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What's New at the Park



Join us for our annual celebration and fundraiser on Saturday, October 18. Enjoy our beautiful setting as we celebtrate Life in the El Monte Valley with entertainment, silent and live auctions, and a delicious, sit-down dinner.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Invitation to Bidders for San Diego River Trail Fence Construction Project

See full bid documents here
Mandatory pre-meeting September 19


New Classes Announced

We are developing our Fall Community Education Class Schedule. This series includes lectures, demonstrations, and tours designed to educate people about the San Diego River and the animals and plants that thrive here.

Spooky Spiders and Eager Insects. On October 4 find out more about the fascinating but often overlooked world of spiders and insects at the Park with Jim Berrian from the San Diego Natural History Museum. FULL.

On October 11 the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation will present a workshop on Compost and Vermicompost Basics.

On November 1, find out all about San Diego Owls and meet a friendly owl in this classroom session.

Batty for Bats. November 22. Just in time for Halloween, meet a live bat and learn all about these unusual mammals with Cindy from Project Wildlife and her Mexican free-tailed bat.

Check back for additional classes. All classes are free but pre-registration is required.


San Diego River Field Station at Lakeside

We are excited to announce the beginning of a new project: the San Diego River Field Station at Lakeside.  Our goal is to take the 1908 Bostonia House that we own and repurpose it as a science education center where local students can come and learn science in a real-world setting. 

This will be a major undertaking for the Conservancy so please help by donating today.


Arundo Control Project

Lakeside's River Park Conservancy, in partnership with the San Diego River Conservancy, is beginning a project to control arundo donax (giant weed) in the San Diego River watershed.  We are applying for grants to remove arundo from private property in the watershed at no cost the property owner

If you are a property owner interested in participating in this exciting opportunity, please see the Arundo Control Project page.

2013 Annual Report Available

Lakeside's River Park Conser-vancy's 2013 Annual Report is hot off the (virtual) presses. Learn more about us: why we do what we do and our accomplishments over the past year.