Effective April 4, 2020, the Los Jilgueros- Preserve parking lot will be closed until further notice.
Our Preserves remain open to the public who are able to walk from their homes. Please be respectful to our neighbors and our community and do not park on streets surrounding the preserves.
Please be advised that the FLC has been contacted by the Sheriff's Department and informed that vehicles parked with the intent to access ANY preserve may be cited for violation of the health order.
While on trails, keep 6 feet from others and only hike with members of your household. The County now also recommends wearing a mask in public.
FLC urges you to educate yourself on the most recent health order, which can be found here: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/health-order.html
Specifically, Addendum 1 to the County of San Diego's Health Officer Order states:
All public parks and recreation areas shall comply...Parking lots at such facilities shall be closed and all such facilities shall be accessible only from members of the public within walking distance of the facility. Said facilities shall be used solely for walking, hiking, equestrian or bicycle riding. The public shall not congregate or participate in active sports activities at said facilities.
**please note that FLC preserves are NOT open to equestrian and mountain biking users**
We hope that our FLC family understands that our intent is to maintain safe open spaces for everyone to enjoy.
We hope to see you on the trail once this passes. Stay safe & healthy!
The FLC is proud to protect more than 3000 acres of critical habitat for wildlife and open spaces for recreation.
Our Preserves are home to a diverse array of plants and animals. Remember, this habitat is their home. Please be aware:
- rattlesnakes can be found on any of our preserves. While most active in warm months, they can be out even in winter during warmer days. Do not stray off trails.
- mountain lions range through some of our preserves and have even been spotted at a few of the preserves within town.
- coyotes can pose a danger to small dogs that stray from owners.
- poison oak is plentiful in riparian areas and can grow close to trails, and the oils can be picked up on the coats of animals.
Visiting Our Preserves
Whether for exercise, bird watching, spectacular scenery, or just to commune with nature, we invite you to visit our preserves.
Please remember - these are preserves, not parks. Their primary purpose is to protect native habitat and wildlife, not to provide a place for human recreation.
For a safe and rewarding experience, and to help us keep our preserves open to the public, Please: Take water, especially in hot summer months.
Wear appropriate clothing for the conditions and don't hike alone.
Pack out all trash - help us keep the land litter-free.
Dogs must be on a leash, for their safety as well as to protect wildlife. Please PICK UP THE POO! For information on the impact dogs have on land, read
"The Effects of Dogs on Wildlife".
Do not disturb plants or wildlife.