VCTA – Celebrating Our New Preserves!

A Picnic in the Park, Celebrating Our New Preserves!

October 14, 2023
11AM – 2:30PM

With the recent allocation of funds by the County of San Diego to purchase Butterfield Trails Ranch in the heart of Valley Center, it’s time to celebrate! The Valley Center Trails Association and Friends of Hellhole Canyon are planning a time for the community to come together, enjoy each other, and take a moment to appreciate the work that resulted in a new preserve and park for Valley Center: Rancho Lilac and Butterfield Trails Ranch.

The event will be held at Butterfield Trails Ranch, 27765 Valley Center Road. There will be food, fun, families, music, and more.

You can be part of the effort to create more parks, open space, and trails in Valley Center. The work of dedicated volunteers has resulted in the Heritage Trail, along Valley Center Road, major land acquisitions adjacent to Hellhole Canyon Preserve, the preservation of the Stone House in Keys Creek, and more. Check out VC Trails at and the Friends of Hellhole Canyon at

Please reply to this email or contact Lori Jacobs at if you are able and willing to help make this event spectacular.  We are so grateful for the VC Trails community!