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The Parks Division is responsible for maintenance of City parks, trees, medians and City grounds. The City maintains the regional Lake Park Complex including playground equipment, barbecues, picnic areas, the lake and grounds. The City also maintains the Paloma Creek Park Sports Complex and Playground, Traffic Way Park, Sunken Gardens Park and the Historic Administration Building grounds. In addition to the City Parks, the Division maintains medians, City parking lots and planters.

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Apple Valley Park

1980 San Ramon Rd
Phone: (805)470-3360

Amenities at this location:

  • Open Fields
  • BBQ Areas
  • Walking Paths

Colony Park

5599 Traffic Way
Phone: (805)470-3360

Rent part of this facility

Amenities at this location:

  • Softball Fields
  • Playground
  • Basketball Courts
  • Covered BBQ/Picnic Area

Atascadero Lake Park

9305 Pismo Ave
Phone: (805)470-3360

Rent part of this facility

Faces of Freedom

Atascadero Lake FAQ's

This park is the destination of residents and visitors year-round. Atascadero’s charm is accentuated by the beautiful lake. There is a walking path that follows the edge of the lake for a stroll, jog or bike ride lakeside. The park also has a playground, restrooms, large and small barbecue areas, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial, and the Charles Paddock Zoo.

Paloma Creek Park

11665 Viejo Camino
Phone: (805)470-3360

Rent part of this facility

Paloma Creek park provides the City with 2 multi-purpose sports fields, 2 lighted softball fields, a little league field, and a new playground. The park is home to many tournaments, year-round, as well as sports league games and practices.

A-town Park

5493 Traffic Way
Phone: (805)461-7606

The A-town Park offers inside and outside skate and scooter riding.

Skate Park Home Page

Stadium Park

Phone: (805)461-7606

Atascadero Trail Guide

Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, Stadium Park fulfilled promises of country life combined with city culture. These promises were made by Atascadero's founder, E.G. Lewis, in printed leaflets which were distributed nationwide while trying to attract residents to his colony. During the 1920's, Stadium Park was a gathering place for community events, concerts, and theater. Performances were held on a big stage under an Oak tree. That stage was later moved to where the Atascadero Lake Pavilion now stands. Stadium Park looks very much the same today as it did 100 years ago! Besides being a beautiful park, it is a natural amphitheater with gently sloping hills leading to the basin. Acoustics are ideal just as nature made them. Now, at the turn of a new century, Stadium Park again plays another major role of transforming Atascadero into a destination of culture interest. Make sure to check out the park's well maintained hiking trails and informational kiosk.

Sunken Gardens

6505 El Camino Real
Phone: (805)470-3360

Rent all or part of this facility

Inspired by “The Grand Basin” at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Atascadero founder E.G. Lewis envisioned a formal Sunken Garden to adorn the civic center in his new colony. Restored in 2005 as originally designed with walkways crossing the length and width of the gardens and meeting at a central fountain designed by architect Walter D. Bliss of the San Francisco firm of Bliss and Faville.

The "Wrestling Bacchantes are currently undergoing restoration. Sculpted by Italian artist Petrilla and exhibited at the 1904 World’s Fair by the Italian Government, the sculpture is one solid piece of carrara marble. Purchased by Atascadero Founder E.G. Lewis for display in the Atascadero Colony Civic Center.



Non-city Parks


Planning to Host a Special Event?

If you are interested in hosting a special event at a City owned park? Refer to this guide for step-by-step instructions.

Step-by-Step Guide to hosting a Special Event

Please call (805) 470-3360 to check availability and fill out the Outdoor Facility Use Agreement

Category: Parks & Facilities

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