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
- Benches within the Bird and Butterfly
Garden in Tijuana River Valley Regional Park
- Staging area at Hellhole Canyon (as well as stopping points at
the 1, 3, and 6-mile markers)
- Stage behind the Tea House in
Heritage County Park
- Along the nature
trail at Potrero Regional Park
- Deck from Cabin
#5 at Agua Caliente County Park
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.