Camp Pendleton- Camp Pendleton has comparable field quality, but horrible staff service.
Jungle Island is the finest all around facility in Southern California. It features a wide diversity of fields and services. Free compressed air fills are a major highlight. In addition, you can fill the air yourself, saving time.
Jungle Island has an incredibly nice staff. They are attentive to enforcing rules, are active in the games, and show an interest in ensuring the enjoyment of all players.
Jungle Island allows for more playing time relative to other fields in Southern California. Expect to play 16-18 games in a day, versus 8-10 at Camp Pendleton.
Easy access from the freeway, and plenty of parking.
Jungle is good, but the several times I've gone there, the ref's always want to push the players onto the speedball, hyperball, whatever ball fields.
The Best field is the town, and the others, who would know, I've never been able to play on those. It's like they're holding those for something special. Obviously not the players.
Other than that, the field is well run and enjoyable, Rentals, paint, some food, co2, compressed all to be had. I suggest you bring your own lunch and drinks.
It's more of a drive if you're coming from south OC. SC and Tombstone are closer but variety is the spice of life.
The Good: free compressed air, low prices, nice fields
The Bad: totally unsafe
There's a lot of good about this field but the fact that it's unsafe outweighs the good. It's amazing how many refs allow the players to shoot in "mask-off" zones or how they seldomly enforce the "mask-on " rule. When we were eating in the waiting area people were firing their markers left and right and nothing was done about it. I was getting really worried because since most people were noobs they might fire in my face, so I was eating with my mask on. This field is fine, but only if you want to leave your mask on 99% of the time.
This field is great! This place has great fields to play on, whether you like speed ball or woods they have them all. The staff is always ready to help you out and are nice and fair. they have a decent amount of food/drink to buy and at night games you get a 2 free slices of pizza and a soda. They also host air soft games.
I like jungle because of the fields they have. They are more recreational and that i what i am, a recreational player. The fact that there is free COMPRESS AIR is a plus, normally you would pay 10 bucks for whole day fills. They only sell pizza so that is not so good of a choice for food. If you go on summer bring lots of drinks , becuase it can get really hot over there. Refs are nice, and people seem to do wanna help you out.
One other thing that i dont like is the location, where it is very far from where i live, like about 45-60 mins....other than that, awesome field, and i would recomend it.
We just headed out to jungle for the first time this weekend. I was very impressed with this field. A completely different vibe than SC. This feels more like a family. The owners are great people. They are alwasy around talking to the players and getting a first hand look at what's happening in the park. This past weekend we attended a scenario game sponsered by mppgames.com. This was incredible. It was pouring rain but gunny (owner) was still out there shoveling mud and getting dirty with his crew. He also took the time to ask players how they were doing and was more than happy to listen to your gripes and/or compliments. This is how all fields should be run. Now as far as the fields go. Well let me start by saying it was pouring rain all weekend. Yet these feilds where still in better shape than SC on a good day. these guys really make sure the fields are in perfect order. The scenario game took over pretty much the whole park so we got a chance to play on most of the fields during the two days. It was a rush. You could be holding a front in the city and get attacked by a flanking team up in the hills. I can't reccomend this field enough. It's worth the longer drive.
The recball here RULES. It is cheaper than SC village and the fields are top-notch. My personal favorite is "Trenches" which is a world-war 1 style trench warfare field. Nothing beats "going over the top". There is not much speedball, like 2 fields, but they are pretty good. And the best part; NOBODY IS EVER THERE! There is like 175 people spread out over like 8 fields, so games are not crowded at all. This place is great, and there are airsoft games too.
Ok, so far this is one of the best fields I've ever played at.
A bunch of us drive all the way up from San Diego to play here. (about an hour and fifteen minute drive) We enjoy it so much, that we organized a private game there last weekend.
Their concept fields are exciting and fun to play on with something different for everyone. I especially enjoy playing on "The City" field at this park. It's also nice that we can bring our own paint to play.
No real complaints, except it would be nice to see a wooded field here to play on.