Chollas Lake Recreation Center

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  • Address: 5850 College Grove Dr, San Diego, CA 92115, USA, United States
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  • Timings: 06:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6195277683
  • Tags: Nature

Chollas Lake Recreation Centre is a common recreational hub located in San Diego, USA. Established in 1901 as a reservoir, Chollas Lake served the water supply for San Diego. In early 1966, this reservoir was turned into a recreational park and a fishing lake was designed in 1971 for the youth of San Diego. The loop around the Chollas Lake serves a great walking trail for the visitors. The Chollas Lake Recreation Centre also consists of a basketball court. The park organises different fun events and activities for kids and visitors.

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  • Chollas Lake Recreation Center Address: 5850 College Grove Dr, San Diego, CA 92115, USA, United States
  • Chollas Lake Recreation Center Contact Number: +1-6195277683
  • Chollas Lake Recreation Center Timing: 06:30 am - 06:30 pm
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  • Chollas Lake is always fun. There are ducks, geese and California Quail, along with many other critters. There are walking trails and play areas. A fishing pier and picnic table areas make it suitable for many types of outings. It seems like some gazebo areas would even be suitable for parties. I gave only 4 stars because the way the swings are not at the main playground, even though the main playground is amazing (it's my son's preference that they be closer). And the other reason is because it closes earlier than I'd prefer. Lots of times we like to visit during the week on the way home and we won't have much time before the gates are locked. I know there was some situation with a man being found dead in the lake. Spooky. I'm not sure what the deal with that was but I guess it adds character to this San Diego charm. Buses are located nearby at the college Grove shopping center up the road.

  • Great place to get in exercise or just sit around relaxing and people watching. Usually not too crowded and even if it's hot, there's plenty of shade. I try to go at least twice a week.

  • It's a beautiful place to picnic, barbeque, walk, bring your dog, fish (for children), exercise or just relax by the lake. It has a walking-jogging trail that goes around the lake and plenty of shade provided by beautiful trees. There are plenty of picnic tables and areas to grill! It's a nice area for all ages!

  • Great place for a nature walk. This is also good for beginners for hiking. No wheel chair access. Plentiful parking is available

  • Very nicely maintained park. Good amount of foot traffic, and nicely planned landscaping. Natural shade almost the entire day with a nice balance of purely sunny spots for those so inclined. Some interesting wildlife in the way of water foul and tree creatures. Not the most "Instagram worthy" of places, but there's a benefit to that as well! Certainly a calming place to be most any time you need a park to go. They have incorporated many ways to make it a "one stop shop" for all your exercise needs! A few small picknick tables that get taken up very early in the day, as well as a few spots you can reserve for those slightly larger parties. Parking isn't usually too bad off peak hours, but the weekends get full very early and ANY community event will fill up the parking in seconds. So do plan / look for street parking accordingly for those seasonal"movie nights" and "candle nights". If you're looking for a spot to jog or enjoy a nice long walk with your dog or friends you can't ask for much more in San Diego! Enjoy!

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