Old Poway Park Action Committee & Volunteer Groups

The Old Poway Park Action Committee is a group of 12 non-profit, community organizations that are committed to bringing history to life. Groups depict California's heritage and pioneer life at the turn-of-the-20th century through song, dance, arts and crafts, community-wide events, program, and activities. Volunteers assist in event and program planning and help create a unique and special place for celebrating history!

Volunteer Groups
Poway Woman’s Club
The Poway Woman’s Club is a non-profit service group organized in 1960. We are a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, International, which is the oldest women’s service organization in the world established in 1890.

San Diego Folk Heritage
San Diego Folk Heritage's mission is to present and preserve the folk arts in San Diego County. We present concerts by San Diego-area performers and touring performers, and we have contra dances with live music.

The Pomerado Community Band
The Pomerado Community Band was organized 16 years ago with support from the City of Poway. It's purpose is to provide wind and percussion musicians an opportunity to perform and improve their musical skills, while encouraging a sense of community by performing at local events.

Poway Station Model Railroad Club
The Poway Station Model Railroad Club is an all scale modular railroad club, a group of people interested in The Worlds Greatest Hobby™, which is model railroading.

California Heritage Dancers
The California Heritage Dancers group has been dancing together for nineteen years. Director Ruth Walker organized the group in 1987 and has been instrumental in designing the costumes as well as researching all of the dance figures and music styles.

Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers, Inc.
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers, Inc. was founded on February 13, 1991. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, operation, and maintenance of antique railroad equipment in Old Poway Park. Our future plans include a depot that will house a museum highlighting turn-of-the-century technology.

Poway Historical and Memorial Society
The Poway Historical and Memorial Society are dedicated to preserving Poway’s past for the future. They collect data and artifacts, preserve them, store and house them. They educate the community and provide a sense of community through history.

Poway Valley Garden Club
The Poway Valley Garden Club strives to promote interest in gardening and related creative activities, and to encourage improvements, beautification of our community and personal property. They maintain the rose garden at Lake Poway and the Nelson Garden at Old Poway Park.

Apache Canyon Gang
The Apache Canyon Gang is a group of local men and women that are out to keep the old west alive. Their costumes and weapons are authentic replica 1880-1910 era of the American West.

Shadow River Regulators
The mission of The Shadow River Regulators is to preserve our common western heritage through the portrayal of various 1870-1900 era frontier types in a variety of public appearances, skits, and one-act plays. The Shadow River Regulators continuously strive for historic accuracy in costume, word, and deed.

Poway Arts & Crafts Guild
The Poway Arts and Crafts Guild was founded in 1986 to promote the awareness of quality traditional crafts and craftsmanship in the local community, and to encourage, inform, and inspire both the beginning and the established professional craftsperson by providing a forum for exchanging ideas and concerns.