El Monte County Park


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

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

Park Phone: (619) 443-1474

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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.

Location Map


  • 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 Park Resource Management Plan


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