San Luis Obispo is getting some concrete. That’s the first piece of good news. The second part is that you can be a part of the action with bricks available for purchase to be permanently placed in the outdoor amphitheater. The rendering of the park looks first class and skateboarders of all genres and abilities will have more than enough terrain to have endless amounts of fun. Congrats to San Luis Obispo for recognizing the need for a skatepark and, more importantly, making it happen.
The City of San Luis Obispo has almost finished construction on the new SLO Skate Park at Santa Rosa Park and a projected grand opening is scheduled for winter 2015. 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 Public Art component of the SLO Skate Park is integral to the new design. The “Concrete Jungle” consists of skate‐able tree structures made of concrete and steel, along with artistic tiles and art stencils within the skate bowls. 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 comes from Parkland Funds and a notable grant provided by the Tony Hawk Foundation. Continued opportunities to support and leave your mark on the SLO Skate Park are available. Community members and businesses interested in showing support may purchase personalized bricks of recognition, which will be permanently placed in the outdoor amphitheater area. Bricks may be purchased online at www.sloskatepark.com.
PURCHASE A LEGACY BRICK FOR THE NEW SLO SKATE PARK BY NOVEMBER 18
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 www.sloskatepark.com (select the Get Your Brick! link). For more information on brick purchases and construction updates, visit www.sloskatepark.com or follow SLO Skate Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sloskatepark