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El Monte County Park

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15805 El Monte Road
Lakeside, CA 92040
ThomBros: 1213-A6

Hours: 9:30 am to sunset. Closed Christmas day.

Phone number: 619-443-1474

For up to date park closures please visit our News Page.

Directions: From San Diego: Take Interstate 8 East, exit at Lake Jennings Park Road, go north 1.5 miles to El Monte Road, then 6 miles east to the park entrance.

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Picnic reservation information


  • Seven reservable picnic areas
  • Covered pavilions
  • Playgrounds
  • Ball field


El Monte Park is one of the original County parks. The spectacular rocky face of El Cajon Mountain rises high over this 88-acre park, dominating the other mountains that encircle this valley. There are plenty of recreational opportunities, including a ball field and play areas. Seven reservable picnic areas make every size picnic easy to arrange. The "Wedding Tree" in the meadow offers a great spot for a wedding and the "Oak Grove" at the far end of the park is a private wedding location.

El Monte picnic area   El Monte play area   El Monte Wedding Tree

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