Outdoor Fitness & Commercial Activity Permits
The Parks and Recreation Department has established a program for permitting outdoor fitness classes and commercial activities at a variety of City park and beach locations.
620 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Parks and Recreation Department
City of Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990
(Closed on alternate Fridays)
If you train, instruct, or lead a fitness, athletic, or other class for financial compensation, in exchange for goods or service, or as marketing for your business, or intend to hold sessions that are recreational in nature, you are required to obtain an Outdoor Activity Permit and adhere to all its requirements, terms, and conditions.
Please contact Rani Singh at (805) 560 7557 to rent park space by the hour.
An Outdoor Fitness and Commercial Activity Permit allows a renter to operate activities in a specific Santa Barbara park or beach location
Permits allow for activities from 30 minutes prior to sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset . Other commercial activities may be allowed to occur outside of these time periods
Prices range from $29/hr to $36/hr depending on location.
No. An Outdoor Fitness Permit is required if you have three or more clients.
Amplified music is permitted only in certain parks. If music is permitted, the volume must be kept at or below 60 decibels at the park perimeter. This information is listed in the Fitness Location Guide.
A maximum of 49 people are permitted for one class, including the instructor(s).
Locations are assigned on a monthly basis. Venue change requests are subject to the availability of locations and are issued on a first- come, first- serve basis. Venue change requests may be submitted at any time, however this will only take in effect after the change request has been processed and the renter has been notified with confirmation of the change request
No. All activities must happen during the permitted time period.
All fitness equipment must be under the 25 lb. limit unless approved by the Director or their designee. No equipment is permitted that may damage the parks, turf, or facilities.
No. Park equipment may not be used for any fitness activities
Yes. One sandwich board is permitted.
No. No stakes may be used in the turf. Cones may be set up to create a perimeter around your class.
No. You must remove all equipment at the end of each class.
Classes are not permitted within 20 feet of members of the public. If possible, we ask that you move your class to another area inside your designated space. Otherwise, you may inform the individuals that you have reserved this space for your group and display your permit to them. If they refuse to move, you may contact City of Santa Barbara Park Rangers at (805) 897-1941 for assistance.