San Diego River Park Trail (SDRPT): There have been numerous efforts to develop a continuous trail along the San Diego River, which stretches for 52 miles from its headwaters in the Cuyamaca Mountains near Julian to its mouth at the Pacific Ocean in San Diego. The trail crosses through multiple parks and open space areas that are cumulatively referred to as the San Diego River Park. So far, approximately 40 percent of the planned SDRPT, that extends to El Capitan Reservoir, has been completed. Additional trail segments have been proposed from El Capitan Reservoir to the town of Julian, but there are currently no funding sources to complete the work that is needed to make those connections. In March 2021, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors convened a task force to identify priorities for future projects that could complete the SDRPT. One of the issues identified by the task force was that there is no set funding source to acquire land, build trails, do maintenance, manage ongoing operations and other projects along the San Diego River. The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation is taking the lead on preparing a robust analysis of all potential short- and long-term funding sources that could contribute to this project’s success. A study has been commissioned to complete an analysis of funding options, called the the San Diego River Trail Funding Feasibility Analysis.
Penasquitos Outdoor Classroom: The County of San Diego
Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is exploring options to
improve an outdoor classroom space at Los Peñasquitos Canyon County
Preserve. DPR staff will be reaching out to residents this spring and
summer to solicit feedback on the design of this new community
amenity. Join us Wednesday, May 24 for our first public meeting to
introduce the project via Zoom. A link to the virtual meeting will be
provided below and at sdparks.org/publicmeetings. Translation and
interpretation services are available upon request. Please submit
requests 72 hours prior to the event so resources can be secured. If
you can't join us, , you can still participate online. After the
meeting, we will post a recording of it below, along with a link to an
online survey which will be open until June 10. For more information,
contact Riley DeWitt-Rickards, Park Project Manager at email@example.com or
Updates from past public meetings:
Alpine County Park: A virtual public meeting was held Jan. 14, 2021 to discuss the design plan and next steps for a community park in Alpine. Here is a recording of the live Q&A. The concept plan shows proposed park amenities. Click in to view the FAQ document and our responses to the questions answered in the public meeting. View our video for more information.
Boulder Oaks County Preserve: County Parks staff have been preparing a public access plan for Boulder Oaks County Preserve in Ramona, which includes a planned trail system. An open house showcasing this trail system and how it fits into the overarching public access plan was held Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2019 at the Ramona Library. Seventy people attended. We continue to seek grant funds, and we look forward to implementing the recreational opportunities presented, as new funds become available. Click HERE to view the PDF of the planned trail system.
Calavo County Park: The County recently acquired 9 acres of land north of Calavo Road near Jamacha Blvd. The property is relatively flat, with good access from streets and contains disturbed land that is ideal for recreational use. It borders multi-family housing developments, a natural wildlife refuge, and is close to schools. Attend this meeting to learn more about the property and share your feedback on the types of amenities you’d like to see in the new park. Click HERE to view the public meeting flyer.
Local Park in Fallbrook: The County is poised to welcome a new 6.8-acre property to it's park portfolio. Located at Golden and Morrow Roads, at East Fallbrook Street, the park will be an active recreation site. Amenities will be added with community input via several public meetings - click in to view past meetings from May 25, 2020 and July 22, 2020.
For more information, contact Park Project Manager Stephanie Kopplin at 858-966-1344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Otay Trail Alignment Study: The goal of this multi-agency project is to create a coordinated and sustainable trail system that will provide quality recreational trail connections while balancing the need to protect sensitive environmental resources. The trails and potential staging areas under consideration for further environmental analysis, as approved by the study partners are illustrated in this map. Environmental studies and analysis are currently underway for this project. For more information contact Kiran Kaur.
The first public workshop was held March 2017. Staff presented the project purpose, guiding principles, trail planning process, numerous environmental considerations and constraints, and initial public input survey results. The workshop presentation, materials, maps, summary and highlights are posted in this article. County Parks held a second public workshop on June 20 for a new trail plan in Otay Ranch and adjacent areas. Please see the workshop presentation and project fact sheet for additional information. Materials presented at the public workshop, including the trails siting and design guidelines, the trails under consideration, and related posterboards are available for your reference. An event and public comments summary is now available.
Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch: A second public meeting was held on Thursday, March 28 at the Poway Community Park Auditorium with over 100 members of the public in attendance. Materials from the meeting are available below (please note, some files are large and may take a few minutes to open). Comments on the revised Public Access Plan may be submitted to Anna.Prowant@sdcounty.ca.gov through April 30, 2019.
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On Jan. 24, 2018, County Parks hosted the first community meeting on the public access plan for Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch. Feedback was received and has been summarized here. Refer to the following maps for more information, or contact Anna Prowant via email or at (858) 966-1362.
Sycuan/Sloan Canyon: In March, County Parks hosted a public workshop to explore trail alignment options for a new community trail that will ultimately travel from Willow Glen Drive to Beaver Hollow Road near Dehesa Road and Sloan Canyon Road (in Dehesa). Here is a summary of public comments.
Tijuana River Valley Regional Park: In December 2016, County Parks hosted a public meeting at the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park ranger station. The purpose was to discuss the results of a feasibility that could bring new amenities to the valley, pending available funding, including campgrounds, a community garden extension, enhanced multi-use trails, a bike park and new equestrian areas, among other ideas. Projects will be discussed in further detail once funding sources have been identified and secured. Here is a recap of key points. For more information, contact Kiran Kaur.