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San Diego County parks participating in Green Friday

Posted: 2:03 PM, Nov 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 22:04:37Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- If you’re looking for something to do the Friday after Thanksgiving but don’t want to get caught in the Black Friday crowds, county parks is offering an alternative known as Green Friday 

On Friday, November 23, parking fees will be waived at all county parks and preserves, according to County of San Diego Parks and Recreation. Click here for more information on the free parking. 

Normally, visitors are charged $3 per vehicle, per day. Check out the list below for more Green Friday offers from the county:


Hike Wilderness Gardens County Preserve  

9 – 11 a.m. 14209 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059

The four-mile, ranger-led hike through the preserve gives you views of Pauma Valley, Palomar Mountain and the San Luis Ray River.


Explore Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch County Preserve  

9 – 11 a.m. 16281 Sycamore Canyon Road, Poway, CA 92064

The two-mile, ranger-led hile explores Sycamore Canyon. The trail features tons of local wildlife.


Native Tree Planting Activity

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido, CA 92029

The county is planting Sycamore trees at Felicita County Park. The activity gives you the opportunity to plant a tree to revisit and watch grow over the years. The county will also be beautifying the creek bed with general maintenance and trash clean-up.


Meet Animals at Sweetwater Summit Regional Park

2 – 3 p.m. 3218 Summit Meadow Road, Bonita, CA 91902

Hike the trail and have a picnic at Sweetwater before heading to the ranger station for a meet-and-greet with animals like snakes and lizards.