Johnson Park, San Luis Obispo

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San Luis Obispo, CA
Johnson Park, San Luis Obispo
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Johnson Park is a neighborhood park with a creek lined with pretty eucalyptus trees. The hills above San Luis Obispo look yellow and cute here. A small tree shades the grubby sandpit and there is a small toddler playground plus some really comfy baby swings. Kids can have fun scootering or bike-riding down the sloped paths that circle the sandpit. The neighborhood here is uninspiring. Southwood Dr has a messy feel with dumpsters here and there and no sidewalks. Don't bother coming unless you're nearby and your kids need to burn off some energy at a playground.
This park connects with Sinsheimer Park, which has an incredible playground with huge slides, steep grass slope for cardboard sledding, a giant zipline cable, and a lion drinking fountain. Sinsheimer Park is on the Railroad bike path, a beautiful path that goes for one mile.
If you're hungry, head over to The Downtown Center in downtown San Luis Obispo where there are some happening sidewalk cafes. Escape the plainness in this area and see one of the nicest coastlines in California just twenty minutes drive away- check out Shell Beach Panoramic Walk.

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Kids in the sandpit with the lovely strand of eucalyptus behind.

The toddler playground with yellow hills behind.

Directions

The address of the adjacent YMCA is 1020 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
Exit Highway 101 at Madonna Rd. Turn left on Higuera St and then right on South St. Go almost a mile and then turn right on Broad St. After 3/4 mile, turn left on Orcutt Rd. Turn left on Laurel Ln. Turn left on Southwood Dr. Turn right into the parking lot before the eucalyptus trees.

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