What’s new in the neighborhood? The County continues to improve and build new facilities to better serve our residents.

The County built its first archive. The facility is located inside the new Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk East County Branch in Santee. The new branch features an outdoor wedding arbor and an indoor marriage room. The archive itself holds maps, deeds, historic birth, marriage and death certificates, and other official records dating back to 1850.

Another first for the County opened in Bonita. Parks and Recreation debuted the Sweetwater Bike Park in January. The 4.2-acre park features bike trails and special skills courses. There is no cost to riders.

An Otay Valley Bike Skills Park is included in next year’s projects as well as a Sweetwater Loop Trail, improvements at Lindo Lake Park and the expansion of Lincoln Acres Park.

A 6,000 square-foot nature center went up at the Santa Ysabel Preserve. The Santa Ysabel Nature Center features educational displays about local history, habitat and wildlife. The facility includes ranger offices, restrooms, a state-of-the-art community room for parties of up to 99 people, a small service kitchen, a water refilling station for visitors and an information desk.

The Board of Supervisors chamber was modernized for the first time in decades. Renovations included added seating, natural lighting, upgraded technology and better acoustics.

Construction is underway on the first phase of the San Diego Juvenile Justice Campus, the Sheriff’s Emergency Vehicle Operations Course in Otay Mesa, a new fire station in Mount Laguna and new living quarters for the Palomar Mountain Fire Station.

Construction for a new library in Lakeside will begin in 2021. The facility will include a 2,000 square-foot community room and is scheduled to open in summer of 2022. Funding next year will provide for the planning stages of a new library in Casa de Oro and expansion of the Rancho San Diego Library bookstore and Julian Library community room.

The Southeastern Live Well Center is going into the design stage. The facility will be built at the intersection of Market Street and Euclid Avenue and become the County’s sixth regional community service hub to provide a variety of health and community services to residents.

Public Works maintains more than 1,900 miles of County-owned roads. Despite declining State funds, the department plans to maintain the current Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of 63 and continue striving for a PCI of 70 in its goal to ensure roads are in good condition.

“I just wanted to touch base and tell you how incredible the warrior hike was for me and my mom. Thank you so much for organizing!” 

- County Parks Warrior Hike Challenge Participant



Miles of Trails


Acres of Parkland


Miles of Roads Maintained