Yucaipa is known for an abundance of park and recreational facilities, drawing residents and visitors to recreate, attend community events or festivals, play active sports, or simply enjoy the outdoors together. The City of Yucaipa has 14 public parks, including an equestrian arena, a municipal pool, and other special use facilities. Yucaipa local parks range in size from 1 to 20 acres and offer a quiet retreat from everyday life — to enjoy nature, walk pets, picnic, or enjoy a stroll through the park. More active recreational activities can be enjoyed at 7th Street Park, Avenue I Park, and Yucaipa Community Park.
In addition to City parks, Yucaipa is home to an 885-acre state park and a 200-acre regional park with campgrounds and three lakes for swimming, boating, and fishing. Yucaipa’s Parks are supplemented by school play areas and athletic fields. Crafton Hills College allows public use of recreational facilities, including a six-hole golf course, olympic-sized pool, gymnasium, track, basketball courts, tennis courts, and hiking trails. Joint use agreements with the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District allow limited public access to select facilities on weekends.