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Earth Day Weekend

Mark your calendars – we’ve planned free fun for the whole family at locations across San Diego! County Parks is celebrating Earth Day with a series of outdoor events. Read on to get the scoop. More...

Postcards on Sale!

In honor of Earth Month, we’re selling postcards representing some of our most popular parks and preserves. Each set contains 12 custom-designed postcards featuring imagery, information and space to share your park experiences. More...

Park Notices and Closures

Every once in a while we close a park for maintenance or to add a new amenity. Below is an alphabetical list of open projects and/or park closures - please review this list or call ahead before heading out to your favorite park, and check back for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience! More...

BYO... Boat

That’s right; we’re reopening the boat launch at Lake Morena County Park. For several years, the boat launch was closed to the public due to low water levels. Now, thanks to recent rains, the reservoir is high enough to meet boats and the end of the launch for safe entry. More...

Parks March Madness

In sync with the NCAA's March Madness tournament, the County Parks team scheduled a championship bracket featuring parks and preserves across San Diego. Top places to play went head-to-head on social media for several weeks - and the public got to play favorites. More...

Movies in the Park - Coming Soon!

County Parks will once again be teaming up with the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, La Mesa, Vista, San Marcos, Oceanside, Poway, Lemon Grove, El Cajon and other jurisdictions to host a movies in parks across San Diego. These events are free and family-friendly, with dozens of titles to choose from. More...

Youth Sports, Meet Fox Sports

We’re proud to announce a new partnership between the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation and Fox Sports San Diego. Dollars generated through this new partnership support things like capital improvements, park updates and other high-priority projects that benefit local recreation and preservation efforts. More...

12 Trails to Try in 2017

We connected with Scott Turner, outdoor enthusiast, Modern Hiker contributor and co-author for the next edition of Afoot & Afield in San Diego County (hitting shelves this March!) to get a short list of trails to try in the new year. Here are his recommendations, by month, at parks and preserves across San Diego. We hope you will join him, and the rest of the County Parks team, as we “take a hike” in 2017! More...

#2016bestnine

It was a picturesque year for Parks and Recreation on San Diego County's Instagram channel. Our #2016bestnine Parks images - or the nine most popular/liked pictures - included scenes from Goodan Ranch-Sycamore Canyon, Heise, Los Penasquitos Canyon, Potrero, San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, Volcan Mountain and Waterfront Park. Take a look! More...

New Trails for Otay

On Thursday, March 14, County Parks coordinated a public workshop to gather input on a new trail plan for Otay Valley. About 70 people attended the event including local residents, business owners, partner organizations and County staff. More...

Live Well Every Day

We're doing our part to create a stronger, healthier and more balanced region. We continually seek new recreation opportunities for residents of all ages, interests and abilities. And we're especially excited to share these options with you at the wake of a new year! More...

What To Eat and Drink Before and After a Hike

Give your body what it needs when you plan on hitting the trails in our parks and preserves. Here are some tips on what to eat and drink, both before a hike and after you're done. More...

Fill Your Day Pack With Fuel

Bring snacks and plenty of water when you hike any of the County’s 350+ miles of trails. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next outdoor excursion. Plan ahead for maximum enjoyment! More...

New Trails for App-Happy Kids

We’ve opened three new TRACK Trails for “app-happy” kids at County Parks. Over six miles of interactive education have been routed through San Dieguito County Park and Lake Morena County Park – adding to an existing trail network that includes San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, Louis A. Stelzer County Park and Lindo Lake County Park. More...

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