Parks & Recreation News
The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is seeking musical acts for the 2023 Concerts in the Park series.
February 1, 2023
The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is proposing several changes to reduce waitlists and increase access to Department-run community gardens. Currently, the Department manages two community gardens, Yanonali Community…
January 19, 2023
Santa Barbara Beautiful, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing Santa Barbara’s beauty, has awarded the City’s Urban Forestry program a $20,000 grant to support tree-planting efforts in 2023. The 57-year partnership between the…
December 13, 2022
Kids' World Playground in Alameda Park will be closed on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 for pruning of the overhead Moreton Bay Fig. The City's Urban Forestry team will also begin deep watering and mulching the tree to…
December 1, 2022
The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department recently installed owl boxes in multiple parks ahead of owl nesting season. The chosen parks, Mission Historical Park, MacKenzie Park, and La Mesa Park, were selected based on…
November 28, 2022
The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the 2023 Chef Apprentice Program.
November 14, 2022
Join Parks and Recreation staff at the Ortega Welcome House on Saturday to learn more about the project's community-led evolution over the past year and share your thoughts to help refine and finalize the park's design. Members of the…
November 8, 2022
The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department will host a community event to provide an update on the Ortega Park Renewal Project and the evolution of the park’s design over the past year. The Department will also use the event…
October 24, 2022
The project to restore the Band Shell at Plaza del Mar, one of Santa Barbara's oldest parks, has secured critical grant funding to continue the planned restoration. The structure, originally constructed in 1919, long served as a cultural…
October 13, 2022
The Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show is seeking additional artisans to join the beachfront open-air market before the busy holiday season begins.
October 4, 2022
The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the return of Adapted Recreation Bowling.
September 30, 2022
Thousand Steps, a historic beach access stairway in the Mesa neighborhood, has reopened after a six-month closure. During that time, the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department made significant safety repairs and improvements…
September 29, 2022