2155 E. Beyer Blvd., San Diego, CA 92154
Hours: 9:30 a.m. –
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.
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.
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