On Saturday, June 11, the County celebrated the grand opening of a newly restored 22.5 mile trail system for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians at Tijuana River Valley Regional Park (TRVRP).
The celebration also marked the opening of the Dairy Mart Pond Overlook, a 1,200 square-foot wooden deck that offers scenic views and a better look at the hundreds of birds that wing across the Pacific Flyway.
County Parks began restoring more than 30 acres of unauthorized trails in February. This included the installation of lodge pole fencing and other barricades, seed planting for re-vegetation, and ongoing trail maintenance and patrols.
The ADA-accessible overlook at Dairy Mart Pond is open to all trail users. On the water side of the deck are artistic steel posts and railing, with a wooden handrail that’s perfect for leaning and picture-taking. A series of large boulders sits in the middle of the deck – great for playing and stable for sitting. Interpretive panels share the story of some of the plants and animals you can see around you. Schedule your own visit to TRVRP today!