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Encinitas seeking host for new park


ENCINITAS — The Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department seeks an individual or couple to serve as a Park Host at Encinitas Community Park on a full-time basis. The primary role of a Park Host is to have a visible presence in the park and serve as the “eyes and ears” for city staff and the Sheriff’s Department. Applicants must have a suitable recreational vehicle such as a motor home or travel trailer and a schedule that allows them to be on-site seven days a week. This is an unpaid position; however, the Park Host will be provided utility hook up and service at no cost.

Applications will be accepted from Dec. 3 until filled and are available on the city’s Web site at  The first review date of applications is scheduled for Dec. 18.  The city will conduct an interview process to identify the most qualified person to fill the position and the selected Park Host will sign a license agreement with the city of Encinitas.

Encinitas Community Park is at 425 Santa Fe Drive in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.  This new 44-acre multi-use park encompasses a skate park, dedicated dog park, passive play areas, tot lot, walking trail, and athletic fields. General Park hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week.  The Skate Park, athletic fields, and Dog Park are not open until 8 a.m., and organized activities and events cannot occur prior to 8 a.m. Special events are limited to daylight hours.