A Visit to the Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park in Carlsbad California
Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a bit of history and beautiful lush grounds in the midst of a master planned community in Carlsbad CA.
The Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park is a small portion of the original 2300+ acre ranch owned by TV screen star Leo Carrillo, the majority of which is now the master planned community of Ranch Carrillo built earlier this decade a couple miles east of Palomar Airport Road.
A drive down the hill past the Ranch Carrillo Swim Center into this historic park is a visual treat, with original trees and plantings, wild peacocks, and a number of historic buildings including the original hacienda built by Carrillo as a place to escape from Hollywood.
You can walk around on your own every day except Mondays and a few holidays, or take a 1-hour tour to learn about the history and development of the Leo Carrillo Ranch.
The park is a popular site for weddings and there are free outdoor movies in the summer, as well as other events during the years including the holidays.
Carlsbad is indeed fortunate to have preserved this bit of Southern California history, and the park is now a California Historical Site.
If you are ever in the area the Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park is well worth a visit.