The City of Escondido became a Live Well San Diego Recognized Partner on April 25, 2018. Incorporated in 1888, the City has a long standing commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its residents. This was reaffirmed when Neighborhood Improvement and Public Safety were identified as top goals in the 2017-2018 Council Action Plan. The City has also developed policies in a number of areas to support community wellness including, but not limited to, adopting a Master Plan for parks, trails and open space, connecting the Escondido Creek Trail bike path with other biking routes to promote active transportation, and maintaining the City’s Urban Forest of over 65,000 trees.
In addition to two Community Garden locations and a weekly Farmers Market to help promote access to healthy foods, the City maintains a wide variety of outdoor recreational facilities where residents have the opportunity to engage in various activities, including camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and boating. The City also supports employee wellness by offering educational seminars, an employee assistance program for all employees and their families, an annual health fair, and on-site health screenings.
Through its dedication to creating a city where residents can be healthy, safe and thriving, the City of Escondido continues promote the vision of Live Well San Diego.