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

Upcoming Events

Bike Rodeo for Bike Month
Hawthorne Elementary School | 2125 Story St 
May 19 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 4-12


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. 


SLO Triathlon
Sunday, July 22 | SLO Swim Center 
Compete solo or as a relay team!


0.5 mi Swim | 15 mi Bike Ride | 3.1 mi Run

Not up for competing? VOLUNTEER! 
Volunteers needed at:

  • Swim area
  • Run Course (Bring a BBQ!) 
  •  Cheering at Finish Line
  • Transition areas
  • Bike course (Bring music!)

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