Friends of Grape Day Park

Friends of Grape Day Park We're an informal group working to improve Escondido's downtown park. Note: this page is run by employees of the Escondido History Center, not the City.

Grape Day Park includes playstructure Vinehenge (built by Nature Works, Valerie Salatino and Nancy Moran designers/artists), restrooms, picnic tables, wi-fi, horseshoe pits, giant games to check out, rose garden, military tribute, and children's tile art wall. Attractions include the Escondido History Center, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, City Hall and foundtain and the James A Stone.

Yay!
02/26/2018

Yay!

Little Girl, the stolen mule, has been located and is safe! Thank you all for your vigilance! #EscondidoPolice #helpfindlittlegirl

Please help find Little Girl!
02/26/2018

Please help find Little Girl!

2/26/18 3PM UPDATE: LITTLE GIRL HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE!!! The Monk is being reunited with Little Girl now.

As was previously reported, Escondido Police have been actively searching for Monk's stolen mule, Little Girl. Their efforts included searches of surrounding neighborhoods by ground and with the assistance of San Diego Sheriff helicopter. The story of the theft was shared via news media coverage, and social media posts.

3 Mules and the Escondido Police are happy to report that all of those efforts paid off. The widespread news and social media coverage resulted information that led officers to the mule. Officers have arrested David Martinez, a 28-year-old resident of Escondido, on a charge of Grand Theft. Little Girl was recovered at Kaile and El Norte with the assistance of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department helicopter Monday afternoon.

Escondido Police Officers are reuniting Little Girl the Mule with its owner. Little Girl is in good health and does not appear to have been injured.

We thank the Three Mule Nation community, the Escondido Police Department, and San Diego County Sheriff for the caring support and tips that led to a happy ending in this case!

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2/26/18 12PM UPDATE: ******LITTLE GIRL IS STILL MISSING******
San Diego Animal Control does not have her. Escondido Police have video from city cameras to confirm that she was stolen by two individuals The suspects untied the mule and were last seen leading the animal east along the flood control bike path from Broadway, adjacent to Grape Day Park.

The suspects are described as two males. One wearing a black and gray Pendleton style jacket with a gray hood.

Anyone with information can call Escondido Police at 760-839-4722. Anonymous tips can be left on our website at www.police.escondido.org or by phone at 760-743-TIPPS.

We were alerted that there is a horse auction in Ontario tomorrow Tuesday 2/27. If anyone see her there, notify authorities as she was stolen from John Sears, owner.

When she is officially found we will post an update.

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2/26/18 6AM ******ALERT - LITTLE GIRL HAS BEEN STOLEN ****** sometime during the night from Grape Day Park in Escondido (N. Broadway and Clark St, south of the canal) AND IS MISSING. She is not wearing pack boxes. Contact Escondido Police Department at 760-839-4722 x9 if you see her.

Here are photos of what she looks like without her pack boxes.

Description 28-year old white mule, 15.5 hands, approx. 900-1000lbs, predominately white, reddish markings on ears and legs.

Escondido Police is reviewing the area video and San Diego Animal Control / San Diego Humane Society Dispatch has been contacted.

Location where we spent the night and she went missing while the Monk was asleep: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=33.12490,-117.08353&ll=33.12490,-117.08353&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

#3Mules #HelpFindLittleGirl 3Mules.com

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*** BÚSQUEDA DE MULE ROBADO en ESCONDIDO 2/26/18 medianoche *** La policía de Escondido está buscando la ayuda del público. Tienen un video que confirma el robo de una mula blanca. Los sospechosos desataron la mula y fueron vistos por última vez guiando al animal hacia el este a lo largo de la ruta ciclista de control de inundaciones desde Broadway, adyacente al Grape Day Park.

Los sospechosos son descritos como dos hombres. Uno con una chaqueta estilo Pendleton negra y gris con capucha gris.

