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Mast Park

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Community Services General Info 

City of Santee Community Services Department (CSD):

If you have any questions regarding rules, policies or procedures, contact the Community Services Department

Phone number: 619-258-4100 x222 Fax: 619-258-4189

Location: City Hall, 10601 Magnolia Ave., Building 6, Santee, CA 92071

Hours:  Monday-Thursdays 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Fridays 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Closed on weekends and city holidays.



 Mast Park General Information

Complete Listing of Mast Park Rules

Park Hours of Operation: Dawn to 10:00 pm

  • Basketball Court - on-demand timer daily, dusk until 10:00 pm
  • Trail - fully lighted daily, dusk until 10:00 pm
  • Restrooms - daily automatic lock at 10:00 pm
  • Picnic pavilions - dawn – dusk

Park Address: 9125 Carlton Hills Blvd., Santee, CA 92071


Main entrance: 9125 Carlton Hills Blvd.  68 paved spaces, gravel overflow lot and 2 electric vehicle spaces

Walk-in Entrances: Mission Creek Trail (part of the San Diego River Trail) - 9220 Cuyamaca St – access off of Cuyamaca Blvd or Walmart parking lot

Other walk in access: Willow Pond Rd. and Wintercreek Pl.

Trails:  Open to pedestrians, on-leash dogs and non-motorized vehicles. Please pick up after your dog.

Loop trail distances are: 

Trail Loops

Length (ft)

Length (miles)

# Circuits = 1 Mile














Ages: 2-5 years & 5-12 years

Highlights: Shaded forest-themed playground, Forest Service play truck, 3 story slide, swings (including 1 ADA), Global Motion Spinner

Exercise Equipment:

Ages: 14 years and over, adjacent to playground 

Nature Discovery Area:

Repurposed Mast Park trees, leaves, bark, sticks, rocks to explore, build, create and use your imagination.

 Picnic Pavilions



  • Picnic pavilions can be reserved through a CSD city-issued permit daily from dawn to dusk.
  • Permits are issued in the order the applications are received.
  • If picnic pavilions are not reserved/permitted, they are available on a first come-first serve basis.


  • Submit a completed Outdoor Facility Use Application, application can be obtained online or at CSD.
  • Completed applications can be submitted via fax, email or in person at CSD, and must include full payment for reservation.
  • All applications must be received a minimum of 3 business days in advance of requested use.
  • Picnic pavilions must be permitted a minimum of two hours.
  • Reservations/permits are posted on-site at the picnic pavilions (and reserved parking spot included with the large solid covered pavilion) and all permittees must have permit in their possession during use.
  • Special Entertainment (bounce house, food vendor, etc.) permits are only allowed with picnic pavilion reservation. See below for additional details.
  • Questions about how to obtain, complete and/or submit an Outdoor Facility Use Application contact CSD.


Park Pavilions and Amenities


    Resident Fee

Non-Resident Fee

Mast Park Pavilions (Tables seat approximately 8 people)

Large Solid Cover (All 7 tables), 1 reserved parking space




Medium Solid Cover (4 tables)




Medium Lath Cover (4 tables)




Special Entertainment – (ie: bounce house, food vendor, small petting zoo, entertainment, etc.)

Only allowed with pavilion rental






Picnic Pavilion Rules:

  • NO smoking in city parks.
  • Consuming alcohol (Beer/Wine) in the park Monday - Friday requires a city-issued permit.
  • Alcohol (Beer/Wine) may be consumed in the park on Saturdays and Sundays without a permit.
  • Liquor, glass containers and keg beer are NOT allowed.
  • Only blue “painters’ tape” may be used to affix decorations. All items, including tape, must be removed at the end of your rental. You may be charged for damage, tape or decorations remaining in or adjacent to picnic pavilion.
  • Electricity is NOT provided. 
  • Fires are permitted in BBQ grills/authorized areas only. Hot coals must be properly disposed in provided concrete receptacles.
  • NO motorized vehicles allowed in the park.
  • Trash – although there is daily park maintenance, we highly recommend that you bring additional trash bags for use during a reservation. Please take your full trash bags or leave bags tied closed next to the receptacles after picnic pavilion use.

