- Award-winning Calendars for Sale! We're proud to share the first edition of our 13-month calendar, featuring beautiful photography from County parks with listings for national, local and park-related holidays. At only $5 (NEW DISCOUNTED PRICE!), they make a great gift! Proceeds will go to the Parks Society to support ongoing park maintenance and programming. Get additional information - including sales and pick-up locations - at 858-565-3600 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Or complete this form, email it to the address noted, and a reservation agent will contact you directly.
- Tijuana River Valley Regional Park: Updating the trail system at Tijuana River Valley Regional Park is a priority for County Parks - as such, work is underway to complete a 22.5-mile non-motorized trail system. Efforts to preserve local habitats are being balanced by efforts to improve and expand trail access. Click HERE for more information, or VIEW the map. As of February 2016, we've begun restoration of more than 30 acres of unauthorized trails - including the installation of lodge pole fencing and other barricades, posting Habitat Enhancement Area signs, seed planting for revegetation, and ongoing trail maintenance. Thank you for staying on designated paths as we work to restore this area to its natural state.
- Shot Hole Borer: A new pest known as the Shot Hole Borer is affecting tree health in San Diego. This invasive species burrows into a tree's bark, lays eggs and emits a fungus that can deplete a tree of the nutrients it needs to survive. It's too early to understand the significance of this beetle to our region, but we're saddened by the negative effect it's had on vegetation in parts of Tijuana River Valley Regional Park. For more information, review this presentation and visit our FAQs webpage.
- Borrego Springs: The community of Borrego Springs will soon have a new, 16-acre park. Two meetings have been held with local residents to identify preferred amenities and to share background on the parks planning process. Please view the FAQ sheet for additional information.
- Guajome Regional Park: The Guajome Park fitness area improvement project will take place from late summer to winter 2015. The project is located just north of the main pond at 3000 Guajome Lake Road in Oceanside. The project includes installation of articulating exercise equipment, benches and tables, and a shade pavilion.
Heritage Park - Juan Street Improvements Project - The City
of San Diego's Juan Street Improvements project is moving along
well. Please visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JuanStreetProject/
for photos and updates on the project. For more information, contact
the City of San Diego at 619.533.4207 or at email@example.com.
Coin-operated showers installed at all County campgrounds: As
part of our broader water
conservation efforts, coin operated shower fixtures have been
installed at the following campgrounds: Agua Caliente, Vallecito,
Dos Picos, William Heise, Guajome Regional, Sweetwater Summit,
Potrero and Lake Morena. Fixtures take quarters and cost 50
cents for 4 minutes of shower time. Quarters will be available at
the Ranger stations.
- Lake Morena County Park: Due to the low water levels at Lake Morena County Park, the boat ramp will be closed to launch personal watercraft until further notice. Fishing float tubes, canoes, and kayaks are still allowed, but swimming and direct body-water contact is not. Motorized boats at the lake's marina can be rented for daily fishing and water activities. Please call the Lake Morena Park office for further information at (619) 579-4101.
- Oak Tree Protection: Oak trees through out the County are threatened by an insect called the Gold Spotted Oak Borer (GSOB). Efforts are ongoing in the fight against this destructive pest. County Parks staff consistently monitor the health of our trees and work to minimize the damage caused by the GSOB through a number of means. For more information about the GSOB and our efforts to control it, visit our Oak Tree Protection webpage.