Pioneer Park & Skate Park

19th and Riverside Drive, 6.8 acres

Pioneer Picnic 1Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park is located on Riverside Avenue adjacent to the Paso Robles Event Center (Mid-State Fairgrounds). Amenities include a softball field with bleachers, announcing booth and scoreboard, full basketball court, playground, restrooms, and a picnic area available to rent.

The park is located right next to  Pioneer Museum where you can step back in time and see the Paso Robles of many years ago.

Picnic Area

The Pioneer Park Picnic Area is situated between the skate park and Pioneer Museum and includes an approximately 1,200 square foot lawn area shaded by large oak trees. The site includes 2 picnic tables but no access to water or electricity. The site is about 10 yards from the small playground and is available for parties with less than 100 people.

View the availability of this facility here.

Alcohol is only allowed at the park with a permit. No dogs allowed. 

How Make a Reservation

To view the availability of these facilities and reserve online, click here.

To reserve a facility via email or in person, download and complete the Application for Use of Facilities and return it to Recreation Services at Centennial Park, along with a check for the appropriate amount (see fees below). Applications can also be emailed to

Applications must be submitted no less than 7 days or more than 180 days prior to the requested reservation date. 

If your event will include alcohol, you will need to submit an Application for Use of Alcoholic Beverages at least 30 days prior to your date. Alcohol Permits include a $36 non-refundable fee. Please download and complete the Application for Use of Alcoholic Beverages and return it to Recreation Services at Centennial Park, or email to 

Barbecue combination code provided with a reservation. 

If your event will include a bounce house, please contact Recreation Services at 805-237-3988.

Rental Rate
Each picnic area is $36/hour and requires a 2 hour reservation minimum.
Nonprofit groups may reserve picnic areas for $27/hour (these reservations cannot be made online).
Please make checks payable to City of Paso Robles.
For further details or questions, contact Recreation Services by email or by phone at (805)237-3988.

Pioneer Ballfield
Pioneer Bball

SkateparkSkate Park

Pioneer Skate Park is an outdoor, concrete skate park consisting of bowls, quarter pipes, ledges and banks. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk and helmets are required. Skateboards, scooters and rollerblades are allowed. Bikes are not allowed.