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News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – July 15, 2016

By Jay Wilson Mission Trails says goodbye to a great Senior Ranger. For the past two years, Andy Quinn has served as an outstanding Senior Ranger for Mission Trails Regional Park. Unfortunately for us, he has accepted a new position as a district manager for the San Diego County’s Park and Recreation Department, which he […]

Summer activities, events at Mission Trails Regional Park

By Jay Wilson “Connecting with Nature” was the theme of the 14th annual Explore Mission Trails Day on May 21. Over 3,000 families and friends participated from the Visitor Center to the East Fortuna Staging Area. There were the ever-popular pony rides; you could climb the rock wall; take a guided nature walk; check out […]

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – May 20, 2016

By Jay Wilson Explore Mission Trails Day “Connecting with Nature” is the theme for the 2016 Explore Mission Trails Day to be held on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This popular event features free guided nature walks, talks and programs throughout the park, including live animals and special programs for children.

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – April 15, 2016

By Jay Wilson 5-Peak Challenge Over 2,000 hikers have registered as having successfully completed the 5-Peak Challenge since it was initiated on Nov. 7, 2015. Every day at least one person stops by Visitor Center to claim their certificate and to receive a lapel pin and a $10 A-16 coupon. A great 5-Peak Challenge T-shirt […]

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – Jan. 15, 2016

By Jay Wilson Mountain biking in Mission Trails Explore Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) on your mountain bike. The first Saturday of each month (weather permitting), join Ranger Araceli Dominguez and Maggie Holloway, the MTRP Foundation’s Administrative Assistant and member of the San Diego Mountain Bike Association (SDMBA), for a two-hour guided nature ride.

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – Dec. 18, 2015

By Jay Wilson The 5-Peak Challenge at Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) has been very successful. As of the writing of this article, over 375 people have verified to staff at the Visitor Center that they have completed the challenge and are eligible to receive their certificates and lapel pins. To complete the challenge, hikers […]

Arbor Day, art and music ahead at MTRP

By Jay Wilson The 5-Peak Challenge at Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) was inaugurated on Saturday, Nov. 7, with a press conference hosted by San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman, County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, and La Mesa Councilmember Kristine Alessio at the Kwaay Paay Trailhead. This new program was proposed as a way to encourage hikers […]

Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation update – Oct. 16

By Jay Wilson  We want to thank everyone who attended our fourth annual Art in the Park fundraiser, sponsored by the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation. Fifty-five juried pieces of nature-related art is on display through Nov. 6. Check vimeo.com/141963737 for a preview video of the exhibition. Great art is still available for sale […]