Otay Valley Regional Park


2155 E. Beyer Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92154

Hours: 9:30 a.m. - sunset, daily
Public vehicle access and restrooms open 9:30 a.m. to sunset.
No public vehicle access or restroom availability on December 25. Staging area gates open 30 minutes after sunrise and close 30 minutes before sunset.

Park Phone: (619) 424-0463

Get park updates and check for closures on our  News Page


  • From Interstate 5: Take the Main St. exit and travel east approximately .75 mi. Turn right on E. Beyer Blvd. Travel approximately .5 mi. to the Ranger Station.
  • From Interstate 805: Take the Main St. exit and travel west approximately 3 miles. Turn left on E. Beyer Blvd. Travel approximately .5 mi. to the Ranger Station.



  • 200 Acres
  • Seven Ponds
  • Seven Staging Areas


The Otay Valley Regional Park represents one of the major open space areas within the southern area of San Diego County, linking south San Diego Bay with lower Otay Lake. It will provide South Bay residents and visitors recreational opportunities ranging from playing fields and picnic areas to hiking, biking, and horse trails. At the same time, the park will protect open space, wildlife, historic, agricultural, and archaeological resources. Currently there are no active or passive recreational areas in the park, other than the County-owned and operated facility at Otay Lakes. However, there are plans for multi-use areas and an extensive trail system within the park's boundaries, and the various jurisdictional agencies are now actively pursuing land acquisition for the park.

The planning area for Otay Valley Regional Park (OVRP) is located in the southern portion of San Diego County, four miles north of the United States/Mexico International Border. The regional park will extend about 11 miles inland from the southeastern edge of the salt ponds at the mouth of the river, through the Otay River Valley, to the land surrounding both Lower and Upper Otay Lakes. The Concept Plan forms the basis for creation of the OVRP. You can view a copy of this Concept Plan in PDF format here.

Otay Valley Regional Park (OVRP) is a multi-jurisdictional planning effort by the County of San Diego and the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista. In 1990, the jurisdictions entered into a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for coordinated planning, acquisition, and design for OVRP. The agreement established a three-member Policy Committee (PC) of elected officials and a 30-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).


Current Policy Members:

County of San Diego
Greg Cox, Supervisor 1st District
City of San Diego
David Alvarez, Councilman District 8
City of Chula Vista
Steve Miesen, Councilmember

The JEPA also establishes a 21-member Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to advise the policy committee on matters relating to the planning, acquisition, and design of OVRP. The CAC also advised the policy committee on land use matters within the Focused Planning Area that could impact the Regional Park. CAC membership traditionally represents community organizations, property owners, developers, businesses, residents, and recreation and environmental interest groups.

Staff from each jurisdiction work together on the regional park planning effort. Joint Staff provides technical park planning support and administrative assistance to the policy committee as well as to the CAC. The County of San Diego has the lead for administrative responsibilities and maintains the official records for the JEPA.

Please see the Friends of OVRP web site at www.ovrp.org for additional information.

Current Staff Members:

County of San Diego
Melanie Tylke, Program Manager
City of San Diego
Laura Ball, Project Officer II
202 C Street,5th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101 (MS-5D)
Tel: 619-685-1301 

City of Chula Vista
Marilyn R.F. Ponseggi, Principal Planner
276 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910

Tel: 619-585-5707

County of San Diego Operations
Yidelwo Asbu, District Manager


City of Chula Vista
Marilyn R.F. Ponseggi, Principal Planner
276 Fourth Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910

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