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The goal of the Parks and Recreation Department is to offer you the most enjoyable and rewarding recreational experience possible on California’s Central Coast. 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. In other words, we want you to "Think Outside!" Visit our website at


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There are many recreational services to choose from...

Windsurfing at Lopez Lake

Tent Campers at El Chorro Campground

Golfer at Dairy Creek Golf Course

Sailboat Sailing at Lopez Lake

Children Horseback Riding at Santa Margarita Lake

Fishing at Santa Margarita Lake


Featured News

2018 Volunteer Dinner

County Parks Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

County Parks hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on October 11, 2018, to show our gratitude to the many volunteers in parks.

Dog jumping into the pool to fetch a toy.

Nearly 300 Local Dogs Enjoy Last Splash of Summer

Dogs were invited to celebrate the end of summer at the 12th Annual Dog Splash Days at the Templeton Community Pool on Sept 8-9, 2018 as a fundraiser for Vineyard Dog Park, a County Park operated...


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So many recreational activities to choose from.

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