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Listed below are just a few of the projects County Parks is coordinating. If you have any questions regarding any of the projects, please contact Shaun Cooper at 805.781.4388 or by email secooper@co.slo.ca.us.

Avila to Harford Pier Trail Morro Bay to Cayucos Trail Connector
Bob Jones Pathway
Cave Landing Templeton to Atascadero Pathway


AVILA TO HARFORD PIER TRAIL CONNECTOR

This section information last updated August 28, 2014
The Avila Beach to Harford Pier Trail Connector will provide off street, non-motorized transportation access and extraordinary coastal views between the community of Avila Beach and Harford Pier. See the attached vicinity map for the exact project location. Currently the only access between the two points is via Avila Beach Drive.

As a portion of the California Coastal Trail, the intent of the Avila Beach to Harford Pier Trail Connector is to provide: (1) a pedestrian corridor along the ocean, (2) bicycle access separated from the street and motor vehicles, (3) improved access for those with disabilities, and (4) protected areas to view the beach and ocean between Avila Beach and Harford Pier. In addition to people walking and biking from Avila Beach to the pier, the proposed trail would also augment coastal access along the proposed route.

This project is identified in the 2006 SLO County Parks and Recreation Element and the 2005 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The proposed corridor is an important segment of the California Coastal Trail. Funding for this portion of the project is being provided by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Company. In fiscal year 2006/07, PG&E provided $300,000 to County Parks to design and obtain permits for this proposed corridor as part of their steam generator replacement permit. Once the $300,000 of PG&E funds have been expended, County Parks would apply for grant funds to proceed with future phases of the project including construction. The timing for construction is uncertain due to potential unknown project constraints and unidentified construction funds.

The second community workshop will be scheduled in spring/summer 2014.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Shaun Cooper at 805.781.4388 or by email secooper@co.slo.ca.us.

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BOB JONES PATHWAY - San Luis Obispo to Ontario Road
This section information last reviewed August 28, 2014
This section of the Bob Jones Pathway would connect the San Luis Obispo Land Conservancy Octagon Barn (located on South Higuera near the City of SLO) with the County’s Ontario Road Staging area (located on Ontario Road in the Avila Valley).  Completion of this project would extend the Bob Jones Pathway north approximately 4.4 miles.

The County is currently working on the completion of an environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed project.  A consulting firm, PMC, will complete the EIR for the County.  The first step in the EIR process is a notice of preparation (NOP).  Below, for your review and input, are the various documents associated with the NOP. 

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Bob Jones Pathway extension, from the Octagon Barn along South Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo to the existing Bob Jones staging area on Ontario Road, is complete and available for public review and comment. The DEIR is on the Planning Department's web site at:
http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/planning/environmental/EnvironmentalNotices/bobjonespathway.htm

The Bob Jones Pathway Draft Environmental Impact Report public workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the PG&E Education Center. The PG&E Education Center is located at 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405.

If you have questions regarding this project please contact Shaun Cooper at secooper@co.slo.ca.us or by calling 805.781.4388.

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MORRO BAY TO CAYUCOS TRAIL CONNECTOR
This section information last reviewed August 28, 2014
This project would be a Class I bicycle path and pedestrian corridor linking the unincorporated community of Cayucos to the City of Moro Bay.  Currently the only bicycle route available between the two communities is along Highway 1 (along the highway’s shoulder). The intent of the project is to provide a scenic and safe corridor that is separate from motorized, highway traffic.

As of Tuesday, August 26, 2014 we are in the final design and engineering phase.

FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT as of July 2010
The Final EIR went to the Parks and Recreation Commission on August 26, 2010 and final approval was made by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. 

Draft EIR Body

DRAFT EIR APPENDICIES

Appendix A - Notice of Preparation and Comment Letters
Appendix B - Plans and Policies Consistency Table
Appendix C - URBEMIS Data Sheets
Appendix D - Biological Resources Background Information
Appendix E - Bluff Retreat Study
Appendix G - Preliminary Plans

The public hearing before the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to certify the EIR was completed in Fall 2010.  You may review the Board’s agenda online.

Constraints Analysis, Geologic Report (the GR is text only), and the project’s Preliminary Design and Preliminary Plans have been completed.  The next stage is to complete relevant studies and an environmental document.  The Cayucos Advisory Committee, the City of Morro Bay, and the County’s Parks and Recreation Commission have provided initial input.

CONSTRAINTS ANALYSIS FIGURES

PRELIMINARY DESIGN EXHIBITS

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Elizabeth Kavanaugh at 805.781.4089 or by email ekavanaugh@co.slo.ca.us.

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NIPOMO PARK MASTER PLAN

This section information last reviewed August 28, 2014


The environmental impact report (EIR) draft is now available for review. For information go to:
http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/planning/environmental/environmentalnotices/drafteir2012.htm

The Nipomo Park Draft Enironmental Impact Report meeting will take place March 8, 2012 at Nipomo High School from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. For information on the meeting contact Elizabeth Kavanaugh at ekavanaugh@co.slo.ca.us.

Notice of Preparation (NOP) was sent out by the Planning and Building Department on November 17, 2009. The NOP indicates: (1) the environmental issues that will be discussed in the project’s EIR, (2) a deadline for comments on the NOP, (3) where NOP comments should be sent, and (4) a notice of a public scoping meeting. This meeting was held on December 1, 2009 at 6:30 PM at the Nipomo Community Services District Board Room (located at 148 South Wilson Street, Nipomo, CA).  The NOP meeting provided participants with information regarding the EIR process, a chance to ask questions of County staff, and a chance to comment on the content of the proposed EIR.

