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Questhaven Park Playground is Open

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Update from San Elijo Hills Association-

San Elijo Hills Association is pleased to announce that the upgrades at Questhaven Park are near completion and the park is re-opened for use. Please be aware that there is a portion of the playground that is still incomplete and has been marked off with caution tape. Please heed these warnings to make sure you and your children do not cross the tape or attempt to use the equipment in this area. The tape is up for your safety.

Please note the following reminders to make sure you and your kids have a fun and safe time at the park:

  1. Never leave your children unsupervised at the park.
  2. Be sure to share the equipment.
  3. Please do not jump off the swings or the large play structures.
  4. Talk to your children about not vandalizing the equipment.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation! We hope that our residents enjoy the new equipment!

Questhaven Park Playground Improvements

The San Elijo Hills Association is renovating the Questhaven Park playground area and adding new play equipment and a new shade structures to cover the playground. The new play equipment will be dynamic/kinetic and provide opportunities for a wider age group to enjoy the park. The sand will be retained and new pour in place padding will be installed.

The playground and portions of the park be closed for approximately 2 weeks for this project, beginning Monday, July 21st, 2014.

San Elijo Hills Park’s playground to reopen with new play structures


San Elijo Hills Park’s playground to reopen with new play structures

On Tuesday, June 4, the San Elijo Hills Park will reopen its playground with brand new play equipment that has been under construction since May 6.

The new equipment will include two jungle gyms designed to mimic the appearance of actual jungles: one for ages two to five, and another one for ages five to 12. The structures include a spinner bucket, grip climber, rock climber and more. There will also be a brand new sandbox in the playground with a sitting wall for parents. Both play structures and the sandbox will be shaded as a safety measure to help lower the rate of sunburns.

“The new play structures will be a fantastic addition to one of the most beautiful parks in San Marcos,” said San Marcos Community Services Director Buck Martin. “And it is opening just in time for summer!”

The San Elijo Hills Park opened in 2004 and has two baseball fields, a soccer field, a smaller playground with a splash pad and a community center that hosts a daycare for local children.

For more information, please contact the San Marcos Community Services Department at (760) 744-9000.

Important announcements and upcoming events for The San Elijo Hills Association:


Important announcements and upcoming events for The San Elijo Hills Association:

Jazz in the Town Square

Come on out to the Town Square on Saturday, May 4th, from 5:00PM-7:00PM, and enjoy a relaxing evening of jazz with your friends and neighbors.  The Danny Green Jazz Group will be delighting  with a diverse selection of music including both covers and originals.

We encourage you to pack a picnic dinner or grab some food to-go from one of our local establishments right here in the San Elijo Hills Town Center, and enjoy dinner while sweet tunes fill “The Hills”.

Don’t forget to also bring a low-back lawn chair or blanket to sit on. A good time is sure to be had by all!

San Elijo Park Playground Upgrades

Work on the playground equipment replacement at San Elijo Park will begin on May 6th.  It may be closed up to a month and includes removal of the existing set, site prep, installation of the new set and construction of the sandbox.  The City of San Marcos Public Works Department and the playground contractor will move as quickly as possible to minimize the down time. Questions or comments may directed to Parks Manager Sheila Busch sbusch@san-marcos.net or 760-752-7550 x3339.

Click here to see an early rendering of the new playground

San Elijo Park to Receive New Playground Equipment

The City of San Marcos has plans to replace the playground set located off of Elfin Forest Road at San Elijo Park.  This is necessary because of the wear that is showing on the existing set as well as the ongoing repairs.  The City will also be changing out the surface under the equipment to engineered wood fiber, which was selected because of its safe fall surface rating and handicapped accessibility.  To accommodate the desired sand play, a large sand box with a seat wall will be installed adjacent to the play area.   The new playgrounds will feature a 2-5 year old play set and a 5-12 year old play set. Both sets as well as the sand box will have shade cover.
The demolition of the old set, re-grading and installation of the new equipment will take place this spring.  Exact work dates will posted a minimum of one week ahead of time at the play area.

Questions or comments may directed to Parks Manager Sheila Busch sbusch@san-marcos.net or 760-752-7550 x3339.