County Parks and Recreation

SHORT TRAIL LEADS TO GRAND ESCAPE

A short path in the southern part of the County measures only ¼ of a mile long but its destination is huge -- Otay Valley Regional Park and 8,500 acres of open space.

June 21, 2013 (Otay) -- The Palm Avenue trail was formally opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday and links the community of Otay Nestor to the regional park, which is expected to one day span 13 miles from the coastal area to the Lower and Upper Otay Lakes.  

“This new trail segment will open up Otay Valley Regional Park to South Bay residents and visitors, providing them with incredible recreational opportunities ranging from playing fields and picnic areas to hiking, biking and horse trails,” said San Diego County Board Chairman Greg Cox.

THE DESERT’S PAST COMES ALIVE AT “VALLECITO DAYS” MARCH 10, 11 WITH CIVIL WAR REENACTORS

 March 1, 2012 (Julian) -- Imagine making a brutal desert crossing on a San Diego-bound stagecoach and coming to a station with water, food and the first sign of greenery for miles.  Or marching east across the desert during the Civil War as a Union volunteer from California, determined to reach Arizona or New Mexico to halt invading Confederates. 

 
Scenes like these from the 1850s and 1860s frontier will come to life at the sixth annual “Vallecito Days” at Vallecito Stage Station County Park Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. The festival runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.