'Green Friday' calls San Diegans outside on shopping holiday

'Green Friday' calls San Diegans outside on shopping holiday
Posted at 10:26 AM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 13:26:06-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - While Friday is largely recognized as "Black Friday," another push will take place across San Diego.

"Green Friday" encourages locals to get out and enjoy the region's parks and trails instead of focusing on bargain hunting at stores. The initiative promises family-friendly activities at local parks, including hikes, cleanups, and more.

A full list of activities can be found here

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All of the events are free and San Diego parks are waiving entrance fees for guests.

"Join us for volunteer events, hikes, meet-and-greets with animal ambassadors and more. We’re even waiving day-use fees at all of our parks and preserves so everyone can enjoy 100+ open spaces across more than 50,000 acres of land," San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) stated online.

Three of the county's parks are also included in a Black Friday Lyft promotion, providing a free ride up to $10 to local parks.

Additional Thanksgiving weekend activities from DPR can also be found online here.