Chollas Lake Park

HISTORY of the Center

As a reservoir built in 1901, Chollas Lake helped serve early San Diego's water supply. In 1966 it was turned over to the Park and Recreation Department, and was designated a youth fishing lake (for children ages 15 and under only) in 1971.

As of today, Chollas Lake features a 16 acre lake for free youth fishing with an amazing 8/10's-of-a-mile trail around the lake for walking, jogging, and bicycling. For your convinence, picnics tables are placed near the lake with barbecue grills.

Also, includes children's play equipment, a small basketball court, hiking trails, and a multipurpose ball field in North Chollas Canyon for everyone.

What are you waiting for? Visit Chollas Lake Park now to experience it yourself!


Information about this center's programs.

Click here for Program Guide.


  • Chollas Lake Recreation Council
  • Oak Park Community Council
  • Redwood Village Community Council
  • Sam's Club
  • Starbucks