Permit Information - Poway


Poway is a city in the country with lots of open space and lowest crime rate in San Diego County. Forty square miles with a population of 4,700. >> The City in the Country
Poway’s nickname, ‘The City in the Country,’ fits it like a saddle
on a horse. It’s the wild, wild west tamed and well-cared for,
just a 20 minute drive from San Diego International Airport
and 15 minutes from the beach. Poway offers the opportunity
to explore history, open space and much more.
Poway loves to celebrate its past and a visit to Old Poway Park
takes you back to the early 1900s. The Heritage Museum houses
artifacts and antiques, a reminder of how different the life of a
pioneer was a century ago. A restored steam engine train circles
the park on weekends, a roaring blast from the past for the public
to ride. Staged Old West gunfights break out on special occasions
to add even more authenticity. The train station, fountain, gazebo
and grassy picnic area make Old Poway Park a treasured
destination for families and a rich backdrop for photographers.
The western theme spills over to a nearby hamburger restaurant
and a ‘town’ of unique shops. The always fresh Farmers Market
rides in every Saturday.
Outdoorsy, adventurous types can come to Poway and never sit
down - with its 57 miles of trails to explore and many one-of-akind
destinations to reach... on foot, bike or horseback. Blue Sky
Ecological Reserve is a 700 acre canyon of protected natural
habitat. Hike on your own or join a guided tour to learn about the
area and the critters who live there. Goodan Ranch and Sycamore
Canyon, with 2,200 acres of chaparral covered hills and valleys
offers another get-away for folks looking to linger in Poway’s
history and open space.
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Hiking trails also lead to the summits of Mount Woodson and Iron Mountain, invigorating calorieburns
that reward with views all the way to the coast. A hike to nearby Potato Chip Rock comes with special bragging rights, since the giant sliver of rock has been deemed One of Ten Amazing Places You Must See... in the World! Another trail circles Lake Poway with its stunning wildflowers and
bird’s-eye views of boats on the water. The lake hosts a number of competitive fishing derbies and
allows fishing year round. Trout, bass and catfish topping 10 pounds have landed on more than a few
dinner plates. Or bring a picnic and enjoy the ballfields, volleyball courts, archery range, playground
and grassy hills dotted with tables and shade trees. >>>>

Type: City Umbrella Agency: San Diego County

Bettin, Robin
Director, Community Services Department
13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, CA 92064
858.668.4585 phone 1
858.668.4580 Reservations phone 2
858.668.1216 fax


updated 8.5.2013 / 4.6.2015 / 9.23.2016 lm

2 Locations

Location ID Address
Blue Sky Ecological Preserve 10100250 16275 Espola Rd, Poway, CA
Old Coach Ranch 10133532 19051 Old Coach Way, Poway, CA