Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
Mountain Hawk Park in Chula Vista overlooks Lower Otay Lake. The name of the park pays homage to the fact that the area is haven for birdwatchers. The 13 acre park has a very cool "spitting fountain" water feature for the kids to run through, several large covered picnic kiosks, an ampitheater, brand new playground equipment (for both big and little kids) and several multiuse sports fields. And there's plenty of grass for just running around. The park has some very nice bronze sculptures of the local wildlife for an artistic touch. And there's a lovely paved trail that hugs the lakeshore for walking and biking if you're so inclined.
Posted September 28, 2009