03/23/20

SUPERVISORS GASPAR AND DESMOND INTRODUCE COUNTY PARKS AND REC “TOUR OUR TRAILS” CHALLENGE

SUPERVISOR KRISTIN GASPAR
SUPERVISOR JIM DESMOND

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

CONTACT: Itica Milanes 619-307-1793 itica.milanes@sdcounty.ca.gov
                   Miles Himmel 858-444-6932 miles.himmel@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

PRESS RELEASE

07-01-20

SUPERVISORS GASPAR AND DESMOND INTRODUCE COUNTY PARKS AND REC “TOUR OUR TRAILS” CHALLENGE

Wednesday, Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, Supervisor Jim Desmond and County Parks and Recreation staff unveiled the “Tour Our Trails” challenge. It is designed to encourage County residents to visit our parks and explore different trails.

The challenge is being launched before the July 4th holiday weekend to encourage safe, socially distant, outdoor recreation. There are 15 trails that range from easy, moderate, to tough and can be accessed on foot, bike and on horseback. Snap a selfie at each landmark and track your progress in your challenge passport. There is a prize for completing each category and completing all 15 trails will earn a special limited-edition patch.

“The County has so many unique parks, from San Elijo Lagoon on the coast to the breathtaking peaks of the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve,” said Supervisor Gaspar. “I hope the healthy competition will motivate people to try something new.”

“During these unprecedented times, outdoor recreation remains a safe way to spend time with family and friends,” said Supervisor Jim Desmond. “We hope this new challenge can be fun for the whole family to enjoy.”

The unveiling of this challenge coincides with National Parks and Recreation month. The passport will be available at park locations throughout San Diego County and online soon. For more information visit http://www.sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/news-events/news-stories/AWinningWaytoTourTrails.html

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