To donate to the Elm Street Dog Park using paypal click on the button below.

send in a check to: ESDPA; PO Box 1623; Pismo Beach, CA 93448
or drop donations into the Donation Dogs in the Big Dog and Small Dog yards.


The Elm Street Dog Park is an off-leash dog park located at Elm Street and Ash in Arroyo Grande. Dogs over the shoulder height of 18 inches are welcome in the Big Dog Yard. Little dogs have a yard allocated just for them. All are welcome, providing they follow the municipal codes posted.


The Five Cities Dog Park Association began their efforts to develop an off-leash dog park in January, 2006. By January, 2008, Arroyo Grande City Council approved the plans for the dog park to be at Elm Street Park. The Five Cities Dog Park Association raised about $47,000 and in April, 2009, construction began on the sidewalk and fences. When the Five Cities Dog Park Association announced they would no longer provide maintenance services or oversee the dog park, the future of the dog park was in question.

Jan Scott and other volunteers, The Elm Street Dog Park Association, stepped forward to offer their services to take over the management of the dog park, and the City Council of Arroyo Grande approved their offer on September 24, 2015. The new Board of Directors operates under the umbrella of the nonprofit San Luis Obispo Parks, Open Space and Trails (SLOPost).

ESDPA leases the land from the City of Arroyo Grande. The care and maintenance of the yards, benches, gates, and fences falls to the volunteers. The generous volunteers and/or the ESDPA buy the grass seed, plant food, fertilizer, Mutt Mitts and wood chips.

Elm Street Dog Park Association
P O Box 1623; Pismo Beach, CA 93448