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Mission & Vision

The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) enhances the quality of life for County residents and visitors of all ages. We promote health and wellness, safe communities and civic pride through thousands of programs across San Diego including festivals, hikes and rides, educational events and activities for youth, three strategically located recreation centers, and multiple state-of-the-art sports complexes. Daily programs enrich the lives of all patrons with a special focus on families, seniors, people with disabilities and at-risk youth.

Our award-winning park system features 157 facilities across more than 57,000 acres of land, including parks, camping parks, sports parks, community centers, open space preserves and historic sites. Some 380 miles of trails take visitors through multiple climates and habitats - from the coast to the desert and the valleys to the mountains.   

Parks and park facilities are open year-round (unless otherwise noted). We encourage you to experience the upside of outside along with us!

Mission: We enhance the quality of life in San Diego County by providing exceptional parks and recreation experiences and preserving significant natural resources.

Vision: A parks and recreation system that is the pride of San Diego County. 

DPR fully embraces the County of San Diego's mission to provide County residents with superior services to improve the region's quality of life. View our Strategic Plan, which outlines our priorities for accomplishing our mission and bringing our vision to life.

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