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County launches 'Experience The Outdoors' program



Wednesday, the county launched its 'Experience The Outdoors' program at the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.

"The goal of this program is simple. It is to get more San Diegans out into the incredible resources available to you," County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said.

The program aims to break down cost, equipment, and training barriers that can keep families from enjoying the county's 23 regional parks.

"There's a lot of people who just generally don't feel comfortable in parks and so we thought if we could create some really fun first-timer experiences for them, then they will get a chance to come out and try new stuff," said Jessica Geiszler, Marketing and Public Outreach Manager of Parks and Recreation.

The Park 101: First-timer series includes lessons on how to build a tent, kayak, or fish.

The program also offers a course on mountain biking.

All activities are free, and the equipment is provided, which is important, especially for low-income families.

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