Get your name on a brick at the SLO Skate Park

July 17, 2014

slo skate parkThe City of San Luis Obispo has started construction on the new SLO Skate Park at Santa Rosa Park and a projected grand opening is scheduled for winter 2015, according to a press release.

Community members and businesses interested in being a part of this project and leaving their mark on the new state-of-the-art SLO Skate Park may purchase personalized bricks of recognition, which will be permanently placed in the outdoor amphitheater area. Bricks may be ordered in person at the Parks and Recreation Department at 1341 Nipomo Street, or online at

The 15,500-square-foot concrete park will be an invaluable addition to the city’s multi-use facilities, serving locals and visitors alike. In addition to the skate area, the park will feature an outdoor amphitheater, a low impact fitness path, public art, and a streetscape plaza for spectator seating, farmers’ markets, craft fairs and other events.

The SLO Skate Park project would not be possible in its full capacity without significant funding from Measure Y, the city’s half-cent sales tax. Other funding for the SLO Skate Park comes from Parkland Funds and a notable grant provided by the Tony Hawk Foundation.
For more information on brick purchases and construction updates, visit or follow SLO Skate Park on Facebook.

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I think the skate park should be named in honor of Oscar Gonzales, an up and coming young skate who was killed by a a train a few years ago. Local skaters assembled an impromptu memorial at the skate park for him. It was very sad. This would be a wonderful way to remember him.

All in all, we’re just another brick in the wall…………

Measure Y? Are you serious?

Years ago a bunch of teenagers and young adults took the city at its word and showed up at the budget hearing at the Ludwig center to ask for a skate park. The usual lobbyists were there from the bike community, senior citizens, etc. No one expected these kids. They weren’t in the script. After six or seven years of pushing the skate park to the back burner it is finally being built. These people raised money, local skate shops raised money, and Measure Y had nothing to do with it: if it did, wouldn’t the skate park be listed as a Capital Improvement Project? Can’t have it both ways, sorry.

By the way the city engineer recommended an out of area contractor over a local contractor, claiming he was not “qualified” to build the skate park, and spent an extra $200,000 to give this contract to him. That $200,000 would have provided a lot of maintenance money. Is that one reason we need to raise money by selling bricks?