Support the San Dieguito River Park and join the fun at The Red Nose Run presented by Del Mar Foundation on December 9th at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar! All the details are at therednoserun.com.
One of the first things to catch your eye when you enter the east porch and sitting room in the Sikes Farmhouse is the charming blue wallpaper sprinkled with pink roses. This pattern of wallpaper was one of several that was uncovered during the original restoration of the Sikes home in the early 2000’s. The… Read More »
A Letter from Andy Smetana: I was a boy scout in Troop 616 based out of Scripps Ranch. Back in 2012, San Dieguito River Park needed a new trail kiosk built at the Dust Devil Nature Trail which had recently opened to the general public. This was exactly the type of project I was interested… Read More »
Strategically placed next to a bright window in the east side porch of the Sikes Adobe is an antique Singer Manufacturing Company sewing machine. While there is no definitive evidence that the family owned one, it is conceivable that Eliza Sikes would have made good use of one if it was available to her. Archaeological… Read More »
Thanks to everyone who participated in the September 2023 SDRP count. We had a total of 98 species which is pretty good for September. And we even added a new species, Stilt Sandpiper, bringing our total cumulative species count to 267. The temporary pond next to the western soccer field of area 2, compliments of… Read More »
Two of the most interesting architectural features in the original adobe structure are up high and often commented upon by visitors. The first is the transom opening above the south wall door in the adobe kitchen leading to the formal parlor/sitting room and the second is the cloth or manta ceiling throughout the… Read More »
San Dieguito River Park Trails will be closed Sunday (8/20) and Monday (8/21) due to rain. Please be safe and stay out of the Park until the storm has passed. The river and certain trails can flood quickly during rainy days, potentially leaving people stranded. Trails will be open 24-48 hours after the rain subsides.
The San Dieguito River Park’s Coast to Crest Trail received a big boost from the State Budget in support of the Osuna Segment of CTC Trail! Thanks to Senator Blakespear’s strong support and advocacy, the JPA was awarded $1.4 Million in State funds to close a long-standing gap in the CTC Trail – the Osuna… Read More »
Thanks to all who participated in the July 2023 SDRP count. We had a total of 96 species, which ties our all-time high for July. Not bad for a quiet month! Our cumulative count remains at 266 with none new this month. Once again there were a lot of young birds out and about, including… Read More »
Homes Stereopticon at the Sikes Historic Farmstead Stereoscopes are an old invention that allows the viewer to perceive a photographic image as 3-D. To achieve this effect two photos are taken with the same focal point, but from different angles. When viewed through two prismatic lenses, adjusted for individual vision requirements, it becomes a single… Read More »