Del Mar has been inhabited by humans for a long time. Evidence of our past can be found if you look hard enough. Click below to learn more about the Kumeyaay people and their history.
Excited as we are about restoring Del Mar's amazing and rare Southern Maritime Chaparral. First you need to learn about the wonderful community of plants that belong here.
There are a lot more wild animals living amongst us than you may realize. We share the same wildlife as can be found in the Torrey Pines Reserve
Did you know that the City of Del Mar has its own Parks & Recreation Committee which advises the City Council? If you want to learn more about what the City of Del Mar is doing with its open spaces and parks the Parks & Recreation Committee is a good place to start. All meetings are open to the public. On their web page you can find their agenda, trail maps and interactive guides.
Del Mar sits within the Southern Maritime Chaparral ecosystem. This is a very special ecosystem that is highly dependent upon fog for the survival of its plants and animals.
Adjacent to Del Mar is the Torrey Pines Reserve. Many folks walk the Guy Flemming Trail and the long road up to the top of the hill. But if you are a bit more adventurous you should really check out the Extension to the reserve which shares the same hillside as the southern edge of Del Mar.
Did you know that Del Mar is home to the smallest and rarest dudleya in the world? Fortunately folks at the San Diego Zoo are helping to preserve this amazing little plant.
Did you know that Del Mar is home to the rarest manzanita in the world? It's a beautiful shrub worth checking out on your next hike.
Did you know that Del Mar is home to the rarest pine tree in the United States? The Torrey Pine is an amazingly stubborn tree which survives as a species against all odds. But due to its small population it does need our help as the bark beetles have taken a devastating toll on the trees.