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6 San Diego County Parks to Close Due to Extreme Heat

The closures take place most years as a safety precaution

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
According to the county, Aqua Caliente Regional Park and Vallecito County Park near Julian will be closed all summer. 

Both of those parks will reopen Labor Day Weekend.

The county is also reminding hikers to take necessary precautions before heading to any trails, such as taking breaks, following all posted safety rules, hiking with others, and taking plenty of water for your trip.

You are also advised to not bring your dog to the hike.

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