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

Upcoming Events                

SLO Triathlon
Sunday, July 26, 2020

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Early Bird Registration
January 8 – April 19
$75/Solo  |  $145/Relay

Regular Registration | April 20 – July 10
$85/Solo  |  $155/Relay

Mario Mash-Up | FREE | All Ages

Wed. February 19 | 5:30 pm at Throop Park | 510 Cerro Romauldo

Bring your Nintendo Switch to play Super Smash Bros. & Mario Cart out at the Park! There will be prizes, other lawn games and food trucks as well! Bring the whole family!

SLO Skate Park Birthday Bash
Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
SLO Skate Park, 1050 Oak Street
FREE | All Ages
Bring your family and friends and celebrate 5 years of the SLO Skate Park! Food, music, and prizes will be available!

Food Truck Night
First Monday’s of the Month
Jan-Feb @ Santa Rosa Park, Santa Rosa and Oak Street
Mar-April @ Emerson Park, 1316 Beach Street
FREE | All Ages
Join the community and enjoy delicious food from local food trucks. Bring blankets, chairs and enjoy dinner in the park or take your food to-go!

First Friday’s in Mission Plaza

March - May
Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro Street
FREE | All Ages
Let’s celebrate Friday’s together! The first Friday of each month the City of San Luis Obispo’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a different pop- up event for anyone and everyone to participate in.  Stay tuned for updates on dates and times.

Spring Yoga Series
Date TBD
Jack House Gardens, 536 Marsh Street
FREE/Donation  | All Ages
Relax and rejuvenate with this instructor led yoga class at the beautiful Jack House Gardens. The series is open to all ages and experience levels. Beginners are welcome! Dates and times will be available on our website and Facebook page. Registration is required.


Leprechaun Lost
Thursday, March 12 at 6: 00 pm – 8:30 pm
Downtown SLO Farmer’s Market
FREE  | Ages 3-12
Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day themed scavenger hunt beginning at the Downtown SLO Farmer’s Market. Participants will receive clues to find our missing leprechauns that will be hidden down Higuera Street with lucky coins to collect. Collect all five coins and receive a prize!

Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 am
Laguna Lake Park, 504 Madonna Road
FREE | Ages 8 and under
Hippity Hoppity! Join the Bunny for an exciting adventure while searching for prize filled eggs!



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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