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Cuesta Canyon Park

Located on the east side of San Luis Obispo, the land on which Cuesta Canyon Park sits was presented to the County of San Luis Obispo on May 30, 1950 by William and Edith Rice Nuss in memory of her mother, Florence Coiner Rice.  Today, Cuesta Canyon Park is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.  You’ll find a large grass area with plenty of room for playing frisbee, picnicking or relaxing in the sun.  There is a sand pit volleyball court as well as a playground, horseshoe pits and 3 group barbeque areas.

As you enter the park, you will follow a path that leads to a beautiful footbridge spanning San Luis Creek.  In 1998 this bridge was donated by the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo with the help of six Cal Poly Architectural Engineering students who completed the design, construction and installation.  From the bridge, you enter the group day-use area where plenty of company picnics, weddings, and special events have occurred.


Cuesta Park
2400 Loomis Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Group AreaCapacityFeeNotes
Arroyo65Fee ScheduleLocated next to the children's playground. Perfect for small gatherings and birthday parties.
Raccoon75Fee ScheduleSemi-private area for small to mid-size groups. Close to creek.
Toyon 150Fee SchedulePopular area with 2 large barbecue pits. Plenty of seating for company picnics and large special events.
Day Use Reservations/Special Use PermitsPark Reservations 805.781.5930 ext. 4
$10 reservation/transaction fee will be applied to each reservation or transaction made and consider the following when making your reservations:
• You can make reservations 6 months in advance
• Have backup dates in mind
• Most facilities are available from 8:00 a.m. to sunset
• Know the approximate number of people attending
• Amplified sound, alchohol and inflatable play structures require a special use permit & additional fee
• Groups exceeding site capacity may require a special use permit & additional fee
• Cleaning/damage deposit may be required
• Vehicle entrance fees may apply at some parks

SLO County Parks & Recreation