Parks and Recreation Projects


View information below on current Parks and Recreation projects including park and facility improvements, creek restoration, and water quality improvement projects.

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Construction is currently underway on a restoration project at the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge. Anticipated to be complete by December 2022, the project aims to improve habitat and water quality in the Bird Refuge and at East Beach.
Band Shell at Plaza del Mar
Renovation design plans for the Band Shell at Plaza del Mar are currently underway, including structural repairs to the building frame, replacement of the roof and wood stage, electrical upgrades, and more.
Rendering of Chumash Cultural Project at Ambassador Park
The Chumash Cultural Project at Ambassador Park seeks to increase the community's use of the park while celebrating and honoring Chumash cultural heritage.
Artistic rendering of the Dwight Murphy Field Renovation project, including new sport fields and Gwendolyn's Playground
Master planning for renovation of the Dwight Murphy Field includes a conceptual design for a universally accessible playground and supporting amenities.
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Currently underway, the first phase of this project will include the replacement of the existing playground, the installation of an additional playground near the front of the park, and the installation of adult fitness equipment. The…
Artistic rendering of the Ortega Park Renewal Project
The revitalization of Ortega Park will include a year-round sports field, a community pool, an all-wheel design skatepark, a playground, and a community plaza to host large events.
Torii gate at Shoreline Park
The restoration of Shoreline Park's traditional torii gate and Japanese garden will bring a beautiful cultural space back to the park.
Thousand Steps staircase to the beach
The Thousand Steps Repair Project includes demolition and reconstruction of the lowest 24 steps, the installation of ten additional concrete steps to extend the stairway below the wintertime scoured beach condition, and more.
Turf at Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden
Ongoing turf renovations and irrigation upgrades will increase the safety, function, and beauty of Santa Barbara's parks.
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