In order to further reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19 in our community,
all playgrounds will be closed until further notice to ensure public health & safety.
Please enjoy the park areas and open spaces
and encourage proper social distancing.
City Parks and Fields
The Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of parks and fields for an abundance of recreational uses. These parks provide excellent locations for recreation and community enjoyment.
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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 & email@example.com). 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 & firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
Reservations and Permits
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Other City Facilities
Damon-Garcia Sports ComplexAmenities:
- Concession Stand
- Soccer Field
- Sports Fields/Courts
The Damon-Garcia Sports Complex is a 16-acre facility featuring approximately 10.2 acres of turf located on Broad Street at Industrial Way. The primary purpose of the facility is to provide playing space for competitive play. The complex is divided into two sections: the lower section, which is the largest, comprising fields A, B, and C, and the upper section which is the Daryl-Damon field. The complex features four full-size soccer fields which, during the peak soccer season, can be modified into a total of seven smaller fields are laid out by hand on fields A, B, and C, perpendicular to the main field. The lower section of Damon-Garcia features an area known as “No Man’s Land” which does not provide any permitted play. Fields A, B, and Daryl Damon field also have been set up for rugby play with sockets of PVC pipe set in the ground for rugby goals.
The City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for scheduling and permitting at the Damon-Garcia Sports Complex. For normal field uses, activities that will have no major impact to the facility or parking, the facility may be permitted for reservations daily (excluding Mondays) from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm, maintenance schedule pending. For large event or tournament, the facility is available from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday and Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Daily and Annual maintenance will affect availability but in most cases, the entire complex is available for reservation.
Unpermitted Play at Damon-Garcia Sports Complex is not allowed. Individuals or user groups found in violation will be removed.
The City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department presents a great opportunity for soccer enthusiasts to recreate at the Damon-Garcia Sports Complex. The Drop-In Soccer use of Damon-Garcia Sports Complex is the direct result of City staff working with the community and responding to the desire for increased play during the midday at the facility.
- Times: Every Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (weather permitting)
- Field Space: A selected field location will be available for drop-in soccer play and will vary on a daily or weekly basis.
- Field Location: The pre-identified location will be selected by on-site Parks Maintenance staff and will be posted at the park entrance.
NOTE: Due to the maintenance duties necessary in maintaining Damon-Garcia Sports Complex, only one location will be accommodated during the Drop-In Soccer timeframes. Damon-Garcia Sports Complex Drop-In play is only available to accommodate soccer use and other sport drop-in uses will not be permitted.
For alternate field space locations, the City has the following areas that can accommodate other Drop-In Play opportunities throughout the week (permit pending):
1341 Nipomo St
2333 Meadow St
1040 Fuller Rd
Tank Farm Rd & Orcutt Rd
Cuesta Dr & Cerro Romauldo Ava
Santa Rosa St & Oak St
Parking at SESLOC
Damon-Garcia permitted event use parking of the SESLOC parking lot is generally available during the weekdays beginning at 6:00 PM through 10:00 PM for both northern and southern lots. On Saturdays, Damon-Garcia users may park in the southern lot only from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. On Sundays, Damon-Garcia users will be able to park in both northern and southern lots from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. At no time will Damon-Garcia users be able to park in designated ATM spaces.
The use of the SESLOC parking lot is allowed for evening and weekend field use during the regular season. Damon Garcia event parking is not allowed in the SESLOC lots Monday – Friday during regular business hours.
No Dogs are permitted at Damon-Garcia Sports Complex in accordance with Municipal Code 12.20.040