Heritage Park is the Rad Regional Park for the month of September! The County of San Diego features one park per month, highlighting all of the “rad” activities and recreational opportunities on site, including free, family-friendly special events. Join us at Heritage Park for ghost & historic tours, free yoga, and outdoor movie screening!
About Heritage Park: “This charming County park is adjacent to Old Town in San Diego and features six restored Victorian homes and the city’s first synagogue, Temple Beth Israel. It is a fine example of late 1880s-1890s architecture, with homes built in a variety of styles including Nineteenth Century Vernacular, Classic Revival, Slick Eastlake, Queen Anne and Italianate. Each structure was carefully transported to this park location, carrying with it a rich cultural history that is explained during docent-led history tours. To the north of the homes is a large sprawling lawn – a popular destination for weddings and event. The smaller Temple lawn hosts a variety of services and Summer Movies in the Park. Parking is free and the property is jointly managed by the nearby Waterfront Park team.”
Address – 2454 Heritage Park Row, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone – (858) 565-3600; (877) 565-3600
Learn more about the series – sdparks.org/experienceoutdoors
Activities are all ages unless otherwise noted. No RSVPs necessary. Weather permitting.
GHOST TOURS (Sept. 2, 9 &16, 7 pm) All ages; no children without a guardian While San Diego may be best known for beaches and sunshine, the city does have a darker side. Delve into San Diego’s haunted history on this walking tour where you may hear tales of gamblers, gunslingers and other shady characters whose spirits are said to live beyond the grave on some of Old town’s historic structures.
HISTORIC TOURS (Sept. 18 & 23, 7 pm) Hear colorful tales of the residents who lived in Heritage County Park’s unique collection of architectural time capsules. Learn where these preserved houses originated, how they got to the park, and why it’s so important to maintain and improve them over time. Discover differences between various styles and how those changes reflected shifts in fashion and culture – along with historic moment in time.
YOGA ON THE LAWN (Sept. 10, 10am) Ages 12 and above Relax, refresh your mind and rejuvenate your body on a quiet grassy lawn in this special outdoor yoga session, led by Dorothy Guthrie. Practice postures to align, strengthen and promote flexibility and balance while exploring breathing techniques and meditation. Creative sequences, movement repetition and rhythmic f low will guide your workout from start to finish.
MOVIE NIGHT: “SOME LIKE IT HOT” (Sept. 17, 6 pm) What happens when two musicians disguise themselves by dressing as women to escape from mafia gangsters after witnessing a crime? Find out when we air “Some Like It Hot” – a classic film starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and others – on a star-lit park lawn. Music, food trucks, information booths and the Live Well San Diego resource bus will be on site to keep you entertained before showtime! Pack a picnic, chairs, blanket and your favorite movie-viewing buddies! VIP accessible seating will be available on the Temple Beth Israel patio.
About Rad Regional Parks
The diversity in the County of San Diego’s park system makes it possible to spend the morning at the coast, the afternoon in the valley and the evening in the mountains or desert. Every one of our properties has a story to tell, and an extensive list of features.
Did you know? Of the 150+ properties the County manages, 23 are considered regional parks based on their size, facilities, services and regional draw. They are located throughout the County, through diverse vegetation, geography and climates, and bearing colorful histories that have helped to define and represent the areas where they reside.
It’s time we celebrate these parks through a new educational and experiential series that we find exceptionally cool: Rad Regional Parks.
Rad defined: adjective; slang; social term meaning radical, cool, excellent and/or wonderful
Our Rad Regional Parks series shines a light on our regional park properties. Join us on a tour of the County! During each park’s feature month, parking fees are waived, new events and activities have been added, translation services are available, visitors can request a free custom park logo sticker, and anyone who takes a brief survey and opts in to our monthly e-newsletter will be entered into a special drawing for a free all-parks parking pass or similar prize.
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