San Miguel to consider expansion of City Park
– San Luis Obispo County Parks and Recreation officials are working on a project that will expand San Miguel Community Park.
There will be a community meeting in San Miguel on Monday at 6:30 p.m., and then a San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s hearing on Tuesday that will determine if the city can abandon one block of K street which is necessary to expand the park.
The project would remove one block of K Street that bisects the park and replace asphalt with turf and water efficient irrigation to create a regulation size multi-use sports field that will enable youth sports in San Miguel.
This project also includes a bike path through the park, additional parking and street improvements.
Thirty-three percent of San Miguel residents are under 18 years old. This is the most children per capita of any community in the county. Currently San Miguel does not have any facilities for youth recreation or a place for sports to be played. The closest ball fields where team sports can be played are in Paso Robles. San Miguel’s remote location and the fact that many household have only one car make this commute difficult for many families.
This project is funded through a state grant and County Parks’ Public Facilities Fees.