The Board of Supervisors Wednesday unanimously approved upgrades at 18 county parks.
The parks are located in nine communities: Chula Vista, Del Mar, El Cajon, Julian, Lakeside, Pine Valley, Ramona, San Diego and Spring Valley. Their sizes range from the half-acre Hillsdale County Park in El Cajon to the 929-acre William Heise County Park in Julian.
Along with Heise and Hillsdale, playground equipment will be installed at Agua Caliente County Park, Julian; Dos Picos County Park, Ramona; Lakeside Baseball Park, Lakeside; Lindo Lake Park, Lakeside; Otay Lakes County Park, Chula Vista; and Vallecito County Park, Julian (in the Anza-Borrego Desert).
Sunshades will be installed at Eucalyptus County Park, Spring Valley; Goodland Acres County Park: 8848 Troy Street, Spring Valley; Lamar County Park, Spring Valley; 4S Ranch Liberty County Park, San Diego; 4S Ranch Patriot Park, San Diego; Pine Valley County Park, Pine Valley; and San Dieguito County Park, Del Mar.
In addition to keeping visitors cooler, the sunshades will prevent ultraviolet rays from deteriorating playground equipment, according to the county.
Two El Cajon parks will receive playground equipment and sunshades: Flinn Springs and Steele Canyon.
More information on county parks and related facilities is available at www.sdparks.org.