What's Happening At The Creek



From bird watching to engaging with the City of San Diego, check out what is happening


The Friends of Rose Creek uses iNaturalist to perform citizen science. You can too!

How to Help

Come out to any of our events, donate funds to help with the law suit against the City of San Diego.

The Friends of Rose Creek intends to start holding small, in person outdoor events in the month of June. Social distancing will be required. Please wears masks.  Ten people maximum for now. Please check the calendar a day before the event to insure that it is still happening.  Get out and spend some time with your creek!

In the State of California, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is the lead agency on managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit their Public Health Services website for the latest information.

Our vision is for lower Rose Creek to be an open space park providing recreational and learning opportunities and a clean, healthy, aesthetically pleasing environment for residents, visitors, businesses, and native plants and animals, while serving as an accessible link for bicyclists, pedestrians, and wildlife to move between Rose Canyon Park, Marian Bear Park, Mission Bay Park, and surrounding communities.

Friends of Rose Creek Sue the City of San Diego over Pacific Beach Community Plan Amendment

On October 9, the Friends of Rose Creek filed litigation against the City of San Diego to force the City’s compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) regarding the proposed zoning densification immediately adjacent to one of the last remaining coastal riparian zones in the area: Rose Creek. Read More

We are accepting donations for legal fees protect Rose Creek. Tax deductible donations can be sent to our fiscal sponsor:
San Diego Earth Day, PO Box 9827, San Diego, CA 92169 — In the memo field write “Rose Creek fund”.
If you want to make a donation that is not tax deductible, please drop off cash at any one of our events or mail a check to Friends of Rose Creek c/o Karin Zirk, 4682 Cass St #188. San Diego CA 92109

Find the creek near Mission Bay High School in Pacific Beach or along Santa Fe Street in  Clairemont/Pacific Beach

Monthly Meeting — The first Wednesday of each month @ 6 PM  Check the Calendar for details and the agenda.

Native Plant Gardening — the Second Saturday of each month @ 9 AM behind the Rose Creek Cottage. Check the Calendar for details.

Email Newsletter — To receive monthly updates on activities along Rose Creek and surrounding areas, sign up for our email newsletter.  Check out or privacy policy.

What we do — We do clean ups, habitat restoration, and work towards saving this urban creek. Come out and visit the Native Plant Garden behind the Rose Creek Cottage at 2525 Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach (San Diego, California):


Relevant posts from the Friends of Rose Creek and the community around us.

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