The adobe Bancroft house and surrounding grounds have a long history, mostly due to the presence of a nearby spring. This water source attracted people thousands of years ago to use the area. These people, the Indians presently known as Kumeyaay, left evidence of their encampments in the vicinity.
Dictionary Hill is the very heart of Spring Valley. This 1,059 foot mountain, and Bancroft Creek Canyon which lies along its northeastern slope, together comprise one of the largest remaining areas of undeveloped open space in our community.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Jamul had a population of 6,163. The population density was 366.1 people per square mile (141.4/km²). The racial makeup of Jamul was 5,300 (86.0%) White, 127 (2.1%) African American, 28 (0.5%) Native American, 146 (2.4%) Asian, 10 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 294 (4.8%) from other races, and 258 (4.2%) from two or more races.
Excellent for young families, Lamar County Park is a neighborhood park located in Spring Valley. Consisting of nearly 9 acres of open space, the park provides a colorful playground for children ages 2 to 5, a pavilion for social gatherings, picnic tables, lawn areas, barbecues, restrooms, and drinking fountains.
S omewhat east of San Diego lies the small town of Lemon Grove, recently established in 1977. Located in Lemon Grove is an enormous lemon about ten feet long and several feet high. Although the town does not claim to have the World's Largest Lemon, the lemon of Lemon Grove is certainly extremely large.
In spring, wildflowers bloom amidst the sage and chamise covered slopes and canyons of San Miguel and McGinty Mountains. The refuge supports open grasslands and cool river corridors. Towering oak woodlands, a habitat type being restored on the refuge, offer shade for visitors walking the trails. The refuge actively restores habitats degraded by prior agricultural uses and wildfire; restoration strategies are guided by ongoing biological surveys and species monitoring programs.
These trailheads are the best areas for viewing the diverse wildlife of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. Here, habitats include coastal sage scrub, riparian forest, and chaparral communities, and are home to many threatened and endangered species. Trails are currently open to hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
The scenic park is adjacent to the Spring Valley Community Center - a place where community is created through people, parks and programs. The center offers a wide variety of leisure services and lifelong learning skills for all ages. Why not start a new fitness plan, or join a club?
Steele Canyon Bridge: maps, driving directions and local area information. Category: California physical, cultural and historic features; Feature Name: Steele Canyon Bridge, Type: Cultural, Class: Bridge, County: San Diego, Nearest Prominent Town: Spring Valley, CA, FID: 252076, Coordinates: Latitude 32.7333863 and Longitude -116.9419699.