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Parks & Recreation

Nature Exploration Videos

The City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of videos to introduce you to nature, unique programming and useful activities and ideas to help make your visit to our many parks more enjoyable. 

Meet our Park Rangers and nature experts, learn what cool stuff they do in our parks and have fun exploring and enjoying nature!

Let’s G.O.-Get Outside and enjoy San Diego’s Parks!

Learn About Chollas Lake

Take a trip to the wonderful oasis that is Chollas Lake in the Oak Park Community. Learn about its history, habitat, available programs and of course, fishing!

Discover Manzanita Canyon

Explore one of the City’s neighborhood canyons and learn ways to protect this amazing oasis of nature nestled in an urban environment.

Discover Otay Valley Regional Park

Meet our knowledgeable and friendly park rangers and learn about the amazing things you can discover one of San Diego's most unique open spaces. 

Check Out Nature Backpack Program

Learn how you can explore nature with all of the tools you'll need by checking out a backpack from the San Diego Library

Trail Safety With Ranger Erika

Ranger Erika takes you on a journey through Tecolote Park and provides useful tips on how to make your hike safe, educational and fun!