Authorities have confirmed that a man's body was found Saturday at the Sunken Gardens in downtown Atascadero.
Medics had apparently been called to the park but the man was dead by the time they arrived.
Sheriff's Department spokesman Rob Bryn said that a coroner deputy was summoned to confirm the death and remove the body from the scene.
Authorities say it does not appear to be a homicide.
Never miss a local story.
Still, the park has been taped off and police have been treating it as a crime scene.
No other details have been made available on the circumstances or how the body was found.