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San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks

Welcome to San Luis Obispo County Parks!

Our goal is to offer you the most enjoyable and rewarding recreational experience possible on California’s Central Coast. We manage a wide range of facilities including trails, golf courses, campgrounds, pools, picnic sites and more. Our Mission is to ensure diverse opportunities for recreation and the personal enrichment of the County’s residents and visitors while protecting its natural, cultural, and historical resources. To put it more simply, we invite you to visit SLO County Parks, have fun, and “Think Outside!”

County Parks’ DEER Program Earns Award of Excellence

The California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS), District 8, presented County Parks with an Award of Excellence in Environmental Stewardship for its Discovering the Environment through Education and Recreation (DEER) program on November 15. This award recognizes the program for embodying and embracing the values and mission of the profession and moving the agency towards a stronger role in the community. The Ranger-led program introduces parks and open space to children of all ages and teaches them to enjoy, appreciate and protect these spaces throughout their lives. The DEER program is funded through two California State Habitat Conservation Fund Grants and through the support of many partners including San Luis Obispo Parks, Open Space and Trails, Friends of Lopez Lake, the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo, Big Brothers – Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Youth in Action and the Hind Foundation.

A Day in the Life of a County Park Ranger

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