Planning Projects

Our Park Planning Division is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of park and recreation facility projects. This includes new park and trail projects as well as renovations and upgrades to existing park and recreation facilities.  From developing Park Master Plans, and Trail Feasibility Studies, conducing environmental review, and securing permits, to obtaining grant funding and overseeing project construction,  our Park Planning staff are always working on something to make our community better.

Here are a few of our current projects:

Avila to Harford Pier
Bob Jones Trail – Octagon Barn
Bob Jones Trail – SLO to Ontario Road
Morro Bay to Cayucos Connector
San Miguel Community Park Expansion
Santa Margarita Lake
Templeton To Atascadero Pathway


Planning Documents

Our Planning Division is responsible for developing and implementing parks and recreation facility planning documents including the Parks and Recreation Element, of the County’s General Plan, and individual park facility Master Plans. These plans guide the future development of needed parks and recreation facilities to serve the residents and visitors of San Luis Obispo County. The following is a list of completed planning documents:


  • Biddle Regional Park Master Plan Update

Biddle Regional Park is located east of Arroyo Grande and is a popular venue for a variety of day use and recreational activities. Since the Park’s development there have been occasional minor improvements and upgrades to the park but it was determined that a comprehensive look at the entire site through a Master Plan Update process was needed. This update builds upon the original Master Plan completed in 1976 which. It is intended to provide a framework for future redevelopment of the existing park facility. The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted this update on July 9, 2013.

Biddle Regional Park Master Plan Update


  • Los Osos Community Park Plan

Los Osos Community Park Plan


  • Nipomo Community Park Master Plan

The purpose of the Nipomo Community Park Master Plan report is to establish the long range plan for the park. This 137-acre park is the only public park in Nipomo.  When the existing park improvements were made in the 1970’s and early 1980’s the land surrounding the park on the west, southwest and northwest were undeveloped. Today, in addition to Dana School to the south, all the lands around the park are developed with residences. Nipomo has grown to nearly 17,000 people and many residents express the need for additional recreational facilities.  This Master Plan is the result of the process of determining needs and priorities in the community and translating them into a park plan for the future.

Nipomo Community Park Master Plan


  • Norma Rose Park Plan

This project will develop a 1.5 acre park facility in Cayucos on Ocean Avenue, West of the Cayucos Cemetery and directly East of Highway 1. Park improvements will include a skate park, children’s playground, basketball court, rest-room, and picnic areas. The skate park planned will be approximately 10,000 square feet in size. Construction documents are complete. To date, construction improvements completed include the following: restroom, street improvements and parking, and off-leash dog area. Future park facilities are pending the County Board of Supervisors’ approval for construction, and authorization of maintenance funding. The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted this plan on September 24.2007.

Norma Rose Park Plan


  • Parks and Recreation Element

The Parks and Recreation Element (PRE) is a long-term plan for the County’s unincorporated areas, identifying future park, recreation, and natural area projects. The PRE establishes policies and programs to provide and maintain parks, recreation, and natural areas within San Luis Obispo County. The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted the PRE on December 19, 2006 and became effective (law) January 18, 2007.

SLO Parks & Rec Element & Appendix
SLO Parks & Rec Element Project List