Plan to spend more time outdoors in 2016! Take an extended lunch
break or plan a weekend excursion with the whole family. County Parks
maintains hundreds of picnic spots where you can host the perfect
alfresco dining experience.
Here’s a list of must-see locations all recommended by rangers countywide!
- Carved wooden bench at the summit of Volcan Mountain
Lindo Lake Boathouse (open especially for park
patrons on Green Friday)
- Upper deck at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
Palomar County Park, with
views of the Palomar Observatory and quick access to the PCT
- Half-way point of the Santa Ysabel East Preserve
trail (and at the creek crossing)
- Benches within the Bird
and Butterfly Garden in Tijuana River Valley Regional
- Staging area at Hellhole Canyon (as well
as stopping points at the 1, 3, and 6-mile markers)
behind the Tea House in Heritage County Park
- Along the nature trail at Potrero Regional Park
- Deck from Cabin #5 at Agua Caliente County
Head on over to visit a couple of our other featured parks:
- Along Old Highway 80 in El Cajon sits Flinn Springs County Park,
a 95-acre day-use park with features for kids, athletes, brides –
even birders. Pull up a seat for 1 – 500 as accommodation is one of
this park’s strong suites. Another benefit of Flinn is its small
collection of semi-private picnic tables (pictured above).
- Head over to Lakeside to enjoy a little history with your
PB&J. El Monte County Park is
one of the oldest in the County Parks system, equipped with five
prohibition-era cement picnic tables. Each table dons a plaque
bearing the names of early land-owners and community stewards.
Enjoy a meal under a canopy of ancient oaks, in a boathouse, or on a
historic stage… Customize your own park experience within some of our
favorite picnic spaces!
For more information, visit www.sdparks.org.