Open Space Parks
Explore over 20,000 acres of open space park land.
Mission Trails Regional Park is one of the largest urban parks west of the Mississippi. This park has over 5,900 acres of open space providing visitors the chance to participate in a wide variety of hikes and multi-educational programs. Mission Trails Regional Park also includes Kumeyaay Campground.
Fifty two acres of the San Diego River Park is known as the Mission Valley Preserve, and it is under the supervision of the Park & Recreation Department's Tri-Canyon Park Rangers.
With over 4,000 acres of open space, this preserve is home to many rare and endangered plant and animal species. Visitors using the 37 miles of multi-use trails have the opportunity to pass through 14 different habitat types and view a waterfall.
Black Mountain Open Space park is comprised of 2,352 acres, has trails for hiking, biking and equestrian use and has over 80 species of birds. The centerpiece of the park is the 1,554 foot summit of Black Mountain, which provides 360-degree views of the area.
Open Space Canyons are located throughout the City of San Diego and you may find one just beyond your own backyard. A map is available for locating a canyon close to you. Trail maps are also available for exploring what is right in your own community.
San Pasqual and Clevenger Canyon Open Space Park offers great hiking and bird watching including a challenging 1,755-foot summit.
To report suspected illegal activity including transient encampments, encroachment onto City property, or other maintenance needs, please call (619) 424-0463. For all emergencies, please call 9-1-1.