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

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

Movies at the Jack House
Historic Jack House | 536 Marsh Street
Free movies at a new location, The Jack House, provide cinematic fun in a unique outdoor setting. Bring a picnic and dinner or buy treats from the concession stand.    

PROGRAM                           AGES     DAYS                     DATES                   TIMES

Incredibles 2                         All           Sat                          Aug 3                     Starts at Dusk 

Mary Poppins Returns        All           Sat                          Aug 10                   Starts at Dusk 

Wreck It Ralph                      All           Sat                          Aug 17                   Starts at Dusk 

Family Campout in the Park

Laguna Lake Park | 504 Madonna Road

Camping without all the work! You'll be only minutes from your house, but it will feel like you’re miles away! Come camp with your family in Laguna Lake Park. This is a great way to introduce camping to your little ones. Enjoy nature hikes, activities and games, s’mores, and more. Dinner, breakfast, and healthy snacks are provided. Pre-registration is required for this event. Children 2 and under are free.

All Ages | Aug 10 – Aug 11
Saturday 3:00pm – Sunday 10:00am              

September Scramble | Kid's Obstacle Course
Laguna Lake Golf Course | 11175 Los Osos Valley Rd

Saturday, September 28 | 1-4 pm
Ages 5-13
: $10/ person
Family Run (4+)
: $20

The fun is back, bigger, and muddier than ever. Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate proudly partners with San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department to sponsor this year’s September Scramble Kids Adventure Course on Saturday September 28th drop-in hours from 12:00-4:00pm at the Laguna Lake Golf Course.  The Scramble is designed for school age kids 5-13.  Thirteen+ obstacles built over a 0.75-mile path throughout the golf course will challenge the kids’ imaginations and abilities, including a climbing wall, hay bale hurdles, tunnels, net climbs, and balance beams.  

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and Coldwell Banker is dedicated to healthy families, happy homes, and strong communities. The September Scramble was developed by the City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department to help prevent childhood obesity, promote healthy eating and physical activity, and increase awareness of childhood obesity among individuals of all ages and walks of life. The cost is $10.00 per kid with a max of $20.00 per family (maximum 5 per family unless prior approval).  Each participant will receive an awesome t-shirt to celebrate their adventurous day!

Friday Night Skate
Santa Rosa Park | 1050 Oak Street

Fri. June 7, July 5, Aug 2  |  7pm-9pm
All Ages | FREE

While the lights are on every night until 10 pm it’s the first Fridays that are the most fun.  The first Friday of every summer month (June to August) will have Music till 9 pm. Protective gear required while skating. Rules and Regulations listed on City website and posted at the skate park are enforced by the SLO Police Department. Please visit for more information.

Ramp ’N’ Roll

Santa Rosa Park | 1050 Oak Street

Sat. Aug 24 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | All Ages | FREE   

The Ramp ’N ’Roll is a free family friendly event to introduce young skaters to the SLO Skate Park with music, games, and giveaways.

Birthday Splash – 40 Years of Aquatic Memories
Sinsheimer Pool | 900 Southwood Drive

Fri. Aug 9  | 5:30pm-8:30pm
All Ages | FREE

Join us for the final rec swim of the summer! This year we will have a giant floating obstacle course, water balloon toss, cannon ball contest, and fun games. We will be providing hot dogs and chips for everyone to enjoy. You won’t want to miss

this birthday celebration!


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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