Santa Margarita RIVER TRAIL PRESERVE
The Santa Margarita River, one of the few free-flowing wild rivers in Southern California and the southernmost range of steelhead trout, was purchased by The Wildlands Conservancy in 2018. The endangered South Coast Ecoregion, which is regarded as one of the Earth’s 25 worldwide hotspots of threatened biodiversity, includes this 1,384-acre water-blessed property. On this old water district property, the Fallbrook Trail Council has maintained 18 miles of equestrian and hiking paths for decades. The Fallbrook Trails Council and The Wildlands Conservancy are now working together to preserve this route, which was chosen the greatest of San Diego County’s 50 trails. Visitors are often taken aback by the abundance of vast water impoundments along the river, which are the result of the California golden beaver’s hard work.
We are a prestigious, accessible, and friendly nonprofit visual arts center that has been in existence for almost 20 years. What sets us apart is the fact that we showcase a diverse range of rotating exhibitions in a museum-style setting with works for sale by nationally, internationally, and regionally recognized artists. World of Watercolor & Beyond, Reflections of Nature, Galaxy of Glass, Guild, Find Magnified, and Art of the Holiday are among the annual displays we present in our main exhibition space (The Janice Griffiths Gallery), as well as a new ‘themed’ show each season. In our adjacent galleries, we have rotating shows featuring area artists (The Salon Gallery and The Rosalie & Spencer Lehmann Gallery).
Our structure was erected in 1961 as a former Rexall Pharmacy. The antique soda fountain machinery is still in operation at the Café des Artistes, an art-filled restaurant in the Center that serves a Mediterranean menu, wine, beer, speciality coffee drinks, and soda fountain sweets.
Our mission statement is to provide a space for arts exhibition and awareness to serve the region’s diverse communities by delivering high-quality visual art with related educational and interpretive programs, as well as cooperating with local cultural organizations for shows and special events.
Live Oak County Park
2746 Reche Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Park: (760) 728-2303
Reservations: (858) 565-3600, (877) 565-3600
Live Oak County Park has long been a favorite spot for picnicking, strolling, and spending time with family and friends. The 27-acre park, which was once inhabited by Native Americans, is an oak tree forest that urges visitors to come and appreciate its splendor under a sprawling canopy of huge oaks. With three softball grounds, soccer fields, volleyball and basketball courts, you can get your game on. Two playgrounds, six reservable picnic spots, an amphitheater, horseshoe pits, and four bathroom buildings are also available at the park.
The park is also home to woodpeckers, hawks, and songbirds that soar through the ancient oaks, making it a lovely backdrop for special occasions such as weddings, family reunions, and group activities.
Area for Dogs Without a Leash:
Bring your four-legged family members to the Dog Park, which is leash-free. This 3,000-square-foot area, located at the intersection of Reche Rd. and Gird Rd., is open from 8 a.m. to sunset Thursday through Tuesday, and closed on Dec. 25. A parking lot, a restroom, tables, seats, pet waste stations, trash receptacles, and water fountains for both dogs and their owners are all available in the area. Per owner, a maximum of four dogs are permitted. The leash-free area’s rules and restrictions are listed on two kiosks at the entry. A $3 day-use fee per car is charged, or a $25 yearly permit can be obtained at the park office. NOTE: After a rain event, this park will be closed for at least 24 hours.