Scoping meeting comments

MASTER PLAN CHANGES IN 2009

The Draft Nipomo Community Park Master Plan being reviewed under the EIR is slightly different than the previous master plan.  Changes include:

  1. Osage Street improvements are now included as part of the project.
  2. A modification to trail locations.  The paved trail originally located within the park’s western area is now adjacent to Osage Street.
  3. “Alternative Two” identified in Initial Study will now be assessed in the Alternatives Chapter of the EIR
  4. The existing pre-school is now included in the project description and is identified as a temporary use.
  5. Conceptual architectural drawings are now provided for the proposed community center.

Revised drawing of the Nipomo Park Master Plan (2009)
Revised drawing of the Nipomo Park Master Plan Alternative Two (2009)

MASTER PLAN BACKGROUND (prior to 2009)

The Nipomo Community Park Master Plan, when adopted, will provide a footprint for future recreational development at Nipomo Community Park for the next 15 to 20 years.

To determine environmental resources on the project site, the County hired the Morro Group, Inc. to complete a constraints analysis. Please review the following components to the Contraints Analysis.

BODY
FIGURES
APPENDICES
Nipomo Park Constraints Analysis Report Figure 3 Project Aerial Appendix D Traffic
  Figure 4A Biological Constraint Appendix E CRLF Report
  Figure 4B Biological Constraint Apendix F Visual
  Figure 4C Biological Constraint  
  Figure 7 Drainage  

To obtain community input, County Parks, with the help of the South County Advisory Council (SCAC), put together a community survey. In January 2004, the survey was mailed to randomly selected Nipomo and Oceano residents. In addition, Community Surveys were conducted onsite at Nipomo Community Park.

In addition to a community survey, Public Workshops were conducted in Nipomo to determine community preferences and needs. The Public Workshops began on March 3 and 4, 2004. The first two workshops invited participants to help design the park as well as identify concerns. On May 5 and 6, 2004, workshops were held to present the survey results and the three concept drawings for future park development. To review the three initial Master Plan concepts, completed in 2004, for Nipomo Park click on the individual concepts noted below.

DRAFT NEGATIVE DECLARATION
On September 27, 2007, a DRAFT Negative Declaration (ND) was made available for public review by the SLO County Planning & Building Department.  The Draft ND identifies potential environmental impacts associated with providing new recreation (such as a community center, sports fields, a skate board park, etc.) in the southeastern portion of Nipomo Community Park.

To review the Draft ND:
a) Body
b) Referrals
c) Comments
d) Figures
f) Appendix

Please note the Draft ND is based on two alternative Nipomo Community Park Master Plan drawings. The difference between the two drawings is discussed in the Draft ND on pages 3 through 5. Also, Firma completed two alternative drawings and a Public Review Draft Master Plan.

In terms of future development of the Mesa Meadows site, the Master Plan proposes consistency with the April 2002 Landscape Plan.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Shaun Cooper at 805.781.4388 or by email secooper@co.slo.ca.us.

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NORMA ROSE PARK / SKATE PARK
This section information last reviewed August 28, 2014
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 comlete.  To date construction improvements completed include the following: restroom, street improvements and parking, and off-leash dog area. Future park develop facitlities are pending the County Board of Supervisors approval for construction, and authorization of maintenance funding.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Shaun Cooper at 805.781.4388 or by email secooper@co.slo.ca.us.

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PARKS & RECREATION ELEMENT
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WHAT IS A PARKS AND RECREATION ELEMENT (PRE)?

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.

WHEN WAS THE PRE ADOPTED BY THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO?

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted the Parks and Recreation Element on December 19, 2006. The Element became affective (law) January 18, 2007.

TO REVIEW THE PARKS & RECREATION CLICK ON LINKS BELOW

1. Body of the PRE and the Appendices
2. Chapter 8 - Project List and Maps

CAN I GET A CD OR HARD COPY?

To obtain a CD or hard copy of the adopted PRE come to the San Luis Obispo County Parks Administrative Office, 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo. You can order a copy over the phone by calling (805) 781-5200. Prices for the copies are as follows:

1. A copy on CD is $4.00
2. A black and white hard copy is $10.00
3. A color hard copy is $25.00

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SAN MIGUEL COMMUNITY PARK EXPANSION
This section information last updated August 28, 2014

San Miguel Community Park is a small 2.2-acre park with a street running through it.  This project proposes to expand the park by removing the one block of K Street that bisects the park. Adding this half-acre to Park allows for the creation of a multi-use turf sports field. Other components of this project include: a multi-use pathway through the park, a new parking lot, and additional parking along the perimeter of the park.  This project is in the preliminary design stages.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Elizabeth Kavanaugh at 805.781.4089 or by email ekavanaugh@co.slo.ca.us.

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TEMPLETON TO ATASCADERO PATHWAY
This section information last updated August 28, 2014

This project is a multi-use pathway that will provide a one mile non-motorized connection between northern Atascadero to the southern Templeton in the area between the Salinas River and Highway 101. The pathway is proposed to start at Paso Robles Creek and end at Vineyard Drive. This project is in the preliminary design stage.

As of Tuesday, August 26, 2014 we are in the final design and engineering phase.

Contraints Analysis

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Elizabeth Kavanaugh at 805.781.4089 or by email ekavanaugh@co.slo.ca.us.

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San Luis Obispo County Parks
1087 Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
(P) 805.781.5930, (F) 805.781.1102


Email us at SLOParks@co.slo.ca.us

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