Soquel, California: Skyballs

Four large sky-blue concrete balls appear to be rolling down a park hill. It's art that practically begs for visitor gag-photo interaction.

461 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel, CA
From Hwy 1 take the Bay/Porter exit, go away from the ocean. Continue on Porter until it turns into Old San Jose Rd. Look for the park on your left after Soquel High School.
Gated after dark. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Designed by artists Steve Gillman and Katherine Keefer in 2001, four sky-blue balls appear to be rolling down the gently sloping hill. A team of artists constructed the 8-9 foot diameter concrete spheres. A great place to take a "Sisyphus" photo.

[Catharine Kristian, 09/03/2019]

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