Eastlake Recreation and Parks
One of the most appreciated features of Eastlake recreational life are the hiking trails in South County. In the late 1990s the Sweetwater Regional Park was expanded and improved, extending the walking and equestrian trails to an even greater number, as well as adding a camping area at Summit Meadow Road. Equestrianism has long been a part of the Bonita community, and many trails exist throughout the Lower Sweetwater Valley. There are a number of connections to trails external to Bonita as well. Chula Vista has many outstanding parks and nature centers including the world class Chula Vista Nature Center in the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on beautiful San Diego Bay. The Chula Vista Nature Center is an internationally recognized zoo/aquarium exhibiting plants and animals native to marsh/wetland habitats. The Center provides guided tours and children’s programs throughout the year.