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Clairemont (or Clairemont Mesa) is a community within San Diego, California, United States. It has a population of about 81,600 residents and an area of roughly 13.3 square miles (34 km2). Clairemont Mesa is bordered by Interstate 805 on the east, Interstate 5 to the west, State Route 52 to the north, and the community of Linda Vista to the south. The community of Clairemont Mesa can be subdivided into the neighborhoods of North Clairemont, Clairemont Mesa East, Clairemont Mesa West, Bay Park, and Bay Ho.

Before in-migration by Europeans, the area was populated by the Kumeyaay people. The Spanish arrived in 1542 and founded Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá nearby in 1769. Judge Hyde was one of the first settlers of Clairemont and began farming in Tecolote Canyon in 1872. Farming and ranching continued in the area until World War II. In 1887 the Morena Subdivision was mapped. The 1,200-acre (490 ha) subdivision was bounded by streets known today as Morena Boulevard on the west, Milton Street on the south, Illion Street on the east, and the north by an east-west line approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) north of Gesner Street.

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  • Tecolote Canyon Natural Park – Tecolote Canyon ran through the community of Clairemont Mesa and was dedicated by the City of San Diego as Tecolote Canyon Natural Park in 1977. This park is about 903 acres (365 ha) and is approximately six miles (10 km) long. There are multiple entrances to park throughout the community; some entries provide public parking and bathroom facilities. EZ San Diego Junk Removal
  • Marian Bear Memorial Park – Also known as San Clemente Canyon, was officially renamed Marian Bear Memorial Park by the City of San Diego in 1960. Marian Park is roughly 467 acres (189 ha) and runs parallel to the south side of the 52 freeway. The main entrances to the park are off of Regents Road and Genesee Avenue. Both of these entrances provide public parking, restrooms, and picnic benches.
  • North Clairemont Community Park – Located at 4421 Bannock Avenue in North Clairemont. This 14.5-acre park has Basketball courts, multi-purpose sports fields, playgrounds, and a tennis court.
  • Western Hills Neighborhood Park – Located at 4810 Kane Street in the Bay Park neighborhood of Clairemont, San Diego, CA. This 12.82-acre park has basketball courts, a playground, and a scenic canyon.
  • Tecolote Golf Course – This 18-hole 3,161-yard (2,890 m) golf course is located within Tecolote Canyon. A natural creekbed runs through the golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Sam Snead.


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