October 13, 2015

KeychainMembership Includes: an informative newsletter with information on park history, upcoming projects and events, and a specially designed limited edition boot keychain. Be the first to know what is happening at the Ranch; become a member!

How to Join or Renew: Annual dues (Jan. 1 – Dec.31) are $20.00 per individual or couple. We accept individual or couples memberships.

To join or renew fill out an application online.

You can also print and complete the membership form, and send a check made payable to the Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc. (FOCR) for your dues, along with this detachable sheet to: P.O. Box 130145, Carlsbad, CA 92013-0145

A member’s personal information is never shared with a third party.

FOCR Contributions and Accomplishments
  • Participation in the award-winning Park Master Plan
  • Stewards for the National Register and California Historic Landmark listings
  • Donation of the entire Cisco Kid TV series (156 episodes) – in English & Spanish
  • Donation of a Library of Leo Carrillo motion pictures
  • Donation of Ralph Edwards “This is Your Life, Leo Carrillo” video
  • Three (3) Automated External Defibrillators
  • DVD Video of Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park for the Visitor Center
  • Pass-through donations of artifacts and memorabilia from the private sector
  • Signage improvements
  • Grants: Foundation, Corporate, Private, State and Federal
  • Fourteen (14) Park Benches
  • Offering an award-winning California History & Art program to local 4th grade students since 1997
  • Title I school bussing grants for the 4th grade California History and Art program
  • Donation of a golf cart for visitors with challenges/ difficulties
  • Reconstruction and restoration of original stone entrance pillars


The Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc. is a chartered California Educational Corporation, tax exempt under IRS Regulation 501(c)(3) ID#33-0454123.

Become a Member

The Friends of Carrillo Ranch members continue to further the restoration and preservation efforts of the Ranch buildings, grounds and educational projects; to enhance the Ranch experience for all, as Leo would want it to be. Become a member and enjoy and share in the dream of Leo Carrillo.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 130145
Carlsbad, CA 92013
(442) 339-5042

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Ranch Hours

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.

The visitor center and select historic building interiors and exhibits are open intermittently for self-guided touring. Please call 442-339-5042 in advance of your visit to confirm staff and docent availability.

Free Guided Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Meet at the welcome kiosk in the parking lot. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. For groups over ten people, please schedule a private tour.