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Things to do in Poway


Poway offers a wide range of activities and experiences. Committed to the preservation of natural open spaces, Poway is home to over 4,700 acres of open space, 55 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails, 25 parks and, of course, Lake Poway. In addition, the City of Poway provides a wide range of annual family-oriented events like the Old Fashioned 4th of July, Train Song Festival, Christmas in the Park, and the Youth Fishing Derby. Here are a few of the great recreational amenities in Poway:

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700 acre canyon staffed by fully-trained docents who offer hands-on experiences in identifying and observing plants and animals and in resource preservation activities. Bring your family, school, scout troop or organisation for an invigorating hike or outdoor nature program in this unique habitat.

16275 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064

(858) 668-4781


Community Park

Located in the heart of Poway, Community Park is one of Poway?s most active parks. You can ride the bowl at the Skate Park, hit a home run in the ball fields,swing at Adventure Playground, shout ?Bingo? at the Senior Center, run with your dog at Dog Park, tune up your tennis, or have a wonderful family picnic.

13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway, CA 92064

(858) 668-4674


Goodan Ranch

Sycamore Canyon Preserve and Goodan Ranch offer over 10 miles of outdoor recreation trails and service roads. It is an excellent place to hike, mountain bike,ride horses, view live animals, and learn about Goodan Ranch history, the Cedar Fire and the Kymeyaay.

16281 Sycamore Canyon Road, Poway, CA 92064

(858) 513-4737


Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center

The Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center of Pauwai is a 5-acre site rich in Kumeyaay-Ipai local history. It is a significant American Indian cultural site that offers docent-led Trail tours visiting past ramadas, interpretive signage, native gardens, irrigation systems and a Kumeyaay house. The site also includes an Education Center with exhibits and educational materials.

13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail, Poway, CA 92064

Lake Poway

Nestled in the hills of Poway, the Lake Poway Recreation Area not only serves as the water supply for residents, but also provides excellent outdoor recreational opportunities including fishing, boating, hiking, archery and the All American sport of picnicking!

14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064

(858) 668-4772


Old Poway Park

See life as it once was as turn-of-the-twentieth-century California comes alive at Old Poway Park. Come ride the vintage 1907 Baldwin No. 3 Steam Locomotive, visit the Heritage Museum and Nelson House, tour historic buildings, or enjoy a peaceful picnic in our beautiful park.

14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064

(858) 668-4579


Poway Center for the Performing Arts

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts hosts professional performances ranging from major plays and concerts to appearances by individual artists of national acclaim. The Center also provides first class performance space for Poway Unified School District students and community-based productions.15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064

(858) 668-4693


Poway Rodeo

The Poway Rodeo is the real deal! PRCA-sanctioned, the rodeo continues the traditions of the old West and Cowboy heritage by featuring bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, tie down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, and, of course, mutton bustin? for the younger set. There is also a Queen?s Pageant, dancing, singing , great food and, of course, great people watching!

PO Box 853, Poway, CA 92074

(866) 776-7633