Kit Carson Park is a multi-use recreation site on the southern side of the city of Escondido. A creek flows southward through willow and sycamore woodland, past grass lawns with scattered trees, and a small pond at its center. Birding here is good all year aided by a good network of trails. Hawks, woodpeckers, ducks, warblers, bluebirds, and sparrows are among the birds to be seen. Easy walking. Restrooms available.
Directions: Exit from Highway 15 at Via Rancho Parkway. Go east past the shopping mall and continue as the road bends north. Turn left into the park at Entrance Drive (stoplight and fire station). Turn right at the end of the drive and meet at the El Arroyo Picnic Area.