California Parks

Morro Bay, CA

Morro Bay Parks and Recreation, California

Recreation and Parks is located at Morro Bay City Hall. The department
595 Harbor St.
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Ph: (805) 772-6200

Anchor Memorial Park

Anchor Memorial Park offers breath-taking views, a nearby public observation dock, and several picnic benches. On most weekends, visitors are treated to live music.

Bayshore Bluffs Park

3.2 acres of natural meadow and maintained park space.

Bayshore Bluffs Point of Interest

Morro Bay Bike Path runs through the park with pathways leading to an observation deck that showcases the beautiful bay and local wildlife, including a roosting area for Cormorant birds. There are several benches, a launch for kayaks or small non-motorized boats, stairway leading down to the launch area, picnic tables and barbecues.

Centennial Parkway

The unique Giant Chessboard and Centennial Stairway are highlights to this park. In 1983 the Morro Bay Chess Club built chess tables and benches adjacent to the Giant Chessboard to enhance the chess play experience. The Giant Chessboard is available for reservations, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a small fee, call (805) 772-6278. Morro Bay Chess Club meets on Saturdays at Noon and all are welcome to join in.

The Centennial Stairway flies the U.S.A. 50-starred flag, the California Bear flag, and the 13-starred American flag commemorating the Nation's birth. The stairway was constructed from recycled redwood and two dismantled water tanks, which had served the City for 50 years atop Morro Bay Boulevard.

Community Center

Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way

The Morro Bay Recreation and Parks Department desk is open weekdays at the community center. Call (805) 772-6278.
The Community Center can accommodate groups for business conferences, banquets, concerts, wedding receptions, and special events. It includes free parking, a large lobby, and complete kitchen facilities with coffee makers. The Community Center is equipped with a portable stage, audio / visual equipment, and a concert quality piano.

Morro Bay City Park

City Park includes a play area with an arch swing, twisting tube slide, and climbing structure, plus a basketball court, picnic benches with barbecues, a shuffleboard and World War II Memorial Monument. City Park is located on the corner of Morro Bay Blvd. and Harbor St. Events hosted there include Arts in the Park and the Holiday Tree Lighting.

Cloisters Park

Cloisters Park includes a wetland area, walking paths that lead to south and north beach access, an information kiosk and dunes observation deck. There's a playground, public restrooms, picnic tables, and pedestal barbecues. The lack of trees is actually a guideline set by the Coastal Commission to preserve the view shed.

Coleman Park

This waterfront park for children and families includes several picnic areas, bird watching, a basketball court and playground.

Del Mar Park

Del Mar Park includes an outdoor basketball court, amphitheater, roller hockey rink, playground, horseshoe pits, and two great barbecue and picnic areas along with a large meadow for volleyball, soccer, and frisbee games. Del Mar Park plans include a soft-court tennis complex. A natural creek with a wide variety of trees runs through this park.

Lila Keiser Park

Home of Little League, Coast Girls Softball, Morro Bay Men's Softball and other sports leagues, Lila Keiser Park features multi-use baseball - softball fields, a covered picnic area and a large barbeque pit with an adjustable grill available for reservation, plus several smaller picnic areas, a playground and horseshoe pits.

Mariner Memorial Park

A small open space at the south end of the Embarcadero provides the perfect spot to commemorate those who lost their lives at sea. Access to the pier, water, picnic benches, and splendid bay views are highlights to Mariner Park.

Monte Young Park

tennis courts

Morro Rock Beach

Morro Rock Beach surrounds Morro Rock, a State Historic Landmark formed about 23 million years ago. Morro Rock Beach is a beautiful Northern California Beach with a rough ocean environment and sandy dunes. Lifeguards watch over City Beach during the summer months This park/beach is often used for commercial shoots, weddings and festivals. During the summer months, from roughly Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Morro Bay Harbor Department staffs two lifeguard towers.

Rules & regulations: Dogs must be on-leash; fires or fireworks are not allowed; and you should watcht the sensitive Snowy Plover nesting areas that are fenced during nesting season to protect their habitat.

North Point

1.3 acre
natural area
non–irrigated meadow area
decomposed granite and asphalt walkways
beach access stairway
parking lot

Beach Access Stairway
One of the most used amenities at the park is the beach access stairway, which was designed for beach access from the bluff top park. Beaches extend from Morro Rock to Cayucos Pier. Tide pooling areas, North Point meadow filled with wild flowers, sunsets and park benches on the bluff for watching nature's splendor are all afforded at North Point.

Rockies Morro Bay Teen Center
231 Atascadero Rd., Morro Bay High School

Rockies is the home of the Morro Bay Teen Center and the Morro Bay Skate Park that was built by Skatewave, a popular company with more than 25 skatepark contracts in California and hundreds in the U.S. and elsewhere. Use of the skatepark is absolutely free.

Tidelands Park

Tidelands Park at the south end of the Embarcadero encompasses 2 acres utilized by both tourists and locals. Weddings, birthday parties, picnics and pleasure are all afforded at this special park kids sometimes refer to as Pirate Park because of the pirate ship in the sand-play area. Seal statues, a whale's tail, and a crow's nest for the kids, picnic areas with BBQ grills for adults, Morro Rock and the bay always beckon. 4th of July fireworks show are hosted at Tidelands. Stairs to the mud flats, a fish cleaning station and a side tie dock with access to a pump out for waste and fresh water is available for boaters. Restrooms have showers, and a public launch is nearby.

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