More Overnight Parking Lots Opened

Written by Estero Bay News

April 23, 2020

San Luis Obispo County has set up additional safe parking lots for people living in their vehicles during the coronavirus pandemic.

The County already designated the Los Osos Library as a safe overnight parking zone, bringing in hot showers and bathroom facilities, too.

They’ve now added the Coastal Dunes RV Park & Campground (1001 Pacific Blvd., Hwy 1 in Oceano); and the SLO Veterans Hall (801 Grand Ave. in SLO) as safe parking lots.

The sites provide safe, clean spaces for individuals or families to park and sleep, with bathrooms. The sites are open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily. If no one arrives by 10, the site will be closed for the night.

Participants must agree to abide by their rules, including physical distancing — staying at least 6-feet away from other people — respectful behavior, and no drug use. Sites are open to vehicles only. No tent camping is allowed.

Sites are subject to change and County staffers are monitoring use and assessing the need to continue these sites and/or establish additional locations. A regularly updated list of sites is available at and 805-543-2444.

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County, visit or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903. A staffed phone assistance center at (805) 543-2444 is available seven (7) days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for questions related to COVID-19.

To report a business violating the Shelter at Home order, call (805) 788-2222.

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