Elm Street Dog Park
1221 Ash St., Arroyo Grande, CA
The Elm Street Off-Leash Dog Parkis finally open.
After years of planning, battling, fundraising and sweating, the Five Cities Dog Park Association is proud to announce the opening of the Five Cities’ first official off-leash area.
The park is open, but much still needs to be done–including raising the rest of the money needed to pay for benches, trashcans, a kiosk, and other necessary items needed to maintain the park. Your donations and support are still needed. Please take a moment to send your donation to our address below. We have a recognition plan for donations of $100 and above.
Five Cities Dog Park Association/SLOPOST
P.O. Box 62
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
When you visit the park, please pay full attention to the posted rules, and help us out by making sure others are also following the rules. Informational flyers will be available to help those new to dog parks.
Be safe and have fun!
Heilmann Regional Dog Park
El Bordo., Atascadero, CA
About Heilmann Dog Park
In 2003 a dedicated group of dog lovers from Atascadero, Templeton and Paso Robles joined forces with the idea of establishing a dog park in north San Luis Obispo County.
After a great deal of effort, we entered into an agreement with San Luis Obispo County which allowed us to adopt a two-thirds of an acre section of land at Heilmann Park in Atascadero.
Fundraising began in earnest and ground for the park was broken in early 2005. The services of the California Conservation Corps were enlisted to dig holes and build the fence. The park officially opened in April 2005.
Our park features two double gated entries, one on the north side and one on the west side. We also have water, picnic tables, shady oaks, a patio, a doggie spa and an information kiosk built for us by Eagle Scout Jayk Thorne and his dad as his community project.
We are an all volunteer group and virtually every penny of support we have received comes directly from you, the users of the park and members of our community. We are a subproject group of SLOPOST, San Luis Obispo Parks, Open Space and Trails. As a non-profit group, all donations are tax-deductible.
From the South: traveling on Highway 101 and entering Atascadero from the south: exit at Santa Rosa Road and go straight, past the Shell Station up to Santa Rosa Road. Turn right onto Santa Rosa Road. Turn right at the signal light at El Camino Real. Go down two blocks and turn left on El Bordo. Bloom N Grow Florists is on the corner. Go east on El Bordo and you will see signs for Heilmann Park. Continue on past the playground and the Redberry picnic area. The dog park is on your right. There is plenty of parking just north of the dog park.
From the North: traveling on Highway 101 and entering Atascadero from the north: exit at Santa Rosa Road and veer left at the top of the onramp. Go straight until you reach Santa Rosa Road. Turn left onto Santa Rosa Road. Turn right at the signal light at El Camino Real. Go down two blocks and turn left onto El Bordo. Bloom N Grow is on the corner. Go east on El Bordo and you will see signs for Heilmann Park. Continue on past the playground and the Redberry picnic area. The dog park is on your right .
For more information go to http://www.heilmanndogpark.com
Cambria Dog Park
Main Street near Santa Rosa Creek Rd., Cambria, CA
Hwy 1 North to Main Street (southern exit) in Cambria
Go North on Main Street
Dog Park is located about .25 mile on left side of Main Street
Del Mar Dog Park
Sequoia and Main Morrow Bay, CA
Information from http://www.morrobaypups.org/index.shtml
Dog Park Approval!08/11/08
We are thrilled that the Morro Bay City Council showed such strong support for our Dog Park by their comments and unanimous vote at their August 11th meeting.
The Council’s vote supported the establishment of an Off Leash Dog Park at Del Mark Park and authorized staff to process General Plan and Master Plan Ammendments on behalf of the Morro Bay Pups.
Our thanks to all who came to the meeting in support.
Nipomo Regional Dog Park
Pomeroy and Teft, Nipomo, CA
located behind library-DON’T PARK in their parking lot. Amply parking below.
To visit their website at
We also appreciate any donations-visit dogpark for that information. Hope to see you there.
San Luis Obispo
El Chorro Regional Dog Park
State Hwy 1 @ Dairy Creek San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(4 miles northwest of SLO on Hwy 1)
Along with the fenced Off leash area El Chorro Regional Park has much to offer. El Chorro Regional Park contains Dairy Creek Golf Course and features a day use area with barbeque facilities, volleyball courts, an off-leash dog park, horseshoe pits, a botanical garden, softball fields and various hiking trails for you to enjoy. For more information go to
Vinyard Dog Park
101 Freeway to Vineyard Drive in Templeton
Go 1.5 miles west from the freeway. Parking lot entrance is on the left side of the street
For more information on this park http://www.vineyarddogpark.org/
In July 2008, Parks-4-Pups signed an Adopt-a-Park agreement with San Luis Obispo County Parks to build and maintain a fenced off-leash dog park in Templeton. The plan for Vineyard Dog Park received unanimous endorsements from TAAG (Templeton Area Advisory Group 5-0) and the SLO County Parks Commission (5-0) in June 2008.
Vineyard Dog Park is located on Vineyard Drive in Templeton,
1.5 miles west of the 101 Freeway. Our park officially opened on February 14, 2009.
The dog park design was created by LGA, an architectural firm under the leadership of Leonard Grant, based in Pismo Beach. The park is about 1 acre in size and is cross fenced for separate “big dog” and “small dog” play areas. The park construction and maintenance will be paid for by donations and loans from dog owners and local businesses.
Because our park is financed by donations and loans, we are asking park visitors to pay a $1 day use fee or an annual membership of $25 per year. Pro-rated half year membership is available after September 1st for $15. Membership forms are available at the payment drop box located at the main park entrance and at all dog park events. Visitors can waive the park fees by volunteering a minimum of 2 hours per month. Upon receipt of membership dues, you will receive a dog tag to display on your dog’s collar or leash.
Parks-4-Pups was formed in 2004 and is a project committee of SLOPOST (San Luis Obispo Parks, Open Space, and Trails Foundation), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Parks-4-Pups was the founding organization for Heilmann Dog Park in Atascadero and is active in coordinating popular community events such as Dog Splash Days, Dog Jog, Wiener Dog Races, Dogtoberfest, and Santa Paws. Parks-4-Pups has adopted parks and trails in Paso Robles and Templeton with volunteers providing litter pickup, trail maintenance, and dog walk bag dispensers.