Descripción Mula blanca de 28 años, 15.5 manos, aprox. 900-1000lbs, marcas predominantemente blancas y rojizas en las orejas y las piernas.

Cualquier persona con información puede llamar a la policía de Escondido al 760-839-4722. Los consejos anónimos se pueden dejar en nuestro sitio web en www.police.escondido.org o por teléfono al 760-743-TIPPS.

Ver más fotos de esta mula en 3 Mules and 3Mules.com

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Friends of Grape Day Park
09/26/2017

Friends of Grape Day Park

Grape Day Festival is in just THREE WEEKS! Come on down on Saturday, October 7, 2-8pm, for some awesome family fun!! Bro...
09/15/2017

Grape Day Festival is in just THREE WEEKS! Come on down on Saturday, October 7, 2-8pm, for some awesome family fun!! Bronner's Magic Soap will be here to cover you head to toe, in fluffy white soap... the beer and wine garden will feature Stumblefoot Brewery... AWESOME food including a chili cook-off between the EPD, EFD, and the History Center... entertainment on the main stage... PIE EATING contest (with prizes!!)... GRAPE Stomping ... For The KIDS... jump houses... clowns... face painting... magic sand art... games... climb on a the EPD SWAT vehicle... take photos with EFD's Old Betsy... Super Exciting Raffle, and so so SO MUCH more. Don't miss this awesome family event! (The Bandy Blacksmith Guild will be WELL represented! Come out to see some of their AWESOME projects including the Rancho Bernardo Mud Wagon)

08/18/2017
Last movie of the season!!! Come on down this Saturday!
08/03/2017

Last movie of the season!!! Come on down this Saturday!

Timeline Photos
07/22/2017

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
07/21/2017

Timeline Photos

Come see Moana this weekend! Movies in the Park @ Grape Day Park, Saturday, July 22. Movie starts at sundown... come ear...
07/19/2017

Come see Moana this weekend! Movies in the Park @ Grape Day Park, Saturday, July 22. Movie starts at sundown... come early for a good spot, play games with the Rec Department, get some Chick Fila, Rita's Ice... shop the Penner Barn... get your fresh popcorn, candy, and drinks... win the movie to take home after the show! This week you can even win a Rita's Ice sunshade!
Hosted by the Escondido History Center. Supported by Escondido Rotary and Stor'em Self Storage!

Escondido History Center
07/12/2017

Escondido History Center

A little bit of Grape Day Festival history for your Tuesday. If you ever wondered how our park got it's name... it's all because of this wonderful historic festival.

07/09/2017

Movies in the Park!! Starting soon! Come on down to Grape Day!

Movies in the Park - Saturday, July 8... fun begins around 6pm with dodgeball and other fun games with crew from City Re...
07/05/2017

Movies in the Park - Saturday, July 8... fun begins around 6pm with dodgeball and other fun games with crew from City Recreation. Come early for a spot on the grass, bring your low-backed chair, beach blanket (and regular blanket!), and a few dollars for goodies!

Have dinner with Chick Fila, dessert with Rita's Ice, candy, popcorn, and drinks with the Escondido History Center. Don't forget to visit Heavenly Scents in the Penner Barn!

Bring a nonperishable food item to donate or buy something from the EHC booth to be entered into the drawing to take home the movie at the end of the night!

Grape Day Park
Produced and hosted by the Escondido History Center, supported by the City of Escondido and Escondido Rotary

If you like this activity and want more... support the Escondido History Center! Go to our page or our web page www.esccondidohistory.com - membership is the best way to support us!

06/25/2017
About

If you enjoy Movies in the Park and want to see more of this type of activity in Grape Day Park, please send us feedback at [email protected] or comment on our Escondido History Center page!

