In a collaborative partnership, Pardee Homes and conservation groups Preserve Wild Santee, California Chaparral Institute and Center for Biological Diversity announced that Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) will increase by 178 acres. Pardee Homes is dedicating this valuable scenic wildlife habitat to the City of San Diego for the expansion of MTRP, which will help the park expand to nearly 7,400 acres and further solidify it as one of the largest urban parks in the United States.
Dedication of the land is a result of a 2014 agreement and subsequent negotiations between Pardee Homes and the conservation groups to further enhance the Weston (formerly known as Castlerock) master planned community, a 415-home residential community located near the park just off State Route 52 and north of Mast Boulevard.
The collaboration ensures protections for Quail Canyon Creek and makes land available to benefit people, sensitive wildlife and plants. The 178 acres of open space that is being dedicated is in addition to nearly half of the 204-acre Weston site, which will also be preserved as permanent open space. This significant dedication will permanently benefit the region’s wildlife and habitat and will be enjoyed as part of the park by residents and visitors for generations to come.
- San Diego Union-Tribune Linked Coverage – Karen Perlman
- “Mission Trails Gains Ground…” Miriam Raftery East County Magazine