Originally known as Lake Murray, Cowles, and Fortuna Mountain Regional Park, Mission Trails Regional Park is a 7,000 acre regional park was made up of disjointed parcels owned by the City, County and Federal Government. This nationally unique urban park has been described as the third jewel in San Diego’s park system.
The master plan included the historical mission dam, camp sites, a major equestrian staging area, trails, environmental planning, and interpretive center plans. A collaboration with the Mission Trails Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) and local equestrian groups laid the ground work for the long term use of this regional park. With innovative master planning and park acquisition strategies, original drawings and sketches were prepared, for the park’s public outreach program.
The creation of design guidelines for many elements of the park, such as the Mission Trails Visitor and Interpretive Center, which now stands as a beacon to nature enthusiast, hikers and visitors wishing to experience San Diego’s unique environment in a natural setting.