***Following School Closures, City to Temporarily Suspend Before and After School Care Programs for Participant Safety***



May 6, 2020 Update - Take our survey!

City staff has been working diligently to provide a multitude of options to provide care based on CDC and Public Health regulations (and as they continue to change). We need your help in determining the need for such care. Please take a minute to respond to the questions below, or email me directly at

April 16, 2020 Update

Dear Youth Services Families,

I hope that you continue to be well during this time of uncertainty and untraveled roads. Also, I want to keep you updated to the upcoming Fall 2020 Priority Registration process.

As of today, the City is pausing the registration process for a short period of time. This is in response to the school district’s announcement of continued closure.

As soon as direction is given to continue moving ahead with registration, my team and I will reach out to you and share the next steps, which may pick up where we left off or may be a bit different based on what we learn from Public Heath, the State and all our partner agencies.

Please know just how eager we are to see you and your families back in our programs just as soon as possible!

Feel free to contact me directly if you have questions,

Thank you and stay well,



Registration for Care 2020-21 - ON HOLD

New Families: On hold until further notice, as of 4/16/20

Qualifying Returning Families: On hold until further notice, as of 4/16/20

Priority is given to families in the following order:

1) Qualifying returning families (currently enrolled, a list of qualifying participants will be available at your program site or the Parks and Recreation office on March 9. Call 805-781-7300)
2) New families
3) All families from the previous list who missed their registration period can register at open enrollment after July 13, 2020, given available space.

English - Coming Soon
Spanish - Coming Soon
New Family Registration Paperwork - Coming Soon

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School-Aged Programs

The Youth Services Division believes that each child is unique and special! Every child is celebrated and provided tools for success in a safe and supportive environment.

Throughout the year, Youth Services offers a variety of programs for school-aged children:

  • Before and After-School Programs: Sun 'N Fun and Club STAR
  • Spring Break Camp 
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Family Events
  • Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Registration - SLO Triathlon

2020 Event Information

Early Bird Registration opens 1/8/20 9:00 am
January 8 – April 19
$75/Solo  |  $145/Relay

Regular Registration | April 20 – July 10
$85/Solo  |  $155/Relay


Event Date: Sunday July 26, 2020

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Sun 'N Fun and Club STAR

Before- and After-School Programs

Sun ‘N Fun (a state-licensed drop-in program) for TK-6th graders and Club STAR (Students Taking Active Responsibility) for 3rd-6th graders are located on-campus at five elementary schools within the City: Bishop's Peak, C.L. Smith, Hawthorne, Pacheco and Sinsheimer. Daily curriculum includes a variety of developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities and experiences, homework assistance, nutritional mid-morning and afternoon snacks, and group times. Enrollment is on a first-come/first-serve basis and is limited by state licensing capacity mandates.

It's Tax Season!

To assist you in listing your deductions for childcare hours, the City Tax I.D. Number is 95-6000-781.

New July 1 Fee Rates will be as follows:
Technology Processing Fee – 1.74% (All Front Desk Transactions)
Credit Card Fee – 2.61% (All Front Desk Credit Card Transactions)
Credit card & ECP (electronic Check Payment) Refund Fee - $0.10 cents
ECP Fee – 3.09%

Online Processing fees (Tiered pricing structure):
Program fees under $150 = 7% + $1.00
Program fees $150 - $500= 3.79% + $5.50
Program fees above $500 = 2.71% + $10.50
*Minimum Service Charge = $1.00


The City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing recreational opportunities to all ability levels. We welcome people with disabilities into our recreation programs through specialized programs and inclusion opportunities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination of for individuals with disabilities, if you need specialized assistance to participate in any City sponsored classes, events or activities, please contact the front desk staff (805-781-7300 & In order to best accommodate your individual needs, we ask that you let us know of any accommodations needed at the time of registration and or at least 48 hours in advance of any City sponsored program. For further information on accommodation requests contact the front desk staff (805-781-7300 & 711 California Relay Service (which is also capable of handling TTY calls) is also available. The 711 service is available for those calling from within California.