We are a 100% donor funded organization! Only through YOUR support can we continue to present these wonderful community events. The. BEST way to support us is through your membership. http://escondidohistory.com/#!about/membership

Get ready!!! It's Movies in the Park tonight! SING! Movie starts at sundown, but come early.... games, Chick fila, Rita'...
06/24/2017

Get ready!!! It's Movies in the Park tonight! SING! Movie starts at sundown, but come early.... games, Chick fila, Rita's Ice, old fashioned popcorn, and you even get to do a little shopping! From 1 - 7pm, Jennifer with Heavenly Scents is hanging out at the Penner Barn in Grape Day Park! Movies are FREE!!

06/18/2017

Here's a sample of what you'll hear if you come down to Grape Day Park at 5pm for Symphony in the Park! Tonight! Grab your dad and come on down!

FREE Summer Family Fun in Grape Day Park!! Bring your low-backed chairs and beach blanket for Symphony in the Park and M...
06/15/2017

FREE Summer Family Fun in Grape Day Park!! Bring your low-backed chairs and beach blanket for Symphony in the Park and Movies in the Park!

06/15/2017
06/14/2017

Escondido crafters.... if you are interested in renting a booth for selling your crafts on Saturday afternoons (1-4pm) in Grape Day Park, email me at [email protected]. We are opening the Penner Barn for 1-3 crafters for limited days/hours... small fee. Email us for info!

Almost ready for Symphony in the Park!! Grab a low-backed chair/beach blanket and come on down! Show starts at 5!!
06/11/2017

Almost ready for Symphony in the Park!! Grab a low-backed chair/beach blanket and come on down! Show starts at 5!!

05/23/2017

A BIG welcome to Store'm Storage who is joining us as a sponsor for this year's Movies in the Park! https://www.storem.com/

Any musicians interested in getting involved in a fun concert series this summer?? This concert series will be produced ...
05/02/2017

Any musicians interested in getting involved in a fun concert series this summer?? This concert series will be produced by the Palomar Symphony Orchestra and co-sponsored by the Escondido History Center! Contact Dr. Ellen Weller for more information!

If you are interested in entering your vehicle, becoming a vendor, or sponsoring the show, check out our new American He...
01/12/2017
American Heritage Car Show

If you are interested in entering your vehicle, becoming a vendor, or sponsoring the show, check out our new American Heritage Car Show website for all the news about the upcoming car show!
https://americanheritagecarshow.com/

Celebrating Excellence in Automobiles for 20 Years

01/02/2017
San Diego North County Adobe Home Tour

Adobe Home Tour tickets are on sale NOW! March 19, 11-4pm, $25/each! www.adobehometour.com or in the Escondido History Center office, Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4pm.
Tour SIX fabulous adobe homes. Last year we sold out, so don't miss this exciting opportunity!

Escondido Adobe Home Tour features architecturally significant adobe homes in the northern part of San Diego County. Tickets on sale now.

Hello Escondido! The Escondido History Center, in collaboration with Old Escondido is proud to announce our app is LIVE!...
12/29/2016

Hello Escondido! The Escondido History Center, in collaboration with Old Escondido is proud to announce our app is LIVE! Our tour application, "Explore Escondido" is now available in the app store for all Apple and Android/Google enabled devices! We hope you will enjoy learning more about our wonderful history through this fun application! Let us know what you think! Take a stroll through Old Escondido East, learn about the EHC buildings in Grape Day Park, and stay up to date on upcoming tours. Keep in mind, more tours are on the way! We will update frequently, so check back for new tours and new content as we go!

11/03/2016

Dear Escondido Residents:

If you are interested in donating nonperishable food items and toiletries to those in need this season, we are taking donations at the EHC office in Grape Day Park. Beginning Tuesday, November 7, you can drop off food items and bagged toiletries at the Escondido History Center office (directly opposite the new playground): Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am - 4pm.

Nonperishable food items, such as:

soups
peanut butter
mac & cheese
canned fruit
canned meat/fish
canned chili/beans
canned vegetables
pasta meals

Toiletries:

Deodorant
Soap
Shampoo
Conditioner
Wash Cloth
Combs/brushes
Shaving Cream
Razors
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste

** Toiletries should be assembled in a 1-gallon Ziploc bag. Please refrain from including any supplies that contain alcohol, such as hand sanitizer or mouthwash.

