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Mission Trails Acquires 55 Acres That Will Provide Public Access, Foster Environmental Stewardship, And Support Conservation

Post Date:04/25/2024 9:39 AM

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Announcement from: B Lane MacKenzie, President, Board of Directors & Jennifer Morrissey, Executive Director, Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation


We are delighted to share that both the nonprofit Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation and the City of San Diego are actively working to acquire land to add to the park. Land acquisition is one of Mission Trails’ 12 priority projects derived from the park’s 2019 Master Plan Update.

In fall 2022, the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation received a $2 million grant from the San Diego River Conservancy -- an independent and non-regulatory state agency -- to purchase land and expand the park in the East Elliott Community Planning Area north of State Route 52 and west of Mast Boulevard. Parcels in East Elliott are in private ownership and fall within Mission Trails’ boundaries.

We’re proud to share that, last week, the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation closed escrow on 55 acres that will be donated to the City and become part of Mission Trails. This acquisition is the first of several thanks to a second $2 million grant from the San Diego River Conservancy to the Mission Trails Park Foundation.

This funding supports conservation and will provide increased public access, therefore fostering environmental stewardship. These parcels will eventually include new trails when more land is purchased.

We are immensely grateful to the Governing Board and staff of the San Diego River Conservancy for helping to move our land acquisition initiative forward, and thank the Foundation’s donors for providing the funding that allows our organization to advance this and other priority projects at Mission Trails Regional Park.

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