Friend of the Park Membership
Annual Giving Levels
invitations to all Park events
subscription to bi-annual “From the Top” newsletter
name on annual website listing of donors if desired
$250+ Trail Blazer
$500+ Business Patron
logo or name recognition on the Park website with a link to your business if desired
$1925+ The 1925 Society
recognizing the founding year of the Park
private major donor reception
$5000+ The Preservation Society
an original piece of art depicting the Park
Help support a place that holds so many memories for generations....
More than 300 families, businesses, and churches annually have become Friend of the Park, but we hope to increase that number to 1,000. A strong showing of community involvement will ensure that the Park remains open and will help us qualify for a variety of charitable grants to help fund our long-term objectives.
Daily Security Patrol
Permanent Portable Restroom Rental
Repairs and Maintenance
Part-Time Park Staff
Shuttle Rental for Park Programs & Events
Please commit today to begin or renew a Friend of the Park annual membership. Your tax-deductible donation will go a long way toward ensuring that this historical treasure will be preserved for future generations. Only together can we make it happen.
The Mt. Helix Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit public benefit corporation which receives no government funding. The Foundation was formed in 1999 to maintain and preserve Mt. Helix Park, a registered California Point of Historical interest. The Park, including a 1600-capacity outdoor amphitheater was built in 1925 and gifted to the County of San Diego in 1929 by the founding Yawkey family. Since the Foundation has taken over governorship from the County, the Park has seen many improvements including electronic entrance and exit gates, security cameras, a picnic area, a Park walking trail with interpretive signage, and a Park office to house part-time staff.
The Foundation also provides an array of free community programming encompassing education on the environment, conservation, arts, and culture. These programs specifically provide the community a natural outdoor oasis to learn about habitat restoration, local geography, California native plants, the solar system (through astronomy nights), and Native American history. The Park amphitheater also offers the community the opportunity to enjoy musical theater productions.
Mt. Helix Park Office