El Monte County Park

15805 El Monte Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
Park: (619) 443-1474
Reservations: (858) 565-3600, (877) 565-3600

Hours: 9:30 am – sunset, daily
Pedestrian access is available from sunrise to sunset, daily. Public vehicle access and restrooms are available 9:30 a.m. to sunset. No public vehicle access or restroom availability on December 25.  

Parking is $3. View the park brochure.

A gorgeous setting encompassing 88-acres, El Monte Park is one of the original San Diego County parks. The spectacular rocky face of El Cajon Mountain stands high over El Monte Park, dominating the other mountains that encircle this valley.

You’ll find plenty of recreational opportunities to take part in, including a ball field and play areas, lots of green grass to run around in, and a playground with slides.

Seven reservable picnic areas make a picnic of any size easy to arrange. Say ‘I do’ at the "Wedding Tree" in the meadow, a scenic location for a wedding, or the "Oak Grove" at the far end of the park, a beautiful private wedding location for you and your guests.


  • Hiking
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic tables
  • Covered pavilions
  • Ball field
  • Wedding and special event venues
  • Restrooms

Visit the News & Events page for park events, updates and closures.