Skate Park FAQs

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When will the SLO Skate Park open to the Public?

The SLO Skate Park opened on February 28, 2015.

Is there a cost to use the Skate Park?

Use of the new, state-of-the-art skate park is completely FREE.

How was the skate park constructions project funded?

The SLO Skate Park is fully funded at $2.2 million dollars by Parkland Development fees, numerous donations, a Tony Hawk Grant, and General Fund monies.  The General Fund portion was made possible by Measure Y funding, your ½ cent sales tax at work!

Will the skate park be fenced?

No.  The Skate Park will not be fenced and will be accessible to all as a public park.

Will the skate park be lighted?

Yes. The skate park will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will be lighted from sunset to 10 p.m.

Will there be a skate park attendant?

The skate park is an unsupervised facility and will not have a dedicated park attendant to manage daily skate boarding activities.  The Santa Rosa Park grounds are managed daily by Parks Maintenance staff and patrolled regularly by City Ranger staff and the Police Department.  Riding or otherwise using a skateboard or any other permitted coasting device in the skateboard park, or entering into the skateboard park for the purpose of engaging in such activity, without a helmet, elbow and knee pads is prohibited.

Explain more about the Concrete Jungle...

Four 30 ft. concrete and steel trees will be placed throughout the park to serve as skatable public art and functional shade structures.  Skaters will be able to skate up the concrete tree trunks as part of their overall park experience.  The four metal/concrete trees were designed by artists with a skater and construction background and will add to the overall “Concrete Jungle” experience of the park. 

What are the skate park rules? Who can use the skate park?

After speaking with Stakeholders Group, City Attorney, City Risk Manager and California Joint Powers Insurance Authority the City of San Luis Obispo learned:

The new skate park facility will have safety rules as regulated by the approved State Health & Safety Code Regulations, Section 115800 and supported by City Municipal Code Section 12.20.140.

Per the State Health and Safety Code and City Municipal Code; helmet, elbow and knee pads are required.

Coasting devices permitted in the Skate Park are limited to skateboards, inline skate and scooters.  All other uses and devices, such as motorized scooters or bicycles, are prohibited per the State Health and Safety Code and City Municipal Code.