time-first-serve rule applies.

Remember that any kinds of alcoholic beverages aren’t allowed in the parks.

You may book some of the most preferred parks used by picnickers like the Cook Park/La Novia and Descanso Park. The Historic Town Center (HTC) Park is where City-sponsored events happen like the San Juan Summer Nites and the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Community Garden

San Juan Capistrano has a community garden with 76 garden parcels. This garden is an example of this city’s concern for communal benefit and growth since all San Juan Capistrano residents may tend this garden.

Residents may rent each garden parcel on a continuing basis. The rent is due each year. About 50 San Juan Capistrano residents are currently waiting for their turn to rent parcels of the community garden.

Community Garden Fees:

Approximate Garden Parcel Size Resident Fee:

29′ x 20′ (580 sq. ft.) = $204.02
20′ x 20′ (400 sq. ft.) = $140.70
30′ x 10′ (300 sq. ft.) = $105.53
20′ x 10′ (200 sq. ft.) = $70.35
Cleaning and Compliance Deposit: $51.73

The City encourages the residents to call the Community Services Department at (949) 493-5911 if they wish to be part of the waiting list for a community garden.

If you’re the one next in line to be a gardener, you may download and fill out the Application for Community Garden and mail it to:

Community Services Department

25925 Camino del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Get to know the city as you enjoy some of the fun adventures in one of the San Juan Capistrano parks.

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