Park News & Updates


Park News, Weather Updates & Park Closures
(Updated 12/22/14 at 10:00 a.m.)

  • The following Parks are closed until further notice due to trail conditions or other impacts from the recent rain.
    • South Lane - Parking Area only 
    • Santa Margarita Preserve
    • Trails adjacent to the Tijuana River in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park.  The rest of the park remains open.
  • Christmas Day Park Closures: with the exception of neighborhood day-use parks and campgrounds, all County Parks will be closed on Thursday, December 25th.  Additionally, the following locations will have holiday related closings as indicated:
    • Fallbrook Community Center
      • December 24 - Open till 1:00 p.m.
      •  - Senior lunch will be served & cleaned up by 1:00 p.m.
      •  - No QCS Children Academy
      •  - No Exercise Classes
      • December 25 & 26 - Closed
      •  - No Senior Lunch
      •  - No QCS Children Academy
      •  - No Exercise or Tai Chi Classes
      • January 1, 2015 - Closed
    • Hellhole Canyon Preserve - Closed December 22nd thru December 25.
    • Lakeside Rec Club - Closed December 22nd thru January 2nd.
    • Lakeside Community Center - Closed December 24, 25, 2014 and January 1, 2015.
    • Pine Valley Park - Closed Christmas Day.
    • Spring Valley Gym - Closed Christmas Eve and Day and New Years Eve and Day.
    • Spring Valley Gym - Closed December 22 thru January 5.
    • Spring Valley Community Center - Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
  • Agua Caliente County Park - The Children’s Pool at Agua Caliente County Park is closed while the pool is being renovated.  The pool will be closed until construction is complete.  Construction is 95% complete and it should be opening in mid to late December.  The other two pools (the indoor spa and the larger outdoor pool) are open daily and available for use, however, the Indoor Spa will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 18 for emergency heater repair.
  • Collier Park - Playgrounds - All three playgrounds at Collier Park will soon be going under construction and will be closed for the duration of the project.  Please check back for updates as the closure will be listed on this site.
  • Collier Park NE Tennis Court - The tennis court in the northeast corner of the park will be going under construction to convert it to a basketball court.  Construction is expected to begin in coming weeks.  This court will be closed during construction.  Visitors are encouraged to use the other court located just south of the playgrounds. Refer back to this page for further updates.
  • Heritage Park -  the City of San Diego is conducting street improvements on Juan Street in Old Town San Diego.  This project may intermittently impact traffic in the area.  Please plan additional time for potential delays and accessing parking. Please refer to the City's Juan Street Improvement Project page on Facebook for more up to date information.
  • 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.

For up to date information on park closures, please call our reservation and information center at (858) 565-3600 or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.    


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