Otay Valley Regional Park

2155 E. Beyer Blvd., San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0463

Hours: 9:30 a.m. –  sunset, daily

Public vehicle access and restrooms are available from 9:30 a.m. to sunset. Staging area gates open 30 minutes after sunrise and close 30 minutes before sunset. No public vehicle access or restroom availability on December 25.

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Otay Valley Regional Park (OVRP) is a multi-jurisdictional planning effort by the County of San Diego and the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista. In 1990, the jurisdictions entered into a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for coordinated planning, acquisition, and design for OVRP. The agreement established a three-member Policy Committee of elected officials and a 30-member Citizens Advisory Committee.

The planning area for Otay Valley Regional Park is located four miles north of the International Border. The regional park will extend about 11 miles inland from the southeastern edge of the salt ponds at the mouth of the river, through the Otay River Valley, to the land surrounding both Lower and Upper Otay Lakes. The Otay Valley Regional Park Concept Plan may be viewed in PDF format here.

The 200-acre Otay Valley Regional Park represents one of the major open space areas within southern San Diego County, linking South Bay with lower Otay Lake. From playing fields and picnic areas to hiking, biking, and horse trails, the park will provide local residents and visitors with a variety of recreational opportunities. At the same time, efforts are in play to protect open space, wildlife, historic, agricultural, and archaeological resources.

Currently, there are no active or passive recreational areas in the park, outside of the County-operated facility at Otay Lakes. However, there are plans for multi-use areas and an extensive trail system within the park's boundaries.


  • 8.3 miles of non-motorized, multi-use trails
  • 7 staging areas
  • 7 ponds
  • Birdwatching

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