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Mt. Helix Park voted

  • Silver Star - Best Place for a First Date

  • Gold Star - Prettiest Part of East County

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In the News...


Livestream heART of Rock N' Roll gala / fundraiser: The heART of Rock N' Roll 2020, the Park's annual gala fundraiser went virtual, raising critical funds for the Park.

Livestream Easter Sunrise Service atop Mt. Helix Faith Chapel 2022

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Amid COVID19 restrictions the 95th annual Easter Sunrise Service at Mt. Helix Park occurred via livestream on April 12, 2020 as well as via a number of pre-recorded events broadcasted on Easter Sunday.  Post event coverage was picked up world-wide. 

KUSI News:               

10 News:
San Diego Union Tribune:           
"Pandemic Doesn't Stop Easter in San Diego," April 12, 2020 by Gustavo Solis

  "Number of Coronavirus Cases Hits 1,804" by Gustavo Solis, April 12, 2020

"This Will Be One We Never Forget" April 5, 2020

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All People’s Church:

"Powerful People of San Diego," 2019 interview with Mt Helix Park Executive Director, Krista Powers,

"Mount Helix celebrates 94th annual sunrise Easter service in amphitheater," Union Tribune April 21, 2019,

"Mt. Helix Park Foundation; Crown Jewel of East County," I Heart East County Episode 1, 2018,

"Mt. Helix Yoga" - August/September 2018 issue of Discovering My City Magazine La Mesa Edition, pg. 16

"The Art of Picnicking" - July 2018 issue of Discovering My City Magazine La Mesa Edition, pg. 10

"11th Annual heART of Mt. Helix Juried Art Show" - June 14, 2018 issue of East County Magazine

"Welcome to Mt. Helix Park" - January-February 2018 issue of Discovering My City Magazine" La Mesa edition, Vol. 1, issue 1, pg. 12 -

"A-Foot and Fit at Mt. Helix Park" - February-March 2018 issue of Discovering My City Magazine" La Mesa edition, Vol. 1, issue 2, pg. 11 -

"2017 heART of Mt. Helix celebrates 10 years for fans of art, music, food and fun" - August 16, 2017 issue of East County Californian  

"Celebrate the arts at heART of Mt. Helix" - July 28, 2017 issue of La Mesa Courier -

"Nainsook Framing Hosts heART of Mt. Helix First Juried Art Show" - July 20, 2017 issue of East County Californian -

"A Night of Stargazing Atop Mt. Helix" July 16, 2017 issue of East County Magazine

"Mt. Helix Park Unveils First Major Repairs Since 1924 with Restored Seating" - April 19, 2017 issue of East County Californian -

"Mt. Helix Park Hosts Nature Lecture Series" - January 29, 2017 issue of San Diego Union Tribune -
"Vintage San Diego: How Our City Has Changed Since 1876" - October 28, 2016 issue of San Diego Magazine -
"heART of Mt. Helix fundraiser features local artists, foods and music" - August 17, 2016 issue of The East County Californian -

"5 Unique Places to get Married in San Diego" - May 2016 issue of Fine Magazine -

"Going Native" - April 22, 2016 issue of La Mesa Courier - Mt. Helix Park restoration programs bring back natural beauty

"Easter Dawns at Mt. Helix" - March 29, 2016 issue of the San Diego Union Tribune - 91st sunrise service uplifting for about 1,000 worshippers by Lyndsay Winkley

Photos of Mt. Helix Amphitheater's 90th Easter Celebration, 2015 - La Mesa Today


Easter Sunrise Service - April 5, 2015 issue of the La Mesa Courier


San Diego Union Tribune's 2013 Making a Difference Guide -. View the entire guide as well as indiviual listings. Check us out on pg 78. San Diego Union Tribune.

What people are saying...

Mt. Helix Park is truly the “Crown Jewel" of San Diego East County. From its towering height, visitors enjoy breathtaking panoramic views." San Diego Daily Transcript"

For decades Mt. Helix Park has been recognized as one of San Diego County's most magnificent landmarks."10 A List

"A great place to go to enjoy the peace, serenity, and amazing views high atop Mt. Helix (2770 ft)." Neil G,

"A sanctuary in a city - a pleasant evening under the stars and a place to picnic all at the same time."

"One of the most romantic places in San Diego to watch sunsets."


Issue 7 Spring/Summer 2016

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