Parks and Rec

County Parks to Expand by Nearly 100 Acres

Nearly 100 acres of land will soon be added to County parks. The County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to approve the purchase of 39.25 acres for Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch Preserve and 60.31 acres of land for the planned San Luis Rey River Park in Bonsall. 

The land for the preserve is located near Poway west of State route 67 and south of Scripps Poway Parkway. The $541,000 property will be used for open space and will preserve chaparral and coastal sage scrub habitat. County Parks will also see if the land could provide a link to the Trans County Trail which runs across several jurisdictions to the coastal area.    

The other parcel of land is located north of Camino del Rey and east of state Route 76. The land will cost about $3.1 million and become part of San Luis Rey River Park. That project involves a long-range plan to create a regional 1700-acre park that will run nearly nine miles in length along the San Luis Rey River from Oceanside to Interstate 15. Most of it will be left as open space but the park will also offer about 20 miles of trails. No date has been set for an opening.   

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact