The socially-distanced alfresco dining section that has helped local restaurants and family-owned businesses stay afloat during the pandemic will remain open through Halloween. 

August 31, 2020 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – With its resounding success, Travel Paso is pleased to announce Downtown City Park Dining Presented by JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery will continue through Oct. 31. 

Since opening in June, the free alfresco dining section has safely hosted more than 500 local diners every weekend, won the praise of Forbes Magazine and served as a model for other communities. 

Diners order takeout, including wine, beer and cocktails, from local businesses then head to the park’s shaded dining section where a host guides the group to a private, sanitized farmhouse style table. The experience was launched to encourage SLOcals to safely get out of the house, explore the paradise we call home and support one of the key pillars of tourism – our family-owned restaurants and downtown winery tasting rooms.

Developed by Travel Paso, Main Street Association, Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Business Association, the support of the dining program continues to grow, highlighting Paso’s strong sense of community. Thirty-seven sponsors and vendors, including presenting sponsor JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, have made the free dining space a reality. 

So, how do you dine in the park? It’s as simple as ordering takeout (plus wine, beer and cocktails) from your favorite downtown Paso restaurants and making your free reservation on Yelp for the park’s shaded dining section. Upon arrival you’ll be met by a concierge who will guide you to your own sanitized table. With comfy seating, overhead bistro lights and gorgeous tablescapes, the safe-distanced space provides the perfect ambiance for a special date night or get-together with friends. 

Reserve your Downtown City Park Dining table Thursday-Sunday beginning at 5:30pm. Grab your mask and see what al fresco dining is all about.