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Barney Schwartz Lake and Upper Playground

San Luis Obispo, CA
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Barney Schwartz Lake and Upper Playground, San Luis Obispo California

Description

Barney Schwartz Park is a pretty place, with a manmade lake and two playgrounds. At the upper playground you have views all around you of the oak-studded yellow Paso Robles hills. The wooden playground has some cool features, like wavy slides that attach to the hillside and a moving platform that kids can ride while parents work the gear. The lake is a peaceful spot with shady gazebos situated around it- a nice place for birthday parties (There is still water in the lake despite the drought). In summer come early in the day or at sunset because it's very hot. For a nice walk, stroll the zigzagging path down to the Lower Playground.
Explore Paso Robles town and its historical buildings, colorful candy shop, and cafes when you're done playing.

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The path that zigzags up from the lower playground to the lake.
The path that zigzags up from the lower playground to the lake.
The Paso Robles hills surround you and make you feel at peace.
The Paso Robles hills surround you and make you feel at peace.
The wooden playground and first sandy area.
The wooden playground and first sandy area.
Picnic table by the playground.
Picnic table by the playground.
The wooden playground, with shade-giving roofs, twisty slide, and monkey bars.
The wooden playground, with shade-giving roofs, twisty slide, and monkey bars.
The platform kids can ride while parents turn the gears.
The platform kids can ride while parents turn the gears.
Down a slope from the playground, another sandy spot with horses to ride.
Down a slope from the playground, another sandy spot with horses to ride.
The colorful playground.
The colorful playground.
The blue slides that hug the hill, and the powdery blue Paso Robles sky behind.
The blue slides that hug the hill, and the powdery blue Paso Robles sky behind.
A shady spot to gather with friends by the lake.
A shady spot to gather with friends by the lake.
The pretty hues of Paso Robles.
The pretty hues of Paso Robles.
 

Directions

From Highway 101, exit at Hwy 46 East (don't exit at Hwy 46 West- it's a different road altogether) toward Bakersfield. Head east on Hwy 46 and then turn right on Paso Robles Blvd. Turn left on Union Rd. Take the first entrance to the park, on your right, and follow it up the hill to the last parking lot, beside the lake. Click "satellite" to see which parking lot I mean.
The address is 2970 Union Rd, Paso Robles CA 93446.

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Visitor Ratings

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Jodie
12/21/2009 09:21
was greeeaaaat

Michelle
11/05/2009 21:11
Kudos! This is an important site- once again I had a great time with my kids.

Chris
10/22/2009 19:24
Checking this one tomorrow!

Last Updated Tue, 29 Sep 2015 18:32:38 GMT