Half a dozen parks in San Diego County will close for the month August due to extreme heat.
The closures, which take place most years as a safety precaution, were announced by the county Thursday.
During the closures, crews from the Department of Parks and Recreation will also work on trail restoration and maintenance.
The following parks will be closed between Aug. 1 through Aug. 31:
- El Capitan Reserve near Lakeside
- Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center
- Mt. Grower Preserve near Ramona
- Wilderness Gardens in Pala