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February 22, 2017 (Lakeside) – From a 5K run/walk to the ever popular Boars and Brew fest, classes, hikes, a gala and a haunted trail, Lakeside  River Park Conservancy has a wealth of fascinating events coming up this year.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

San Diego River Run, Walk, and Ride 5k

Lakeside's River Park Conservancy has brought this event back to our river trail in Lakeside for a new look at your annual San Diego River Run. Held in the morning, this run encourages our community to come enjoy the 5k along the San Diego River, officially sanctioned by USATF.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Boars and Brew

One of our most popular events at the River Park, the Boars and Brew invites our community down to sample some beer and enjoy some great food. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a beer stroll along the River Trail.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Once in a Blue Moon Gala

Lakeside's River Park Conservancy's signature annual fundraising event will be held in September this year. Come hang out with us underneath the full moon at the beautiful Hering Ranch.

Friday and Saturday, October 20, 21, 27, 28, 2017

Halloween Haunted Trail

Come join us at our brand new event at the River Park! Bring the whole family on a spooky Old Western walking trail adventure, where you never know if you might run into a ghostly cowboy or two that haunt the river trail.

Upcoming 2017 Education Program Events

Mosquitos: Fight the Bite!

February 25th, 10:00 a.m.

With Zika and West Nile in the news, now is a perfect time to educate ourselves. SD Vector Control's Michelle Christian lends us her expertise on these fascinating insects.

Native Plant Tour

April 8th, 10:00 a.m.

Get in touch with the trail like never before, and join Amy Huie, our 2015 Volunteer of the Year, on a guided walk of the River Park. Along the way, learn about California native plants, species that you can find in your own backyard!

Raising Chickens

April 29th, 11:00 a.m.

Learn how to raise chickens in your own backyard! In this talk, Richard will give us all the details on maintaining a coop - tips, tricks, and trials.

Bees and Honey

May 13th, 11:00 a.m.

They're awesome, they're essential, and they're... vanishing? As a third-generation beekeeper, Richard Edwards knows bees. Tap into his vast knowledge at this riveting talk (and maybe even get your hands on some of his delicious honey).

Heritage Turkeys

June 17, 11:00 a.m.

They're much more than a Thanksgiving staple; heritage-breed turkeys have an interesting place in San Diego's history. Hear all about it, and even see the bird in person at this year's final talk from Richard Edwards.

Hikes with the Executive Director!

Hanson El Monte Pond Project Trail

May 12th, 8:30 a.m.

Register by: May 9th

Check out this recently completed revegetation project on a beautiful springtime hike.

Channel Road Trail

September 15th, 8:30 a.m.

Register by: September 12th

Our signature trail - see it for the first time or get a new look at what you already know and love.

Mystery Hike

December 15th, 8:30 a.m.

Register by: December 12th

Feeling adventurous? Let Robin take you to a surprise location, to be announced at the end of November.

To find out more about registration, please visit!

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