County Kicks Off Experience the Outdoors Program | News

A new initiative to spread the word about county parks, educate people about the countryside, have fun and promote equality, inclusion, accessibility and opportunities, kicks off Friday night with a summer movie at Park at the Waterfront Park.

The Outdoor Experience Program will be a dynamic, monthly route with up to 75 free events scheduled from June 2023 – 37 to December – to raise public awareness of the county’s regional parks and to highlight activities and services that are available to all.

The program will be based on three separate park campaigns: the RAD Regional Parks event series, the Ride-on Mountain Biking challenge and the Parks 101: First-Timer series.

The RAD Regional Parks event series will include dozens of events at 12 different county parks, including Summer movies in the park such as Friday’s Waterfront Park featuring “Fall Guy”, hiking, fitness classes, ghost tours and historical tours, bird and predator shows, festivals, festivals and family fun days.

The Ride-on Mountain Biking Challenge will include eight monthly meeting events, six this year, that will allow riders to follow eight trails for beginners, intermediate and advanced in six different parks. Subscribers can win custom “Ride On” socks and a collectible sticker. Attendance at the meetings is not mandatory. Anyone visiting a selected trail can request a sticker at the ranger station. The program was developed by County Parks with the San Diego Mountain Biking Association with support from REI San Diego, the San Diego County Parks Society and other organizations.

The Parks 101: First Timer Series begins with 13 scheduled events, six in 2022, that will teach participants the essentials of the county under the guidance of county staff, such as things like hiking and biking safely, how camping, fishing, kayaking and even rock climbing. The program is designed specifically for people who, for various reasons, are from beginners to outdoor experiences.

Some of the promotions for the events will include waiving the county’s day-to-day fees, camping fees, translation services, and providing participants with free equipment for use with events that require specialized equipment.

For more information on the Experience the Outdoors Program, the RAD Regional Parks Event Program, the Ride-on Mountain Biking Challenge and the Parks 101: First-Timer Series, go to sdparks.org/experienceoutdoors.

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