Community Investments

Public facilities give each of us, and our communities, a sense of pride, civic responsibility and social belonging — whether it’s a park, fire station, community center or the County Administration Center.

“I’m really stoked to see, like, a San Diego organization making biking more accessible for people."

- Rob W., Carlsbad Resident

The County is creating new amenities to allow more San Diegans to enjoy this beautiful place we call home. The County opened its second bike skills park. The Greg Cox Bike Park, named for the former County supervisor, features a beginner’s zone, a jump line and California’s largest modular pump track — a bicycle course of rollers, banked turns and other features that let bikers ride without pedaling.

Nearby, the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Campground opened with the County’s only yurts and with campsites for tents, trailers, and equestrian campers.

A 6.6-acre vacant lot was transformed into what is now Estrella Park in Spring Valley. Features include a new trail, an amphitheater, a nature play area, rope bridges and a butterfly canyon.

The County’s first ever equestrian center is taking shape in Lakeside. The state-of-the-art Dianne Jacob Equestrian Park, named after the former County supervisor, will come complete with a 45,000-square-foot covered arena, an open arena, a multi-purpose building, stock pens, bucking chutes, bleachers and more. The park is expected to open early next year.

A new fishing pier and two birdwatching stations will become part of Lakeside’s Lindo Lake Park improvement project but they are just part of a years-long effort to resolve a problem with the lake’s east basin. Work crews will remove hundreds of tons of sediment to deepen it and restore the lake back to its natural state.

Construction began on the new Lakeside Library and plans are in the works for an expansion of the Rancho San Diego Library bookstore and a Julian Library community room.

In October, work crews will break ground for the Southeastern Live Well Center, the County’s sixth one-stop shop for health and community services.

A new Probation Community Support Office is scheduled to open late this year, offering support to both those involved in the justice system and others in need in the community. It will provide services including support groups, job and educational skills, food distribution and behavioral health assistance in coordination with Health and Human Services.

Construction is underway on the Mount Laguna Fire Station and living quarters for the Palomar Mountain Fire station. Next spring, there will be a groundbreaking for the East Otay Mesa Fire Station, and planning is underway for a new animal shelter in Santee.


Acres of Parkland


Miles of Trails


Million Acres in Unincorporated Area Served by County Fire Protection District