According to the United States Chess Federation, the only other outdoor chessboard in the United States is located in New York City. There are several other outdoor chessboards throughout Europe and 2 in Sydney, Australia.
In 1983, the Morro Bay Chess Club built chess tables and benches adjacent to the Giant Chessboard to enhance the chess play experience.
The Giant Chessboard is available for reservations, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., through the Morro Bay Recreation Services for a small fee. Visitors are always welcomed to join the Morro Bay Chess Club on Saturdays beginning at 12 noon. For more information contact us at 805-772-6278.