February 1, 2018


Rattlesnakes are native to San Diego and the River Park is no exception. Whether you walk our trails or encounter a rattlesnake around your own home, please keep these helpful tips in mind.

Anyone familiar with San Diego knows that we are famous for ha...

January 1, 2018

Volunteers In Action!

Volunteers Mona Anderson and Charlotte Howatt recently manned a booth on behalf of the River Park at a Girl Scout STEM event. Our booth’s theme centered around being on the trail, day and night.  

For the day portion, the concept was to show t...

End of another great year thanks to you!

Featured Species:


Heteromeles arbutifolia

by Tom Davis

Christmas Berry (Heteromeles arbutifolia) is a shrub or tree native to California. Its other common names are Toyon, and Hollywood Berry. It is common in the foothills, of...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Featured Species:

Cottonwood Tree

Populous sp. 

by Tom Davis

As Fall progresses, the air chills a little bit more each night. This causes tree sap to slowly revert back to the roots of trees, taking the life of the leaves with it. The leaves become dess...

Happy Halloween!

Featured Species:

Bats Chiroptera

by Tom Davis

Perhaps because of Count Dracula or the repulsive vampire bat, bats have a bad reputation. But did you know that bats are Mother Natures pest control? Seventy percent of bats consume insects. A single hungry...

October 7, 2017

What Is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving.  Everyone, anywhere, can participate!  Join the River Park during this 24-hour day of giving that will take place from midnight to midnight the Tuesday after Thanksgiving on November 28, 2017. 

What I...

October 7, 2017

Who We Are:

Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy was established in 2001 as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, with the mission to preserve and restore the biological integrity and beauty of the San Diego River while integrating recreational, educational, and cultural oppo...

Fall in love with Autumn!

Fall marks the end of the carefree summer! School is back in session; vacation is over and we return to our regular routine. This time of year, sandwiched between blazing summer and cooler days, is especially beautiful along the San Diego River...

September 18, 2017

We have made remarkable progress to save and preserve the San Diego River, develop trails, teach children about the environment and connect people to nature.

This report comes during a critical time in River's history. Decisions we make in the coming years will have a b...