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Jack's Pond Park & Nature Center

986 La Moree Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-5028
+1 760-744-9000
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Show the kids some outdoors

Stop by the Nature Center and see small displays of animals, the plants, and bugs. All native to... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
runningbear1
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San Marcos, California
Perfect park for walks and playdates

One of San Marcos' "hidden gems", this park is NEVER crowded! I have held several kids birthday... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
coley5454
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6 Sep 2017
“Show the kids some outdoors”
16 Aug 2017
“Perfect park for walks and playdates”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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986 La Moree Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-5028
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stop by the Nature Center and see small displays of animals, the plants, and bugs. All native to this area. Take a short walk and se the pond and you never know what will be around. See if you can find the large pack-rats nest.

Thank runningbear1
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

One of San Marcos' "hidden gems", this park is NEVER crowded! I have held several kids birthday parties, playdates, family photo shoots, and other things here and we are usually the only ones around. There is a great playground for kids (2-8 years old sounds...More

Thank coley5454
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Not a whole lot to see but a very secluded relaxing park. Great path along the watershed to walk along and grass area for kids to play. Did not go in the nature center but know they have good kids programs.

Thank Kramkaleby
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Close to all and yet seems far away from madness. Nice little walking paths and nature hike. Learning center is informative. A great place to go and get away from the daily stress and sit and read or write or whatever makes you happy.

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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is the second time we came over to Jack's Pond. Great place to take an easy hike and walk your dogs. Also has paved trails if you want to ride a bike or push a stroller. Not many people go here it also has...More

1  Thank JimmyJackk
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