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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.
Anapamu Italian Stone Pines
The Urban Forestry team will remove five mature Italian stone pines for public safety and develop a plan to restore the iconic tree canopy on East Anapamu Street.
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.
Aerial view shows the cliffs and trails of the Douglas Family Preserve over the ocean
The Parks and Recreation Department aims to balance the Douglas Family Preserve's mix of recreational uses with the need to preserve the area’s natural resources, including native vegetation and wildlife.
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.
An aerial view of a winding trail in Parma Park
The Parma Park Sustainable Trails Project aimed 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.
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