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.
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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.
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.
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.
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