Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Tucked Away Wonder--Shadow Hill Park (Santee Parks Part 8)

This eastern Santee park is tucked away in the Shadow Hills neighborhood off Woodside Road on the east side of Highway 67. It is located, off of Woodside Road, at 9161 Shadow Hill Road, between the newer Black Horse Estates and the Sky Ranch subdivisions.

The Shadow Hill Park, like many in Santee, features benches where you can just sit and enjoy the sunshine on a warm day or rest under the shade of a tree. Young children race about the large playground equipment. For the adults and teens, there is basket ball and tennis courts. People can barbecue on grills, plan parties under the covered gazebo. or just share a sack lunch on a picnic bench. Air jumps are also permitted with plenty of green space for children to run and play.

You will find a small bridge leading to a set of benches and a few trails to explore. Time to get away and enjoy another one of the Free Santee Parks.

For more information go to the Santee City website or for more information about other Santee Parks see my blog series on Talkin Real Estate.

Virginia Hall
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stroll Down Mast Park West Trail (Santee Parks Part 7)

One of the newest trails in Santee opened in May 2011. It is an extension of Mast Park. The Trail head is a half-mile-long located just south of Carlton Oaks Boulevard just off of Carlton Hills Boulevard.

You can access the trail on the west side of Carlton Hills Boulevard or you can enter park the Mast Park west end parking and walk under the bridge where the Boy Scout Troup 51 has painted several nature murals leading you to the trail entrance.

The finely fenced walking trail weaves through a thickly wooded area that leads to a shaded bench area where you can rest, or just to enjoy a veiw of a river pond where ducks wade and feed off the natural wildlife.

The trail ends at Carlton Oaks Golf Course, where one day there is hope to extend the trail. In the future, Santee,San Diego and the San Diego River Conservancy hope to create a system of trails for bicycle and pedestrian corridors, along both sides of the river from the East County to the rest of San Diego.

Virginia Hall
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Direct (619)258-8585