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 Park News, Weather Updates & Park Closures
(Updated 04/07/14)

  • 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.  
     
  • Trail Update:  The riding and hiking trail south of the Sweetwater Reservoir is closed due to environmentally sensitive areas.  For additional information on the trail closure please follow this link. To see a map of the portion of trail that is impacted please
    click here.

  • The Felicita Park west playground structure and Wedding Knoll area will be under construction from May, 2013 - June, 2014. During this time the new Area #6 playground structure and picnic area will remain open.  Please contact the park office at (760) 745-4379 for up to date information.

 For up to date information on park closures, please call our reservation and information center at (858) 694-3049 or you can visit us on Facebook and Twitter.   


Press Coverage

January
County Parks Now Offer Naming Rights Opportunities to Businesses
Lake Morena Reservoir Continues to Drain
Rec RX Program Breaking Barriers for Obese Youth
 

February
10 Things to Do in San Diego Instead of Watch the Superbowl
County Parks Can Add Some Green To Your Pocketbook

March
Lake Morena is 4% Full and May Stay That Way
History Comes to Life at Vallecito Day

April
Shop at Jimbo's with 5% of all Proceeds Going Back to County Parks
Vallecito Days Brings History Back to Life
Hike the Newest Part of the Sweetwater Trail
Copper Thefts Happened at 4S Ranch Sports Park
Spring Brings Warm Weather and Scaly Critters
Spring Valley Community Center Hosts Annual Health Fair

May
Hikers Set Off on Pacific Crest Trail
It's Back! Summer Movies in the Park Kickoff
You Don't Eat It, You Play It!
County Parks Receives $15k Donation from Jimbo's
Homework on Groundwork - Turf Surfacing at County Parks
 
June
Forget That 'To Do' List; Hit the Trails!
Volunteer Program Wins State Award
Get Out Get Away, and Go Camping

July
Short Trail Leads to Grand Escape
Lakeside Skate Park Breaks Ground
Potrero Park Has Oaks, Owls, Bonus Side Trips
Dos Picos Regional Park Trail Dedication
Teens and the Energy Saving Adventures Program
Disabled Friendly Cabins Expanding in Parks
Preserving San Diego's Natural Beauty
Free Outdoor Movies Save the Day

August
Wilderness Garden Preserve Offers Hiking Options
Parks PSA Coming to a Theater Near You

September
Meet The Lorax at Movies in the Park on Saturday
County Parks PSA Hits the Big Screen
Hosts Find Perks in County Parks
Volunteer Program Wins Challenge Award
It's Not Too Late, Catch the Last Summer Movies in the Park

October
Dia de los Muertos Celebration Returns to Rancho Guajome Adobe
Staging Area Opens Up Regional Bike Path
A Century of Celebrations in Collier Park
Hellhole Canyon Halloween Celebration
Ten Years Since the 2003 Wildfires
Too Much "Agua" Delays Desert Park Opening

November
County Board Approves New Park Land
Recreation Groups Vie for Park Money
Holly Oaks Trail a Hikers Retreat
Lake Morena to be Drained Starting December 1
Tick Numbers on the Uptick

December
Get into the Holiday Spirit at Rancho Guajome Adobe
County Park is Training Ground for Teen's Lofty Goal