On Saturday, July 17, 2021, we’re celebrating the 101st birthday of Live Oak County Park! The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. includes a day full of activities that are sure to appease visitors of all ages and interests.
The schedule includes a “peeps and pooches” dog walk, jumbo tree planting, native tree giveaway, reptile talks, animal touch tables, birds of prey demonstrations, lawn games, bounce houses, a climbing wall, a photo booth, face-painting, food trucks and a movie after sunset. There is no cost to attend, and all are welcome. Live Oak County Park is located at 2746 Reche Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Get additional details on the Facebook event page and view the event flyer.
Over the past year, staff have been readying the park for its centennial-plus-one birthday party; adding benches, replacing walkways, installing exercise equipment, improving restrooms and restoring two concrete tables that date back to 1920. Additionally, and in partnership with the Fallbrook Save Our Forest Committee, volunteers and staff have planted more than 100 native trees and shrubs.
“Parks are the heartbeat of a community,” said Brian Albright, Director of the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation. “Live Oak has, for decades, served as a heritage gateway into Fallbrook, popular for parties, festivals and drive-up entertainment. Coincidentally, in 1920 the world was emerging from a pandemic. The region prevailed, just as we have recently. Live Oak County Park is a place where citizens can find community, peace and natural rejuvenation.”
With a more than a hundred years to look back on, here are some milestones in park history:
Please join us as we pay tribute to a recreation space that has grown with the Fallbrook community, and that remains a favorite destination for locals and travelers, alike.
Special thanks to our partners: Live Oak Park Coalition, San Diego County Parks Society, Fallbrook Dog Park Committee, and Fallbrook Save Our Forest Committee.