A Message From the Manager

A Message From The Manager: Eileen Turk

Welcome Oceanside Residents & Visitors:

Parks and Recreation is a vital service provided by cities nationwide. Parks provide passive and active recreation for thousands of Oceanside residents daily. Recreation Centers, Senior Centers and Pools provide a safe, structured, and welcoming place to learn new things, explore fitness and educational goals, and socialize and meet new friends and neighbors. Parks and Recreation brings communities together with a sense of pride, passion, and connectivity. The state of California is particularly active in promoting the relevance and importance of thriving Parks and Recreation systems through its (now nationwide) Branding Initiative, “Parks Make Life Better”. Look for the PMLB logo throughout this website and in all Oceanside Parks and Recreation materials; you will be reminded of the critical role parks, people, and programs make in shaping our lives, our communities and our future.   

Our hope is that as you navigate your way through our website, receive our promotional materials, and visit our facilities and parks, you feel we are striving to meet each of these goals in everything we do. Parks and Recreation is a passion for each one of our dedicated staff.  Come see what all the “buzz” is about and why Parks and Recreation is “the place to be”. If you have comments, questions, or feel we can enhance your experience with us, we would love to hear from you. Click here to send us a message.


Eileen Turk, Parks and Recreation Division Manager

Please view our Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan 

Parks and Recreation Master Plan 1996

Contact our Division

(760) 435-5041
300 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054