The Parks and Recreation Department provides several special events throughout the year focusing on enjoyable and affordable family entertainment. 

Upcoming Events

40th Annual SLO Triathlon | July 28, 2019

Sinsheimer Park
900 Southwood Drive


The focus of the San Luis Obispo Triathlon is completion over competition. Each participant is encouraged to set and meet their own personal goals. This sprint course triathlon offers something for everyone, accommodating the novice participant while still challenging the experienced athlete. The start and finish happen at Sinsheimer Park. The swim is .5-mile and done in the SLO Swim Center, the transitions are in the parking lot next to the pool,  the 15-mile bike is an out and back on Orcutt Road turning around at Tiffany Ranch Road, and the 3.1-mile run goes out the bike safety trial, across the Jennifer Street Bridge, up Johnson Rd, and back to finish into Sinsheimer Baseball Stadium. Registration opens Monday, January 7th at 9:00am, with our New Year’s Resolution Deal and prices go up on Saturday, April 20th.

Individual    Ages 15+   $70.00
Relay          Ages 15+    $130.00

Price Increase on April 20th

Individual    Ages 15+   $80.00
Relay       Ages 15+        $145.00

Egg Scavenger Hunt
Laguna Lake Park -NEW
504 Madonna Road (Free Bike Valet)

Hippity Hoppity! Join the Bunny for an exciting adventure while searching for prized filled eggs at the Laguna Lake Park.

Ages 8 and under | Sat. April 20 | 11:00 am                 

Mother’s Day Concert
Historic Jack House
536 Marsh Street

Join the City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department for a Mother’s Day Concert at the Historic Jack House and Garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy complementary cake and music in the beautiful garden.

Sun. May 12 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm                

Bike Rodeo
Hawthorne Elementary School
2125 Story St

The Parks and Recreation Department once again will partner with the SLO Police Department to host the Annual Bike Rodeo. The Bike Rodeo promotes the joy of riding with an emphasis on safety education. Children are instructed in bike safety techniques before taking a ride through “Safety Town”. Bike tune-ups are also conducted by local bike shop mechanics and helmets are checked for proper fit. Join the bike parade around Hawthorne School, during the event, allowing participants to put their safety skills into action. End the day with a BMX stunt show and prize giveaway. Goody bags and lunch are provided to each participant.

Ages 4-12                       
Sat. May 4                  
11am – 3 pm      


New July 1st Fee Rates will be as follows
Technology Processing Fee – 1.74% (All Front Desk Transactions)
Credit Card Fee – 2.61% (All Front Desk Credit Card Transactions)
Credit card & ECP (electronic Check Payment) Refund Fee - $0.10 cents
ECP Fee – 3.09%
Online Processing fees (Tiered pricing structure):
Program fees under $150 = 7% + $1.00
Program fees $150 - $500= 3.79% + $5.50
Program fees above $500 = 2.71% + $10.50
*Minimum Service Charge = $1.00
The City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing recreational opportunities to all ability levels. We welcome people with disabilities into our recreation programs through specialized programs and inclusion opportunities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination of for individuals with disabilities, if you need specialized assistance to participate in any City sponsored classes, events or activities, please contact the front desk staff (805-781-7300 & In order to best accommodate your individual needs, we ask that you let us know of any accommodations needed at the time of registration and or at least 48 hours in advance of any City sponsored program. For further information on accommodation requests contact the front desk staff (805-781-7300 & 711 California Relay Service (which is also capable of handling TTY calls) is also available. The 711 service is available for those calling from within California.

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