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What's New at the Park


Everyone has heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday…now there is a national day of giving back…Giving Tuesday.

Plan to join River Park Sponsors Pat & Chuck Dintrone and KPRI radio personality Tommy Hough, as we raise awareness and critical funds for Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy.

For each donation received an ornament will be made and hung on the wildlife observation deck through the holidays. Each donor will be invited to write a short note to be written on an ornament explaining what inspired them to give.

Donations will be accepted both on-line and in person on Tuesday, December 2.


New Classes Announced

We are developing our Winter 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. Events take place at the Park Office, 12108 Industry Road, unless otherwise specified.

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. FULL. We are taking a waitlist for a possible December presentation.

Fire Safety and Prevention. December 6. Join the Lakeside Fire Prevention District and Lakeside's River Park Conservancy to learn about home and business fire safety and how LRPC is working to reduce wildfires in the community. Event will be held at Lakeside Fire Station 2 (River Park Fire Station).

Winter River Walk. December 13. Take a morning walk with Phil Lambert, Naturalist from the Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary, through chaparral and riparian habitats, engaging the senses with winter flora and fauna.

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


Hate Weeds? Want to Help Stop Invasives Before They Spread?

The Early Detection, Rapid Response program through the California Invasive Plant Council is for people who work or volunteer in the field to help identify seven key invasive plant species that are not a serious ecological threat now, but could become one.

The species targeted in this program (and native look-alikes) are described in this handout.

The following species are identified as EDRR priorities in the “San Diego Invasive Management Plan”: Ageratina adenophora (eupatory), Sesbania punicea (rattlebox), Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife), Iris pseudacorus (yellowflag iris), Limonium ramosissimum (Algerian sealavender), and Limonium duriusculum (European sealavender).

If found, please report these weeds to:


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.