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Outdoor Venues: Parks & BeachesParks & Recreation

Come Play in Our Backyard!

Make the most of our local beaches and parks when planning everything from a special occasion to a simple family outing. Want to play beach volleyball or bring your kids to a playground? Rent a picnic site and have a family barbeque? Get married on the beach with the sparkling ocean as a backdrop? Have a garden party amidst thousands of roses? We've got the perfect outdoor venues for you.  With all the beautiful parks and beaches in the City, there is one just waiting for you. Click on any of the park or beach listings below for complete descriptions, availability calendar and rental information.

The City of Santa Barbara is responding to a Stage Two Drought and extreme water conservation measures. Decorative fountains have been turned off and many park turf areas are showing the effects of reduced watering. Please understand as we join our community in preserving our precious water resources.

Picnic Sites
Call (805) 564-5418

Alameda Park
Main Picnic Area
Whale Site
Castle Site
Harriet Miller Site 
Chase Palm Park
Picnic 1
Picnic 2
East Beach 
Picnic Area 1
Picnic Area 2
Eastside Park
Hilda Ray Park
La Mesa Park
Leadbetter Beach
Picnic Area
Oak Park
Main Area
Sycamore Area
Friendship Grove
Ortega Park Shoreline Park
Picnic Area
Skofield Park
Area A
Area B 
Area C
Area D
Stevens Park

Wedding Ceremony & Private Gathering Sites
Call (805) 897-1982

Alameda Park
Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens
Chase Palm Park
Floral Gateway 
East Beach
Cabrillo West
Calle Puerto Vallarta
La Mesa Park
Grassy Area
Leadbetter Beach
Beach Area West
Mission Historic Park (Rose Garden) Oak Park
Plaza Del Mar Shoreline Park
Alternate Area
Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016