Cancellation/Request for Refund:

  • Reservations are in effect rain or shine. No refunds after event date. Requests for refunds or changes MUST be made 3 business days prior to reservation and are subject to approval, fees may apply.

 Special Entertainment

Procedures /Rules:

Special Entertainment includes but is not limited to:  bounce houses, vendors for food, entertainment or other, small petting zoos (no hoofed animals or water attractions allowed)

  • Allowed in conjunction with a picnic pavilion permit/reservation only.
  • Two special entertainment set up areas are available; one space each with large and medium solid covered pavilions.
  • Must be in city designated area and must not exceed 20’x20’, Grills/Cooking vendors must be in designated pavilion grill area, not on the grass.
    • Permittee must use vendor from approved vendor list, list can be obtained online or at CSD.
    • These vendors are approved to work with a permitted patron at Santee city facilities. All park and facility regulations must be followed. The City does not support, supervise, or endorse these vendors. Permittee must monitor vendor and permittee may be charged for damages.
  • NO electricity is provided. Generators are required.
  • No motorized vehicles allowed in the park.
  • No staking into the ground; sandbags or weights must be used to secure all bounce houses, tents, or anything affected by the wind or weather.
  • No water attractions or hoofed animals.

 Other Park Amenities

  • Permanent cement ping pong (aka table tennis) and bean bag toss (aka corn hole) are open to all park users.

    When others are waiting, please alternate use.

  • You may bring your own equipment or check it out for free at CSD.
  • Equipment package options:
    • Bean bags: 8 total, 4 each of 2 colors
    • 4 ping pong paddles with 4 balls
  • Equipment Check-Out Procedure:
    • Submit a completed Outdoor Facility Use Application, application can be obtained online or at CSD
      • Completed applications can be submitted via fax, email or in person at CSD. Credit card information must be submitted on the application.
      • All applications must be received a minimum of 3 business days in advance of requested use.
      • Check out of equipment will be for a maximum of 5 business days.
      • Permittee will be charged $25 replacement fee for all equipment not returned by due date.
  • Snack Bar/Concession Stand
    • October – April   10:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday (pending ABC permit)
    • May – September 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 7 days a week (Sunday – Saturday)  



Dog Park

Complete listing of Dog Park Rules

Well-behaved dogs and their responsible owners welcome. The Mast Park Dog Park features 3 separate sections:

Puppy - Maximum 30 lbs.; must be vaccinated and over 4 months old

Small Dog - Under 30 lbs.

Large Dog - Over 30 lbs.

Please use appropriate discretion when determining which area is best suited for your dog.

ALL OTHER AREAS beyond the designated Dog Park area require animals to be on-leash at all times.


 Disc Golf Course

Opening Spring 2020

The course will remain closed for several months after the park opening for landscaping and plant establishment in that area.

Check out the course here!

Hole sponsorship for 2020 have been filled. If you would like information on sponsoring a hole in 2021 please contact Dean Velasco at or (619) 890-8462.


  • Disc golf user fees will be used to assist in off-setting course maintenance expenses. Fees are currently pending.
  • Automated payment machine located on west side of the concession stand (no cash, credit cards only)
  • Youth under 18 years – Free/no charge
  • Adult Day Pass (18 years and over) – Weekdays: $3/Weekends $4
  • Unlimited rounds of play for Day Pass (dawn – dusk)
  • Discounted days, quantity passes and specials (to be determined)
  • Receipts are issued: All adult disc golf players must have a dated pass in their possession during play
  • Receipts must be presented to Park Monitor upon request
  • For disc golf course map, rules/etiquette sign, see kiosk and payment machine located near concession stand