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San Luis Obispo, CA Parks Information

Buena Vista Park
100 Block of Buena Vista

Facilities:
.44 acres

Ellsford Park
San Luis Drive near California

Facilities:
1 acres

Stoneridge Park
535 Bluerock Drive

Facilities:
.5 acres

Osos/Triangle Park
Santa Barbara Street at Osos

Facilities:
.32 acres
picnics

Las Praderas Park
Las Praderas and Mariposa Drives

Facilities:
.44 acres
partially developed
creek side lot

Priolo-Martin Park
Vista del Collados and Vista del Arroyo

Facilities:
.5 acres
grass area
benches
Laguna Lake

Neighborhood Parks

Vista Lago Park
Laguna Lane/Vista Lago

Facilities:
.5 acres
picnic tables
benches
playground

Anholm Park
870 Mission St.

Facilities:
.13 acres
playground
benches
picnics

C.L. Smith Joint Use Site
1375 Balboa

Facilities:
Adjacent to C.L. Smith Elementary School

Facilities:
4.8 acres
baseball
softball diamonds
soccer
athletic fields
playground
basketball courts

Emerson Park
Pacific St./Nipomo St.

Facilities:
3 acres
with softball
soccer
athletic fields
basketball courts
community garden
playground

French Park
Morning Glory/Fuller

Facilities:
10 acres
basketball court
sand volleyball court
horseshoe courts
softball field
tennis court
group BBQ
benches
restrooms
lighted
walkways
playground

Johnson Park
1020 Southwood Dr.

Facilities:
4.5 acres
restrooms
basketball court
playground
group BBQ area.

Laguna Hills Park
Diablo Dr./Mirada Dr.

Facilities:
3.5 acres
playgrounds
picnic area
tables
paths

Mitchell Park
Santa Rosa/Buchon St.

Facilities:
3 acres
concrete paths
playground
picnic tables
restrooms
horseshoe pit
BBQ

Throop Park
(Cuesta Dr./Cerro Romauldo Ave.

Facilities:
3 acres
picnic tables
playground
youth baseball field
bleachers
concession stand
restrooms

Islay Hill Park
Tank Farm Rd./Orcutt Rd.

Facilities:
5 acres
softball field
basketball court
picnic area
playground
restrooms




Jack House Gardens
536 Marsh St.

Facilities:
.75 acres
bandstand
patio
restrooms
group BBQ
picnics

Meadow Park
Meadow at South St.

Facilities:
acres
14 acres
picnic
BBQ sites
horseshoes
outdoor volleyball
basketball courts
restrooms
athletic fields
playground
trails
18-station fitness course
softball field.

Mission Plaza
Chorro at Monterey St.

Facilities:
acres

4 acres
restrooms
amphitheater
Murray Adobe
cultural amenities
creek walk

Santa Rosa Park
Santa Rosa at Oak St

Facilities:
11 acres
lighted horseshoe pits
lighted softball field
bleachers
score shed
youth baseball field
lighted multi-use hard surface
basketball
sports fields
group BBQs
picnics
playgrounds
restrooms

Sinsheimer Sports Complex
900 Southwood Drive

Facilities:
23.5 acres
Regulation baseball stadium
lighted softball field
horseshoes
group BBQ
picnics
playground
tennis courts
trails
restrooms
volleyball court

Laguna Lake Park
500 Madonna Road

40 park acres and a 180 acre lake that serves as
migratory stop and home to a variety of waterfowl. The park features 3 picnic areas with tables
individual BBQs
covered pavilion
group picnic/BBQ
playground,
restrooms
sand volleyball court
par course fitness trails and a commemorative grove of trees. The lake
provides for fishing
sail boarding
row boating
power boating under 1 horsepower
and bird watching.

Cuesta County Park
Loomis Street

Facilities:
acres
Operated and maintained by the County
group BBQ
BBQ pits
playground
softball
baseball field
volleyball court
restrooms
creek access.
Facilities Under Development:
<30>Damon-Garcia Sports Fields
Broad Street near Industrial Way

Facilities:
acres
20 acre site under
development that will contain 4 multi use sports fields and support facilities.
TOTAL PARK ACREAGE 121.95 ACRES
Mission Plaza
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2.14 Recreation Centers And Special Features
<24

Laguna Lake Golf Course
11175 Los Osos Valley Rd.

Facilities:
acres
9-hole
27 acre executive length
golf course with additional features including small practice putting green and driving range
BBQ pit
and picnic and restrooms.
<25

SLO Swim Center
900 Laurel Lane

Facilities:
acres
Square feet totaling 43,720 include a 50 meter X 25
yard pool
separate tot pool
restrooms
locker rooms
and 1 multi-purpose room.
<26

Jack House
536 Marsh St.

Facilities:
acres
Contained on a downtown lot is the multi-use building
main
house
washhouse
shop and carriage house totaling 4,300 square feet.
<27

City Recreation Center
864 Santa Rosa St.

Facilities:
acres

14,000 square foot building
including a game room,
weight room
pottery and lapidary studio
3 meeting
rooms
gymnasium
preschool facility
shower facilities,
and restrooms.
<28

Senior Citizen Center
1445 Santa Rosa St.

