Above: Promotional image of Explore Mission Trails Day on May 18, 2013.
On Saturday, May 18, families are invited to Explore Mission Trails Day, a free annual celebration at Mission Trails Regional Park, the 5,800-acre urban park at the eastern end of Mission Valley.
Young children discover the joys of nature during themed trail walks and hands-on activities at Explore/Discovery Stations, free pony rides, a climbing wall, crafts and up-close encounters with raptors, reptiles and other live animals. Families also have a chance to try early-morning bird watching or experience a twilight hike with nature experts. A special scope will be set up on the terrace for sunspot viewing. Scholastic Publishing’s Ms. Frizzle™from The Magic School Bus© helps educate little ones about one of San Diego’s most common wild critters.
Activities will be focused mainly around the Visitor and Interpretive Center and the Equestrian Staging Area at SR52 and Mast Blvd.
***Shuttle service from various parking locations will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A detailed map of the park and schedule of other Explore Mission Trails Day events are available at www.mtrp.org.