Park News & Updates

Park News, Weather Updates & Park Closures
(Updated 11/30/15 at 11:00 a.m)

  • Park Closures:
  • Due to a special event on Tuesday, Dec. 1, the entrance at Sycamore Park Drive staging area off Highway 67 will be closed until 1 p.m. In addition, trails immediately surrounding the Sycamore Canyon staging area will be closed to public access during this time. The Goodan Ranch staging area off Sycamore Canyon Drive will remain open all day. Contact the Ranger Station at (858) 513-4737 if you have any questions.
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  • The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to share the first edition of its 13-month calendar, featuring beautiful photography from County Parks with listings for national, County and park-related holidays. At only $10, they make a great gift! Get additional information, including sales and pick-up locations, at 858-565-3600 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Spring Valley Gym and Teen Center: will be closed November 23-27 for gym floor resurfacing.  The Gym office will remain open with modified hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Wednesday.
  • 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 bing balanced by efforts to improve and expand trail access. Click HERE for more information, or VIEW the map.
  • Vallecito County Park: A boil water order has been issued for Vallecito County Park. The water system serves two volunteer pads, 44 camps sites, and public restrooms with showers. Water is avilable at nearby Agua Caleinte County Park, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own. Details:

  • 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 instulation of articulating exercise equipment, benches and tables, and a shade pavilion.
  • 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. 
  • 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 includes new swings and new surfacing and is expected to be completed in November, 2015. Thank you for your patience during construction.
  • Pine Valley County Park: Starting in February, 2015, Pine Valley County Park is under construction for to install new synthetic turf ball fields. The fields will be unavailable until the work is complete.
  • 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.
  • 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.