On the day after Thanksgiving, County Parks encourages San Diegans to swap shopping plans for outdoor experiences. We celebrate the 'upside of outside' with family-friendly activities in parks and preserves across the region, on a holiday we’ve coined Green Friday!
Green Friday promotes fitness and fun in County parks. Events are both active and educational – aligning with County Parks’ mission to balance recreation opportunity with efforts to protect and preserve land and local wildlife.
Activities are open to the public and there is no cost to attend. In fact, even the day-use fees (at parks where they are collected) are waived.
Impact the future of these parks by adding shade and habitat for local wildlife. We’re planting trees at Flinn Springs and Live Oak County Parks! All ages are welcome. Trees and materials will be provided. Protective clothing, sturdy shows and gloves are recommended. Don’t forget to bring water and a snack/lunch!
Flinn Springs County Park in El Cajon: 10 a.m. – 1 p. m.; Register by calling 619-561-0180
Live Oak County Park in Fallbrook: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Register by calling 760-728-2303
We’ve planned free fitness classes for you and your loved ones. Attend a fit camp session led by Mission Fit Camp’s expert trainers at Pioneer Park! Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a towel.
All-ages Fit Camp at City of San Diego’s Pioneer Park: 9 – 10 a.m., Max. 25 people, Register
Adults Fit Camp at City of San Diego’s Pioneer Park: 12 – 1 p.m., Max 25 people, Register
Or relax, refresh and rejuvenate your body and soul through a yoga session at Waterfront Park, led by Dorothy Guthrie and compliments or our friends at the San Diego County Parks Society. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water, a towel and a yoga mat.
Test your knowledge in a special virtual trivia session called Cell Phone Smackdown! Log in from your favorite mobile device to see how you stack up against your peers in topics like nature, geography and pop culture. This is a free program – and cash prizes will be awarded to top winners in each category! Get the 5 p.m. Zoom invitation when you register through Carl McCullough at Carl.McCullough@sdcounty.ca.gov.
5 WAYS TO EXPERIENCE PARKS ON YOUR OWN THIS GREEN FRIDAY
For more information, and to learn about partner and sponsor opportunities, contact Marketing and Public Outreach Manager Jessica Geiszler at firstname.lastname@example.org.