San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks!

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks!

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks!

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks!

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks!

Welcome to San Luis Obispo County Parks!

Our goal is to offer you the most enjoyable and rewarding recreational experience possible on California’s Central Coast. We manage a wide range of facilities including trails, golf courses, campgrounds, pools, picnic sites and more. Our Mission is to ensure diverse opportunities for recreation and the personal enrichment of the County’s residents and visitors while protecting its natural, cultural, and historical resources. To put it more simply, we invite you to visit SLO County Parks, have fun, and “Think Outside!”

Cave Landing Public Workshop

What steps should the County consider pursuing to create a safer parking area at Cave Landing to protect the public access to the beach, cave, trails, coastal views, and night star viewing?  We’ve scheduled a Public Workshop to gather your input on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the PG&E Community Center located at 6588 Ontario Road in San Luis Obispo.  See you there!

Junior Lifeguard Registration Is Now Open!

Registration is now open for our Cayucos Beach Junior Lifeguard and Discover Junior Lifeguard Programs.  To find out more about each program click here .

We’re Hiring Lifeguards

County Parks is now accepting applications for Pool Lifeguards (Lifeguard I).  You must possess a current Lifeguarding Certification or are enrolled in a Lifeguard Training Course to apply. Please apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/slocountyca

Cost Recovery Process Information

San Luis Obispo County residents and visitors enjoy year-round access to parks, lakes, campgrounds, playgrounds, trails and paths, athletic fields, golf courses, pools, sports courts, dog parks, picnic pavilions, and natural areas. Some of these services and facilities are provided through the County’s general fund and some are funded by user fees.  Public workshops were held on March 12 and 13.  The following is information was provided to workshop participants.

Workshop Presentation (pdf)

Participant Packet (pdf)

To read the Cost Recover Workshop story click here.

Distinguished Veteran Pass Now Being Accepted

County Parks is now honoring the California State Parks Distinguished Veteran Pass  for veterans to receive a 50% discount.  A current drivers license or identification verification must be presented and must match the name on the card. Reservations for camping must be completed online and the discount will be refunded at check-in. Discount is not available on Reservation Fees and Extended Stays.

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