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  • Exterior with fountain - Photo courtesy of George Westlund
  • First floor Rotunda Ceiling - Photo courtesy of Rick Evans
  • First Floor Rotunda ceiling detail - Photo courtesy of Rick Evans
  • Fourth Floor Rotunda - Photo courtesy of Rick Evans
  • Grand Opening - Taken at the Grand Opening of the Atascadero City Hall on August 20th, 2013
  • Photo courtesy of Tim Griffith
  • Photo Courtesy of Luke & Liz Phillips Photography


Original construction of the Historic Atascadero City Hall began in 1914 and was completed in 1918.   In 2003, the building sustained significant damage in the San Simeon Earthquake.  After being closed for 10 years, and undergoing extensive renovations and retrofitting, the building re-opened in August 2013.

For a detailed history of the building and to learn more about the renovation process, please click HERE.

During the renovation process, four historic fountains that grace the corners the building were restored to their original beauty. Built with the original construction, the fountains stopped working decades ago and were converted into planters.


Visit Historic Atascadero City Hall

The Historic Atascadero City Hall is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.  Part of the Atascadero Historical Society Museum is housed in the building, and the tours give a fascinating history of the building and Atascadero.

Private Docent led tours are available by appointment.

How to schedule a tour: Please email or call (805) 466-8341. The Atascadero Historical Society is a volunteer based organization and therefore emails will most likely receive a faster response.

Fee: Tours of the Atascadero City Hall and Historical Society Museum are complementary, and there is a donation box for the Atascadero Historical Society in the lobby of City Hall.

Rental Information

The Historic Atascadero City Hall may be rented for meetings. Please click HERE for more information.

This Historic Atascadero City Hall may also be rented for Special Events on Saturdays and Sundays.  Please click HERE for more information.



Category: Parks & Facilities
Category: Parks & Facilities


The Community Center is a brand new state of the art facility that is available to rent. It has an conference room complete with 12 lap tops, arts & crafts room with sinks, dance room and a full size gymnasium that seats up to 800 people for your event. For more information on renting the Community Center for your event please call 805-470-3426.

To rent a room at the Community Center you must complete the Rental Contract.

The rates vary by user group; Atascadero resident, Non-resident & Non-profit (tax ID # required).

Other forms: Security Deposit Form & Gym Floor Plan

Category: Parks & Facilities
Rental rates for the Pavilion on the Lake vary depending on the room, the day of the week, and the time of day. Atascadero residents receive a different rate because their taxes already help partially fund the facility. Non-profits groups receive a discount with a valid tax id number. Please click on the appropriate link below for current rates:

Room Rental Rates


Wedding Packages

Wedding (non-Atascadero resident)

Wedding (Atascadero resident)

Category: Parks & Facilities

Skate Park Facility Rental
The A-Town Skate Park is available for private, supervised rental, during closed hours. For rental fees and availability, please call
(805) 461-7606.

Category: Parks & Facilities

City facilities are located throughout the community. Facilities include City Hall, Police and Fire Stations, Community Center and more. These facilities are maintained by the Public Works Department.

Historic City Hall

Historic City Hall

Veterans Memorial Building

6500 Palma Ave
Phone: (805)461-5000
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm M-F


Departments located in City Hall:
  • Central Reception
  • City Manager's Office
  • Community Development
  • Public Works – Administration
  • Technology
  • Administrative Services
Colony Park Community Center

Colony Park Community Center

5599 Traffic Way
Office Phone: (805)470-3426
Teen Center Phone: (805)470-3360
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F
Teen Center Hours: 3-8pm M-F

Services at this location:

  • Teen Center
  • Cafe
  • Classes
  • Full-size gym
  • Recreation Division

Rent part of this facility

Fire Station 1

Fire Station 1

6005 Lewis Ave
Phone: (805)461-5070
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F

Services at this location:

  • Fire Reception
  • Code Enforcement
  • Fire Marshall
  • Emergency Services
Fire Station 2

Fire Station 2

9801 West Front Rd
Phone: (805)461-5091

Services at this location:

  • Emergency Services


    6555 Capistrano Ave
    Phone: (805)461-6161
    Hours: Varies


    This is not a city facility
    Pavilion on the Lake

    Pavilion on the Lake

    9315 Pismo Ave
    Phone: (805)470-3178


    Services at this location:

    • Special Events
    • Weddings
    • Banquets
    • Receptions
    • Conferences
    • Meetings
    Police Station

    Police Station

    5505 El Camino Real
    Phone: (805)461-5051

    Services at this location:

    • Emergency Dispatch
    • Investigations
    • K9 Program
    • Property & Evidence
    • K9
    • Cadets
    • VIPS

    Ranger House

    Lake Park
    9305 Pismo Ave
    Phone: (805)470-3178

    Rent this facility

    The Ranger House is located in the center of the Atascadero Lake Park and just 20 steps from the Pavilion. The house is perfect for small meetings that need a quiet retreat or can be used as a breakout room for larger meetings held at the Pavilion. It is also used as a "Bride's Dressing Room" for wedding ceremonies and receptions held at the Gazebo and Pavilion. The Ranger House is fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, and TV with DVD/VCR available for rent.
    Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Waste Water Treatment Plant

