Grant Park, Mission Hills
This beautiful park, small, but with a path through rolling hills, nice shade trees, & a playground, is located in a wealthier part of town called Mission Hills. Mission Hills is also one of the oldest parts of San Diego, getting it's name from the mission located at the northern edge of this neighborhood (used to be Mission de San Diego de Alcala before Alcala was moved further inland).
Years ago, this park was actually a cemetary. At some time, they removed all but a small portion of the headstones (left at a corner of the park). The memorial that was put up for the people that are buried here dates the inhabitants mostly from the 1800's, with a few from the early 1900's (in San Diego, that's ooooold!). Sounds like it could be creepy, and believe me, when I was a kid I thought it was! But it's really an increadibly peaceful, happy place.
Click here for a photo of one of the older trees in the park.