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County Parks Earn National Thumbs Up

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The County’s parks and recreation system was awarded reaccreditation this week from the national Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, once again winning kudos for its parks, programs, community involvement and operations.

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Chess Makes its Move at the County’s Waterfront Park

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County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher and dozens of young competitors unveiled the County Waterfront Park’s newest feature Saturday — permanent chess tables — with a tournament and ribbon-cutting event.

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Supervisor Vargas, Parks Officials Reopen Expanded Lincoln Acres County Park

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County Supervisor Nora Vargas, County Parks officials, National City fire officials and others held a family-friendly grand reopening and dedication of Lincoln Acres County Park Saturday, Aug. 28.

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Three County Parks Closed in August Due to Summer Heat

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Three San Diego County parks, El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center and Mt. Gower Preserve in Ramona, will be closed for the month of August starting Sunday, a measure taken each year because of the month’s typically high temperatures.

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Top 5 “Cool” Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer in County Parks

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Summer is in full swing and hey — it can be hot out there. But you can beat the heat and still enjoy the County of San Diego’s parks. Here’s a list of the Top 5 “Cool” ways to stay cool, be cool and have a cool time at County Parks!

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VIDEO: Virtual Hike: San Dieguito County Park

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Come along with us on a family-friendly virtual hike! Nestled just a short distance from the Pacific Ocean in Del Mar, San Dieguito County Park offers five miles of interconnected trails, exercise stations and much more for a day of fun with family and friends. For more on the Upside of Outside, visit sdparks.org.