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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.

Alameda Gazebo Bandstand.JPG
The Alameda Park Bandstand Repair project will revive one of Santa Barbara’s oldest and most idyllic entertainment venues.
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
The Dwight Murphy Field Renovation Project aims to redevelop the park to better serve the community with a new high-quality sports facility and the region's largest inclusive, all-abilities playground.
Louise Lowry Davis Center Exterior Photo
The Louise Lowry Davis Center has served as a community recreation center since 1933. Built in 1923, the building was originally part of Santa Barbara’s first public high school. When the high school relocated in 1924, the building…
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.
Parma Park Trail and panoramic views
The Parma Park Sustainable Trails Project aims to improve and expand the trail system within one of Santa Barbara’s largest open space parks.
Band Shell at Plaza del Mar
The Plaza del Mar Band Shell Renovation Project aims to return a vibrant space for music, art, culture, and community events to one of Santa Barbara's oldest parks.
Franceschi House appears through trees
This project aims to replace Franceschi House with an open-air structure that honors the legacy of the building and its previous owners, botanist Francesco Franceschi and social reformer and philanthropist Alden Freeman, while providing…
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.
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