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San Luis Obispo County Parks also owns or operates eleven neighborhood and community parks. These residential green spaces offer an open invitation to stop and relax during your visit to the Central Coast. Children's play areas, picnic sites, and open turf areas are located here, sure, but our community parks contain something truly special including fresh water streams, swimming pools, tennis courts, shoreline accesses, and other amenities for fun and relaxation. We invite you to explore the "greener side" of our local townships through their County managed community parks.

Our Community Parks are open from sunrise to sunset (day use only). They include:

C.W.Clarke Park in the small north county community of Shandon on Highway 41;

Cuesta Park in the eastern part of San Luis Obispo town;

Hardie Park in the beach town of Cayucos off scenic California Highway 1,

Santa Margarita Community Park in Santa Margarita;

Lampton Cliffs and Shamel Park in Cambria;

Los Osos Community Park on the south side of Morro Bay in Los Osos;

Nipomo Community Park - Offering a welcome stretch of open parkland for the rapidly expanding communities of Nipomo and Santa Maria, this park is developing quickly as well. Well managed baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, children's play areas, and day use picnic sites, will soon be joined to an expanded area of equestrian trails, bike paths, and locally maintained native plant and community gardens.

Oceano Community Park next to Oceano Memorial Campground in Oceano;

Templeton Community Park located in the heart of Templeton; and San Miguel Park located just north of the Rios Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel.

All our Community Parks have a very distinctive, individual character and offer excellent daytime family event venues and lots of recreational opportunities. If you have questions or are interested in making a day use area reservation, please contact us at (805) 781-5930, "option 4" or e-mail us at