County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation
Mission Statement: We enhance the quality of life in San Diego County by providing opportunities for high level parks and recreation experiences and preserving regionally significant natural and cultural resources.
Vision: A park and recreation system that is the pride of San Diego County.
About Us: County Parks and Recreation maintains and enhances the quality of life in San Diego County by providing parks and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. Our award-winning system includes local and regional parks, campgrounds, 300 miles of trails, fishing lakes, state-of-the-art recreation centers and sports complexes, ecological preserves, and open space preserves. We offer hundreds of programs, ranging from an award-winning Outdoor Adventure Program to cutting edge activities that contribute to healthy communities and lifestyles. Our facilities cover more than 44,000 acres, are open year round, and are operated and maintained by County staff, volunteers, and service contracts.
We have an extensive volunteer program utilizing park hosts in many locations throughout the county park system; providing community service opportunities for individuals and groups; increasing opportunities for youth; assisting park staff in maintaining parks and helping to ensure safety.