Facilities:
acres

1 multi-use room
1 meeting room and small specialty
meeting rooms plus restrooms and a kitchen are
included in the 5,800 square foot building.
<29

Meadow Park Center
2333 Meadow St.

Facilities:
acres

3,400 square feet of multi use facility and restrooms.
Other Special Recreation Areas not indicated on Figure 2.00.1:
Laurel Lane Community Gardens
Laurel Lane
next to Fire Station #3)
Broad Street Community Gardens
North Broad Street near Highway 101 southbound exit)
Rodriguez Adobe
1341 Purple Sage Drive)
Rosa Butron de Canet de Simmler Adobe
466 Dana Street)
Loma de la Nopalera Adobe
1590 Lizzie Street)
Parkways and medians such as those on Los Osos Valley Road
Broad Street
Tank Farm
Road
Murray Street
Madonna Road
California Boulevard
Grand Avenue
and Santa Rosa
Street.
TOTAL RECREATION FACILITIES SQUARE FOOTAGE 71,220 SQ.FT.
TOTAL SPECIAL FEATURE ACREAGE 27 ACRES
2.20 OPEN SPACE AND RECREATIONAL TRAILS
The City's open spaces are undeveloped lands
which allow for nature study opportunities
passive
recreation activities and habitat conservation. Recreational trails are typically Class 1 bicycle paths that
provide opportunities for runners and walkers as well as non-motorized transportation modes.
<30

Laguna Lake Natural Reserve
500 Madonna Road

Facilities:
360 acres
lake
Laguna Lake Park.
Senior Citizens' Center

Bishop Peak Natural Reserve
access from Highland Drive

Facilities:
360 acres
Developed trails
climbings
access to Bishop

Cerro San Luis Natural Reserve
Fernandez Road

Facilities:
121 acres
Lemon Grove
trail

South Hills Open Space
access at Woodbridge Drive and Bluerock Drive

Facilities:
60 acres
ridge line
hiking trail linking Stoneridge Park to Woodbridge Drive

San Luis Creek Open Space
Mission Plaza to Bianchi Lane

Facilities:
acres
16 acres
San Luis Creek
viewpoints at Mission Plaza

Islay Hill/Islay Creek Open Space
Spanish Oaks Drive

Facilities:
acres
65 acres with trail access to
Islay Hill and meeting at Islay Hill Park.
<37

Terrace Hill Open Space
Bishop Street

Facilities:
acres
Access to 22 acres atop Terrace Hill with 360
degree views of San Luis Obispo
<38

Matthews Open Space
near Higuera and Marsh Streets

Facilities:
acres
1 acre parcel along San Luis
Creek
<39

Stenner Springs Open Space
end of Stenner Canyon Road

Facilities:
acres
49 acres with limited hiking
trails
<40

Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve
end of Reservoir Canyon Road

Facilities:
487 acres
Creek side
developed trail

Filipponi Open Space
South Higuera Street near Highway 101 exit

Facilities:
75 acres
maintained as a working farm

Railroad Recreation Trail:
1.2 miles
Class I bicycle path

Irish Hills Natural Reserve
Los Osos Valley Road and Madonna Road
Prefumo
Canyon Road

Facilities:
542 acres
Laguna Lake

Lopez Canyon/Little Falls Open Space
Lopez Canyon Road north of Lopez Lake

Facilities:
320 acres
paths to Little Falls
US Forest Service
wilderness area.


TOTAL OPEN SPACE ACREAGE: 2,502 ACRES
TOTAL CLASS I RECREATIONAL TRAIL MILEAGE: 1.2 MILES
TOTAL PARK ACREAGE 162.58 ACRES
TOTAL RECREATION FACILITIES SQUARE FOOTAGE 71,220 SQ.FT.
2.30 JOINT USE FACILITIES
Joint use facilities are typically sports fields and gymnasiums on San Luis Coastal Unified School District
property that are available for City parks and recreation programs.
<18

Laguna Middle School
11050 Los Osos Valley Rd.

Facilities:
acres
8.7 acres adjacent to Laguna Middle
School. This joint use site has a regulation baseball field
youth baseball and softball fields,
soccer/athletic field
tennis courts and outdoor volleyball and basketball courts.
<A

Teach Elementary School
375 Ferrini St.

Facilities:
acres
Gymnasium
<B

C.L. Smith Elementary School
1375 Balboa St.

Facilities:
acres
Gymnasium
<C

Sinsheimer Elementary School
2755 Augusta St.

Facilities:
acres
Gymnasium
youth baseball/softball field,
turf.
<D

Hawthorne Elementary School
2125 Story St.

Facilities:
acres
Gymnasium
youth baseball/softball field,
large turf
<E

Bishop Peak Elementary School
451 Jaycee Dr.

Facilities:
acres
Gymnasium
large turf
<F

Pacheco Elementary School
165 Grand Ave.

Facilities:
acres
Regulation baseball field
Silveria Field)
<G

Los Ranchos Elementary School
5785 Los Ranchos Rd.

Facilities:
acres
Gymnasium
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2.40 UNMET NEEDS
The major unmet needs for parks and recreation


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