Vallecito County Park

THREE COUNTY PARKS CLOSED IN AUGUST DUE TO SUMMER HEAT

By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

August 1, 2021 (San Diego's East County) - Three San Diego County parks will be closed for the month of August starting Sunday, a measure taken each year because of the month’s typically high temperatures.

Parks officials announced that El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center and Mt. Gower Preserve in Ramona will be closed.

BOARD APPROVES NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, SUNSHADES FOR 18 COUNTY PARKS

By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

Photo: Flinn Springs County Park will receive a shade cover over existing equipment and have some older playground equipment and a swingset replaced (photo courtesy: Jonathan Goetz)

June 17, 2021 (San Diego) -- Staying fit, enjoying nature and just playing around will soon be cooler and more fun at 18 County parks after the Board of Supervisors approved installing new sunshade structures and playground equipment.

County supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to spend $1.4 million to install 11 fabric shade-sail structures at 10 County parks to keep visitors cooler and prolong the life of playground equipment, and to spend roughly $3.6 million to install 12 new or replacement playgrounds at 10 parks. Two parks in El Cajon, Flinn Springs County Park and Steele Canyon County Park, will get both sunshade structures and playground equipment.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS MARCH 21 - APRIL 12

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 17, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--This week’s Destination East County includes a star party and a free community festival in Lakeside, theater, and musical events. Plus we’ll have a preview of coming attractions including some major music festivals, historical renactments, egg hunt extravaganzas and a family fiddle camp.  Stay tuned for all of these events and much more, from East County Magazine.

VALLECITO DAY MARCH 28 CELEBRATES 1860'S LIFE ON THE FRONTIER

 

February 16,2015 (Vallecitos) – Take a trip back in time to life on the 1860s frontier during Vallecito Day on March 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vallecito County Park.  Visit pioneer men and women in period attire,  join in activities of the era, and learn about the roles of cattle drives and cattle ranching played on the Southern Overland Trail.  Witness the arrival of trail riders on horseback, visit a mountain man camp, see cattl ranching demonstrations, and hear historic talks.

STEP BACK IN TIME TO FRONTIER DAYS AT VALLECITO DAYS MARCH 16-17

Oasis in the Desert for Stagecoach Riders, Civil War Soldiers 

March 13, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – Can’t live without your cell phone? What about your car? Imagine then riding a stagecoach out on the western frontier 150 years ago. While you can’t actually step back in time, you can get an idea of what life was like back then at Vallecito Days, a free weekend festival March 16 and 17 at Vallecito County Park.