The location: Harrison's soccer game
There actually are a trio of parks here, right in a row (from north to south):
farthest to the north (and the largest) is Recreation Park. Right
below (to the south of) it is Colorado Lagoon Park (where they filmed
the 3rd Season scene of the police discovering Miguel Prado's body), and right below that (farthest to the southeast) is this, the smallest of the three, Marina Vista Park.
But it actually isn't a small park - it just looks like it compared to the other two parks. Marina Vista Park has 18 acres, containing two soccer fields, tennis courts and a softball diamond.
(Note in the photo below that the outbuilding is no longer blue.)
I shot this photo in July 2013.
Here is an aerial photo of the park. Here is a Google StreetView of the location. And here is a map link.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In the early seasons, I usually
had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues
from the various scenes. By the now, though, I've developed a small
group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and let me know in advance when something is about to film there.
Rick tipped me to this one. And Julie also let me know that they were filming in the park. And I was able to verify the exact spot in the park because in the scene you can see a blue, park restroom building (with an even smaller blue box nearby), the only building in the park. (Thanks, Rick & Julie!)
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