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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
nonirrigated meadow area
decomposed granite and asphalt walkways
beach access stairway
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 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.