Our Day of Service
WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
Over 20 volunteers showed up on Friday, September 8th at 8am to help us clean up the river bottom! The amount of trash that we were able to remove was staggering!
We could not be more grateful for all the love and help that we received on Friday!
Not only do we want to thank our volunteers, we are forever grateful for
San Diego Gives partnering with United Way for this first ever annual event.
We cannot wait to be part
of this again next year!
I personally wanted to thank the folks at East County Community Times for writing an article in their publication promoting this awesome day!
That was very unexpected!
the Day of Giving turned into
A Day of Gratitude!
HUGE thanks to all who gave to the river park on
Thursday, September 7th for out our Day of Giving!
Lakeside's River Park Conservancy received $6408 between donations
and matching funds - we cannot thank you enough!
A New Tree At Pete's Park
Please enjoy the new Coastal Live Oak donated by the San Diego Linares Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
"Pete's Park" Thrives
The High Trail in Lakeside is immensely popular. Prior to COVID, the trail served over 30,000 people a 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 great partners: The San Diego River Conservancy, Marathon 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.
Bring a book
for the library
2023 Touch A Truck ...
...was a huge success! We talked to hundreds of people, made countless bird feeders, played Connect Four with adults and kids alike and talked about our High Trail and Pete's Park as a family friendly trail for all! We had an amazing time and want to thank the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce for hosting the event.
The San Diego River Science
...the progress continues!
With grant funding from the San Diego River Conservancy, in 2022 we broke ground on the new San Diego River Science Field Station. This aerial shows the portable classrooms which will be placed on a foundation, connected to utilities and hopefully open for business in 2024.