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NEW - Nature Walks at Lakeside's River Park


We are so pleased to announce that in 2024 the river park is offering free weekly nature walks Saturday mornings from 8-10am. More of a "meander" than a hike, up to 10 guests will explore not just the trail but also the wild areas not usually open to the public. Our purpose is to share what makes the river park special! Touching on the natural history of the San Diego River as well as the species and activities found on site. All ages are welcome. Registration is required, reserve your spot for any available Saturday morning! Day-of details will be emailed to registered guests. We hope to see you out on the trail!


Our Invasives Removal Program is back!
If you live along the San Diego River,
we can offer FREE invasive removal services
to private property owners.

If you are looking for the Right of Entry Document,
Please Click HERE

Pete's Park

"Pete's Park" Thrives

The High Trail in Lakeside is immensely popular. Prior to COVID, the trail served over 30,000 people per year. When we purchased the land in 2003, we purchased a little stub at the base of the old Palm Row Right of Way. We always knew it had the potential to be something special.


After years of considering the highest and best use for the site, we developed the idea of creating a small pocket park, with funding from our valued partners:  The San Diego River ConservancyMarathon Construction Corporation, Lakeside Land Company, and Hamann Companies.

The Pocket Park was opened to the public this year, on a quarter-acre parcel overlooking the river and the trail. It has 4 cement picnic tables with canopies for shade. It is a place where trail users from Santee or from Channel Road can find a shady rest stop. Folks from River Run East can access the trail for walks, and there is a Little Free Library for lunchtime readers. We consider it a win for everyone. 

Earlier this year, the park was officially named Pete's Park, in honor of extraordinary human and river park volunteer, Pete Nelson. lrpc

Bring a book

for the Little Free Library


Little Free Library
Pete's Park
Pete's Park
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