Park News & Updates


Park News, Weather Updates & Park Closures
(Updated 10/9/15 at 4:30 pm)


  • Ramona Grasslands Docent Hike:  Due to extreme heat, the previously scheduled hike on October 10, 2015 has been cancelled.  The next hike will be held on October 31, 2015.
  • Hilton Head Park: The pavilions will be closed from Monday, Oct 12 thru Friday, Oct 16 for maintenance.
  • 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 Rd in Oceanside.  The project includes instulation of articulating exercise equipment, benches and tables, and a shade pavilion.
  • Waterfront Park:  On October 10 and 11, 2015, the CRSSD Music Festival will be held at Waterfront Park. This two-day, 21+ event will use the entire park. Access to the park will be limited Wednesday, Oct. 7 through Monday, Oct. 12, to set up and break down festival equipment and fencing. On Saturday and Sunday, the park will only be accessible to individuals attending the festival. Visit the Waterfront Park Facebook Page for maps of closed areas.

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  • New 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. 
  • Steele Canyon Park: The tennis court will be closed for resurfacing and fence repairs from Sept. 16 - 23.
  • Water Conservation Projects: There will be a number of water conservation projects occurring throughout the San Diego County Parks System effective immediately and over the coming months. Get info on our Sustainability webpage.
  • Eucalyptus Park: The upper playground area will remain closed during construction and installation of the new playground equipment.  The project, which includes new swings and new surfacing, is expected to reopen in June 2015.  Thank you for your patience during construction.
  • Pine Valley County Park: Starting in February, 2015, Pine Valley County Park is under construction for approximately 11 months to install new synthetic turf ball fields.  During this time, the fields will be unavailable. 
  • Dos Picos Park: Utility upgrades to improve facilities will be under construction on an ongoing basis beginning in early 2015.  This may result in construction traffic, construction noise and rotational site closings during regular business hours throughout the construction period.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Lake Morena County Park: Due to the draw down of water at Lake Morena County Park, the boat ramp will be closed to launch personal watercraft until further notice. Personal float tubes, canoes, and kayaks are still able to launch on the lake. The motorized boats available at the lake's marina can still be rented, and are able to operate for daily fishing and water activities. Please call the Lake Morena Park office for further information at (619) 579-4101.
  • Borrego Springs Community Park: Borrego Springs will soon have a brand-new park, to be built on the 16-acre parcel at the corner of Country Club and Sunset Roads, across from the post office.
  • Oak Tree Protection: Oak trees through out the County are threatened by an instect 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.