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Recreation Services

The Paso Robles Recreation Services mission is to create a better community through people, programs, places, and experiences. Recreation Services offers a variety of classes, camps, lessons, and leagues for youth and adults with over 200 recreation options to meet all areas of interest. Recreation programs are featured in the City’s Recreation Guide produced quarterly and mailed to residents in their City water bill. Each summer, the Paso Robles REC Foundation and Paso Robles Recreation Services collaborate to host a free concert series on Thursday evenings in the City Park gazebo. Hundreds of locals and visitors flock to the park for great music, food, drink, and dancing in a charming setting. Additional Recreation Services events include a Fall Family Fun Fest in September and a Super Summer Sign-Up Party in May.

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To learn more about the Recreation Services upcoming events and program offerings visit or call (805) 237-3988. Those who wish to receive a quarterly Recreation Guide may email to join the mailing list. Recreation Services is located at Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Registration desk hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 5:00 pm.

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Paso Robles High School is one of the top in the country.

Forbes Magazine named Cal Poly SLO the “top-ranked CSU” in 2011

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747 high school students earned college credit last year through a dual enrollment program with Cuesta College

43% of juniors and seniors are enrolled in advanced placement courses

450 students in the graduating class of 2018

Upgrade to all PRJUSD facilities with passage of $95 million school improvement bond, Measure M, in 2016

55 dual-enrolled sections in partnership with Cuesta College allowing high school students to earn free college credit

Incorporation of 21st Century Learning Technologies in every classroom, starting in kindergarten, with all secondary students receiving individual Chromebooks to use at school and home

Community collaboration with Studios on the Park where elementary school students learn from professional artists and high school students are employed and sell their own artwork

Focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) in all grades

Two magnet elementary school programs: Georgia Brown Elementary (dual immersion Spanish language) and The Arts Academy at Bauer Speck (visual and performing arts)

Weekly instruction in dance, art, music, and physical education at all elementary schools

The award-winning Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD) serves over 7,000 students in the Paso Robles community and features several California Gold Ribbon Schools.  Paso Robles High School is one of the top high schools in the country, earning a silver medal from U.S. News & World Report.  From early education to high school, PRJUSD provides many programs that align with the district belief that “every student will have success.”

Higher Education

Paso Robles is also home to the North County Cuesta Community College campus, providing an opportunity for residents to pursue higher education closer to home and employment. Opened in 1998, the campus has blossomed to provide over 200 course offerings, with enrollment soaring to over 3,000 students. The North County Cuesta campus is also the sole provider for classes in the Licensed Vocational Nursing program, offered in partnership with Compass Health since 2006. Additionally, Cuesta offers high school students the opportunity to enroll concurrently, allowing them to experience the next level of learning and earn college credits. The main Cuesta College campus is located in San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo County high school graduates are eligible for 2 years of free tuition through the Promise Scholarship Program.

Just a short 30 minute commute south lies Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, named the “top-ranked California State University” in 2011 by Forbes Magazine. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today’s scientific and technical world. Over 60 undergraduate majors are offered. The university’s career orientation is evident in its programs in Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Design, Education Engineering, Graphic Communication and Journalism.


Fit Bit released data showing that The Central Coast ranked second for “lowest resting heart rate” in the nation.



Our region is fortunate to be supported by three hospitals: Twin Cities Community Hospital, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, and French Hospital Medical Center.  These facilities have created a network of people and services that work together to deliver impeccable care when and where it’s needed most. 

Additional Medical Facilities include MedPost Urgent Care centers, First California Physician Partners, imaging centers, diagnostic centers, outpatient laboratories, primary care physicians, and hundreds of medical specialists.

building icon of twin cities hospital in San Luis Obispo county

Specializes in: emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedics, and a broad array of medical, surgical, and outpatient services

1100 Las Tablas Rd. Templeton, CA 93465 
(805) 434–3500

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Specializes in: neurosurgery, orthopedics, high-risk pregnancy, high-risk newborn care, pediatrics, and trauma

1010 Murray Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 
(805) 546–7600

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Specializes in: cardiac, orthopedics, cancer care, women’s health,obstetrics, and emergency services

1911 Johnson Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543–5353

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Water continues to be an important concern for Paso Robles residents and government officials.  Decades ago, the City recognized that securing a diverse water portfolio would be essential to overcoming a future water crisis. Fast forward to today, and the City is proud to offer three water sources and has a fourth under construction. These include Salinas River wells, groundwater wells, Lake Nacimiento water, and a recycled water plant that will provide non-potable water for landscaping, irrigation, and industrial use.

These sources will accommodate the full General Plan population buildout of approximately 44,000 people(currently +/- 32,000 people) as well as for all proposed hotels, commercial, industrial, recreation, and institutional uses.   

City residents and business owners made a strong effort to conserve water during previously declared statewide drought emergencies. In fact, Paso Robles exceeded the state-mandated conservation target. Although the state’s drought emergency mandates may not currently be in place, similar conditions may return, and it is always important for our community to use water wisely.

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