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2020 Education Programs

Learn more about what we do at the River Park by joining us for an education program or a hike with the Executive Director. We also schedule private tours and events. Our education talks and upcoming hikes with the Director are listed below.
Registration is easy. Click on the link next to the event and fill out the RSVP form!

Guided Hikes - Behind the Scenes of the River Park

- Last Saturday of every month -

GUIDED HIKE PROGRAM, Docent-led hikes will be on the last Saturday of every Month @ 9am, except October; no hike in December.


Come along on a free guided hike behind the scenes of the River Park! You will be taken on a tour with one of our fantastic docents that will lead you from the public trail down through a private trail that is closed to the public. You'll learn all about the habitat, wildlife and the future of the trail. Hike is 1 mile and should take approx 90 minutes or less.

Free docent led hikes  ON HOLD

Last Saturday of every month @ 9am (Except October; no hike in December)

No RSVP needed

Meet-up Location: 10354 Channel Rd in Lakeside.  Park in lot and meet near trail kiosk.  Long pants, sun protection and water recommended for each person.  Because a portion of this hike will be off trail, NO DOGS OR STROLLERS ALLOWED.  Children who can walk on their own, or be in a carrier on a hikers person are welcome.

Hike Dates:

2020:   January 25th, February 29th, March 28th, April 25th, May 30th, June 27th, July 25th, August 29th, September 26th, October 17th, 

November 28th

The Reading of Jane Yolen's Owl Moon

- Saturday, January 11th @ 6pm - 8pm

Under a full moon, come hear a reading of Jane Yolen's Owl Moon.  We will discuss Owls and show where they live and breed.  Great for all ages!

Hot cocoa - sugar-free and regular provided.  PLEASE BRING:  Refillable mug/cup, blanket or chair and warm clothes. 

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Your Dog

- Saturday, February 8th, by appointment only - 

High On Kennels expert trainers will be at the River Park conducting this crucial training for dogs 6+ months & up. 

Fee is $77 per dog and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the River Park.  Please Register Here

Online Spring Native Plant Sale

No on-ground sale this Spring

Click here for Order Form  -  Click here for Plant Description List

Order Forms Due By

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Plant Pick Up Dates

Friday & Saturday March 27 & 28th

8 am - 11 am


- Friday & Saturday, April 17-18th - 

We will be holding a Barn Sale full of unique, mid-century, collectible, barely used items for home and decorating, inside and out.  Please feel free to drop off times to 12108 Industry Road, Lakeside, Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.  If you need other arrangements please call 619-443-4770.  Please, no electronics.






Can't make an event? Take a private tour of the River Park!

Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

Questions about our 2018 Education Program?


- Saturday, May 2nd 8am - 

Executive Director Robin Rierdan will be leading a hike in a secluded and beautiful location in Lakeside. Sturdy hikers are wanted to accompany Robin and others on this guided hike through some of the most beautiful terrain in Lakeside.  More info in the near future.

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