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Green Friday

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 active and educational – aligning with our mission to balance recreation with efforts to protect and preserve land and local environment. Activities are open to residents and visitors of all ages, interest and abilities, and there is no cost to attend.

On Friday, Nov. 24, 2023 - Green Friday - all of our $3 park day-use fees (where they are charged) are waived! Here's some additional information. 

Gren Friday half-page flyer

View the event on Facebook:  DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 

View the 2023 Event Poster


We are gearing up for an incredible season of volunteerism, beginning with these Green Friday tree planting and park beautification opportunities. Get your hands dirty while having fun and exercising your green thumb on Thanksgiving weekend. Here are some activities to ponder, while spots are still available!  

Friday, Nov. 24-26m 2023

  • Thank you to the volunteers who participated in Green Friday 2023! We look forward to posting new opportunities next year for Green Friday 2024.


We’ve partnered with the San Diego County to place book pages on signs along some of our more popular, kid-friendly trails for #GreenFriday, so you can walk, talk and read your way through our parks! Books vary by location, with some in English and Spanish, and will be up through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

NORTH: Felicita County Park (Escondido), Live Oak (Fallbrook),  Rancho Guajome Adobe (Vista), San Dieguito County Park (Solana Beach)   

EAST: Dos Picos County Park (Ramona), El Monte County Park (Lakeside), Flinn Springs County Park (El Cajon), Louis A. Stelzer County Park (Lakeside)

SOUTH:  Otay Lakes County Park (Chula Vista), Tijuana River Valley Regional Park

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