The SDCTA’s 22nd Annual Goldens Awards Dinner is Thursday at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego. The Golden Watchdog and Golden Fleece Awards, according to the association, “give the public the opportunity to voice both admiration and criticism of government programs.” This Times of San Diego story will tell you which agencies are nominated this year and why.
Lake Jennings earned a nomination for its financial turnaround over the last four years.
WHERE WE WERE
Campground Net Revenues in 2012
WHAT WE DID
Formed Lake Jennings Board Committee to focus on lake operations.
Completed Lake Jennings Improvement Study and hired new Reservoir Recreation Ranger to manage lake operations.
Approved development of a Lake Jennings brand, website and marketing plan.
Kayak RentalsWe added kayaks to our navy of rental boats.
Tipi RentalsWe added a new and exciting way to camp: in a tipi (every kid’s dream).
EventsOver 400 kids and families came to Kids Day in 2016.
Best of AwardBest of East County voters chose Lake Jennings as Best Campground.
5,500 LikesLikes on Facebook increased from 164 in 2014 to over 5,500 in 2017.
3,500 FollowersInstagram followers increased from zero in 2014 to over 3,500 in 2017.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
Campground Net Revenues in 2016
If you haven’t been to Lake Jennings it’s time to visit or stay for a couple of days. It’s close enough to get there after work, but far enough from the city to see the night sky and count shooting stars. And we have kids’ activities, like Fishing University, all day long. Tipi rentals are $65 weeknights and $75 on weekends, and kayak rentals are $10 an hour and $30 for a partial-day.
For more information and to make an online reservation go to lakejennings.org.