Mission Trails Regional Park is something rare and special — an open space preserve of more than 8,000 pristine natural acres, a home to thousands of native plant and animal species and a beloved destination for outdoor recreation.

We at the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation are committed to restoring, preserving, and expanding the park for future generations.

Did you know that Mission Trails Regional Park is one of the largest urban parks in the nation? It’s true. And while we’re working hard to maintain trails, restore habitat, provide educational programming to thousands of San Diego County school children, underwriting exciting new exhibits, and stewarding park outreach activities, there is much, much more to do!

That’s where you come in.

We can’t accomplish all of this without the help of our community, generous donors like you, who are willing to lend a hand and help us raise the funds necessary to preserve the precious resource that is Mission Trails, a treasured natural space teeming with native plants and wildlife.

All donations made before December 31, 2021 will be MATCHED, up to $30,000, so please give generously. Also, the first 200 donors to make a one-time gift of $100+ or make a monthly donation of $10 or more will receive our new 2022 Mission Trails Regional Park calendar.

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Donors of $60-$99 will receive a logo magnet, and all donors of $30+ will receive our printed newsletter, and invitations to special events.

You can designate your one-time or recurring donation to several park programs and initiatives:

  • Friends of Mission Trails – General support for the park and MTRP Foundation
  • Educational and Interpretive Programs
  • San Diego River Crossing Trail Bridge Fund
  • General Endowment Fund
  • Library Endowment Fund
  • Library Books and Equipment

There are so many ways to help. Perhaps you might be able to …

  • Match a gift from your employer?
  • Sponsor a special underwriting initiative?
  • Make a gift of stock?
  • Include the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation in your estate plan?

We would be so happy to assist you, and so very grateful for your help.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Morrissey, MTRP Foundation Executive Director, at 619-668-3280 or

Established in 1988, the MTRP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and our Federal Tax ID number is 33-0285093.


Photo: Wendy Esterly, Gerry Tietje, and Jayna McLeod