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Ortega Park Renewal Project

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Justin Van Mullem
Capital Projects Supervisor
(805) 897-1972
JVanMullem@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

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The comprehensive renewal of Ortega Park will provide a diverse recreation complex with youth sports fields, a pool for swim and splash play facilities, skatepark, playground and community plaza, multi-generational zone with basketball courts, and other features.

The vision for Ortega Park was developed through extensive community collaboration. The new Ortega Park will truly be a community park designed by the community itself. The project was approved by Planning Commission on September 16, 2021. City Council approved a contract on December 14, 2021 to fund RRM Design Group to complete the construction drawings.

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Anticipated Project Timeline

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July 2021

Murals report approval at Historic Landmarks Commission.

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September 2021

Project approval at Planning Commission.

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January 2022 - June 2023

Project final design and murals implementation plan.

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July 2023 - December 2023

Project construction documents and building permits.

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January 2024 - March 2024

Project bidding and construction contract awarded.

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March 2024 - May 2024

Murals removed, stored safely before relocation in the park.

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May 2024 - June 2025

Project construction, including reinstallation of murals.

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June 2025

Ortega Park reopens!

A Community-Led Vision for the Future

The vision and plan for a revitalized Ortega Park, developed over a year-long community engagement process, includes enhancements to the existing amenities as well as the development of new recreation opportunities in order to serve a broad cross-section of park users.

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Past Meetings and Events

Community Meeting: Ortega Park Murals Thursday, July 28, 2022
Community Meeting: Ortega Park Revised Pool Design Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Community Meeting: Ortega Park Murals April 29, 2022
Community Meeting: Ortega Park Pool May 11, 2022
Planning Commission Hearing September 16, 2021
Community Meeting: Ortega Park Murals April 24, 2021