Project Committees

El Chorro Dog Park

El Chorro Dog Park maintained by SLO-4-PUPs is a grass-roots organization created to encourage San Luis Obispo County to provide areas for off-leash recreation for people and their dogs. SLOPOST works with the County to promote public/private partnerships that increase recreational opportunities for all. El Chorro Dog Park is responsibile for building and maintaining El Chorro Dog Park, the first fenced off-leash recreation area in San Luis Obispo County. El Chorro Dog Park is located in El Chorro Regional Park on Highway 1 near Cuesta College.

El Chorro Dog Park
P.O. Box 573
Morro Bay, California, 93442
Contact: Karen (805) 543-7213 or Valerie (805) 772-1971

Elm Street Dog Park Association

The Elm Street Dog Park Association is an official non-profit organization, thanks to the folks at SLOPOST, the San Luis Obispo Parks Open Space & Trails Foundation. The Elm Street Dog Park Association is committed to the the local off-leash dog park located at 1221 Ash Street Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

P.O. Box 1623
Pismo Beach, CA 93448

Friends of Lopez Lake

Friends of Lopez Lake is dedicated to funding and developing educational , interpretive recreation programs at Lopez Lake, including an active volunteer group. They also work to develop camping and riding areas for equestrians.

Friends of Lopez Lake and SLOPOST opened a new Horse Camp in 2006 at Lake Lopez called Black Bear Camp. here are 14 portable horse corrals, water trough, porta-potty, bbq, picnic tables, fire rings, water spigots, and two back stops for manure disposal. There are approximately 21 miles of riding trails. Depending on the rig sizes it can hold approximately 10-15 rigs. Bring your own water buckets, hay bags and rakes to clean your stalls. The views are spectacular! To make a reservation at the Lopez Lake Equestrian Camping Areas, click here.

Contact: Dixie McKannay
174 Tally Ho Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 710-3513

Heilmann Dog Park

Heilmann Dog Park was established in 2005 by a group of dedicated North County dog lovers. Located in Heilmann Park, adjacent to Chalk Mountain Golf Course in Atascadero, our dog park offers almost an acre of fenced, off leash area complete with water, shade, picnic tables and doggie spa. Plus friendly people and pups!Yearly fund raisers include Dogtoberfest at the Atascadero Lake Park as well as Santa Paws every December.

Contact: Jan Wolff
P.O. Box 1455
Atascadero, CA 93423
(805) 461-5749

J & J Heller Cambria Dog Park

The J & J Heller Cambria Dog Park was established November 2003 by Joyce and John Heller who organized a dedicated group of volunteers who literally built the park and continue to maintain and develop it.

The Park was authorized by the Community Services District on CCSD property which is located at the intersection of Main Street and Santa Rosa Creek Road in Cambria; and is enjoyed daily by Cambrians, visitors and their Dogs.

The Dog Park offers almost 3/4 acre with separate big and little Dog off leash play areas complete with water, shade, and picnic tables.

Contact: Tim Roche
P.O. Box 900
Cambria, CA 93428

Morro Bay Pups

Morro Bay Pups is an organization of individuals committed to promoting responsible pet ownership in the community of Morro Bay and in partnership with other pet-friendly organizations in San Luis Obispo County. We will work with the City of Morro Bay to provide safe clean recreational and exercise facilities, promote social opportunities for dog and human interactions, and educational opportunities for the citizens of Morro Bay.

Contact: Mary Stallard
2988 Birch Ave.
Morro Bay, CA 93442‐1402
(805) 772-8259


Parks4Pups is an organization created to encourage San Luis Obispo County to provide areas in the North County for off-leash recreation for people and their dogs. In March 2005, Parks4Pups completed the construction of an off-leash dog park at Heilmann Regional Park in Atascadero. In 2009, they completed Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton and in 2012, they completed Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton. Parks4Pups is responsible for fund raising events for dog parks including the Paso Robles Dog Jog and Dog Splash Days.
Click here for more information.

Contact: Paula O’Farrell
PO Box 795
Paso Robles, CA 93447
(805) 239-4437

Sherwood Dog Park

Sherwood Dog Park was established in April 2012 by a dedicated group of North County dog lovers and local businesses. The fenced park is 1.25 acres and is cross fenced for separate small dog and big dog play areas. The park has shade, picnic tables, park benches, free parking, retrieval toys, and a small dunking pool for dogs to cool off. Sherwood Dog Park is located at 290 Scott Street (adjacent to the Senior Center) in Paso Robles.

Contact: Larry Miller
PO Box 4022
Paso Robles, CA 93447
805) 712-1750

Vineyard Dog Park

Vineyard Dog Park is dedicated to developing and maintaining dog friendly recreation area in Templeton. Our dog park opened in February 2009 and has stunning views of the surrounding hills and vineyards. The park is about one acre in size with separate big and little dog play areas. Vineyard Dog Park hosts the annual Dog Splash Days event in Templeton where dog owners can bring their dogs for a swim in the community pool at the end of the summer swim season. Vineyard Dog Park is located at 1010 Semillon Lane in Templeton, about 1.5 miles west of the 101 Freeway on Vineyard Drive.

Contact: Paula O’Farrell
PO Box 1081
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 239-4437