Blue Sky Ecological Reserve – Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700-acre oak-lined canyon flanked by coastal sage scrub and chaparral-covered hills. The Reserve is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, and is managed by the City of Poway. Hiking trails are open daily, and they also offer docent-led tours.
Community Park – Located in the heart of Poway, close to the Poway Community Library and City Hall, Community Park is home to the Swim Center, Senior Center, Community Center, meeting rooms and an auditorium facility (for classes and rentals), the Poway Skate Park, tennis courts, dog park, and ball fields.
Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center – A 5-acre site rich in Kumeyaay-Ipai local history, the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center offers a 360 degree view of the Poway Valley. Follow the trails past ramadas, interpretive signage, native gardens and a replica of an ‘ewaa (native Kumeyaay house). Morteros (grinding stones ) left by the original Kumeyaay inhabitants still remain on this historic site. Also visit the new Education Center to view artifacts and other interesting historical items and photos. Docent-led tours for the public are held on the second Saturday of the month between 10:00 a.m. and 1 pm.
Lake Poway – Open year-round (except on select holidays), Lake Poway offers hiking/biking/riding trails, fishing, boating and much more. Located at 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway CA 92064
Old Poway Park – Visitors can experience a rich Poway history when they visit Old Poway Park. Activities include train rides on the 1907 Baldwin No. 3 Steam Locomotive, the Heritage Museum and Nelson House, Templars Hall and much more. Be sure to stop by the Hamburger Factory for a unique dining experience, and visit the shops in Old Poway Village just across the street. There is also a Certified Farmers Market every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm, and the Boardwalk Craft Market appears on select Saturdays throughout the year.
Poway-Midland Railroad – The PMRV is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, operation and maintenance of antique railroad and trolley equipment in Old Poway Park. If you love trains and would like to help restore, maintain and/or run their rolling stock, please don’t hesitate to contact them. They LOVE volunteers!
Poway Center for the Performing Arts – Formed in 1990 as a joint use facility on the campus of Poway High School, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts is an 800-seat state-of-the-art theater offering a venue for performing artists from the local area and around the world. The Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, dba Poway Onstage, is the nonprofit organization responsible for booking professional artists into the city-owned Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theatre – What began in 1979 as a means of raising funds to establish Poway’s Paramedic Program is today a 65-seat community theater located in the heart of Poway, close to a variety of restaurants, and with acres of free parking! The all-volunteer-run theater has won award after award for its quality productions, offers training opportunities in the performing arts (both on- and off- stage) for both high school youth and adults, awards annual scholarships to college-bound PUSD graduates, and provides a fund raising venue for other nonprofit groups in North County.
Veterans Park – The Veterans Park serves as a permanent tribute to the past, present, and future veterans of the United States Military who have given unselfish and honorable service to our country.