Tomorrow is the day! 2-8pm in Grape Day Park! Come out for the festivities!!
09/30/2016

Tomorrow is the day! 2-8pm in Grape Day Park! Come out for the festivities!!

Save the Date! The Grape Day Discovery Festival is almost here! Fun for the whole family! Scrumptious EATS!Entertainment...
09/14/2016

Save the Date! The Grape Day Discovery Festival is almost here! Fun for the whole family!

Scrumptious EATS!
Entertainment on the Main Stage
Beer & Wine Garden (Stone Brewing and Bernardo Winery)
Carnival rides
Dr. Bronner's Magic Foam Truck Blasting Snofoam beginning at 2PM!
Sack Races
Giant Checkers
Henna Tattoos
Dance Competition (bring your music and your dancing shoes - $100 iTunes Gift Card for the winner!) *small entry fee
Pie Eating Contest ($100 gift card to Costco for the winner!) *small entry fee
Grape Stomping ($1/stomp!)
Bake Sale
Collectibles
Crafts and more!

So much to DO!

For more info: www.grapedaypark.org or www.escondidohistorycenter.org
#grapedaypark #escondido #grapedayfestival #grapedaydiscoveryfestival #familyfun #escondidohistorycenter

08/31/2016

Thanks to the San Diego Sabers Hockey Club for donating two family packs for our Grape Day Discovery Festival raffle! We appreciate your donation and so will our guests!

Save the date! Saturday, October 1 in Escondido's Grape Day Park!Bring your dancing shoes! Join in the grape stomping fu...
08/23/2016

Save the date! Saturday, October 1 in Escondido's Grape Day Park!
Bring your dancing shoes!
Join in the grape stomping fun!
Enter a pie eating contest....
Or just come for the great food, entertainment, and arts and crafts! There's something for everyone at the Grape Day Discovery Festival
(enter the competitions the day of the event!)
#grapedaydiscoveryfestival #grapedaypark #grapeday #festivals #escondidohistorycenter #escondidohistory #escondido #familyfun

Timeline Photos
08/23/2016

Timeline Photos

08/22/2016

We are excited to welcome Stone Brewing as our beer sponsor for the Grape Day Discovery Festival beer and wine garden! Thank you Stone Brewing
#grapedaydiscoveryfestival #grapedaypark #escondidohistory #escondido

08/19/2016

YUM YUM YUM!!! There's gonna be some GREAT eats at the Grape Day Discovery Festival!

Hunter Steak House
Cali Food Truck with excellent Mexican Food
Musclce Beach Gourmet Hot Dogs
Country Kettle Corn
Aztec Roasted Corn on the Cob
Earth Made Snow Cones
and Rita's Italian Ice!!!!

AND don't forget the Beer and Wine Garden!!
Come out for the EATS!
#grapedaydiscoveryfestival #eats #wineandbeer #grapedaypark #Escondido #escondidohistorycenter

08/18/2016
Magic Foam Experience Compilation

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Bronner's Magic Foam Experience to the Grape Day Discovery Festival! Check out the fun!

Check out Dr. Bronner's Magic Foam Experience sharing the joys of foaming with everyone at recent Mud Runs, Parades, Festivals, and SnoFoaming events.

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321 N Broadway
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Vinehenge~ 2021 by Nature Works, Inc. Escondido, CA
Majority of the time the homeless people take up most of the beautiful grassy/shaded spots and benches. Great area when it's full of people especially during special events! Love the food trucks.
For the 4th of July VIP area, do I stillneed to bring chairs or are they provided? Also, do I need to reserve those spots in advance?
Hi folks, hope to see everyone tomorrow at the Summer Symphony in the Park!
Class sizes are limited! Call today to reserve your place in our next class. (760) 743-8207 or email us at [email protected]
Any info on movies in the park yet?