    8005 Gabarda Rd
    Phone: (805)461-5000
    Yard Hours: 7:00am - 3:00pm M-F
    Dumping Hours: 8-3 M-F, 8-10 S-S

    Services at this location:

    • Public Works - Operations
    • Black water dumping
    Category: Parks & Facilities

    The Parks Division is responsible for maintenance of City parks, trees, medians and City grounds. The City maintains the regional Lake Park Complex including playground equipment, barbecues, picnic areas, the lake and grounds. The City also maintains the Paloma Creek Park Sports Complex and Playground, Traffic Way Park, Sunken Gardens Park and the Historic Administration Building grounds. In addition to the City Parks, the Division maintains medians, City parking lots and planters.

    Click on the images to view slide shows of the parks

    Apple Valley Park

    1980 San Ramon Rd
    Phone: (805)470-3360

    Amenities at this location:

    • Open Fields
    • BBQ Areas
    • Walking Paths

    Colony Park

    5599 Traffic Way
    Phone: (805)470-3360

    Rent part of this facility

    Amenities at this location:

    • Softball Fields
    • Playground
    • Basketball Courts
    • Covered BBQ/Picnic Area

    Atascadero Lake Park

    9305 Pismo Ave
    Phone: (805)470-3360

    Rent part of this facility

    Faces of Freedom

    This park is the destination of residents and visitors year-round. Atascadero’s charm is accentuated by the beautiful lake. There is a walking path that follows the edge of the lake for a stroll, jog or bike ride lakeside. The park also has a playground, restrooms, large and small barbecue areas, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial, and the Charles Paddock Zoo.

    Paloma Creek Park

    11665 Viejo Camino
    Phone: (805)470-3360

    Rent part of this facility

    Paloma Creek park provides the City with 2 multi-purpose sports fields, 2 lighted softball fields, a little league field, and a new playground. The park is home to many tournaments, year-round, as well as sports league games and practices.

    A-town Skate & BMX Park

    5493 Traffic Way
    Phone: (805)461-7606

    The A-town Skate & BMX Park offers inside and outside skate and bmx riding.

    Skate Park Home Page

    Stadium Park

    Phone: (805)461-7606

    Atascadero Trail Guide

    Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, Stadium Park fulfilled promises of country life combined with city culture. These promises were made by Atascadero's founder, E.G. Lewis, in printed leaflets which were distributed nationwide while trying to attract residents to his colony. During the 1920's, Stadium Park was a gathering place for community events, concerts, and theater. Performances were held on a big stage under an Oak tree. That stage was later moved to where the Atascadero Lake Pavilion now stands. Stadium Park looks very much the same today as it did 100 years ago! Besides being a beautiful park, it is a natural amphitheater with gently sloping hills leading to the basin. Acoustics are ideal just as nature made them. Now, at the turn of a new century, Stadium Park again plays another major role of transforming Atascadero into a destination of culture interest. Make sure to check out the park's well maintained hiking trails and informational kiosk.

    Sunken Gardens

    6505 El Camino Real
    Phone: (805)470-3360

    Rent all or part of this facility

    Inspired by “The Grand Basin” at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Atascadero founder E.G. Lewis envisioned a formal Sunken Garden to adorn the civic center in his new colony. Restored in 2005 as originally designed with walkways crossing the length and width of the gardens and meeting at a central fountain designed by architect Walter D. Bliss of the San Francisco firm of Bliss and Faville.

    The "Wrestling Bacchantes are currently undergoing restoration. Sculpted by Italian artist Petrilla and exhibited at the 1904 World’s Fair by the Italian Government, the sculpture is one solid piece of carrara marble. Purchased by Atascadero Founder E.G. Lewis for display in the Atascadero Colony Civic Center.



    Non-city Parks


    Planning to Host a Special Event?

    If you are interested in hosting a special event at a City owned park? Refer to this guide for step-by-step instructions.

    Step-by-Step Guide to hosting a Special Event

    Please call (805) 470-3360 to check availability and fill out the Outdoor Facility Use Agreement.

    Category: Parks & Facilities

    In order to reserve a facility please review the City of Atascadero's Facility Policies & Procedures Manual. After reviewing the City's Policies & Procedures, you can download the appropriate request form below. You can also call 805.470-3360 to check availability, and drop off, mail or fax your form to:

    Colony Park Recreation Center
    5599 Traffic Way
    Atascadero, CA 93422
    Fax: 805.470.3479

    BBQ/Park Rental Form

    Pavilion on the Lake Rental Application

    Questions? Call 805.470.3360

    Category: Parks & Facilities


    A-Town Park
    Indoor & Outdoor Skate and Scooter Park
    5493 Traffic Way, Atascadero, CA 93422
    (805) 461-7606

    Check us out on Facebook:

    Instagram:  #theatownpark

    The A-Town  Park Hours are subject to change please call to confirm the hours of operation