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El Chorro Regional Park Programming Plan

In June of 2017, the County Board of Supervisors approved the El Chorro Regional Park Programming Plan, which after taking water into consideration will allow the County to offer more recreational opportunities in this local park.

The Vision

The vision of the plan was to develop a unique, dynamic, and quality destination experience that is sustainably built for the whole community to enjoy.  It identifies options for modifying Dairy Creek Golf course and adding recreational amenities to El Chorro Regional Park, based on available water.

Potential Future Recreation Facilities

– Expanded RV camping
– Cabin camping sites
– Expanded hiking and biking trails
– A mountain bike skills course
– Expanded food and beverage event areas
– Mini golf
– An electric go-kart track
– Batting cages
– A disc golf course

Proposed Golf Improvements

– An improved golf practice facility
– A higher-quality driving range
– An expanded putting course
– An improved short golf game area

Our Goal

The goal is to integrate golf into parks and parks into golf, creating a hub of recreational activities and experiences serving all ages and interests.   All of this will take some considerable time and planning to implement, but the County will work toward developing these programs in the months and years to come.

The entire community will enjoy some big changes at El Chorro Regional Park in the coming years.  The plan provides for many positive recreational opportunities in addition to focusing on introducing more people to the game of golf.  These improvements will enhance the economic, environmental, and social quality of life in our county by attracting tourist revenue to our County, protecting the natural resources of this 714-acre park, and providing opportunities for social activities such as: special events, milestone celebrations, sports, and a variety of outdoor activities.

El Chorro Regional Park Programming Plan

El Chorro Regional Park Programming Plan – Appendix

Programming Plan Graphic


Contact Shaun Cooper, Senior Park Planner at 805.781.4388 or by email

SLO County Parks & Recreation