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River Park anniversary to be celebrated June 9

The 30th anniversary of San Dieguito River Park will be celebrated June 9 with a  Community Fair, Farmers Market, and Silent Auction, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sunset Dr. Escondido.

The San Dieguito River Park JPA is responsible for creating a natural open space park in the San Dieguito River Valley. The River Park’s focused planning area is 92,000 acres and extends from the ocean at Del Mar to Volcan Mountain in Julian. 

The San Dieguito River Park JPA was formed as a separate agency on June 12, 1989, by the County of San Diego and the Cities of Del Mar, Escondido, Poway, San Diego, and Solana Beach. It was empowered to acquire, plan, design, improve, operate, and maintain the San Dieguito River Park. The goals for the River Park are preservation, interpretation, and public access to the varied natural and cultural resources of the river valley. 

The San Dieguito River Park JPA is celebrating 30 years of environmental preservation, recreation, and education. On Sunday, starting at 7:30 a.m., join the group for the San Dieguito River Park 15k / 5k / 1k / Tot Trot trail runs! 

With all of the rain we have had the lake is full, so come run or walk along the beautiful trails adjacent to Lake Hodges.  The courses traverse both sides of Interstate 15 along nicely maintained trails with light rolling hills.  Courses are well marked with ample aid stations.  The event will be professionally timed with live onsite and online results.   Visit to register before prices go up, and don’t forget to enter the discount code: celebrate30years

Following the races, plan to take a tour of the 19th century Sikes Adobe farmhouse, visit the North San Diego Certified Farmers’ Market, enjoy activities at the Community Fair, enjoy live music by the Prairie Sky band, and don’t forget to browse the auction items. 

The Community Fair will have over 25 partner organizations in attendance, like the County of San Diego Parks and Recreation department, the cities of San Diego and Escondido, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, San Diego Archaeological Center, California Wolf Center, California State Parks, Project Wildlife, San Diego Tracking Team, San Diego Mountain Biking Association, KS Nature Photography, Sierra Club, and many more! 

For more information contact the Manager of Interpretation and Outreach Leana Bulay at

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