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Explore Mission Trails Day

One Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119-1008

Region: East County
Date: May 18, 2013

Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Price: Free
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The 11th annual Explore Mission Trails Day, a celebration highlighting everything Mission Trails has to offer, will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Most activities will be between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the Visitor and Interpretive Center and the Equestrian Staging Area. The 2013 event, Connecting Children with Nature, will feature free guided nature walks, talks and programs throughout the park, including live animals, and special programs for children. The San Diego Natural History Museum and Scholastic Publishing's Ms. Frizzle™ and The Magic Schoolbus© will present a special program about coyotes for children in the amphitheater at the Visitor and Interpretive Center. Other activities at the Visitor Center will include crafts for a children, Explore Stations, sunspot viewing and guided nature walks. There will be free pony rides, a climbing wall, crafts for children, and Discovery Stations at the Equestrian Staging Area. The Lake Murray and Santee Kiwanis Clubs will serve hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs and refreshments at the Mission Trails Visitor Center and Equestrian Staging Area respectively.

Shuttle service between the various parking locations will be available from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.


  • Title Sponsors: City of San Diego Special Promotional Programs, County of San Diego and Supervisor Dave Roberts, Republic Services, Inc.
  • Community Sponsors: Olive Garden Italian Restaurants, SDG&E - A Sempra Energy Utility, and Superior Ready Mix
  • Neighborhood Sponsors: Five Star Tours & Charter Co., Mission Times Courier

Explore Mission Trails Day is presented by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, and San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman 

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