ECOSLO strives to create and support resilient, healthy, natural systems and lifestyles in 
San Luis Obispo County. 

Become a member today!

Donate now!

Adopt a Trail or Park

San Luis Obispo County Parks provides over 50 miles of trails for the enjoyment of residents and visitors, with more yet to come. TIMG 4280hese trails offer a wide array of scenic and recreational opportunities, from the rugged back county of Lopez Lake to the leisurely boardwalk of the Elfin Forest with its sweeping coastal vistas. Thousands of visitors venture out to explore the trails each year, whether on foot, skates, bicycle or horse. Sometimes they leave litter in their wake; sometimes it’s just a little more wear and tear. Sometimes visitors leave nothing behind at all, but Nature leaves her own imprint in the form of a rock slide, a fallen branch across the trail or a tree root breaking through the pavement.

Trails need to be maintained if they are to remain clean and safe. We can pay higher user fees or taxes to have someoneelse do it for us, or we can volunteer some of our own time and do it ourselves. The Adopt-a-Park or Trail program provides an opportunity for the community to invest in our recreation spaces directly. It is a cooperative effort between San Luis Obispo County Parks and Recreation and the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) to recruit and train volunteers to assist in the general care and maintenance of County trails. Volunteers also help raise public awareness of how much work is involved in maintaining quality trails and the importance of keeping trails in good condition for safety and aesthetic reasons.

Getting involved is easy, just send an email to ECOSLO at: or give us a call (805) 544-1777!

Some current ECOSLO contracts include:

  • Ride Nipomo - Adoption of various trails throughout Nipomo
  • Matt Guerrero and Family - Adoption of Oceano Community Park
  • Cal Poly's Alpha Rho Chi -  Adoption of Bishops Peak Trail littler removal


Thank you San Luis Obispo for voting us Best Friend to the Environment! We love this county!

Follow Us

  • Facebook: ECOSLO
  • Twitter: ECOSLO
  • Pinterest: ECOSLO
  • MailTo:

Contact Us

246 South Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA

(805) 544-1777

(c) 2012 ECOSLO