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County task force tackles San Diego River Park plan



Plans for a 52-mile trail system along the San Diego River are moving ahead through a new county task force of local nonprofit, tribal and government officials.

The goal of the San Diego River Park Task Force is “to accelerate the vision of an interconnected walk and bike system from Ocean Beach all the way to the mountains,” Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said in an interview Wednesday.

The task force met for the first time in March, when members identified priorities for the park, and again on Wednesday, to discuss funding for the plan. In coming months the group will set the route for a linear park along the waterway, decide on amenities, and propose a funding system for the improvements.

“We want to bring a new energy and focus to it,” Fletcher said. “We’re identifying specific projects that need to be done: bridges, trails, developing property.” READ MORE